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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


333 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, California 95110
United States


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February 9, 2016 |

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Enhances Entry-Level Storage Portfolio for SMBs

The company expands its entry SAN and NAS portfolio with lower cost hybrid flash and more scalable file serving solutions.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has unveiled new enhancements to its entry-level storage portfolio, including new HPE MSA Storage options as well as the HPE StoreEasy 1650 Expanded network-attached storage (NAS) to help SMB customers with limited budgets harness content and accelerate applications.

HPE MSA Storage

The company has expanded its HPE MSA Storage family to include solid state drive (SSD) support for the HPE MSA 1040 SAN storage. This support for SSDs results in new hybrid flash configurations that boast performance and latency-optimized storage starting at under US $8,500.

According to HPE, the latest enhancements to the HPE MSA 1040 deliver the following benefits:

  • Boosts storage efficiency with advanced storage virtualization capabilities such as thin provisioning, enhanced snapshot services, wide-striping, and flash-based acceleration.
  • Reduces latency by as much as 70 percent for read cache and as much as 90 percent for Performance Tiering with as little as U.S. $1,599 incremental investment in SSD capacity.
  • Up to 75 percent lower storage costs by taking advantage of MSA’s Archive Tiering capabilities, which increases the cost-effectiveness of Nearline SAS hard disk drives (HDDs) by automatically placing data in the appropriate storage tier.

HPE StoreEasy 1650 Expanded NAS

The HPE StoreEasy 1650 Expanded is a 2 U rackmount NAS appliance designed for customers who need an affordable and sustainable capacity-optimized solution for bulk and secondary file storage. The system can accommodate 28 Large Form Factor (LFF) drives for up to 224 TB of internal capacity.

This new addition to the HPE StoreEasy family offers best-practice storage provisioning templates and a centralized monitoring dashboard to help simplify management for IT generalists. For data protection, the system provides multi-dimensional security—including drive, file system, and data-in-flight encryption—as well as advanced data access policies based on automatic file classification. For customers supporting a mobile workforce, the StoreEasy solution features secure anywhere sync-and-share support that includes Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows devices.

The new MSA SSD drives are now available at the following prices and capacities: 400GB for $2,220; 800GB for $4,219; 1.6TB for $7,979; and 3.2TB for $13,899.

The StoreEasy 1650 Expanded is currently available and starts at $14,777 with 32TB of capacity.

Photo source: HPE

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