Computer maker Hewlett-Packard on Friday unveiled storage solutions for small and medium businesses, saying that they will maximise SMBs' investments and make data management more efficient.
"Limited IT resources and a lack of storage expertise can make it difficult for SMBs to deploy the storage systems needed to support applications that require high availability and performance," HP India Director (Storage) Barun Lala said at a press conference.
The new offerings include the next generation of its MSA entry disk array, enhancements to the HP StoreEasy Storage portfolio and a new programme for HP channel partners.
The new HP MSA 2040 Storage system simplifies management and improves performance up to four times faster. The enhanced HP StoreEasy Storage portfolio enables SMBs to efficiently manage and protect increasing amounts of file data without the need for special skills, he added.
"Virtualisation and other emerging workloads threaten to drown SMBs in a sea of complexities that hinder, rather than support, growth," Lala said.
Simply StoreIT allows our partners to serve their small and midsized customers who are stressed for time, budget and resources to support a growing business, with a stress-free storage solution, he added.
Dual-controller MSA 2040 configurations begin at $11,470, with worldwide availability through HP and its channel partners expected to begin in July 2013.
HP StoreEasy Storage enhancements are available at no charge to existing and new customers starting in June. The HP Simply Store IT Program is available worldwide.
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