HP Simply Storage Consolidation

HP Simply Storage Consolidation

Shared storage for file serving and application data

Spring 2009

Table of contents

HP Simply StorageWorks overview

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Select the HP StorageWorks solution that suits your business best . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Typical customer scenarios

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Scenario 1: HP network attached storage for your file-based data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Scenario 2: HP shared direct-attached storage for the small business or workgroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Scenario 3: HP SAN disk array storage for your structured data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Scenario 4: Unified NAS and SAN storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Choose the right solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

HP Simply Storage Consolidation at a glance

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Complement your storage solution with HP services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

For more information

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HP Simply StorageWorks

Storage is easy when you choose HP

For most midsized and even small businesses, managing data is a major challenge . The growth of structured data from databases, e-mail, and other applications, as well as file data such as PDFs, audio, video and graphics has been exponential .

Furthermore, no end is in sight . According to IDC, the need for online data storage capacity is increasing at a rate of nearly 58 percent per year; by 2011, it is estimated that companies worldwide will require disk storage of more than 32,000 petabytes of data



The increasing flood of data can lead to a host of problems, like added time and system slowdowns due to the sheer volume of data; added cost, in new equipment and especially in management overhead, to provide for all this data accumulation; and the added business risk that comes with larger data stores .

The temptation is to accommodate added data by increasing the number of servers and disk drives .

But simply adding servers is not the answer—in fact, without planning, the direct attachment of additional drives or servers can create islands of storage, resulting in greater management requirements . Such an unplanned and reactive approach to storage is inefficient, raising costs while limiting flexibility, and the capacity to respond to new business opportunities .

Furthermore, whenever multiple devices are deployed to serve the same basic need, risks increase because there are now multiple devices and file volumes to protect .

Failing to recognize that data storage must be managed as a critical resource often results in a very difficult environment to manage, a higher cost of ownership, less responsiveness to change and added risk to the business .

The answer: Consolidating storage with HP Simply

StorageWorks solutions

HP network storage provides many advantages over the limitations of unplanned or direct attached storage . By consolidating storage into a dedicated resource, you can make your data available to any computer or server on the network—there are no isolated silos or islands of capacity . A dedicated, optimized network storage solution can reduce operating costs by simplifying management and improving capacity utilization .


Source: “Worldwide Disk Storage Systems 2007—2011 Forecast

Update,” IDC, 2007.


HP Simply StorageWorks overview

HP Simply StorageWorks delivers better business outcomes by bringing together tools, solutions, products, and services to help you navigate the storage landscape—and bridge the gap between data explosion and your IT infrastructure . With simple, affordable, and reliable storage and data protection solutions, HP and our channel partners can help you improve the efficiency, performance, and continuity of your business .

Data protection is another key area of storage . To learn more about how HP can help you make sure that your data is safe and more secure, see the HP Simply

Business Protection solution guide .

We understand that servers, business applications and storage must work seamlessly together . To see more detailed information on specific business applications, we provide a series of Simply Business

Solution briefs for targeted applications such as



Exchange, VMware, and more .

About this guide

If you are trying to respond to data growth and business change, this guide can help . We present a range of solutions along with real-world scenarios and product information that will help you take the next step towards a more efficient data environment .

All of this information is available from your local

HP resource or online at: www.hp.com/eur/simply

(Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) www.hp.com/apac/simply

(Asia, Australia, and New Zealand)

This guide is designed for someone with a basic understanding of storage technologies . If you need to familiarize yourself with storage concepts first, be sure to read the HP Simply StorageWorks Introduction to

Storage Technologies guide .

Simply StorageWorks

Storage is easy when you choose HP

Simply Storage Consolidation

Simply Business Solutions

Simply Business Protection


“One of the noticeable immediate benefits of the HP hardware platform is that the modular design of the hardware components, particularly the MSA, and the compact, all-inclusive rack assembly help us take advantage of our limited server room space .”

− Lisa Busch, Senior Director, Information Systems,

Marina Medical Billing Service, Inc.

Select the HP StorageWorks solution that suits your business best

Network attached storage (NAS): These performance-optimized solutions operate over your local area network to provide turn-key file serving .

They are more efficient than general-purpose servers .

The HP ProLiant Storage Server family provides NAS capabilities for a wide range of environments and integrates into your current infrastructure .

