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The CRN Test Center's 2015 Products Of The Year

Tom Spring

ENTERPRISE STORAGE

Honorable Mention: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise MSA 2040

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has added thin provisioning, storage tiering and other performance features to the MSA 2040, the company's versatile 2U storage array for SMBs. Now in its fourth generation, this dual-controller stalwart also now supports automated sub-LUN tiering for performance and archiving. This allows integration with midline SAS drives for second- or third tier data, which the company said can cut cost-per-Gigabyte by as much as 90 percent. The MSA 2040 supports Windows Server 2012 and 2008, Hyper-V, VMware, HP/UX, and Red Hat and SuSE Linux. Also new is support for the latest 12-Gbps SAS interconnect. This includes 2.5-inch SSDs and 15K HDDs as well as 3.5-inch 15K HDDs. The company also added support for the latest 16-Gbps Fibre Channel spec and doubled the controller cache to 4 GB.

 
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