HP Enhances Network Storage Services Offerings: Page 2

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Data Replication Solution Service

The HP Data Replication Solution Service lets customers manage and control data replication by implementing a customized, integrated, and operational data replication solution using HP Continuous Access and Business Copy technologies.

With the service, customers receive an accelerated return on IT investment and benefit from a simplified solution that can be scaled up or down based on business needs, according to HP. The service delivers enhanced availability and disaster recovery protection, and better aligns business with IT.

The service costs $10,000-$60,000, depending on complexity.

Disaster Tolerant Management Service

The HP Disaster Tolerant Management Service helps customers improve the effectiveness of their data center disaster tolerant strategy by reducing downtime and stabilizing recovery processes.

HP says the completely customized service is unique in that it extends across the entire IT environment -- encompassing facilities, storage, servers, networks, and application management -- to address the entire disaster tolerant infrastructure, speed recovery times, and simplify day-to-day operations.

The service helps customers implement effective recovery solutions based on the HP StorageWorks Continuous Access Enterprise Virtual Array, a controller-based application that performs real-time data replication between arrays.

HP Storage Optimization Assessment Service

The HP Storage Optimization Assessment Service provides "expert storage capacity and performance analyses," optimization recommendations, and planning assistance to improve return on investment.

Customers are given solution recommendations to increase data availability, storage efficiency, utilization levels, and network storage performance, while decreasing wasted capacity and bandwidth.

The service costs $20,000 for 10 servers and scales from there.

HP Data Sanitization Service

The HP Data Sanitization Service is designed to eliminate the possibility that sensitive data can be retrieved or reconstructed from de-commissioned storage devices. It addresses this potentially serious yet often overlooked security risk by removing confidential data from hardware after system upgrades, consolidations, and storage platform migrations.

HP says it is the only vendor that currently provides data sanitization as a standard service offering. HP Data Sanitization Service is available for UNIX and Windows-based computing platforms using HP StorageWorks disk-based storage devices, starting at $7,000 per terabyte.

HP Storage Area Management Solution Service

HP says the Storage Area Management Solution Service lets companies have better control of their increasingly complex storage environments while increasing scalability, availability, and flexibility. It does this by providing expert project management, design activities, environmental analysis, and business process and reporting needs analyses.

HP Services storage consultants leverage their in-depth knowledge of the HP OpenView Storage Area Manager -- an integrated suite of storage area network management software products that support HP and non-HP storage devices -- to deliver a tailored solution for each customer.

The service ranges from $10,000 to $100,000.

Pay per Use Solution for HP StorageWorks XP Disk Arrays

HP's Pay per Use solution on HP StorageWorks XP 128 and 1024 disk arrays lets customers pay a fixed monthly fee plus a variable fee that is based on metering the actual usage of their disk storage systems.

Updates to the solution include a refined pricing model and enhanced metering methodology. Designed to scale right along with a company's IT environment, HP says the solution takes the guesswork out of forecasting anticipated storage needs, aligns costs with storage usage, and eliminates large up-front storage investments.

The Pay per Use solution for StorageWorks XP is an offering in HP's On Demand solutions portfolio and is delivered through HP Financial Services. HP claims it was the first company to introduce a pay-per-use selling model.

The base payment is 75% of the reference lease price and is capped.

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