Storage area network (SAN) disk arrays: HP SAN solutions provide shared disk capacity to servers over a dedicated iSCSI or Fibre Channel network . The disk array and SAN centralize storage and allow server applications direct access to disk resources as if they were locally attached for improved performance .

The HP StorageWorks SAN disk array family includes the HP StorageWorks 2000 Modular Smart Array

(MSA2000) family and the HP StorageWorks

Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) family .

Shared direct-attached storage (shared DAS): For small, cost-effective deployments, HP offers disk array solutions that connect directly to your servers for simple management . The HP StorageWorks 2000sa Modular

Smart Array (MSA2000sa) disk array is an excellent way to increase your server storage capacity and set up a small cluster environment .

Unified or “all-in-one” storage: These HP solutions perform two roles—both file serving (NAS) and block access for application data (SAN) . HP choice for unified storage includes HP StorageWorks All-in-One

Storage Systems and SAN Gateway Storage Servers combined with MSA or EVA disk arrays

The storage scenarios discussed on the following pages will help you understand the benefits and weaknesses of different storage consolidation architectures so that you can choose the right option for your needs .


“The HP ProLiant Storage Server (NAS solution) is easy to install and configure . We can immediately consolidate network storage and make it available to users . Consequently, users get faster service and our help desk gets fewer calls .”

− Jørgen Kjærlund, IT Manager, Atkins Danmark

Typical customer scenarios

Scenario 1: HP network attached storage for your file-based data

For unstructured file data such as Microsoft Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, digital photos, video clips and MP3 files, NAS is the right solution .

HP ProLiant Storage Servers provide economical, easyto-administer NAS file serving for both Windows and non-Windows clients .

These optimized file servers are based on industry-standard ProLiant hardware and come equipped with Microsoft Windows Storage Server

2003 R2 or Windows Unified Data Storage Server

2003 pre-installed and with storage pre-configured .

Features of the HP ProLiant Storage Server

• Easy deployment and growth: ProLiant-based NAS solutions are affordable, easy to understand, and fast to deploy . Additionally, they can be easily expanded to grow with your business .

• Network compatibility: You can use your existing

Ethernet infrastructure; no specialized network hardware or knowledge is needed .

• Simple management: Management is easy, using the familiar Microsoft Management Console

(MMC)-based user interface . The All-in-One Storage

Manager—a wizard-driven tool for setting up shares, iSCSI SAN storage and data protection policies—is included .


Why an HP ProLiant

Storage Server for this scenario?

Built to serve

: 20 percent faster and 35 percent more space efficient than

• a general purpose server .

Fast and easy deployment


Uses the industry-standard

ProLiant hardware and

Windows software you already know .

Multi-protocol file serving


It can be deployed in a wide range of heterogeneous file serving environments .

Client PCs and workstations

Connectivity through



AppleTalk, NetWare

Network printers

ProLiant Storage Servers also provide tools for print-serving optimization

Public LAN

HP ProLiant ML110 G5 Storage Server

Optimized file and print server based on Windows Storage Server OS and HP

ProLiant hardware

Real-world example: NAS with a ProLiant

Storage Server


: Heterogeneous file-serving environment in a small firm with 30 users


: Use of the ProLiant Storage Server means that there is only one file server to manage and allow its integrated, pre-configured storage to be used not only for file serving, secondary storage and print management .

For more information, visit: www.hp.com/go/storageservers


Scenario 2: HP shared direct-attached storage for the small business or workgroup

Shared direct-attached storage can be an excellent choice for small deployments where storage is managed by a server administrator . Shared DAS using an HP 2000sa Modular Smart Array (MSA) is a good way for a small environment to allocate storage among a few servers—in a small application cluster, for example .

The SAS-connected MSA2000sa provides shared storage without requiring any networking or switching infrastructure . This offers the best of both worlds:

The ability to share storage among a few servers, but no requirement for a switched storage network .

Available in single- and dual-controller configurations, the MSA2000sa has optional snapshot and cloning software for enhanced availability .

Features of the HP MSA2000sa

• Simple deployment: For the server connection, the

MSA2000sa uses serial-attached SCSI (SAS), the ideal choice for connecting to a fixed number of servers without requiring a switch .

• Flexibility in drive types and sizes: Mix and match high performance, enterprise-class serial-attached

SCSI (SAS) drives; and low-cost, high-capacity archival-class SATA .

• Excellent scalability: The MSA2000sa array lets you grow your storage as demands increase up to 21 .6

TB SAS or 48 TB SATA . It offers support for up to four server hosts for SAS attach .

