What is MSA storage? Magic of Generation 6 Performance!
Are you looking for incredibly simple and affordable flash storage? The HPE MSA 2062 Storage is a flash-ready hybrid storage system designed to deliver hands-free, affordable application acceleration for small and remote office deployments. It gives you the combination of simplicity, flexibility, and advanced features you may not expect in an entry-priced array.
It allows you to start small and scale as needed with any combination of solid-state drives (SSDs), high-performance Enterprise SAS HDDs, or lower-cost Midline SAS HDDs. With the ability to deliver 325,000 IOPS, the new MSA 2060 is up to 45% faster than its prior generation with ample horsepower for even the most demanding workloads
With a modern design that incorporates several new iSCSI, SAS, and Fiber Channel high-performance generation 6 controllers and a selection of HDD and SSD media, HPE Modular Smart Arrays (MSAs) enable organizations to secure their most valuable data while also making it easily accessible to employees.
Why Is HPE MSA Best for Your Business?
HPE’s entry-level storage portfolio continues to provide clients with performance, simplicity, and flexibility across a wide range of applications. Performance Tiering enhancements enable you to create a high-performance SAN system with a small number of SSDs, allowing HPE MSA Gen6 to deliver application acceleration to every ProLiant workload without breaking the bank.
Three new models simplify simple storage:
HPE MSA Storage, which has been a prominent entry point solution for HPE ProLiant servers for over a decade, now features three new Gen6 models that provide simple, high-performance, flash-ready storage for SMBs:
HPE MSA 1060: Intended for users with fixed capacity and performance requirements who support smaller IT workloads.
HPE MSA 2060: Allows you to increase performance and capacity to handle the most demanding IT applications.
HPE MSA 2062: Includes an HPE MSA 2060 combined with two 1.92TB SSD drives and an Advanced Data Service license, providing the user with significant savings (up to 31% off list price) and the ability to begin using a high-performance inexpensive hybrid-flash storage solution on day one.
Regardless of the model, all MSA Gen6 arrays have a standard set of features that are appropriate for SMB customers looking to speed their transition to hybrid-flash SAN infrastructure. For starters, the new Gen6 architecture makes interacting with and using the array easier than ever.
The new HPE MSA Storage Management Utility (SMU v4) offers straightforward, step-by-step guided workflows that configure the array right out of the box, reducing typical errors and drastically improving the user experience, particularly for tasks that users do not perform daily. Guided workflows make these chores easier and almost eliminate the need for a reference handbook.
MSA Health Check
Want to know how well your system is working and ensure you haven’t overlooked anything in system configuration? MSA Health Check is a cloud-based software to check your system’s compliance with all known HPE best practices and delivers detailed next-step instructions to remedy any concerns in just a few simple actions.
Updated and automated features enhance efficiency
While these sixth-generation arrays include various new features and advancements, it is important to pay attention to three changes that work together to significantly improve performance in the new models.
- Improved Performance: The new Gen6 RAID controller architecture outperforms earlier Gen5 controllers by up to 50%. Reduced system latency allows for faster access to programs and data. It’s a significant performance gain that your users will perceive when using your applications.
- Tiering of Performance 2.0: The Gen6 models include a new “hands-free” Tiering 2.0 algorithm, which provides up to 45% more workload application acceleration than prior Gen4 and Gen 5 models. The increased Performance Tiering option helps to keep “hot” data on the fastest media (such as SSD Flash) by dynamically responding to I/O changes in real time, significantly speeding up access times and enhancing both system and user productivity.
- MSA Data Protection Plus (MSA-DP+): A new RAID-based data protection capability that improves on traditional RAID technology dramatically. If a drive fails, rebuild speed is up to 25X faster than RAID 6, allowing the disc to be repaired in almost no time. This innovative function can eliminate the requirement for idle drive spares and greatly simplify extending or growing the capacity of your array. MSA arrays employing MSA-DP+ now provide more granular capacity expansion, allowing the addition of a single drive or entire expansion shelves to an existing setup.
Over a Decade of Engineering Advancement
HPE MSA has a proven track record spanning well over a decade, with engineering and technological advances that continue to simplify, accelerate, and improve the reliability of inexpensive SAN storage. MSA Gen6 builds on that same high-quality, dependable product tradition.
HPE MSA Gen6 arrays are an excellent choice if you are purchasing a new data storage solution, your data storage infrastructure has become too difficult to maintain, or your old hardware needs a refresh. HPE MSA Storage has always been a straightforward, low-cost storage solution. The new Gen6 models push the boundaries of entry-level storage by adapting to today’s workloads, automating and simplifying IT operations, and securing corporate data wherever.
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