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HP StoreOnce B6200 high availability podcast

Headshot 100X100.jpgBy Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy


The dust has settled from HP Discover, even though I still have a few things to post like Eric Siebert's session on using file or block-based storage with VMware and a chat that David Scott, SVP and GM of HP Storage, had with our bloggers there. 


One of the big announcements HP had at HP Discover was the new StoreOnce B6200.  I've had a few blog posts talking about the StoreOnce announcement and if you haven't checked them out, I'd highly encourage you to do that.  I think the advances we've made with the product over the last couple of years should make it a product on the top of anyone's enterprise-class disk-based backup solution list.


Today I have a podcast focusing on the high availability features built into the B6200, the most unique of which is Autonomic Failover.  As I understand it, the market leader EMC Data Domain does have a dual controller appliance but if a controller fails, the backup fails.  As you'll hear in the podcast, the B6200 can failover backup jobs to another node in the B6200.  Here's the podcast I did with product manager Steve Johnson talking about all the HA features. 



If you rather download this as a podcast now, just right-click here and save the MP3 file. You can subscribe to my podcast on iTunes - go to the iTunes store and search for "Around the Storage Block" or you can open this link and click on the "View in iTunes" button under my picture.  


One last personal note - just as I was finishing up this blog post, my 17 year old daughter came home and told me how cool the moon looked.  We grabbed a new Canon D3100 DSLR that we have and headed out to see if we could get a good picture of the moon.  We took probably 40 pictures, changing the ISO setting, trying aperture mode and shutter speed but finally got it right to get this cool picture of the moon. Obviously it has nothing to do with the blog post but my daughter and I were so happy to have figured out how to get a picture of the moon that I thought I'd share it with you too!  

Moon1 sm.jpg 

Ilok on ‎07-11-2012 03:59 AM - last edited on ‎07-11-2012 06:00 PM


Unquesionable! Really you are a genious. I like your post.thanks.

| ‎07-11-2012 06:02 PM

Thanks for the compliment IIok - not sure I'm a genius but appreciate the positive feedback.  BTW, sorry I had to remove your URL because it was spam.  Sure been getting a lot of SPAM URLs from your country over the last week.

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