• High availability for business continuity: You get reduced risk of data loss, thanks to active controllers, dual-ported drives, RAID, redundant hardware, and snapshot options .


Why the MSA2000sa for this scenario?

Fail-over to secondary server


Two servers participating in a cluster share an

MSA2000sa; if one fails the other takes over .

Easy setup and management:

A powerful controller and 1 GB cache provide support for up to four hosts . Because it is direct-attached, it can be managed by server application administrators .

ProLiant DL360G5

Application server cluster for redundancy

Public LAN


Supports up to 4 hosts for direct attach through SAS cables

Real-world example: Clustered database servers sharing DAS in an MSA2000sa

Scenario: A small business that wants to improve the reliability of its application deployment

Solution: A pair of HP ProLiant database servers, placed in a two-node cluster, with storage shared in an HP Modular Storage Array . This is an easy and low-cost way to share storage among a small, fixed number of hosts .

For more information, visit www.hp.com/go/msa2000


Scenario 3: HP SAN disk array storage for your structured data

If your business has a great deal of structured data

(sometimes called block data) on several servers running applications such as Oracle


, VMware,

Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Exchange, a storage area network (SAN) is often the best choice .

HP offers two different types of SAN disk array solutions—first, the Modular Smart Array (the

MSA2000), which easily handles the data requirements of a small or midsized business and provides excellent storage flexibility; second, the

Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA), designed for businesses that have—or expect to have—larger scalability and performance requirements .

Features of the HP MSA2000 family

For a low-cost path to high availability, look to a

Modular Smart Array such as the MSA2000fc G2 or MSA2000i .

• Choice of host connections: Choose Fibre Channel for larger, more demanding environments; or iSCSI for a SAN that can use standard Ethernet hardware .

• Ease of management: SAN management is easy, thanks to a powerful and intuitive set of management tools and a Web-based or CLI interface .

• High availability: These SAN solutions have redundant hardware and optional snapshot and clone capabilities, giving your small or medium-sized business a low-cost path to high availability .

Features of the EVA4400

For midsized businesses with large volumes of data, an Enterprise Virtual Array such as the EVA4400 offers the ultimate in affordable, high-capacity storage .

• Virtualized environment for easier management:

Virtualization reduces the installation complexity typically found in traditional arrays, keeping administrative overhead to a minimum . You can install the EVA4400 in only a few hours, freeing yourself to manage business priorities and not your storage solution .

• High availability for planned uptime: You can expect 99 .999 percent availability, thanks in part to dual-redundant architecture that supports robust local and remote replication capabilities .

• Enterprise-class scalability and connectivity: The

EVA4400 can scale to support more than 64 hosts and up to 96 terabytes of total storage, and can connect to hosts running Windows, Linux, VMware,



, and NetWare .

Choose the right storage network

Fibre Channel: For larger, more demanding environments, Fibre Channel provides the highest levels of performance and scalability . Fibre Channel speeds are typically 4 GB per second, but 8 GB per second connectivity is now becoming more widely available .

iSCSI: For smaller IT environments, iSCSI (or IP) SANs are ideal . A dedicated Gigabit Ethernet network will provide sufficient bandwidth to connect several servers to a SAN storage device, either with standard network interface cards (NICs) or with optional TCP/IP offload engine (TOE) cards . iSCSI provides the benefits of shared storage for those with tight budgets and limited storage networking expertise .


Why an MSA2000i for this scenario?

A flexible, adaptable iSCSI network is separate from the company

LAN, but uses standard

Ethernet hardware .

Expandable storage:

Gigabit Ethernet (1GbE) iSCSI-connected array attaches up to 16 hosts and allows storage growth as demands increase—up to 21 .6 TB

SAS or 48 TB SATA .


ProLiant DL380 G5 Server

High-performance application servers

Public LAN

ProCurve Ethernet Switch 6108

Reliable HP ProCurve networking switch

MSA2000i Storage Array iSCSI array with expansion to accommodate additional drive enclosures; optional snapshots iSCSI storage network

Application (block) I/O traffic over standard


Real-world example: Scalable, redundant

IP-based SAN

Scenario: A company outgrowing the storage capacity in its servers and looking to reduce management costs

Solution: iSCSI SAN storage that provides redundancy and performance without requiring a significant infrastructure investment .

