With this announcement, HP will be the first company to announce an end-to-end 6Gb/s SAS infrastructure including 6Gb/s SAS drives, RAID controllers, HP ProLiant G6 servers and HP StorageWorks D2000 Family of 6Gb SAS Disk Enclosures (available in Q4 2009).

This latest innovative solution doubles the system bandwidth of traditional SAS systems from 3Gb/s to 6Gb/s.

HP 500GB 6G SAS 7.2K 2.5in SFF DP Midline Hard Drive
With this 6Gb/s SAS high-capacity (bulk storage) Midline drive, customers now have a Midline drive for their small form factor (2.5in) storage environment for a much lower price per GB than Enterprise drives. The newest SAS Midline drive comes with the next generation 6Gb/s SAS interface for improved system throughput.

Also, the latest firmware upgrades provide support for Smart Array P410, P411, P212, SAS Expander Card, and G6 server backplanes giving HP an end-to-end 6Gb/s SAS solution. 

HP 160GB and 500GB 3G SATA 7.2K 2.5in MDL HDD
HP SATA Midline drives are designed with economical reliability and performance for external storage, backups, and archival applications. These high capacity drives provide the lowest $/GB to our customers.

Also, the latest firmware upgrades provide 3Gb/s SATA support for Smart Array P410, P411, P212, SAS Expander Card, and G6 server backplanes. 

HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server
With this announcement, the DL350 G6 Server now comes bundled with HP Insight Control Environment (ICE) software which provides essential infrastructure management that speeds server deployment, proactively manages health, optimizes power management, and offers control from anywhere.

HP ProLiant DL370 G6 Server
With this announcement, the DL370 G6 Server now comes bundled with HP Insight Control Environment (ICE) software which provides essential infrastructure management that speeds server deployment, proactively manages health, optimizes power management, and offers control from anywhere. In addition, a new optional PCI-X Riser Kit provides additional PCI-X expansion slots.

HP ProLiant ML310 G5p Server
Increases the choice of processors available with the addition of the Intel® Xeon? E3110 Dual Core processor.

HP ProLiant SL6000 Scalable System
Now offers more choice with the ability to build-to-order for the HP ProLiant SL160z G6, SL170z G6, and SL2x170z G6 Servers.

VMware vSphere 4
SMB customers will achieve higher availability when moving from the Essentials version to Essentials Plus of VMware vSphere. Enterprise customers upgrading from Standard version will be enabled to manage production infrastructure and mission-critical applications. In addition, a new version of Lab manager 4.0 for vSphere provides additional lab automation.

HP Citrix Essentials for XenServer
XenServer from HP now includes XenServer Free Version (integrated with HP ProLiant Virtual Console 90-days trial and HP Management Agents) and ProLiant Virtual Console full License.

Additional editions for HP Essentials for XenServer include HP Enterprise Edition and HP Platinum Edition. New upgrades from PVC to Enterprise and Platinum Edition and from Enterprise to Platinum Edition are also available.