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HP unveils high-performance storage, new Partner Program for SMBs

Global technology giant HP today announced that, it is helping small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and government agencies to maximize storage investments with new offerings that include the next generation of its MSA entry disk array, enhancements to the HP StoreEasy Storage portfolio and a new program for HP channel partners.

Limited IT resources and a lack of storage expertise can make it difficult for the SMBs to deploy the storage systems needed to support applications that require high availability and performance. Also, staff and budget limitations have often forced SMBs to compromise performance for affordability when deploying shared storage for new applications such as virtualization.

The new HP MSA 2040 Storage system simplifies management and improves performance up to four times faster than similarly priced external disk storage solutions. The enhanced HP StoreEasy Storage portfolio enables the SMBs to efficiently manage and protect increasing amounts of file data without the need for special skills.

These solutions are available under HP’s new Simply StoreIT program. This program offers training, marketing and incentives for HP channel partners to quickly address their small and midsized customers’ challenges and pursue new revenue opportunities.

“Virtualization and other emerging workloads threaten to drown SMBs in a sea of complexities that hinder, rather than support, growth,” said Barun Lala, Director, Storage, HP India.  “Simply StoreIT allows our partners to serve their small and midsized customers who are stressed for time, budget and resources to support a growing business, with a stress-free storage solution.”

New to the HP Just Right IT program, which spans servers, storage, networking and services, is the HP Simply StoreIT Program. This program provides solution guides and reference architectures for HP channel partners and SMB customers to accelerate solution delivery. These solution assets target specific challenges in the critical areas of virtualization, backup and data protection, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server, and file consolidation.

The new HP Simply StoreIT Program will be launched in coordination with HP’s distribution partners. It includes tools, resources and incentives to help channel partners accelerate time to revenue with HP storage solutions. Tools include quote and configuration templates, cobranded lead-generation assets, training and materials designed to increase sales opportunities.