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Speech recognition software vendor flashes forward with HP 3PAR StoreServ

By Beth Joseph, 3PAR StoreServ Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage


Nuance.jpgWe recently sat down with Frederic Van Haren, senior director of HPC labs at Nuance Communications to talk data growth and 3PAR StoreServ. Nuance Communications is known for its speech recognition products, especially text to speech products. Think the voice in your GPS.


Data is key at Nuance Communications. In order to compete, Nuance Communications collects actual speech data on which their researchers build new features and new products. Performance, scalability and cost are key ingredients for its storage solution.


Creating a self-managing, self-healing tape archive

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




Tape has always delivered proven benefits when it comes to long-term data retention. But, how can you verify the quality of your archived tape data over time? And, how can you feel confident that the data stored in an infrequently or never accessed tape archive will be available and retrievable when needed?


A new solution from HP and QStar delivers a self-managing and self-healing archive that enables the integrity and accessibility of business-critical data stored on tape media throughout its lifecycle. Let’s find out more.

Seven Questions for HP’s Craig Nunes on Gartner’s ‘Just-Released’ Magic Quadrant on Storage

Craig Nunes 006v2.jpgCraig Nunes is the VP of Marketing in HP Storage - I wanted to do a podcast with him but with both of our crazy schedules getting ready for HP Discover, we couldn't find the time. But I did get Craig to answer seven questions about the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays*. If you're not sure what that is and its significance, read on.


Q:  For those who are not familiar with the MQ can you give us the 101 from your perspective?
A:  First of all, who doesn’t love a 2x2 matrix, right? And the Gartner MQ is one of the most famous in the IT industry. It’s a long standing measure that many vendors, industry watchers, and customers alike use to compare vendor and technology maturity and comparisons. It measures both “completeness of vision” as well as “ability to execute” in market. Completeness of Vision has a lot to with product strategy and innovation, a robust means to attract and serve customers, and a healthy long-term business model.  Ability to Execute revolves primarily around the availability of hot new products, the company’s ability actually gain new customers and deliver a great experience. This particular MQ has a little something in it for everyone--high-end and midrange storage as well as block and unified storage and ‘converged’ them in response to buyer behavior and trends in the storage industry.

Labels: 3PAR| StoreServ

HP StoreOnce 6500 ranked the Best-in-Class by DCIG

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage



We are pleased to announce that industry analyst firm DCIG just rated StoreOnce 6500 as Best-In-Class in its 2014-15 Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide. This is an outstanding testament to the growing recognition that HP StoreOnce Backup is one of the best solutions to choose for protecting your data.


We strongly believe in the technology we have built over the years. This recognition from DCIG further validates our approach in delivering solutions aimed at solving all your data protection challenges.


Stay connected with HP Storage at Discover

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With HP Discover in Barcelona fast approaching, I wanted to let you know how you can get the most out of the storage happenings there. There's a PDF eAgenda for storage happenings and I highly recommend you download it.




Let me start with the "Big 3".


The Big 3

What are these?  The HP Storage track keynote, Innovation Theater session, and the product unveiling in the Discover Zone.  Here's a bit on each:

  • HP Storage keynote: Approach your storage like a visionary: Why customers are moving to HP Converged Storage [TK5983]. This will be 2 December (Tuesday) at 16:30 - 17:30 CEST and will be hosted by David Scott, SVP and GM of HP Storage.
  • Innovation Theatre: The Object Store of your Desire – HP Labs journey to next-gen cloud storage [IT6647]. 2 December (Tuesday) at 12:15 - 12:35 CEST.  Milan Shetti, CTO of HP Storage will present.
  • New Product Unveiling: 2 December (Tuesday) at 19:00 CEST, Discover Zone Converged Infrastructure Pavilion, Storage area.  Pick up a ticket at the Innovation Theater, grab a sticker at the Storage Keynote and drop it off at the Unveiling Ceremony where the winner of an HP Roar Wireless Speaker will be revealed!

Tuesday is going to be a very busy day!


Get more suggestions of sessions and download the eAgenda from the full blog post.

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