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Nov 5 2008   11:55AM GMT

HP jumps into storage virtualization with midrange arrays

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

HP rolled out the StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP)  this morning, described in a press release as “a network-based storage platform that pools capacity across HP and non-HP storage hardware. It works together with the HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array (MSA) and the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) as well as a number of third-party arrays.”

HP can now offer storage virtualization across its product line; it previously offered it on the XP systems thanks to an OEM deal with Hitachi. SVSP is based at least partly on LSI’s Storage Virtualization Manager (SVM) software. LSI said at SNW last month that it would be revealing a new partnership for SVM in about a month. An HP spokesperson told me that “we’ve worked with [LSI]  on join development…[this is] not a straight OEM.” HP’s release says its SVSP features include online data migration, thin provisioning, and data replication.

We’ll have complete details on SVSP on our news page later today.

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