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HP launches X5000 G2 with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2


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HP have launched a new server, the X5000 G2 running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2.


The new HP X5000 G2 Network Storage Systems is ideal for midsize companies with Windows-centric environments to help them control and file unstructured data cost efficiently. The solution, a two-node Network Attached Storage (NAS) cluster with shared storage built on HP BladeSystem technology and integrated into a converged 3U chassis, provides high availability and greater storage density in one platform.

The HP X5000 G2 Network Storage Systems uses Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition operating system and is designed to deliver a better file serving experience. Storage technologies such as file deduplication and iSCSI provide unique storage features for these converged file and block I/O network attached storage appliances. HP and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 management software provide simplified deployment and management.

Comprehensive, Highly Available Network Attached Storage Appliance

Two-node, active/active mid-range NAS cluster and shared storage in a single system
File and block storage capable – CIFS/SMB, NFS, iSCSI, HTTP, FTP, and WebDAV
Advanced storage management features – File deduplication, File Classification Infrastructure, Hosted BranchCache, file screening, storage quotas, and storage reporting
All inclusive software license


Simple Deployment and Management

All standard hardware and software pre-installed in system
Power On to file serving in less than an hour
100% compatible with Windows IT infrastructure – Active Directory, Distributed File System (namespace and replication), Microsoft System Center and more
Can be remotely managed for lights out data center or remote office locations


Scalable and Affordable

Capable of supporting 10,000 plus users on a single system – user number variable based on system configuration
Up to 32 TB of capacity inside the system, expands to over 100 TB externally with HP D2000 Disk Enclosures
File Deduplication feature can recover up to 40% of disk space
File Classification Infrastructure feature provides insight into your data to help you manage it more effectively, reduce costs and mitigate risks based on the data’s business value
No need to buy additional hardware for anti-virus screening – any Windows Server 2008 R2 compatible anti-virus software runs right on the system


Built on Windows Server 2008 R2 File Services

Enables administrators to provide faster access to files while minimizing the effort required to manage distributed data. Users have fast access to information that can be managed more easily by IT pros
Provides organizations with better control over their data using familiar management tools and helps centralize the management of data, which reduces administrative overhead while simultaneously providing insightful information on the file infrastructures


Learn more from the HP website
Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


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