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It's time for data protection designed with flash storage in mind

By Simon Watkins, WW Product Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery & Archive (BURA), HP Storage


Now sign_ATSB_Stock_000005304585_Large_28August_sized.jpgFlash is taking the world by storm, as more customers embrace flash arrays to accelerate more applications across their data centers. The speed and affordability benefits of flash optimized arrays such as 3PAR StoreServ are clear.


But what does flash going mainstream mean for application availability and data protection? Let’s take a closer look at how the industry’s only flash-integrated data protection solution is helping you rethink data protection in the world of flash.

Considerations for your transition to hyper-convergence

By Kate Davis, WW Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage   @KateAtHP


transformation_ATSB_iStock_000002961075_Medium_28August_sized.jpgTransformation. Change. Adoption. Growth.  All are the new constant. It’s what we are surrounded with as our environment and culture increasingly changes and can’t be overlooked.


It used to be easy. Purchase new servers or storage, use them until they die or are unsupported then repurchase or replace. But that’s way past being an option. Technology and capabilities change dramatically many times before your service contract runs out. How are you supposed to keep up?

HP CTO Shares a Major ISP’s Flash Storage Journey to HP 3PAR

One of the advantages of my job is that I get the inside scoop on different topics from our executives. After I sat down with SVP and GM of HP’s Storage Division, Manish Goel, to talk about recent industry news including Cisco’s discontinuation of Whiptail, I talked to HP’s Storage CTO, Milan Shetti, to learn what he knew about a top U.S. ISP’s journey to their ideal all-flash solution.


One comment before the Q&A. This is a cautionary tale that as you investigate all-flash vendors, you have to be careful. Whiptail seemed to be full of promise with smart people at Cisco who thought it was solid technology. To minimize this risk, there is no doubt in my mind that HP 3PAR StoreServ all-flash is the only solution out there that is a proven storage platform. And the success we've had with all-flash in the last 18 months is proof.


So with that, here's what Milan and I discussed...


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Labels: 3PAR| all flash

Cracking the flash storage code

By Matt Morrissey, 3PAR Product Marketing Manager


CodeSmallerJ.jpgHow new HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 Storage series cracks the code on affordability, performance, resiliency and simplicity

Yesterday, Calvin gave a great overview of all the new HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage goodies we just announced.


For this 3PAR Thursday, I’m back to dig a little bit deeper into the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 series, our next-gen, flash-optimized, quad-node midrange lineup—and worthy successor to our very own rocket ship, the 7000 series. It’s ideal if you’re looking to transform your environments to all-flash, but it isn’t just an all-flash array. More on that in a bit. First, I thought I’d start with a personal story to illustrate a key point in today’s 3PAR story...

The HP 3PAR StoreServ (Good) News Just Keeps Coming!

lightbulb_3PAR_ATSB_39616434_25August_sized.jpgBack at HP Discover, we announced the new high-end member of the HP 3PAR StoreServ family - the 20000 series.  If you were paying attention and had your scorecard out, you probably noticed it included the next generation 3PAR ASIC.  I really expected someone on ATSB to ask, "When will you have a mid-range replacement for the 7000 series?"  That question didn't get asked but I can answer it today!


Say Hello to the HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000

The follow-on to the 20000 series is the 8000 family. There are several models in the family:

  • 8200 is the 2-node replacing the 7200
  • 8400 is (you guessed) the 4-node (you can order two and expand later) replacing the 7400
  • 8440 is the converged flash - giving you all-flash performance in a hybrid solution and is replacing the 7440
  • The 8450 is the all-flash array replacing the 7450
  • We've also announced the 20450.  This is an all-flash 4-node version of the 20850. 
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