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Protect your SQL Server database against disasters with HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing



Count on no compromise when it comes to deploying your mission-critical SQL Server database on HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash. Imagine being able to process all the orders flooding into your order-entry database in a flash – while making sure that your mission-critical database is always-on despite an outage, an earthquake or a tornado! Try connecting your Microsoft SQL Server database to HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash storage and watch how the high performance and resiliency demands of your database can be easily met. Read on to learn more this 3PAR Thursday.

Bigger means fewer? No one told the tape storage business.

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


If tapes were dominoes, how many would you need to set up and topple in order to represent just four weeks of the HP tape business?!


This video represents about one month's worth of shipments for HP's European region (where the company has a leading 40% market share). As such, our tape dominoes are about 45% of HP's worldwide output and 15% of the global market as a whole. Although you're going to see many tapes fall in the next few minutes, I'm confident that the industry as a whole is standing firm and tall. While LTO-5 and LTO-6 units continue to outperform previous years, we are only months away from the release of LTO-7, which will undoubtedly bring fresh opportunities for growth.


How many LTO tapes? Take a guess and get back to me.

If anyone would like to hazard a guess as to the exact number of LTO tapes in the video or the combined capacity of those cartridges, there is a small prize of a souvenir set of photographs from our recent Cape 2 Cape project awaiting the nearest correct answer.


Please send your entries to before Friday 6th March!

Webinar: HP and CommVault collaborate for better data protection and information management

By Srikanth Venkataseshu, Senior Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery and Archive Solutions, HP Storage


It’s no wonder data management, protection and compliance appear on almost every CIO’s top agenda year after year. HP and CommVault have been collaborating on data management and protection solutions to solve some of the complex problems every organization is facing. The joint solutions have been engineered to integrate primary storage, secondary and archive tiers to rethink how data is managed and protected.



Join us March 4 for a HP and CommVault solutions-focused webinar

I would like to invite you to register for a webinar at 1:00 pm EST on March 4, 2015, to learn more about the business and technical benefits of our joint solutions. Today, I’m setting the stage for our webinar discussion.

Archiving with HP StoreAll Storage: An answer to rampant unstructured data growth

By Stephen Bacon, Senior Manager, File and Object Storage Product Management and Marketing, HP Storage


Row_1_StoreAll_Fam_High_Density_28220x160_29_tcm245_1726402_tcm245_1611928_tcm245-1726402.jpgA frequently cited challenge by large organizations is the rampant growth of unstructured data. In the past, a common response has been to simply throw more primary storage at the problem. However, that’s usually a temporary bandage at best and wholly ineffectual at worst.

Why archiving instead
Archiving is an alternative response (and one that I strongly recommend for every large organization). Archiving enables you to get your arms around rampant unstructured data growth. However, it does much more than just that. It can enable you to increase overall data center economics and efficiency by offloading primary storage and easing pressure on your backup windows. It can also improve your data governance and risk management. Having the right archiving target is key to how much benefit you will realize. I believe that general purpose storage is the wrong target for storing archive data within a large organization. Instead, I believe that purpose-built archive storage is the right target. That is where HP StoreAll Storage comes in. Here's how and why - including the details on new enhancements.

Don’t get duped with a dedupe-ratios-only approach to capacity efficiency

By Priyadarshi (Pd), Product Line Manager, HP 3PAR Storage   @Priyadarshi_Pd




 Be aware of the storage overheads when looking at dedupe

Dedupe ratios are well and good. However don’t forget that dedupe is a means to an end, not an end in itself. The final goal is “storage efficiency.” And storage efficiency is not just about dedupe. If an architecture is inherently inefficient, a higher dedupe ratio might not help much. Let me dig into the topic of dedupe ratios and storage savings a bit more.



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