HP launches Program for Next Generation EVA
HP has announced a worldwide early access program for the upcoming HP P6000 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) targeted for general availability mid this year. With an installed base of nearly 100,000 EVA units deployed worldwide, this program represents a significant opportunity for clients to accelerate storage consolidation projects and reduce datacenter costs without retraining administrative staff.
Part of HP's Converged Infrastructure portfolio, the HP P6000 EVA represents the company's fifth-generation EVA and features increased capacity and performance improvements. The HP P6000 EVA, one of the easiest to manage storage arrays available today, is typically deployed for core enterprise applications from messaging to enterprise resource planning (ERP). With the HP P6000 EVA, clients have the opportunity to modernize legacy infrastructure and increase return on investment.
"With the introduction of the HP P6000 as an extension of the EVA family, we are excited to see a combination of high-performance and availability features, with the industry-leading virtualization capabilities being extended to offer even higher efficiency, flexibility & scalability," said Sudesh Puthran, CIO & EVP, Operations Credit Information Bureau Ltd. (CIBIL).
The HP P6000 EVA delivers greater flexibility and performance with a 6Gb/second Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) back-end, support for standard SAS hard disk drives, and eight gigabit Fibre Channel connectivity.
"Due to our clients' need for ease-of-use and reliability, the EVA has become an essential storage building block of their most important applications," said Prakash Krishnamoorthy, Country Manager, HP StorageWorks, HP India. "The HP P6000 EVA offers our clients a holistic approach to storage infrastructure, from general-purpose storage to messaging to data applications, which enables them to efficiently run their businesses."