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The time is right for 16Gb with StoreFabric and 3PAR all-flash

Merry Christmas everyone!  It's still Thursday in Boise and so I'm not too late for a 3PARthursday blog post.  I had told the team that normally does our Thursday 3PAR posts that I'd give them Christmas off and do the post. However, I kind of forgot to get it done until now, late on Christmas night. I'll keep the post short and let the ChalkTalk I have for you do the talking!


One of the news bits you may have missed in the flurry of news at HP Discover at the beginning of the month was that HP 3PAR StoreServ now has native support for 16Gb Fibre Channel.  I think 16Gb FC is most interesting for all-flash. And with our HP StoreFabric Gen 5 B-series of storage networking, I think the time to consider upgrading legacy SANs to 16Gb. 


I said I'd keep this short and I will so here's the ChalkTalk I have talkig about StoreFabric B-series Gen 5 for all-flash. 

Deploy HP StoreOnce VSA from VMware vCenter demo

One of my favorite types of videos to do is a demo video.  I still love the ChalkTalks and ShortTakes but demos are great because they really show how something works.  

Today I want to share with you a demo I have.  HP OneView for VMware vCenter (OV4VC for short) integrates the manageability features of HP OneView, HP ProLiant, HP BladeSystem, HP Virtual Connect and HP Storage into the VMware vCenter Server console. By integrating HP Converged Infrastructure management features directly into VMware vCenter Server, administrators get insight and control of their HP infrastructure supporting their virtualized infrastructure  - reducing the time it takes to make important change decisions, manage planned and unplanned downtime and do lifecycle management.


In OV4VC v 7.5, which was just released late last week, we have introduced the ability to deploy HP StoreOnce VSA from a vCenter console.  With a few simple clicks, you can tranform existing server capacity into HP Software-Defined Storage for data protection. The process to do it is very simple and similar to deploying StoreVirtual VSA with vCenter (see the blog post with a demo I did of that a few months ago).

One good way to relax during the holidays: Symantec NetBackup OST Enhancements for HP StoreOnce

By Anirudh S Srinivasan, Worldwide Product Manager, HP Storage


happy_holidays-300x200.pngAnother year comes to a close and the holiday season begins. It is time to go on vacations, sit back, relax and spend time with family and friends. But can you really be sure that your business-critical data is protected and safe? Will all your backups be completed on time? Can you recover your data in case of a disaster while you are on vacation? 


We at HP are in the business of ensuring you have complete peace of mind when it comes to protecting your data, which is why HP, a leader in Deduplication Backup Target Appliances, is partnering with Symantec, a leader in Enterprise Backup/Recovery software to modernize data protection through our HP AllianceOne Data Agile Partner Program.  We’ve had a very busy year on this front. Before we head into 2015, I want to focus on the significant progress we’ve made in tightening the integration of HP StoreOnce Backup and Symantec NetBackup via the HP StoreOnce Open Storage Technology (OST) plug-in. Happy Holidays to all from the BURA Sunday storage bloggers!

Demo of new HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console

Yesterday Ivan Iannaccone had a really good post talking about our new 3PAR next-generation management platform, 3PAR StoreServ Management Console or SSMC. His post had a lot of detail and sceenshots that I think gave a great view into SSMC. But if a picture is worth a thousand words then a demo video must be worth a million. 


So today I have a demo video of SSMC.  In the video I show a lot of the things Ivan talked about in his post but for me, this demo of SSMC made if real and understandable. I'll embed the video here but I do suggest watching it on YouTube, change it to HD and watch it full screen. So check it out!

Labels: 3PAR| demo| SMMC

A new way to manage your storage infrastructure: HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console

By Ivan Iannaccone, HP 3PAR StoreServ Product Management  @IvanIannaccone


This year has been pretty amazing! HP 3PAR OS 3.1.3 and HP 3PAR OS 3.2.1 have brought you a lot a new features plus increased resiliency. However there was something missing…a new way to manage your storage infrastructure. Missing no more! With the introduction of our next-gen management console: HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console, also known as SSMC. Better yet, it’s free of charge for all our HP 3PAR StoreServ customers.

RMC1J.jpg                                   HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) dashboard view

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