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The opportunities for LTO tape in the era of Cloud and Big Data

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


The LTO tape market reached two significant milestones this month. LTO-6 tape media pricing fell below one cent per gigabyte and total worldwide tape storage media capacity shipped reached record levels. Let’s take a closer look at the key business drivers, use cases and technology innovations that are driving the $2 billion LTO tape market—and learn more about the collaborative steps the industry continues to take to ensure LTO’s on-going market success.


Labels: BURA Sunday| LTO| tape

SmallBizWindows names HP RDX “Absolute Best”

By Paula Dallabetta, HP RDX product manager




A few weeks ago, we launched our HP RDX walk-through video with you when I discussed 10 reasons HP RDX is perfect for data backup in imperfect environments. Today, I return with even more good (award-winning) news about HP RDX when it comes to Microsoft technology.

Labels: backup| RDX

Guess who is running the center of Microsoft’s universe?

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing




Replacing an end-of-life storage solution with HP 3PAR StoreServ opens new opportunities for Microsoft Visual Studio Division

Ever scared of data loss and impeded schedules in your IT department as a result of unreliable, prone-to-failure storage? Do you lose sleep over the IT challenges in bringing reliability to the very heart of your company’s developers? Usher in a new storage era with HP 3PAR StoreServ to save money in uptime and increased productivity. This 3PAR Thursday, learn how one customer achieved this—and now sleeps better at night.

Putting Real Thought Behind Buying Your Next Enterprise-Class Flash Storage Solution




Seems as though almost every customer is evaluating flash storage. Clearly, flash storage has arrived and is shaking up the IT department. Tech managers everywhere are running to jump on board this fast-moving express train. And for good reason. Market researcher Gartner predicts that dedicated solid-state arrays will replace 20 percent of the market for traditional high-end storage arrays by 2019 .* But when it comes to shopping for flash storage, you need to understand the nuances around key issues.


Well, just about everything you wanted to know but didn’t know to ask about flash storage can be found in this latest buyer’s guide, “Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution: A Guide for the Savvy Tech Buyer.” The guide starts with the basics, such as affordability, and discusses other important topics like resiliency and scale. For example, did you know that Flash cost now competes with spinning disk arrays coming in at around $2 GB or lower. (That’s super affordable, even cheap!) But buyers need to be aware that not all flash is the same. Just because it’s low cost doesn’t mean you should buy it.  Head over to the blog to read the whole article or download buyers' guide.

Labels: all flash

Oh no, not another hyper-converged history lesson!

By Janet Runberg, SDS Sales Enablement Manager, HP Storage


HC_1.JPGIf you're anything like me, you have about 3 minutes per week that you can dedicate to learning the history of… well, anything. Make that 2 minutes. So I'll keep this short. 


Our customers have been wondering, what is a hyper-converged system and how did it evolve out of traditional servers and storage? Let me explain...

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