As organizations grow and change to meet business demands, so do their IT environments. For many organizations, this growth has resulted in a disparate array of systems and storage devices that are poorly utilized and costly to manage.
Storage consolidation helps organizations centralize storage resources, standardize storage devices, and reduce direct-attached storage (DAS). Through these efforts, organizations can eliminate overprovisioned or underutilized silos of technology and can pool and provision shared storage resources in a way that allows them to be allocated as and when they are needed.
By consolidating information in a centraldata center, we could relieve users of theburden of storing, managing, and backing up information. The HP StorageWorksEnterprise Virtual Array fit our needs perfectlyfor capacity, performance, and virtualization. Ron Hunsberger, Director of InformationTechnology, Rosalind Franklin University ofMedicine and ScienceHP Storage ConsolidationPutting information to work by simplifying your storageenvironmentUntitled Document Our fast HP StorageWorksESL tape library, in combination with our EVA-based SAN, saves us from one to severalhours each time we restore andretrieve archivedinformation. Ourprevious library wastoo slow and wefaced a shrinkingbackup window.Now we can easilyfit backups into theavailable window. J rgen Kj rlund, IT Manager, AtkinsDanmark2Consolidate and easily manage your storage environment.As organizations grow and change to meet businessdemands, so do their IT environments. For manyorganizations, this growth has resulted in a disparatearray of systems and storage devices that are poorlyutilized and costly to manage.Storage consolidation helps organizations centralizestorage resources, standardize storage devices, andreduce direct-attached storage (DAS). Through theseefforts, organizations can eliminate overprovisioned or underutilized silos of technology and can pool andprovision shared storage resources in a way that allowsthem to be allocated as and when they are needed. Compete in the long run.Companies turn to HP to compete. They realize that our storage consolidation solutions transform their ITenvironments and dramatically increase their ability to add value to the business. As a result, organizationscan rapidly respond to changing market conditions and continuously meet customer needs. "Protect current investments Consolidating andcentralizing your storage capacity can maximizestorage investments and improve your ability todynamically allocate and re-allocate storage as needed. The scalability of HP storage products enablesyou to meet growing demands for additional storageperformance, capacity, and capabilities. "Reduce IT costs and complexity HP storageconsolidation solutions help you lower the costs, time, and effort to support and manage your storageresources. HP storage products deliver tools that simplify their administration and automate tasks, therebyenabling your IT organization to reduce time spent onoperation and increase time devoted to innovation."Improve business agility Having data at yourfingertips enables you to make critical decisions fast.Pooling storage centrally provides users with easyaccess to information that can make them morecompetitive in the marketplace while improving storageutilization. Centralizing data also reduces the risk ofhaving redundant information or the wrong informationin the hands of knowledge workers.Take advantage of your storageassets with HP s help.HP offers integrated storage consolidation solutions with technologies, services, and methodologies that helporganizations standardize and simplify their storageenvironments."Online consolidation Reduce maintenance costs andimprove service levels by centralizing your isolatedserver-dedicated storage onto shared storage arraysand tiered storage solutions. The HP StorageWorksModular Smart Array (MSA), Enterprise Virtual Array(EVA), and XP Disk Array products feature managementtools that offer greater administrative control, support forstorage virtualization, and extensive data-protection anddisaster-tolerant features. These arrays can be part of autility-ready storage solution that allows you to select theappropriate storage configuration and software andthen pay for that storage capacity as needed. HP canalso help you consolidate your DAS into a storage areanetwork (SAN) environment in which multiple serversshare storage. And with HP Information LifecycleManagement (ILM) Tiered Storage solutions, you canautomatically move information to the correct level ofstorage that meets the accessibility and performancerequirements you need today and tomorrow."Multivendor storage consolidation Protect your current investments and avoid the need to replace your existing storage products by simplifying themanagement of your multivendor storage andcentralizing your multivendor storage environment. The HP Storage Essentials suite delivers multivendor,heterogeneous SAN network management, storage resource management, provisioning, and applicationinfrastructure monitoring of multivendor storage. In addition, HP StorageWorks XP Disk Arrays allow HP and third-party arrays to be attached to the XP diskarray, thereby enabling the virtualization of those arraysand allowing you to manage all the arrays as if theywere a single XP disk array.Untitled Document3"Backup consolidation Reduce your backup window by consolidating your data onto storage arrays, tapelibraries, tape