For more information on HP disk storage systems, visit www.hp.com/go/msa2000 www.hp.com/go/EVA4400


Scenario 4: Unified NAS and

SAN storage

For combining network-attached storage with a storage area network—and for providing optimized storage of both block and file data—you can choose a unified or “all-in-one” storage approach .

Options from HP include: 1) A remarkably simple and easily configured HP All-in-One (AiO) Storage System; or 2) A dedicated storage array such as an MSA2000 or EVA4400 combined with a NAS gateway, such as the ProLiant DL380 G5 SAN Gateway Storage Server .

Features of HP All-in-One Storage Systems

For a unified SAN/NAS solution with simplicity right out-of-the-box:

• Microsoft iSCSI target: Includes the Microsoft iSCSI

Software Target, which permits consolidated block-based SAN storage for applications running on Windows, Linux or VMware

• Windows-powered: Runs Microsoft Windows

Storage Server 2003 R2 operating system, which allows 20 percent faster file-serving performance and 35 percent more efficient file storage

• Integrated data protection: Includes HP Data

Protector Express software and supports replication using HP StorageWorks Storage Mirroring software

• Easy management for anyone: The All-in-One

Storage Manager (ASM) interface is designed for IT generalists and automates the setup of file shares, iSCSI SAN, snapshots, backup, and replication

Features of HP ProLiant SAN Gateway Storage

Server paired with an HP StorageWorks MSA2000 or EVA4400

For larger deployments where greater performance and high availability is a requirement you can combine a HP ProLiant SAN Gateway Storage Server with a dedicated SAN solution such as an MSA or

EVA disk array .

• Cost savings: Reduce administrative costs by consolidating management and data storage into a single solution with one centralized pool of capacity

• Best of both worlds: Get a solution that combines the superior performance and reliability of the

MSA2000 or EVA4400 with the simplicity of the

ProLiant Storage Server

For more information, see: www.hp.com/go/AiOStorage


Why an HP ProLiant

Storage Server and

EVA4400 for this scenario?

Pooled storage and central management:

File-serving and iSCSI gateway functionality allows clients and non-Fibre

Channel-connected servers to gain the advantages of a SAN .

High availability:


ProLiant DL380 G5

SAN Gateway Storage

Server can be clustered for redundancy and load balancing .

MSA2024 Tape Library

High-capacity data protection in a small form factor


Virtualized storage array with scalability and redundancy

ProLiant DL380 G5 Servers

ProLiant DL320 G5 Servers

Application and core infrastructure servers

HP ProLiant DL380 G5 SAN Gateway

Storage Servers

Clustered NAS solution for optimized file-serving using EVA4400 for back end storage

Real-world example: NAS/SAN hybrid using a NAS gateway with a Fibre Channel SAN

Scenario: Midsized business that wants to gain the advantages of a SAN for its non-critical database servers and file servers

Solution: Adding a cluster of two ProLiant DL380 G5

SAN Gateway Storage Servers to the array .

This solution allows centralization of all storage— unstructured file data through NAS, and structured application data through the SAN .

For more information, see: www.hp.com/go/storageservers www.hp.com/go/msa2000 www.hp.com/go/eva4400


Choose the right solution

Which HP storage solution is right for you?

Use the following chart to help decide how best to consolidate your data .

What type of information are you trying to store and share?



Select best fit for feature, skill level and redundancy requirements .

Application data


Select best fit for size of environment, performance, and scale requirements .

iSCSI SAN + NAS with integrated backup:

No storage expertise required

NAS with iSCSI options:

Windows-based management

NAS/iSCSI gateway in front of SAN array:

Cluster support for high availability

< 4 servers

High performance

< 48 TB

Will your storage be more than 4 meters from your server?


< 16 servers

Moderate performance

< 48 TB

Need redundant controllers or hardware-based snapshots for high availability?




All-in-One Storage

System (iSCSI)

No Yes



< 64 servers

High performance

< 60 TB

Need array-based replication or enterprise-class connectivity and scale?


MSA2000fc G2

(Fibre Channel)



Storage System


Storage Server


Highest scale and performance

48 TB+

ProLiant Storage Server

SAN gateway

Increase efficiency by adding an optimized file-serving gateway to your SAN storage array .

Simply Storage Consolidation decision tree

Note: These product recommendations are a starting point for your investigation, but this matrix does not represent all possible decision factors . Your

HP representative or channel partner can help you determine the best fit based on your business needs .

