HP launches X5000 G2 with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2

Posted by bink on November 30 2011, 12:47 AM.

 

Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution to enable midsize companies to efficiently manage data growth while maintaining constant access to critical information.

Tailor made for Windows file server consolidation:

Many companies run Microsoft Windows® Server to power their applications, but most NAS offerings are closed systems. This adds complexity from separate management, antivirus, & backup tools. The X5000 G2 addresses these gaps and improves file serving performance:

  • Powered by Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 the X5000 G2 has native integration with Microsoft tools and software to eliminate additional hardware or overhead.
  • Advanced BranchCacheTM and file management tools improve file access performance while automating data categorization and retention.

Turnkey converged appliance with built-in availability

As file data becomes more critical to operations, the need to ensure high availability is even more important. If not done carefully, it can lead to large investments in duplicate hardware, clustered systems and complex setup. The X5000 G2 provides turnkey high availability.

  • Clustered, dual-node, active-active architecture increases data availability while quick-start deployment tools to ensure you are up and running in minutes.
  • Unique converged hardware provides 32 terabytes in a dense 3U chassis which decreases physical footprint by 50% and dramatically cuts power & cooling costs

Here is a Video @HPStorageGuy made at HP Discover: