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Leveraging Flash-Enabled Storage Solutions to Effectively Manage Data



With the advances in digital transformation, including artificial intelligence, data science, and the Internet of Things, data is growing at an unprecedented rate, and businesses are taking advantage. In fact, International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts worldwide revenues for Big Data and business analytics will reach $150.8 billion in 2017, an increase of 12.4 percent over 2016. With this increase in Big Data and business analytics spending, businesses are searching for the most efficient and flexible storage solution.

Flash storage, which provides more speed, resiliency, and scalability than traditional storage, helps businesses effectively manage Big Data so they can better use the data they generate. Hybrid flash, a combination of less expensive traditional storage and faster flash storage, increases IOPS and decreases read latency by mixing flash with disk. Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are using hybrid flash storage to modernize their data centers, looking especially at the acceleration and flexibility flash offers with the lower cost associated with traditional IT. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) offers many right-sized solutions designed specifically for SMBs, including the entry-level flash-enabled MSA Storage family, the industry's leading entry Fibre Channel SAN Array 8 years running. HPE MSA storage arrays makes application acceleration possible for a wide range of budgets.social_MSA_2050_SFF_Front_Bezel.png

The HPE MSA 2052 is a simple and affordable hybrid flash storage system designed for simplicity and flexibility for small and remote office deployments. Businesses that invest in MSA 2052 stand to gain the following:

  • Affordable Application Acceleration. The HPE MSA 2052 SAN Storage performs in excess of 200,000 IOPS, delivering outstanding application acceleration whether data is used locally or remotely. It also delivers two times more performance than the previous generation, and with all-inclusive software and 1.6 TB of Solid State Drive (SSD) capacity included, businesses can save up to 40 percent.
  • Advanced Data Services with No Experience Required. Easy to install, use, and maintain, with no storage previous expertise required, the HPE MSA 2052 is ideal for the IT generalist. Automated tiering dynamically responds to workload changes, allowing IT departments to focus on other tasks without worrying about their storage performance.
  • Expanded Data Protection Features for Business Continuity. The HPE MSA 2052 provides updated virtualized snapshot technology, making data protection and instant recovery a snap. Remote replication with Fibre Channel and iSCSI supports an affordable disaster recovery solution, giving businesses peace of mind.
  • Flexibility Now and for the Future. With data-in-place upgrades protecting drive investments and reduces data migrations, the HPE MSA 2052 gives businesses the ability to grow their storage as needed. Any combination of Solid State Drives (SSDs), enterprise or midline SAS disk drives allows businesses to start small and scale as needed.

The HPE MSA 2052 provides flash-enabled storage solutions so businesses can safely, easily, and effectively manage their growing data. With faster storage, businesses can put their data to work, allowing them to gain real-time business insights. Riverside Healthcare, a fully-integrated healthcare organization in northeastern Illinois, uses HPE flash storage solutions to ensure high performance and availability for core healthcare and business applications. With HPE flash storage, Riverside Healthcare is able to return radiology images in seconds, improving patient care and satisfaction.

To learn more about how the HPE MSA 2052 can help your SMB effectively manage data, follow us on Twitter at @HPE_SMB.  

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George Hope is Vice President, Worldwide Small and Medium Business. He brings to HPE over 20 years of technology experience, joining HPE as part of the SimpliVity acquisition, where he was VP, Global Channels. He was named one of the 50 most influential channel chiefs by CRN in 2015 and 2016. Prior to SimpliVity, George spent 17 years at EMC. He was Sr. Director of Global Channels for EMC’s Isilon Division, where he tripled the partner business in 3 years. George also led the US Field Channel team for all product lines from EMC, and has held other Sales, Sales Strategy and Channel Management positions. George holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.