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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.

Labels: Discover 2014

The power of Command Line Interface (CLI) on HP 3PAR

By Ivan Iannaccone, 3PAR StoreServ Product Management



GUIs are amazing and beautiful, but let’s face it there is nothing geekier than using the command line and nothing more effective than building scripts to automate a repetitive task.


HP 3PAR StoreServ offers an extremely powerful and simple Command Line Interface (CLI) with open administration support provided via SNMP, Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), Web Service API and OpenStack Cinder. It’s time to get our true geek on this 3PAR Thursday!



HP MSA gets exciting new virtualization features

Today the MSA family, our entry-level storage system, is getting some exciting virtualization updates. The big story here is the MSA update includes data tiering, thin provision, SSD Read Cache, wide striping, more efficient snapshots, and a new web-based user interface. 


I have an updated MSA family ChalkTalk that gives an overview of the family. There are two members of the MSA family:

  • MSA1040 - budget optimize, exapandable dual-controller system. The new virtualization features are optional upgrades.
  • MSA2040 - performance optimized and with support for SSDs. The virutalization features are standard.

Here's the ChalkTalk

Labels: chalktalk| MSA

Customers Share Their Secrets: San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

I have one last customer video I've been holding out on that I did at Nth Symposium.  I want to share one today.  This is a great story - the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has multiple video cameras on 600 buses, 120 trolleys and many stations with multiple cameras all collecting video.  When their storage system, from another storage vendor, had a "catastrophic melt down" and data loss, CTO Stevan White turned to Nth Generation and HP for help. 


San Diego MTS implemented HP 3PAR StoreServ and in Stevan's words, "We went from freaked out to very comfortable with our storage".  I really enjoyed talking to Stevan and think you'll like this video.


Check out the rest of my Customers Share Their Secret videos on ATSB and if you want to learn more about HP 3PAR StoreServ, check out the product page that has a lot of useful information at


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