The HP StorageWorks SB40c storage blade server is designed to deliver additional storage options to blade computing environments. These HP storage blade servers support the full line of HP C-Class blade enclosures. With the capacity to support up to 6 x SAS or SATA SFF universal hot-plug drives, you can choose from 72GB to 600GB SAS drives runnning at speeds from 7.2K up to 15K RPM. In addition, for cost-effective high-capacity requirements, the SB40c supports 120GB-500GB SATA drives, running at slower speeds from 5.4K to 7.2K RPM.
The SB40c StorageWorks blade supports RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5 and RAID 6 with Advanced Data Guarding and P4000 VSA (Virtual SAN Applicance) technology can be utilized to turn it into an iSCSI SAN which can be used by all servers in the enclosure and any in the network as well.
Operating systems supported include Microsoft Windows Server 2003 & 2008, HP-UX, OpenVMS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, VMware and Solaris.