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on ‎03-24-2014 08:01 AM


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Today is the first day of the HP Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas and with the start of GPC comes news from HP Storage.  Over the next few blog posts, I'll give you details on everything being announced but for this post, I'll give you a high level overview.


Simple , more affordable, more reliable

The announcement today is focused on entry storage for small and midsize businesses (SMBs).  HP under Meg Whitman's leadership has re-invigorated the channel and the news I know be welcome news to our partners.  So here's a summary of the news:

  • We're announcing a new addition to the MSA family, the HP MSA 1040 Storage.  It has up to 50% higher performance and a starting price that is 25% lower than its predecessor, the MSA P2000 G3.  It joins the very popular MSA 2040 and I'll have more about how they fit in my next blog post.
  • HP StoreEasy Storage is getting an update.  StoreEasy is the number 1 NAS platform under $10,000 (Based on IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, Q3 2013, NAS systems only (price band 2 and below).  Now HP StoreEasy has been enhanced with a new dashboard, streamlined network configuration, and support for the latest-generation Microsoft storage operating system.
  • There's improved scalability for the HP StoreOnce 4500 Backup System.  So you can start with a lower initial investment but still grow the system to 124 TB of useable capacity or 2.5 PB of backup data (based on 20:1 deduplication). 
  • And all of these new storage solutions are part of HP Simply StoreIT - a program designed to help SMBs easily pick the right HP Storage solution for their business, focused on solutions for virtualization, backup and data protection, file shares, and Microsoft Exchange and SQL. 


Since everything we're announcing fits under the Simply StoreIT umbrella (and I have a lot of information to share with you this week), I'll include the Simply StoreIT overview ChalkTalk.



So I'll have more ChalkTalks and my our new format, ATSB ShortTakes over the next couple of days diving deeper so check back here.  And to make it easy for you to find all of the GPC related news from storage, this GPC2014 page on my blog will be where you can find it. 

About the Author


I have worked at HP for 32 years, all of it around storage but 100% focused on storage since 1990. I blog, create videos, and podcasts to help you better understand HPE Storage.

on ‎03-24-2014 10:37 AM

Is the MSA 1040 effectivly replacing the P2000 series?

on ‎03-25-2014 10:27 AM

Hi Rex - hopefully you saw the follow-up blog post I did with more details on the MSA 1040.  And you'll see much of the MSA 1040 comparisions are to the P2000 G3. 

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