HP claims to have launched the storage industries most powerful storage solution. The HP StorageWorks XP12000 Disk Array was setup in partnership with technology from Hitachi. HP is also making a bold claim to have 0% down time on the new server. The systems are highly scalable, with redundant capability packed in as well.
"The XP12000 demonstrates HP's commitment to continually offer storage products with higher performance, availability and enhanced features that meet the storage challenges of our business," said Aaron Neinhuis.
In terms of system size, HP are offering configurations from 9 disks (1 Tb) to 1,152 disk (165 Tb) using 146 Gb drives, or double that with 300 Gb drives (up to 332 Tb). However, using some smart tech and a bit of magic, the system can be expanded up to 32 petabytes of data, via pooling servers. The system will be available in the first half of 2005.