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ESG Report: Realizing the value of the Virtual Scale-out NAS: an analysis of the HP StorageWorks X9000 Network Storage System

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Executive Summary

Enterprises are struggling with the burgeoning amount of file based data they need to store and manage.

Traditional storage systems were designed with fixed capacity in mind; they break down at scale. More and more enterprises are looking to new scale-out technologies to meet rising file storage demands thanks to the scalability, flexibility, and efficiency of scale-out architectures. HP, in response to changing user requirements, introduced the HP X9000 Network Storage System powered by Intel? Xeon? processors.

HP's X9000 series is the core file storage infrastructure layer of HP's converged infrastructure. It is a family of scale-out NAS appliances that fully align with HP's vision of automation, simplicity, cost reduction, and future proofing the storage environment. This paper documents the file storage challenges users face and how both user experiences and ESG Lab validation testing show that the HP X9000 network storage systems help organizations address and overcome storage performance, density, management, cost, and deployment issues.

Co-Sponsored by: Intel

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