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Leveraging Storage to Accelerate Business Applications


Businesses need the fastest, most secure, and most efficient IT solutions to keep up with ever-changing customer demands. Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) especially cannot afford IT that does not streamline their business. Techaisle lists improving effectiveness, improving quality of products and processes, and increasing profitability among the top 10 SMB business challenges, but topping the list is improving workforce productivity.cropped image.jpg

Source: Techaisle 2017

Many of these concerns can be handled with better management and utilization of existing data, but SMBs struggle to find the best way to manage, store, protect, and rapidly retrieve their data. With modern storage solutions, users can access data in real-time, allowing them to make more informed business decisions, as well as effectively store and manage future data. According to Tandberg Data, it is not uncommon for an SMB to grow their data sets by 200 percent or more in one year. And with the ever-increasing data volumes, SMBs recovery capabilities.

Hybrid flash is the most effective way to handle exponential data growth. Hybrid flash, a solid state storage system that contains a mix of flash memory drives and hard disk drives, enables businesses to manage and store large data sets with ease, while ensuring that business applications are executed quickly and efficiently. HPE’s MSA Storage family—the industry-leading entry storage SAN platform for the past eight years—provides the speed and affordability SMBs need to succeed. Adding to this impressive portfolio, the HPE MSA 2052 Storage solution provides twice the performance than the previous generation. SMBs who invest in the MSA 2052 stand to gain the following:

  • Advanced data services with no experience required. With preconfigured Hybrid flash and dynamic tiering, MSA 2052 is easy to install, easy to use, and easy to maintain.
  • Expanded data protection features. New virtualized snapshot technology and remote replication with Fibre Channel (FC) and iSCSI give businesses affordable data protection and instant recovery.
  • Flexibility for future growth. MSA 2052 allows businesses to start small and scale as needed with any combination of SSD and SAS drives. With data-in-place upgrades protecting drive investments, growing businesses don’t need to worry about risky data migrations.
  • Affordable application acceleration. HPE MSA 2052 hybrid flash performs in excess of 200,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS), an increase of 2.3 IOPS over the previous generation, and saves businesses 40 percent with the all-inclusive software suite and 1.6 TB of flash capacity included.

Industry surveys report SMB frustration with the cost and complexity of data protection and storage. HPE MSA 2052 hybrid flash storage gives SMBs flexible, low-cost options for backup and storage that also delivers fast retrieval of data when needed. It is the ideal storage solution for SMBs looking to make the most of their IT by harnessing their current and future data.

To learn more about how HPE MSA storage solutions can help improve IT flexibility in your business, please 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.