Enhance your network storage solution with optional data services

Replication: The HP StorageWorks EVA family supports array-based replication, while the MSA, All-in-One, and ProLiant Storage Servers support replication with

HP StorageWorks Storage Mirroring software .

Snapshot and clone software: The MSA2000 provides additional levels of data protection with array-based snapshots .


(Fibre Channel)


HP Simply Storage Consolidation at a glance

Details of HP network storage products for small and midsized businesses

HP ProLiant Storage Servers

Form factor

Operating system

HP ProLiant DL380 G5

Integrated High

Availability Storage


6U rack (4U for 2 x

Storage Server heads;

2U for storage array)

HP ProLiant

SAN Gateway Storage


HP ProLiant DL380 G5

Storage Server

HP BladeSystem c-Class half-height blade

(SB460c model); 2U rack

(DL380 G5 model)

2U rack

(base, 1 .16 TB SAS models); 4U rack

(MSA60 bundles)

HP ProLiant DL185 G5

Storage Server

2U rack

HP ProLiant DL160 G5

Storage Server

1U rack

HP ProLiant ML110 G5

Storage Server

Micro ATX tower

Microsoft Windows

Unified Data Storage

Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition

Microsoft Windows

Unified Data Storage

Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition

Microsoft Windows

Storage Server 2003 release 2, Standard x64 Edition

Microsoft Windows

Storage Server 2003 release 2, Standard x64 Edition

Microsoft Windows

Storage Server 2003 release 2, Standard x64 Edition

Microsoft Windows

Storage Server 2003 release 2, Workgroup x64 Edition or Standard x64 Edition

Models and capacities Integrated configuration with

2 x DL380 G5 SAN

Gateway Storage

Servers plus

1 x MSA2012sa with dual controllers, and all cabling

Gateways have OS drives included and connect to an external

SAN array to provide clusterable NAS, iSCSI, and management services

Ready for expansion

(base model)

8 x 146 GB SAS SFF

(1 .16 TB SAS model)

6 x 750 GB SATA (4 .5

TB SATA model)

6 x 1 TB GB SATA

(6 TB SATA model)

6 x 300 GB SAS

(1 .8 TB SAS model)

6 x 450 GB SAS

(2 .7 TB SAS model)

2 x 250 GB SATA

(base SATA model)

8 x 500 GB SATA

(4 TB SATA model)

8 x 750 GB SATA

(6 TB SATA model)

12 x 750 GB SATA (9

TB SATA model)

12 x 1 TB SATA

(12 TB SATA model)

2 x 146 GB SAS (base

SAS model)

8 x 300 GB SAS (2 .4

TB SAS model)

12 x 450 GB SAS (5 .4

TB SAS model)

4 x 160 GB SATA (640

GB SATA model)

4 x 250 GB SATA

(1 TB SATA model)

4 x 500 GB SATA

(2 TB SATA model)

4 x 750 GB SATA

(3 TB SATA model)

4 x 300 GB SAS

(1 .2 TB SAS model)

2 x 160 GB SATA (320

GB SATA model)

4 x 250 GB SATA

(1 TB SATA model)

4 x 500 GB SATA

(2 TB SATA model)

4 x 146 GB SAS (584

GB SAS model)

Number of users Up to 5000 1000+ 400 to 1000 200 to 600 25 to 200 5 to 50

Storage expansion HP MSA2000 enclosures

HP MSA, EVA and XP arrays

MSA50, 60, 70 MSA50, 60, 70 MSA50, 60, 70 None


HP Simply Storage Consolidation at a glance (cont’d)

Details of HP network storage products for small and midsized businesses

HP StorageWorks All-in-One Storage Systems

Form factor

Operating system

Hard drives

Storage included

Storage controller

Storage expansion iSCSI initiator support

HP 400t All-in-One Storage System


HP 400r All-in-One Storage


1U (rack)

HP 1200r All-in-One Storage


2U (rack)

HP SB600c All-in-One Storage


HP BladeSystem c-Class halfheight blades

Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 (Standard Edition)

4 SATA or SAS HDDs 4 hot-plug SATA or SAS HDDs 8 or 12 hot-plug SATA or SAS


2 146 GB SFF SAS drives pre-installed with OS

Storage expansion up to 6 SFF

SAS or SATA drives

1 .16 TB SAS 1 .0 TB SATA (250 GB)

