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Ready to bring less risk, more ROI to your all-flash data center?

By Walter Tessmann, Sr. Product Line Manager, HP Complete, HP Storage


3PAR.jpegIntroducing a complete solution data protection over long distances from HP and Alcatel-Lucent

Is your enterprise ready to take the all-flash data center to the ultimate in high availability with geographically dispersed active-active data centers? As you head in that direction, oftentimes managing and acquiring the optical transport through a full solution can be a challenge.


To help you on your way, HP and Alcatel-Lucent have validated an end-to-end solution using HP 3PAR StoreServ storage and HP 3PAR Remote Copy software, coupled with the PSS 1830 Optical Switch from Alcatel-Lucent. With this optical switch, your data centers can replicate and stay up to date virtually in real time within 130KM (500KM very, very soon!) of distance with an L1 in-flight encryption option to minimize business risk. Here are more details.


Up close with the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 20800 and 20850

At HP Discover, I took a few minutes to get a closer look at the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 20800 Converged Flash Array and the 20850 All-Flash Array. Several blog posts here dived into different elements of the new high-end HP 3PAR systems but there's nothing like seeing it. In the video, product marketing manager Matt Morrissey gave me a look at both systems and we took a closer look at a 3PAR controller node that we had in the "petting zoo."  


The post also includes links to all of the posts from the team about the high-end HP 3PAR. 


One last note - all the hard work from the team is paying off. Today HP 3PAR was named a leader in the latest Gartner Solid State Array Magic Quadrant. The title of an article in Computer Business Review says it all: SSA Magic Quadrant: Cisco lacks innovation & HP named Leader. In fact as I'm writing this post, I was copied on an email from Meg Whitman which simply said "This is huge."  Yes it is Meg, yes it is!


How are you tackling enterprise archival storage challenges?

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


ArchiveImage1.jpgThe challenges of managing multi-petabyte data archives just keep on coming. Unpredictable data growth. 24x7 availability demand. Infrastructure sprawl. Increasing data breach threats. And the need to contain costs. All combine to make delivering a robust enterprise data protection and retention service increasingly problematic.


The HP StoreEver ESL G3 Tape Library offers a powerful combination of capabilities designed to help you meet these challenges head on—including scalable capacity, enhanced availability and reliability, simplified yet powerful management, and enterprise class security and compliance. These capabilities were further strengthened at HP Discover earlier this month when we announced new ESL G3 enhancements for even faster archive and long-term retention. The ESL G3 has increased its performance per frame by up to 2x, now supporting up to 18 tape drives per Control Module and 24 tape drives per Expansion Module for higher performance per library. Let’s take a closer look at how the ESL G3 can help you protect and archive data and content in large, complex SAN environments.    

Design your workforce for productivity with HP 3PAR File Persona and Citrix ShareFile

By Dinara Alieva, Solution Marketing and Alliance Manager, HP Storage


Are consumer sync-and-share applications putting your company IP at risk?

I recently read an interesting book, The Design of Everyday Things, by cognitive scientist and usability engineer Donald Norman. The book discusses how design serves as the communication tool between the user and the object, and how we habitually accept bad design. As a result, the user is often forced to find an inelegant workaround. This made me think about how design fits in a facet of today’s corporate world: workforce productivity and bring-your-own-device (or BYOD).


Today, let’s take a look at how inadequate design, or lack of it altogether, may be putting your organizations’ intellectual property (IP) at risk every day—and how the technology design behind an HP and Citrix Enterprise File Sync and Share solution offers a better alternative.

Labels: 3PAR| citrix

3PAR Online Import has your data migration covered with support for Hitachi Data Systems storage

By Usman Kidwai, 3PAR StoreServ Senior Product Manager @usmankidwai


5.jpeg5 easy steps to simplify data migration from HDS storage arrays to 3PAR StoreServ storage

Just In case you missed the news at HP Discover earlier this month, we announced support for legacy Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) storage arrays with HP 3PAR Online Import. And there’s more good news: 3PAR Online Import Software comes free for use during the first 180-days with every new HP 3PAR StoreServ storage system. This 3PAR Thursday, I’ll share with you all the details you need to know in learning how to minimize disruption as you take on this data migration yourself. You can migrate in just five easy steps—and your hosts and applications stay online during the data migration process.

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