HP Releases Low-Cost Disk Arrays

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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