HP Storage Targets Data-Intensive Web 2.0

HP has announced details of a new highly scalable storage system designed to simplify the management of multiple petabytes of data at what it calls an "affordable cost".

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The company has developed the HP StorageWorks 9100 Extreme Data Storage System (ExDS9100) aimed at businesses which are inundated by new services offered by Web 2.0 and digital media firms.

According to the company, system administrators can easily manage petabytes of storage - for items such as photo sharing, streaming media and video-on-demand - rather than just terabytes. This, in turn, is designed to reduce the number of administrators needed to be in charge of the systems and cuts the cost of managing data storage environments.

Dave Roberson, senior vice president and general manager of HPs StorageWorks, said: "As business requirements rapidly change and digital media files grow at exponential rates, many enterprises need to manage growth in a way that helps them profit from their storage infrastructure.

"Thats where the ExDS9100 really delivers."

Last month, HP introduced two new products designed to increase the success of mainstream deployment of service-oriented architectures (SOA) by businesses.