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Where is tape media headed?

By Andrew Dodd, WW Marketing Communications Manager, HP Storage Media

 

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We’re more than eighteen months into the life of LTO-6 Ultrium, the newest version of the most successful tape backup and archiving format in existence. More than 900,000 HP LTO-6 cartridges have been sold to date, to add to the 73 million HP Metal Particle Ultrium cartridges shipped to customers since the format was launched in 2000. For that reason, LTO-6 has already surpassed its predecessor, LTO-5, in terms of adoption rates. That said, now seems like a good moment, therefore, to look at these trends in more detail and consider what the future may hold for tape media.

 

If you liked your EVA, you’ll love HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage

The HP EVA was built in an era of predictable data growth and database application but as you transform your data centers, you require modern scale-out architectures more suited for today’s multi-tenant, mixed workload environments. Now it’s time to consider making the move to HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000. You’ll find some motivating details in my blog post and the accompanying ShortTake. Go to the full blog post to see more and to listen to the ShortTake.

 

What’s so great about StoreOnce federated deduplication?

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage

 

StoreOnce_308x220_tcm245_1534335_tcm245_1515474_tcm245-1534335.jpgIt has been more than two years since we announced federated deduplication.This technology addresses many of the shortcomings of other deduplication solutions—such as incompatible deduplication algorithms implemented in software and hardware, comparatively slower restore performance versus backup performance, and inefficient methods of scaling deduplication to meet ever expanding capacity requirements. All of these challenges result in increasing risk, additional costs, and significant management overheads for the user. So, let’s take a closer look at HP StoreOnce deduplication and the benefits it brings.

Summer interns at HP Storage in Boise

Lil_Fooj and 3PAR.jpgHP has a long tradition of hiring college interns over the summer and we have several working here this summer.  I did a podcast with a couple of them - two college students that I'm familiar with because one went to high school with my daughter and the other is the daughter of an HP employee that I have worked with.over the years.  

 

Go to the full blog post to listen to the podcast or download it here

 

HP is also doing a fun social media competition with five of the summer interns in the U.S, including @Lil_Fooj who is on the podcast. It's called the Twiterns.  Basically, it's based on which intern gets the most likes, re-tweets, etc. on their social media accounts.  You can see what the Twiterns are doing on Twitter. They have also been using Twitern as a hashtag so there's some interesting pictures there too.

 

A great place to learn more about internships and careers at HP is @HPCareers twitter account.  Follow them - I do!

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Why HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 is getting more attention than usual

By Ivan Iannaccone , HP 3PAR StoreServ Product Management

 

7450.jpgIn June at HP Discover, HP announced that we lowered the cost of all-flash array performance to less than $2 per usable gigabyte. This news has been very well received by customers and in the industry. Pure Storage followed up on this with a blog post that included a comparison table designed to demonstrate the perceived advantages of its array over the all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage system. We think this deserves a response.

 

We welcome the opportunity to talk more about how HP 3PAR architecture is flash-optimized and what that means, and agree with their assessment that the all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 is a competitive threat for Pure Storage. Now let’s take a closer look at some of the claims that Pure Storage is making and why we take issue with them.

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