Hewlett-Packard introduces a new integrated storage system
Hewlett-Packard has introduced a new integrated storage system designed to drastically reduce the complexity of storage management for small and midsize companies. The product family, called the HP Storage Works AiO (All-in-One) storage system, provides an integrated approach to storage by combining NAS (network-attached storage), an iSCSI SAN (storage area network), data protection and storage management. The system includes HP StorageWorks Data Protector Express software and runs on Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003. Users access the system through a simple graphical user interface and manage data storage, sharing, management, backup and data protection at the application level.
The AiO is available in two basic configurations. The AiO400 comes with four SATA (Serial ATA) drive bays, with a total capacity of 1TB. The AiO600 offers six SATA or SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) drive bays, with a total capacity of 1.5TB or 3TB for the SATA version and 876GB for the SAS version. Pricing ranges from $5,000 to $9,250.