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This brochure discusses solutions that provide highly available and efficient file services while keeping your data secure, whether you are deploying file storage capabilities or expanding and ...

This brochure discusses solutions that provide highly available and efficient file services while keeping your data secure, whether you are deploying file storage capabilities or expanding and consolidating your current file and application storage.

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    Simplify file shares - HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for File Shares Simplify file shares - HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for File Shares Document Transcript

    • Brochure Simplify file shares HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for File Shares
    • Brochure | HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for File Shares Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and branch offices alike are experiencing rapid growth of file data, which is increasing annually by 60 percent. The aging and disparate network-attached storage (NAS) systems storing these files are generally underutilized, expensive, and complex to manage—especially for the IT generalists responsible for deploying and managing storage, servers, networking equipment, and applications. Where does this leave your business? Support your data growth with file and application storage made easy The potential impact of lost or compromised data due to failures, accidents, or malicious acts is continuously increasing. Interruptions or difficulties accessing your data can complicate your job, compromise end-user productivity, and create even worse problems. HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for File Shares help you overcome challenges such as: • Rapid data growth • Risk of data loss • Exposure to interruptions • End-user access complications • Management complexity You’ll get affordable, proven configurations that are easy to deploy and are backed by reliable, scalable storage that supports your Microsoft® Windows®-based IT infrastructure. You’ll gain peace of mind in knowing that your file sharing solution is robust, is easy to manage, and will support your data growth. Navigate to the solution that’s right for you HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for File Shares are based on an underlying maturity model that helps you calculate your future growth trajectory. This model lets you quickly navigate to the appropriate HP StoreEasy Storage solution—a new breed of efficient, secure, and highly available storage that easily addresses your file and application storage challenges. HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for File Shares integrate seamlessly into your environment, provide a straightforward management experience that doesn’t require dedicated IT staff, and take the stress out of storage. With the maturity model, you can quickly navigate to a solution that meets your needs and understand potential challenges that lay ahead. It illustrates issues that businesses like yours have faced when entering the next stage of growth—an evolution that is not necessarily predicated on company revenues or employee headcounts, but is instead based on your file storage deployment maturity. Using the maturity model, you can walk through key issues, potential solutions, and decision points. As a result, you’ll gain confidence that the solution you deploy for file shares today doesn’t leave you exposed or faced with costly shifts six months from now. Understanding the maturity model stages The HP Maturity Model for File Shares offers three distinct stages: Starting out In your new business, it is important to lay the proper groundwork for future growth in a way that is both affordable and easy to deploy. You’re looking to deploy file services for a small infrastructure for the first time. You require a file storage infrastructure that lets you deliver file services efficiently and securely, and which scales easily to accommodate more users—all within your budget constraints and existing IT staffing levels. Building momentum You’ve hit growth mode and are adding employees and infrastructure to respond to new opportunities. Now that you’ve successfully deployed a file storage solution, you need additional file storage to meet the demand for increased capacity and application workloads. You have IT generalists to manage your file and application storage infrastructure, but you need to be able to address this file storage growth economically and efficiently while protecting your data from failures, accidents, and malicious acts. 2
    • Brochure | HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for File Shares Figure 1. HP Maturity Model for File Shares Where are you now? Where are you going? Where do you want to be? IT needs Starting out Building momentum Expanding your business Beyond Typical pain points Typical pain points Typical pain points • Inability to share file data efficiently, which impacts user productivity • Higher-than-expected data growth • Increased storage deployment and management complexity in remote/branch offices • High data security and protection needs for business and user data • Limited or no IT staff expertise in managing storage • Changing file services requirements with additional client platforms • Addition of application workloads driving additional storage requirements • Lack of IT specialists to manage storage infrastructure • Need to protect data from failures, accidents, or malicious acts • Connected remote/branch offices need “always-on” file services • Higher complexity in data security and protection for data distributed across sites • Limited or no dedicated IT staff in remote/branch offices • Increasing storage requirements from virtualization and application workloads Expanding your business As your business grows, you begin to experience enterprise-level challenges, including the need to accommodate multiple locations. You are now adding branch offices that must be connected to your main office. While data availability and security