HP SureStore E Disk Arrays
provide high capacity and high speed mass storage with continuous
data availability, ease of service, scalability and connectivity.
They are designed to handle very large databases as well as data warehousing
and data mining applications since they have a huge data capacity,
often measured in terabytes. They are ideal for clustered configurations
of HP-UX servers.
These disk arrays have
no active single point of component failure. They utilize component
and function redundancy to provide full fault-tolerance for all microprocessors,
control storage, control and data busses, power supplies, and cooling
fans. Thus, they can sustain multiple component failures and still
continue to provide full access to stored data. However, a failure
of a key component can degrade disk array performance.