HP Launches Faster Storageworks Appliance

 
 
By Brian Fonseca  |  Posted 2005-06-20 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hewlett-Packard this week is launching its revamped Storage-Works Scalable File Share appliance, which supports a host of performance and scaling improvements on Linux clusters.

Hewlett-Packard this week is launching its revamped Storage-Works Scalable File Share appliance, which supports a host of performance and scaling improvements on Linux clusters.

Based on HPs StorageWorks Grid Architecture and due for re-lease next month, HP SFS 2.0 is three times faster than the previous version; offers triple the bandwidth, to more than 35G bps; and doubles the capacity of the 1-year-old previous version to 512TB, company officials said.

The upgrade includes a new entry-level HP SFS system at half the price of the original, made possible by reducing hardware components. Pricing starts at $44,000.

HP SFS 2.0 scales bandwidth by distributing files in parallel across as many as thousands of clustered Linux servers and storage devices. Data storage then becomes a shared network re-source managed as a single image.

 
 
 
 
Brian Fonseca is a senior writer at eWEEK who covers database, data management and storage management software, as well as storage hardware. He works out of eWEEK's Woburn, Mass., office. Prior to joining eWEEK, Brian spent four years at InfoWorld as the publication's security reporter. He also covered services, and systems management. Before becoming an IT journalist, Brian worked as a beat reporter for The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., and cut his teeth in the news business as a sports and news producer for Channel 12-WPRI/Fox 64-WNAC in Providence, RI. Brian holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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