Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced an offering designed to simplify the transition to an all-flash data centre.
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage will be integrated with new HPE StoreOnce and HPE StoreEver product lines, ensuring that the results are secure and sturdy as well as speedy.
Research by HPE has shown an increased demand for the speed required to power IT-as-a-service and the desire to reduce data centre footprints, leading the firm to jump in feet first with a data centre capable of reducing footprint by as much as 85 percent. Costs start at $19,500, bringing the total cost of ownership well within the realms of spinning disks.
HPE believes that the announcements will help enterprises move to flash more quickly while mitigating the associated risk.
"Faced with the need for agility, organisations want to take advantage of game-changers like flash without introducing risk," said Manish Goel, senior vice president and general manager for storage at HPE.
"To meet those demands, HPE simplifies storage with a single flash-optimised 3PAR StoreServ line from the entry to enterprise with tier-1 resiliency and built-in data protection."
StoreServ storage is flash-optimised and supports file and block storage and a secondary tier of hard disks if you want something a little more elastic.
In addition there is a refreshed portfolio of StoreEVer LTO-7 media, drives and automated libraries. These offer twice the capacity at nearly double the performance of previous generations, with a 100x improvement in reliability. Adding in the tape offering creates a 'tape as NAS' active archive environment.
A new line up of entry- and mid-level HPE StoreOnce systems offer 2.7x performance and up to twice the density at a price of under $0.05 per usable gigabyte, supporting native integration with Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, Veeam and Veritas.
HPE said all of these products can support a wide variety of snapshot and incremental backup options designed to mitigate risk and ensure disaster recovery takes hours rather than weeks.
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