HP P4000 SAN: Affordable, Scalable, Reliable Storage
ESG Lab Review
HP | 08 July 2011, 17:03 | IT Storage
Faced with exploding data growth thanks to accelerated server virtualization adoption and a desire to better protect and manage shared information assets, IT managers in organizations of all sizes are deploying shared storage solutions to meet growing storage requirements. In the enterprise, IT managers have traditionally turned to Fibre Channel (FC) attached storage arrays—while iSCSI offers a similar fit for many business needs, it is often thought of as an inexpensive alternative to FC. In fact, when ESG asked IT professionals to name the factors that are most important when justifying IT investments over the next 12-18 month, the top two responses were cost reduction (54%) and business process improvements (42%). Clearly, IT managers are looking for ways to reduce cost and increase efficiency. This report examines a cost effective, highly available shared storage solution that is ideally suited to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses and increasingly larger enterprises —especially those that have embraced server virtualization.