Idemitsu Petroleum Norge selects HP for business continuity

HP announced
that Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (IPN) has added HP storage solutions to its
Converged Infrastructure to manage and protect its data for uninterrupted
business continuity.

Part of the
Idemitsu Group, one of Japan’s largest energy corporations, IPN’s main
activities are the exploration, development and production of oil and natural
gas in Norway. To support its growing business, IPN has standardized on an HP
Converged Infrastructure utilizing HP BladeSystem and HP ProLiant servers,
storage and networking switches.

The addition
of HP StoreOnce Backup Systems with data deduplication software developed by HP
Labs, the company’s central research arm, will enable IPN to efficiently manage
and protect its ever-increasing volume of data with a comprehensive storage

HP StoreOnce
Backup Systems eliminate duplicate data, providing up to 20 times more disk
space savings for efficient data protection, and offering a cost-effective way
to control IPN’s unrelenting data growth.

With 67
percent faster deployment and 95 percent less capacity required, HP StoreOnce
enables IPN to more cost-effectively back up all its production data to disk.
At the same time, it simplifies operational procedures and centralizes control
of IPN’s information assets to safeguard critical data and ensure business

was in need of a simple, cost-effective disk backup solution capable of
handling protection for more than 30 terabytes of production data and a 100
percent annual growth rate,” said Mats Bergersen, IT systems administrator,
Idemitsu Petroleum Norge.

“With a
backup speed of more than 3 terabytes per hour and up to 1 petabyte of data
capacity, the HP StoreOnce D2D4324 met all of our storage needs without
increasing our data center footprint,” Bergersen added.

As part of
IPN’s complete data storage solution, an HP EVA 8400 virtual storage array
supports IPN’s most critical applications and bulk storage needs. The HP EVA
8400 enables IPN to dynamically build a complete virtualized IT environment and
seamlessly add storage and server capacity to meet fluctuating demands.

accommodate growing data and IT budget concerns, companies need an affordable
data backup solution that doesn’t compromise on scalability, functionality or
performance,” said Chris Johnson, vice president, Enterprise Storage Europe,
the Middle East and Africa, HP.

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