HPE has beefed up its data protection product set, adding extra capacity and performance grunt, better Nimble array support and a fresh integration deal with Commvault.
The backdrop is ever-increasing amounts of data to back up, the need for faster recovery and better copy data management, and the continued use of on-premises and off-premises object storage for archiving data.
HPE has boosted its StoreOnce dedupe to disk backup appliances, with performance, capacity and manageability improvements.
Currently StoreOnce (PDF) comes as software-only (a VSA – virtual storage appliance) or as 3000, 5000 and 6600 appliances, with a range of capacity and performance levels:
|Min Usable Capacity||4TB||5.5TB||7.5TB||15.5TB||36TB||36TB||72TB|
|Max Cloud Bank Usable||150TB||16.5TB||46.5TB||94.5TB||648TB||2592TB||5184TB|
|Ingest/hr with Catalyst||6.4TB||6.4TB||12.7TB||12.7TB||26.7TB||37.7TB||184TB|
The new performance and capacity levels are:
|Min Usable Capacity||4TB||16TB||36TB||36TB||72TB||72TB||32TB|
|Mx Cloud Bank Usable||1.5PB||94.5TB||324TB||648TB||2.6PB||5.1PB||12PB|
|Ingest/hr with Catalyst||36TB||14TB||18TB||33TB||41TB||47TB||288TB|
The 3100 entry-level model has been replaced by the VSA, and the high-end 6600 model has been replaced by a federation of eight VSAs.
The products have been given increases in both capacity and ingest performance.
HPE claimed a federation of 20 StoreOnce Next Gen appliances can be managed in up to 95 per cent less time than a federation of the prior G3 StoreOnce appliances.
StoreOnce CloudBank was announced in May last year and provides AWS or Azure storage or on-premises object storage tiers for long-term retention. It copies unique data to the cloud and stores encrypted, self-describing backup data for cloud disaster recovery.
CloudBank supports AWS, Azure, IBM, COS, Scality RING and SUSE without having to use a separate cloud storage gateway or virtual appliance.
The v6.0 Recovery Manager Central (RMC) product now supports Nimble as well as 3PAR arrays and provides direct backup to StoreOnce arrays.
The firm has positioned RMC as a copy data management product, with ESG analyst Christophe Bertrand providing a canned quote about RMC's "automated and zero-impact data access for recovery, archive, analytics and application development".
HPE has done a deal with Commvault, integrating its new StoreOnce products with the data protection outfit to provide an alternative way of getting backups to the public cloud.
The GreenLake managed service products have had the new StoreOnce and Commvault integrations added to them.
The latest HPE StoreOnce products are available now, starting at $4,800 for the VSA. RMC 6.0 will be available December 2018 and comes standard with every HPE 3PAR and HPE Nimble Storage array. Commvault integration with HPE StoreOnce and GreenLake Backup are both currently available. ®