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What is Tape as NAS or tNAS

I attended the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) a couple of weeks ago. We had a couple of blog posts about the event leading up to and and now that I'm back, I have a few videos that I'll be sharing. Today I have a video of a discussion I had with long time tape storage expert Mark Fleischhauer around Tape as NAS (tNAS).


In the video, Mark defines tNAS, discusses how it can fit into an existing workflow, and talks about a customer using it today. This post will be short because the video does all the talking.  So here it is.


Mark has written three blog posts about tNAS where you can dig deeper and learn more. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments. And if you want to learn more, visit

Let's talk Hyper-Converged

Earlier this week, I was able to get Mark Peters to join me on a webcast. Mark is a Senior Analyst and Practice Manager at ESG. Joining us was Rob Strechay. Rob is the director of product management and marketing for Software-defined Storage, Hyper-converged, and Manageability.


As you can tell from the title of this post, the focus of the webcast was Hyper-converged. In the webcast, Mark shares recent research ESG has done.

Here's a few of the topics we discussed:

  • Adoption of hyper-converged infrastructure and software-defined storage (SDS)
  • What are the differences between hyper-converged and SDS and how are they related
  • What are the benefits that are driving hyper-converged
  • Challenges to implementing hyper-converged
  • How HP is addressing hyper-converged and SDS
  • HP has two hyper-converged solutions - one based on VMware EVO:RAIL and the other that uses StoreVirtual VSA - why are there two solutions


3 big reasons why HP 3PAR StoreServ is an ideal platform for VMware vSphere

By Eric Siebert, Solutions Manager, HP Storage   @ericsiebert




HP 3PAR StoreServ provides an ideal platform for VMware vSphere for many reasons. This 3PAR Thursday, I want to give you some details on what those are—so you can better understand why vSphere and 3PAR StoreServ are a winning combination.


Let’s get started with plenty to say on reason #1: architecture.

New market share reports confirm HP’s leadership in tape

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





New market share numbers from analysts IDC and SCCG confirm that HP continues to lead in worldwide open systems tape drive, tape automation (1-100 slots) and tape media markets.


Let’s take a look at why market share matters in tape, highlight some key market trends and spotlight where and why we continue to win.

Labels: StoreEver| tape

Storage built for cloud service providers

Derek Howard, Worldwide Service Provider Marketing Manager, HP Enterprise Group  @DerekBHoward


In my first post on Around the Storage Block, I talked about revenue opportunities in cloud backup. Today, I’m expanding our discussion with more insight on the challenges and the storage needs of service providers.


When I talk with cloud service providers who are delivering XaaS, we spend a lot of the discussion on their top-of-mind challenges. A few that repeatedly come up are balancing the ability to support service level agreements (SLAs),delivering high availability while being able to quickly adapt to customers’ changing needs and keeping infrastructure costs low—all while looking for ways to expand their customer base and differentiate from the growing number of competitors in this space.


That’s a lot to think about. And HP has ONE solution that can address all of these: HP 3PAR. Read on to learn more.

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