Monday, 14 November 2016 08:27

If it is not valuable data, it must be ROT

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At the recent Veritas information governance and management conference, it was revealed that perhaps as much of 60% of unstructured data was redundant, obsolete, and trivial (ROT). And it's clogging your enterprise storage.

While stopping the ROT is imperative from a cost control, business continuity, and sheer volume of data perspective, data hoarders are everywhere. ROT makes it that much harder to find real, current data and it is sitting on hard disks, servers, storage devices, tapes, CD/DVD and other back-up media.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced enhancements to its HPE XP7 that take it from the high-performing, HDD/Flash hybrid enterprise-class storage to even higher-performing, by adding retrofittable all-flash arrays, new controllers, and software-based compression and deduplication to the storage stack.

HPE has many customers in financial services, manufacturing and healthcare using the XP7 Storage in both hybrid flash and all-flash configurations. The data reduction technologies are now available for all-flash, hybrid, and disk-based configurations.

The enhancements to the HPE XP7 Storage architecture include:

  • 60% greater performance (up to 4.8 million IOPS) to support large, mission-critical applications and large-scale consolidation.
  • Improved all-flash affordability at USD $1.20 per usable gigabyte.
  • Greater density with new 14TB flash module devices (FMDs), which also support hardware-accelerated inline data compression.
  • New software-based deduplication and compression capabilities are available across FMDs, solid state drives and hard disk drives.
  • New and improved XP7 Performance Advisor software for intuitive performance monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Improved high availability options and new data migration packages delivered via software for easy migration from legacy XP systems to HPE XP7 Storage.

Australian pricing and availability (from today)

  • Gen 2 XP7 controllers are available worldwide with street price starting at $46,940.
  • 7TB and 14TB FMDs are available worldwide with street price starting at $49,450.
  • Software-based compression and deduplication available worldwide at $25,970 per XP7 frame.

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Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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