You may want to look at the new HP StorageWorks 9100 Extreme Data Storage System.
Extreme is just what it offers.
- The platform consists of an HP BladeSystem chassis with room for 16 blade servers.
- The rack that also accommodates storage controllers and high-density “storage blocks” with as many as 82 hard drives.
- An out-of-the-box base configuration consists of four blade servers and three storage blocks, with 246T bytes of storage.
- Customers will be able to add either type of capacity independently of the other. One rack will hold as much as 820T bytes, but an extra rack of storage can be added for a total of 1.64 petabytes.
- The performance block can easily be scaled up to a maximum configuration of 16 blades with up to 12.8 cores per unit – for astounding raw performance of 3.2 GB per second.
HP has 45% of the data center market with enterprise experience and a reputation for quality. The ExDS9100 is designed to be extremely scalable, easy to manage and very affordable. The system offers high availability with seamless failover of hardware to support business-critical systems.
No other file-based network-attached storage (NAS) system on the market today offers a single management interface while scaling to the multi-petabyte level. The single management interface allows for configuration and control of servers and storage within the system. This reduces the administrative needs furthering reduced cost.
The HP StorageWorks 9100 Extreme Data Storage System is scheduled to be released in the fourth quarter of 2008. For more information visit the HP StorageWorks web site.