are critical requirements in these branch offices, you have minimal or no IT staff in place to manage your IT infrastructure. You now have multiple client platforms that need simultaneous access to file storage. You have also deployed application and virtualization workloads to meet your growing requirements. So you’ll need a highly available file storage infrastructure that can meet your file and application workload-specific requirements efficiently and securely—and that your existing IT staff can manage. Selecting the right storage for your specific stage Starting out: Build an affordable file storage infrastructure When you are starting out, you may not have high storage capacity requirements. You may be looking to deploy storage primarily for file data. However, not planning appropriately for data growth can be risky, as unstructured data can grow fast and lead to manageability issues. You also need print and file services. You may lack the IT expertise to manage complex storage systems but have the same security requirements as any other business. As you look to deploy file storage for the first time in your existing IT infrastructure, HP can help. We provide file storage products that allow you to start small and grow as your needs dictate while providing management simplicity and data security. HP StoreEasy 1000 Storage HP StoreEasy 1000 Storage is an efficient and secure file storage solution to simply address the file storage challenges of SMBs. It’s built on industry-leading HP ProLiant DNA and Microsoft Windows Storage Server, so it integrates easily into new and existing environments with a straightforward, consistent management experience ideally suited for IT generalists. 3
    • Brochure | HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for File Shares File-based application storage Need block storage for your Microsoft SQL Server databases? Built into all of the HP StoreEasy Storage models is a set of core functionalities that can be leveraged to provide efficient, secure, and highly available application storage based on the Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0 protocol. The SMB protocol provides SAN-like capabilities for Microsoft SQL Server at a lower cost and also delivers simplified management. HP StoreEasy Storage provides file storage that is optimized for SQL database workloads, including capabilities like transparent failover. Add value to your HP investments HP offers services that wrap our core infrastructure, storage, and software offerings with integrated technologies to advance your business objectives. This is the way to the next era for your storage infrastructure. Ready to go? HP Storage Services is ready to partner with you every step of the way. Our people, know-how, and comprehensive consulting and support portfolio enable you to reap the benefits of HP SimplyStoreIT solutions. hp.com/services/storage Building momentum: Support rapid growth of file and application data You are now growing as an organization. This means you have higher capacity requirements as well as higher availability requirements for your file storage. If you are planning to deploy applications as well, you might want to do so without adding an additional storage platform. You need file and application storage that can address your workload requirements while meeting stringent security and availability objectives. HP StoreEasy 1000 and 5000 Storage HP StoreEasy 1000 Storage enables you to expand storage capacity as your data needs grow. To meet your high-availability requirements, HP StoreEasy 5000 Storage provides a turnkey clustered file and application storage solution. Expanding your business: Efficiently enable data high availability and security in distributed environments When transitioning from a single site to a multi-site model that includes branch offices, you need to carefully select your storage infrastructure. It not only needs to meet the capacity and workload requirements of this distributed setup, but also needs to effectively address your complex data availability and security needs. Otherwise, your file storage environment could be vulnerable to interruptions and hidden risks. HP StoreEasy Storage systems are a new breed of efficient, secure storage to simply address the file and application storage challenges of SMBs, branch offices, and workgroup environments. hp.com/go/StoreEasy HP StoreEasy 5000 and 1000 Storage HP StoreEasy 5000 Storage is a new breed of efficient, secure, and highly available file and application storage. It saves you time and money by easily supporting hundreds and even thousands of concurrent users and multiple diverse workloads. It provides sophisticated access controls for secure file access and high availability, as well as turnkey clustered configuration, transparent failover, and online maintenance to deliver nearly continuous data availability to users, servers, and applications. To address local file storage needs for small branch offices, you can deploy HP StoreEasy 1000 Storage. Developing solutions for major social and environmental challenges hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship Ample choice for your file storage solution HP is a proven leader in meeting the file and application storage needs of businesses like yours. We offer solutions that provide highly available and efficient file services while keeping your data secure, whether you are deploying file storage capabilities or expanding and consolidating your current file and application storage. HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for File Shares are solutions built on industry-leading HP ProLiant DNA, so you can meet your needs today and scale out as your business grows. Put the power of HP behind your file and application storage needs. Engage with HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for File Shares and a reseller base of over 200,000 partners to help meet your integration needs. Learn more at hp.com/go/SimplyStoreIT File sharing solutions Sign up for updates hp.com/go/getupdated Share with colleagues Rate this document © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. 4AA4-6678ENW, June 2013