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Unlock ProLiant server capacity with HP StoreVirtual VSA

chuckk281 on ‎11-13-2013 06:44 AM

Great news for ProLiant server customers: Effective November 1, 2013, a variety of ProLiant Gen8 server models now come with a free 1TB license for StoreVirtual VSA software.


What this means is if you purchase one of the following ProLiant Gen8 rack, tower, or blade servers you can go and download the StoreVirtual VSA software and a 1TB capacity license for free. Servers include: BL420c, BL460c, BL465c, BL660c, DL320e Gen8 v2, DL360p, DL380p, DL385p, DL560, and ML350p.

This program, called Unlock your Storage with HP ProLiant, offers StoreVirtual VSA as a feature of the ProLiant server because as architectures change we know you’ll need it. Both your infrastructure and business requirements are evolving. Now is the time to bring virtualized apps and storage closer together. You can do more through convergence—with benefits of performance improvements for processing data, efficiencies that benefit the bottom line and simplification that eases the work for IT staff. This is the new style of IT.

As a result, customers can reduce their footprint in half by eliminating dedicated storage hardware, speed ROI and save up to 80 percent of the cost of deploying shared storage for virtualization.


With this new program HP delivers cost-free, resilient, Software-Defined Storage, while enabling a cost-optimized virtual infrastructure.   Not only can HP Servers provide valuable storage functionality in virtualized environments, but this announcement opens up the door for more options attach in the form of additional disk drives, software licenses and services.


The addition of HP StoreVirtual VSA transforms HP ProLiant servers into powerful, truly Converged Infrastructure solutions with rich storage services that help maximize server virtualization benefits out of the box. It eliminates the need for dedicated storage infrastructure for Small to Mid-sized Businesses and the Remote or Branch Offices of larger Enterprises. It is ideally suited for customers focused on improving the costs of deploying virtualized applications with highly available storage co-resident on the same server infrastructure.  


HP ProLiant Gen8 + HP StoreVirtual VSA Program Details once again:

HP StoreVirtual VSA is available as a free download to support up to 1TB of shared storage when purchasing an eligible HP ProLiant server.


Eligible ProLiant Gen 8 servers:










DL320e Gen8 v2


HP StoreVirtual VSA transforms HP ProLiant servers into powerful solutions for software-defined data center deployments that maximize server virtualization benefits right out of the box. By combining these two technologies, HP enables customers to:

  • Reduce costs of deploying resilient shared storage by up to 80 percent compared with traditional storage arrays.Simplify deployment and improve flexibility with either VMware or Microsoft hypervisor environments without the need for dedicated storage expertise.
  • Enhance agility by scaling compute and storage in parallel as business needs change and application workloads grow.
  • Reduce risk by keeping data highly available through clustering and built-in disaster recovery including VMware Metro Storage Cluster support.

Additional information about the HP StoreVirtual VSA with HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers is available at

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