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HP StoreVirtual VSA

on ‎01-08-2014 10:50 AM

Did you know that for the past 6 years HP has led the market in delivering Software-Defined Storage? More and more often, customers and prospects are considering server-based storage solutions in SMB and Enterprise remote office environments. Using a Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) approach, you can take advantage of HP’s market leadership to drive a more competitive position for your server business.


With HP StoreVirtual VSA, customers can amplify their existing server virtualization investments by using internal and direct-attached disks for shared storage purposes, and as an HP Channel Partner, you can offer these and other exciting, new, highly available storage capabilities to your customers. These capabilities can help them cut the cost of deploying virtualized applications, while giving you the opportunity to both differentiate yourself competitively and generate more profitable business. With a comprehensive feature set, the StoreVirtual VSA is optimized for virtual environments and is a flexible shared storage solution that scales as needed and gives customers the benefits of a fully featured array without dedicated external storage. The ability to use existing server, DAS and SAN hardware within the environment greatly increases storage utilization and reduces costs associated with dedicated external storage.


HP StoreVirtual VSA is now available as a free download with HP ProLiant Gen8 servers. As of November 1, 2013, each eligible* HP ProLiant server purchased allows your customers to download StoreVirtual VSA software and activate a 1TB capacity license. With StoreVirtual VSA, customers can have a resilient shared storage for their virtualized applications on a truly converged infrastructure. The best part is that they get all of this without increasing their costs or footprint!


Not only do your customers benefit with HP, you also get many advantages with HP.

Your advantages with HP:

-          Meet the needs of more customers—Offer virtualized shared storage for any server, any hypervisor. Leverage your virtualized installed base or new server sales and offer additional feature differentiation

-          A server differentiator that no one else can provide—Offer shared storage with high availability at no additional cost that other vendors can compete with

-          Increase your revenue—Generate incremental sales and upsell opportunities for server upgrades, disk drives, array controllers, larger VSA licenses, support options, and additional software as your customer’s virtualized workloads grow

-          Sell storage without selling storage—Converge applications and storage on same server platform eliminating dedicated hardware


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*Got Questions about VSA? Download our VSA FAQ document attached to this blog!


*Eligible ProLiant Gen8 servers currently in this program include: BL420c, BL460c, BL465c, BL660c, DL320e, Gen8v2, DL360p, DL380p, DL385p, DL350, and ML350p 

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