New HP Products in

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2006-05-24 Print this article Print

Detail"> The new HP products released May 24 are as follows:

  • The HP StorageWorks VLS (Virtual Library System) 1002i provides unattended backup and improved restore performance for SMBs as well as remote or branch offices of large enterprises. It helps businesses protect their data when offsite storage of data tapes is not required, and it improves backup performance to help customers enhance their current tape backup solutions.
    The VLS1002i stores up to 1.5TB of data, or up to 3TB when using the integrated data compression feature. This allows customers to restore files in minutes rather than hours, Thew said.
  • The new high-density, midrange HP StorageWorks MSL4048 tape library is aimed at businesses with multiple sites that do not have dedicated IT support at every location. The MSL4048 stores up to 19.2TB of data in a compact, 4U design. Both the VLS1002i and the MSL4048 offer integrated Web-based management, which provides remote control and troubleshooting capabilities that eliminate the need for onsite IT resources in remote offices.
  • The HP ProLiant DPSS (Data Protection Storage Server) family is now enhanced with an option for HP StorageWorks Data Protector Express. The software now offers online backup of the DPSS replicas and system as well as an automated disaster recovery capability.
  • Additionally, Data Protector Express is integrated with the HP tape drives OBDR (One-Button Disaster Recovery) utility, which enables customers to restore a servers operating system, software applications and data simply by pressing a button and following the onscreen instructions. Click here to read about HPs latest ILM products. Data Protector Express, in conjunction with OBDR, can provide system recovery in less than one hour, Thew said. All of HPs tape drives and tape autoloaders now ship with Data Protector Express Single Server Edition software. Customers can also download Data Protector Express ProLiant Edition at zero incremental cost to protect any new or installed HP ProLiant server, Thew said. IDC storage analyst Robert Amatruda told eWEEK that "HP is basically taking [virtual tape] technology that has been used on mainframes for some time and making it available for open systems users. "That way, the medium-size business owner gets the look, feel, smell and performance of a high-end tape storage system for much less cost. HP really understands the customers needs here and is supplying some excellent products to fill that need," Amatruda said. McAdam said she thought HP has packaged the new offerings well for the SMB owner, who normally dont have a lot of infrastructure already in place. "All storage vendors realize that the SMB market is growing at a much larger rate than the enterprise market," McAdam wrote eWEEK via e-mail. "What is unique about HPs offerings is that they package everything together in a nice bundle. By way of example, McAdam mentioned that HP has put together three tape storage media kits to ensure that small and midsize companies have all the storage media products they need. Each media kit contains a full complement of HP storage media, a storage media case to transport or store cartridges, a cleaning cartridge, tape labels, an evaluation copy of Data Protector Express, and a guide to creating successful tape backups. McAdam also confirmed that the data protection market for SMBs is rapidly growing. "Large enterprises customers have always understood that they must be able to quickly back up and restore their data. SMB customers also knew this, but there were not that many choices before. Now, with offerings such as these from HP, SMB customers have more, and very affordable, options," McAdam said. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.

    Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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