systems, and storage servers. The HP StorageWorks Virtual Library System removes thecongestion of backup jobs caused by insufficient tapedrive availability, while the HP ProLiant Data ProtectionStorage Server provides rapid and reliable recovery and operational simplicity for backup of Windows file servers. HP tape libraries offer unattended backupand restoration of mission-critical IT resources, and HP StorageWorks midrange system libraries (MSLs)deliver state-of-the art reliability and availability toprotect growing data volumes. These systems aresupported by HP OpenView Storage Data Protectorsoftware, which manages backup and recovery fromboth disks and tapes and eliminates backup windows."SAN consolidation Free your resources by simplifyingthe management of your storage environment with this solution featuring leading HP SAN connectivityplatforms and consolidation services. Perfect fororganizations that are trying to consolidate multipleSAN islands or those that are implementing their firstSAN, this solution helps you build highly scalable andavailable storage networks with comprehensive securityand unified management that will help lower the totalcost of ownership and deliver investment protection."Storage and server management consolidation Centralize your storage and server managementactivities through the use of tools and applications thatenable you to simplify management, help lower totalcost of operation, and automate processes. Whetheryou want to consolidate just your storage and servermanagement processes or to create a unified storageand server management strategy, HP Storage Essentials,HP Server Essentials, and HP Systems Insight Managerhelp you automate and simplify IT administration andcontrol your server and storage infrastructure on a singleplatform."Remote/Branch office consolidation Simplify your ITenvironment by consolidating your distributed resourcesand infrastructure into a centralized location while stillenabling users to access data at LAN speed. Thissolution takes advantage of the key features of the HP StorageWorks Enterprise File Services WANAccelerator, which delivers LAN-like performance forfile, e-mail, Web, and other TCP-based applications andprotocols. This product helps eliminate remote officebackups as well as file and mail servers, and enablessignificant savings by providing centralized control andmanagement of data."File/Print and Microsoft Exchange serverconsolidation Decrease the number of file, print, and Microsoft Exchange servers and increase utilizationby consolidating on industry-standard HP storageservers. HP ProLiant storage servers use the MicrosoftWindows Storage Server 2003 operating system andindustry-leading HP ProLiant platforms to create anintegrated package, preloaded with all the softwareneeded to deliver and manage file and print services.HP also offers standalone network-attached storage(NAS) for any size application or NAS/SAN fusionsolutions that share existing HP storage array capacity.HP s customers have found that our storageconsolidation solutions deliver results:" Advance Consolidation reduced IT costs by nearly 50 percent in five years, including 15 percent staff reduction " Reimbursement Technology HP solution helped cut critical backup window by 50 percent " Central Queensland University Consolidationsolution helped produce a factor of twoperformance increase over previous hardware Untitled Document4AA0-3981ENW, February 2006To learn more, visit www.hp.com 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to changewithout notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statementsaccompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additionalwarranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.Why HP?HP offers a portfolio of services that span every stage ofthe storage consolidation process from needs analysis todesign and implementation to ongoing support. HP usesa proven services methodology to help architect and builda storage consolidation solution tailored to your businessneeds. And HP leverages the experience it has gainedover the past decade implementing more than 5,000storage consolidation projects. For more information on HP IT consolidation services, visitwww.hp.com/services/ITConsolidation.HP storage consolidation offerings are part of HP senterprise IT consolidation solutions that can help youcentralize your IT resources, reduce IT costs, and improveservice levels. They also help you better align yourbusiness and IT to meet changing business requirements.These solutions take advantage of the wide range of HP industry-standard technologies, including servers,storage, networks, desktop devices, access devices,printers, and HP OpenView management software.HP Financial Services provides innovative financing andfinancial asset management programs to help you cost-effectively acquire, manage, and retire your IT technology.For more information on these services, visitwww.hp.com/go/hpfinancialservices.For more informationTo learn more about HP StorageWorks consolidationofferings, visit www.hp.com/go/storageconsolidation.To learn more about HP storage consolidation services,visit www.hp.com/services/storageconsolidation.To learn more about comprehensive IT consolidationofferings from HP, visit www.hp.com/go/itconsolidation.To learn more about HP s consolidation customers, visitwww.hp.com/go/storage-consolidation/stories.Additional information regarding HP StorageWorks isavailable at www.hp.com/go/storageworks.