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Built for flash

By J Maestre,
The World’s Strongest Technologist, HP Enterprise Solutions & Architectures Team  @3PARStrong

 

A common theme emerges from flash startups when discussing other, more established storage platforms:

 

               “Storage Vendor ‘ABC’ is a legacy storage array retro-fitted with flash but not built for it.”

 

Flash_Optimized_Logo_308x220_tcm245_1608576_tcm245_1618609_tcm245-1608576.jpgI agree. But that's because there's no such thing. There's no such thing as "built for flash" or "legacy storage retrofitted for flash." Be it startup or legacy vendor, it makes no difference. The only thing that matters is how the storage solution optimizes and protects I/O. Let me explain.

HP StoreEver MSL6480: the new gold standard in mid-range tape

By Simon Watkins, WW StoreEver Tape Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage

 

Magnify.jpgThe HP StoreEver MSL6480 mid-range tape library was introduced last year with the bold promise that it represented the next era of tape storage. Was this purely marketing hype? Definitely not, if the MSL6480’s rapid customer adoption and continued market share growth is anything to go by!  

 

MSL6480 is resonating with customers and partners across all major industries around the world as the new standard in mid-range tape. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why.

Labels: StoreEver| tape

HP Storage and Veeam integration demo

It's BURA Sunday and normally I have my team of experts doing these posts on Sunday but this week, they needed a break. The timing was perfect because I just finished editing a video demo that I did when I was at VeeamOn a few weeks ago. 

 

The demo shows the integration between HP Storage - StoreVirtual, 3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce, and StoreEver - to use snapshots for high availability, backup and archive.  Here's a summary of that:

  • Instant recovery from StoreVirtual and 3PAR of virtual machines, files and more
  • Backup to disk and offsite replication (for disaster recovery) to StoreOnce
  • Archive backup to StoreEver tape for longer term retention.

John DeFrees from my Technical Marketing team walks me through the demo and explains the integration points.

Continuing our look at tape-as-NAS options

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager

 

Graphic2.jpgPart 2: A closer look at tape-as-NAS – when to use disk or SSDs

In Part 2 of our series on when to use disk and when to use SSD, I’m focusing on using SSD in front of our StoreEver tape library as part of the tape-as-NAS (tNAS) solution. In Part 1, we explored how disk was the appropriate solution if you want quicker access to data that may be active for a period of time – more like a cache. Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer better read and write operation performance, lower latency, and lower power when compared to a standard spinning disk but at a greater cost. In this blog, I'll discuss how SSDs may be a better choice if your archive work flows need a “buffer” instead of a “cache.”  I'll also review what you should consider when choosing the appropriate SSD for your tNAS solution. At the end of the day, No matter what your use case demands, HP has everything you need for data archiving including HP Servers, disk storage, SSDs and HP StoreEver Tape libraries.

Labels: FLAPE| flash| SSD| StoreEver| tape| tNAS

Imagine this: Manage HP 3PAR StoreServ in your Windows Server environment

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing

 

It’s reality with HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft!

Have you ever dreamed of managing your HP 3PAR StoreServ with a single pane-of-glass view of all that is happening in your Microsoft Windows Server environment?

 

If so, HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft has it all! It provides a comprehensive integration of HP 3PAR StoreServ with Microsoft System Center so that you can see events/alerts, capacity monitoring and detailed VM information all in one place. I'll dive into the topic on my 3PAR Thursday blog here - or you can check out my ShortTake.

 

 

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