Tolly Test Report: HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System: System ease of use, high availability, performance, and interoperability evaluation
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Today's small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) have ever-growing needs with respect to storage. Not only do SMBs often need many terabytes of storage, they require a level of high-availability (HA) typically associated with large-scale, enterprise deployments. Furthermore, given IT staffing constraints, storage solutions should be easily installed and managed by existing IT staff. Tests show that a 2-node, HP X5520 G2 9.6TB LFF 15K Network Storage System (hereafter X5000 G2) could be installed "out-of-the-box" to a fully-functional, HA system joined to a Microsoft domain in less than 90 minutes. The HP-supplied Initial Configuration Tasks tool guides the user through each deployment stage, eliminating a great deal of manual configuration.