HP’s New Free-Defined Software-Defined Storage
While the title of HP’s press release today may have just a smidgeon of hyperbole (“HP Makes Software-defined Storage Available to the World”), what it covers is indeed significant. Before I comment, the gist is this: Purchasers of Intel Xeon E5 v3 processor-based servers can now get a no-cost 1TB HP StoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) license. That VSA is not an appliance per se, but it is software that applies common storage functionality using the storage that is typically provided as a part of any server purchase. It is well proven, as it is in essence the management system that attracted HP to buy LeftHand.
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