Press Release: October 25, 2011

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge Selects HP for Business Continuity

HP Converged Infrastructure manages and protects critical data

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today 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 solution.

HP StoreOnce Backup Systems eliminate duplicate data, providing up to 20 times more disk space savings for efficient data protection,(1) and offering a cost-effective way to control IPN’s unrelenting data growth.

With 67 percent faster deployment(2) and 95 percent less capacity required,(3) 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 continuity.

“Idemitsu 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.”

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. Automated data archival by an HP MSL LTO Ultrium tape library significantly reduces manual intervention, lowering costs and enabling IPN’s IT staff to focus on innovation rather than maintenance tasks.

“To 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. “HP StoreOnce is dramatically reducing Idemitsu’s data recovery and system management time, while meeting the company’s future capacity requirements.”

HP Converged Infrastructure is a key component of an Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with everything they need, instantly.

HP’s premier client event, HP DISCOVER, takes place Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 in Vienna, Austria. The event showcases how organizations can get started on their Instant-On Enterprise journeys.

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(1) Based on documented experiences and business results in client deployments.

(2) “HP D2D Test Validation Report,” Evaluator Group, September 2010.

(3) Based on 20:1 deduplication.

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