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Keeping those good vibrations going: 2 real-world conversations on flash storage

By Melissa Saegert Elicker, HP Storage editor   @HPStorage

 

BBalbumJ.jpgLast week I saw the film Love and Mercy, an interesting biopic that focuses on The Beach Boys and, in particular, Brian Wilson. (Oh to be as cool as California in the 1960s.) Anyway, ever since, I’ve had Beach Boys tunes floating around in my head, especially Good Vibrations. You know...”gotta keep those good vibrations a happening...” And that’s exactly what we want to do with all the good news and conversations that came out of HP Discover in Las Vegas earlier this summer. In that spirit, I'm sharing two great videos from theCUBE that you don’t want to miss.

Protect your Oracle database backup with HP StoreOnce System and StoreOnce Catalyst

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage   @ashwinkshetty

 

In the last few BURA Sunday posts, two of my colleagues, Ian and Srikanth, have covered how HP StoreOnce can help you protect you SQL and SAP HANA database backup. This week, I’m extending this conversation to give a high-level overview on why StoreOnce solutions can give your Oracle DBAs exactly what they need for database backups.

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How can HP 3PAR 7450c reduce your Oracle latencies by as much as 21%?

By Hasmig Samurkashian, HP Storage Solutions Marketing

 

Oracle database environments demand the highest levels of performance and availability. HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash Storage is an ideal fit for Oracle DB environments, not only for its high IOPS and low latency but also for its robust HA and DR capabilities.

 

DemartekJ.jpgNow a new report from Demartek shows 16Gb FC SAN reduces latency for Oracle 21% and 3PAR Express Writes reduces latency 10%. Read on for more performance details.

 

Small video cameras are everywhere. So are big storage cost and data protection challenges.

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

 

Body Camera.jpgAs video cameras become smaller and more robust, they are starting to show up almost everywhere in daily life: for leisure, business and emergency service use. The footage captured by “dash cams” during police activities has proven to be a valuable asset, so much so that many police officers are starting to wear body cams for the same reasons. All these cameras create a substantial amount of data that forces the need to manage, maintain and protect as this data may be recalled as evidence. It needs to be “tamper proof” to protect the integrity of the content. With the new tape-as-NAS solution combined with LTO WORM, we now have a solution that can provide economical storage and integrity protection.

Build your own virtual storage array with HP StoreVirtual VSA

3node VSA.pngThose of you who have been following my Software-Defined Storage Blueprint blog posts know that creating virtual storage from available capacity on your servers is not rocket science – in fact, there’s no special training required. An IT generalist can install HP StoreVirtual VSA on an x86 server and start using it within minutes. If you’re ready to take it to the next step and pool the capacity from several servers into a shared storage array, read on.


Physical systems of any kind have clear limitations in capacity and adaptability. In slow-growing, predictable IT environments with plenty of room to spread out, they’re still the go-to solution. The rest of us, who deal with limited data center space and fluctuating workloads, are turning to virtualization for help. Server virtualization (the creation of virtual machines rather than physical servers, allowing multiple operating systems and applications to run on a single physical host) has caught on everywhere. Yet in spite of the widespread implementation of server virtual machines, storage often remains siloed in physical devices that can be difficult to deploy, manage and scale.

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