HP hopes its MSA2000 product line will prompt customers to upgrade from older storage technologies.
Hewlett-Packard will introduce an update to its entry-level storage area
network products that the vendor hopes will spur customers to upgrade from
older storage technology.
MSA2000 line will replace HP's
line and will include Fibre Channel or iSCSI disk arrays, said an HP
spokesperson. The line is targeted at SMBs (small and midsize businesses) migrating
to shared storage for the first time, said Charles Vallhonrat,
product manager with HP StorageWorks. Vallhonrat said the entry-level product
line could also be of interest to enterprise customers that need
technology at branch offices, in small application deployments or in testing
environments, he said.
"We didn't make any design decisions that would limit the product's use
by either SMB or the enterprise customers," he said, adding that the
line could be a valuable product line addition to HP partners selling to any
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