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Part 2: Updates to the X1000 and X3000 Network Storage families

CartoonCalvin100X100.JPG By Calvin Zito, aka @HPStorageGuy

Yesterday my article was a vblog giving an overview of the X1000 and X3000 Network Storage System that are getting updates.  Today, I continue on this theme with another vblog.  In this one, Jim Hankins gives me a demo of the X1000/X3000 user interface and talks about some pretty cool features in Microsoft Storage Server 2008 R2.  The two features Jim talks about are Branch Cache and File Classification Infrastructure.  While I haven't seen these two features in action, they are what I'd call enterprise class capabilities that will bring a lot of value to the X1000 and X3000.


Here's the video that is well worth a look:


 (Editor's note: updated URLs on 16 November)

Fonly | ‎12-10-2010 05:47 PM

Any ideas of the performance difference between an x1600 g2 with MDL SAS and a DL370 G6 with SATA for file serving IOPS ? I know WSS is "tuned" for file serving but cannot find any hard numbers. Any idea where I can find some ?

| ‎12-13-2010 10:41 PM

@Fonly,  When I was in Ft. Collins to get this video, the team told me they were working on performance testing for the X1000/X3000.  They were VERY happy with the initial results they had seen (in some cases, more than 2X).  I'll see where they are with publishing that data but I'm pretty sure they don't have anything to compare with DL370 G6 w/ SATA.   As soon as we have that data, I'll provide an update.  Thanks!

fonly | ‎01-05-2011 04:08 AM

Still no metrics on a comparison between standard servers and WSS on HP, it would really help your marketing case. Management who approves purchases cannot argue with #. Help us sell your stuff for you. In any case, I was hoping my X1600 would be easy to deploy. Ease of deployment is of course one of the nice things about WSS. Alas its not the case. My new X1600 G2 box is sitting in my server room confused with the ambient temp and has all of its fans running full blast so much so its too loud 40 feet away with the server room door closed. My DL370 is purring in comparison. 8 hrs into a support case and still no resolution. Bummed in Boulder.

| ‎01-05-2011 06:25 PM

@fonly - I'm sorry to hear about the challenges you're having.  Send me an email with your HP Support Case ID.  I've also talked with the product manager - he's just up the road from you in Ft. Collins - and he's happy to engage resources there to help.  You can find my email address on my Twitter homepage: or use with Calvin Zito as the blanks to fill in.

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