Demartek Evaluates HP Blade Server and HP MSA 16GFC Storage

GOLDEN, CO--(Marketwired - Mar 10, 2014) - Demartek, an independent computer industry analyst firm with its own computer test lab, today announces that it has evaluated an end-to-end 16 Gb Fibre Channel solution with the HP BladeSystem c7000 and HP MSA 2040 storage system.

"Enterprises are often finding themselves constrained by the available bandwidth between the servers and storage, or they foresee a constraint as they observe their growing data consumption patterns," said Dennis Martin, Demartek President. "We deployed an end-to-end 16 Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) server and storage system using HP BladeSystem and HP MSA storage and compared its performance to an 8 Gb Fibre Channel infrastructure. For highly virtualized environments and data intensive database applications, 8 Gb Fibre Channel infrastructure can saturate and become an I/O bottleneck."

This Demartek evaluation is available at: on the Demartek web site.

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Demartek is a computer industry analyst organization with its own ISO 17025 accredited computer test lab. Demartek provides real-world, hands-on research & analysis by focusing on industry analysis and lab validation testing of server, network, storage and security technologies, for the small and medium business (SMB) environment and the large enterprise. Information about Demartek services is available at: on the Demartek website.

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Dennis Martin