HP Common Storage Platform?
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Tell me more about this HP Common Storage Platform? I count Dot Hill OEM (P2000 MSA), P4000 (LeftHand), EVA (DEC via Compaq), and P9000 (Hitachi, Ltd aka XP) as four seperate and incompatible technologies for block storage prior to adding 3PAR for block storage.
If I want files services from HP I buy a ProLiant running Windows or Red Hat Linux to accomplish this. Other than the fact that P4000 and the file servers are made from ProLiants, where is the common technology here?
HP with its nine separate and incompatible platforms for secondary and primary storage is the least unified portfolio in the business.
Disclaimer: I am a NetApp employee and ex-Compaq/HP.