In today's business world, mergers, acquisitions, and technology changes have created IT environments where varieties of dissimilar servers and storage must co-exist. HP StorageWorks XP External Storage Software decreases the stress and reduces the cost of owning heterogeneous data storage by simplifying and centralizing common SAN management tasks through storage virtualization. In addition it simplifies movement of data between dissimilar arrays. HP XP External Storage Software provides these benefits by giving you the ability to access, monitor, and manage data residing on a variety of different disk arrays as if all of the data were residing on an HP StorageWorks XP Disk Array. Through advanced virtualization technology, HP XP External Storage Software enables the hosting of XP Disk Array data on externally attached disk arrays. Servers can see the capacity of the various arrays, but are insulated from the physical attributes.
- Connect open systems and mainframes through a central location to multiple petabytes of data residing in dissimilar disk arrays, thus increasing the capacity that you can manage and easing the consolidation effort in environments that have a wide variety
- After external volumes have been provisioned and presented to the HP StorageWorks XP Disk Array, HP StorageWorks XP External Storage allows you to manage the capacity of those volumes from the XP Disk Array's centralized controller and management software
- Data contained within the HP StorageWorks XP External Storage virtualized storage pool can be transparently migrated to any device within the pool without SAN or server reconfiguration This provides flexibility and improved efficiency while reducing impac
- When you use HP StorageWorks XP External Storage to connect your disk arrays to an HP StorageWorks XP Disk Array, the externally attached disk arrays appear to be part of the HP XP Disk Array Therefore you can simplify your backup and restore environment