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New Hybrid Flash Storage Solutions from the industry’s #1 Storage provider

Cropped Office Image.JPGIf you are a small-to-mid-sized business (SMB) owner like my mom and dad have been for years, you may have been forced to trade-off business requirements due to the cost, complexity of the solution, and the time to learn and deploy something new that can help your business the most.

While others have deployed flash for app acceleration, leveraged software-defined storage for cost savings, and are exploring hyper-convergence to accelerate time-to-value, smaller customers, and others with entry budgets, have been priced out of these game-changing technologies, until now.

The new HPE StoreVirtual 3200 provides a next-generation, entry storage array starting at $6K with an easy on-ramp to software-defined storage, while the HPE MSA 2042 delivers hybrid flash for application acceleration starting at under $10K [3]. Both systems feature a rich set of data services from data migration, to flash tiering to embedded resiliency across systems and sites to help small to midsize businesses modernize their IT.

Bill Philbin, VP and GM, HPE Storage sums it up best.

“No matter your size, when it comes to today’s digital transformation, ‘good enough’ storage is no longer good enough. By lowering the cost of flash and enabling a composable data fabric across storage systems and hyper-converged appliances, HPE is helping customers get off the disposable technology treadmill and onto storage they can grow with, not out of.”

It’s hard to call these new storage options “entry” storage, but once again the industry leader in Servers [1] and Storage [2] does it again. Learn more about HPE Storage’s latest announcements.

For our HPE Channel Partners, be sure to check out the HPE Storage – Entry Products Learning Plan, and earn Knowledge Credits too! You will find new training and announcement modules to help you discuss the features and benefits of these new HPE entry storage options with your customers. You’ll need your HPE Learner ID to sign in.


 [1] IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for 1CQ16, June 2016. Hewlett Packard Enterprise continues to lead in the worldwide server market by revenue. HPE is the undisputed #1 in worldwide revenue for multiple consecutive quarters.

[2] Based on the Q1 2016 IDC WW Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker for Total Storage Revenue growth (External, Internal and ODM storage systems) in 1Q16. Note HPE is ahead of EMC in revenue, but statistically tied for #1 position.

[3] Estimated US street price for 1.2TB configuration with hardware and software.

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Donna is responsible for identifying training and certification market opportunities and developing strategies, positioning and content for HPE Storage and Networking portfolios. Donna joins the HPE Global Partner Enablement Certification and Learning team from the HPE Enterprise Group Content Marketing and Strategy team where she spearheaded development of customer-facing content at the business and thought leadership level, and as social media strategist for HPE Servers.