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Travis Fisher, executive vice president at Inacom Information Systems, a Salisbury, Md.-based HP partner, has deployed LeftHand previously and has found virtual storage to be a good fit for the SMB space.
"Standalone SANs are expensive to build up. A lot of organizations are beginning to see benefits from sophisticated management but don’t really have enough data or budget to have that kind of infrastructure right now," Fisher told CRN. "I see StoreVirtual as a great gateway for walking organizations with 100-plus users into a SAN-like solution, one hardware generation earlier than they would otherwise find cost-effective."
On the networking side, HP's new M220 Series Access Point comes with clustering technology that allows up to 10 network access points to be configured as a single network entity, and also features a web-based wizard interface.
PUBLISHED NOV. 2, 2012 The HP StoreVirtual Storage 4130 and 4330 models will be available Dec. 4 and are priced starting at $11,500. HP's StoreEasy Storage system will be available on Dec. 10 and is priced starting at $5,192 for 8 Terabytes of capacity.
HP's M220 Series Access Point will be available Nov. 12 from HP and its channel partners and is priced starting at $319, with shipments due to begin in December.
HP, through its Financial Services arm, is offering qualified SMB customers the ability to lease the new products without payment for 90 days, and they can also lease select HP equipment at a less-than-zero implicit lease rate.