584 GB SAS (146 GB)

Smart Array E200/

128 MB Controller with BBWC

1 .0 TB SATA (250 GB)

2 .0 TB SATA (500 GB)

1 .2 TB SAS (300 GB)

Smart Array E200/

128 MB Controller with BBWC

3 .0 TB SATA (250 GB)

6 .0 TB SATA (750 GB)

9 .0 TB SATA (750 GB)

12 .0 TB (1 TB)

2 .4 TB SAS (300 GB)

3 .6 TB SAS (300 GB)

5 .4 TB SAS (450 GB)

Smart Array P800/

512 MB BBWC controller

[RAID 0/1/5/6 (w/ADG) with external expansion ports]

E200i and P400

NA MSA50, 60, 70 MSA50, 60, 70 NA

Compatible with industry-standard iSCSI initiators . Verified interoperability with Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003,

Windows Server 2008, VMware ESX Server 3, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, and QLogic 40xx


HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Arrays

Entry-level consolidation Entry-level consolidation Mid-range consolidation

HP StorageWorks Enterprise

Virtual Array family

High-end consolidation

Number of servers



Operating system

MSA2000sa MSA2000i MSA2000fc G2

Fixed connection to up to 4 hosts Flexible iSCSI connection for up to 16 hosts

Scale up to 48 TB (SATA) or 21 .6 TB (SAS)

Flexible and scalable Fibre

Channel connection for up to

64 hosts

Scale up to 60 TB (SATA) or

29 .7 TB (SAS)

Redundant controllers, cooling and power supplies; optional snapshot and clone software

Microsoft Windows, Linux, VMware Microsoft Windows, Linux,

VMware, HP-UX, OpenVMS,

Integrated Citrix XenServer

EVA4400, EVA6100 and


High-performance enterprise-class solution for more than 64 hosts

Scale up to 240 TB (EVA8100) using 1 TB SATA drives

Redundant architecture and broad choice of software, including local and remote replication

Microsoft Windows



Tru64 UNIX




Novell NetWare




Complement your storage solution with HP Services

To capitalize fully on your HP storage solution requires a service partner who thoroughly understands your storage technology and systems environment . With

HP Services, you gain the advantage of established methodologies and the industry’s broadest range of integrated storage solutions for enhanced information management and optimization .

Your technology infrastructure has become the business infrastructure—where delivering successful business outcomes is the key goal . HP can help you manage and evolve your storage environment so that you can facilitate future growth, decrease operational costs, and protect data while reducing risk .

Recommended services:

• Support Plus/Support Plus 24 helps you increase the performance and availability of your infrastructure with comprehensive, consistent hardware and software services . Working with the HP IT team,

HP Services engineers deliver onsite hardware support and over-the-phone software support 13 hours per day, 5 days per week . Service coverage encompasses HP products and selected multi-vendor hardware and software .

• HP Proactive 24 Service is an integrated hardware and software support solution designed to help you get more from your IT investment . It combines industry-leading technical assistance with proactive account services to cover the whole infrastructure and to improve the stability, availability, and operational effectiveness of the IT environment .

• HP Assessment Service for SANs provides a snapshot of your SAN environment as well as recommendations for improving the availability levels and ongoing management of your storage devices and SAN environment .

• HP Critical Service increases availability and performance throughout your whole IT infrastructure with a powerful combination of proactive onsite technology expertise provided by HP-certified high-availability experts . Additionally, you have priority reactive assistance from the HP worldwide network of mission-critical response centers and remote support tools to monitor your environment for potential problems .

For more information about HP Services and support, contact your HP sales representative or

HP authorized Channel Partner, or visit www.hp.com/go/storageservices

Financial Services

HP Financial Services provides innovative financing and financial asset management programs to help customers cost-effectively acquire, manage, and ultimately retire their HP solutions .

For more information

For more information on Financial Services, please contact your HP representative or visit www.hp.com/go/hpfinancialservices

For information on Simply StorageWorks solutions, visit www.hp.com/storage/simply and Latin America)

(United States, Canada, www.hp.com/eur/simply (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) www.hp.com/apac/simply (Asia, Australia, and New Zealand)


Technology for better business outcomes

For information on Simply StorageWorks solutions, visit www .hp .com/storage/simply (United States, Canada, and Latin America) www .hp .com/eur/simply (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) www .hp .com/apac/simply (Asia, Australia, and New Zealand)

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