HP Releases Low-Cost Disk Arrays

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2008-02-06 Print this article Print

HP announces entry-level disk arrays that let customers mix up low-cost with high-availability storage. 

Hewlett-Packard has released a batch of entry-level disk arrays that allow smaller companies to flip between low-cost Fibre Channel and iSCSI on the one hand and high-availability storage area networks in virtualized server setups on the other.

On Feb. 6, HP unleashed the new family, dubbed the HP StorageWorks 2000 Modular Smart Array, or MSA2000.

The MSA2000 line of storage arrays are designed for SMBs (small and midsize businesses), with a sweet spot of supporting four to six servers, according to Charles Vallhonrat, MSA product manager for HP's StorageWorks division.

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Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for eWEEK.com and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on eWEEK.com, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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