Around the Storage Block Blog
Find out about all things data storage from Around the Storage Block at HP Communities.

News Flash: 2014 is the Year That Flash Storage Went Mainstream

I've been thinking about what was the most significant storage trend in 2014. In the past, I’ve been caught up in “hype” – those topics that get more attention than they probably deserve or have vendors all creating their own definition and creating confusion along the way. So I’ve become sensitive to sniffing out hype.

Four or five years ago, solid-state disk (SSD) – or flash – was one of the much-hyped topics. I remember one storage vendor saying that all hard drive disks (HDDs) would be replaced with SSDs by 2013. Well, obviously 2013 came and went, and while SSD was gaining momentum, it wasn’t mainstream. Mark Peters, analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group said, “Solid-state storage is an important emerging change, not just an addition or tweak, in the world of storage.”

 

See the full blog post to download a PDF of this article and watch a short video from a customer talking about how flash storage modernized their datacenter and helped their business.

Banking on the power of converged storage and networking

Emulex CU blog post.pngDoes this scenario sound at all familiar? Your execs need analytic reports to be available first thing in the morning but as your SANs reach performance limits, delays interupt timely delivery. Meanwhile, your IT team is spending up to seven hours per week managing cluster performance issues.

So what happens when a federal credit union faced IT workload challenges like these? 


In this case, the credit union chose an infrastructure solution deploying HP StoreFabric 16Gb Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), HP Converged Network Adapters and HP ProLiant DL380 Servers.


As a result, one of the (now much happier) network engineers for the credit union can now say, “By deploying HP StoreFabric and HP ProLiant servers for high performance connectivity to LANs and SANs, we reduced report generation time from eight hours to two hours per night.”





Are your application owners satisfied with data protection? Think again!

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

 

The world has changed! The exponential growth of data and the transformation of the data center toward a fluid, virtualized infrastructure has dramatically impacted the function of IT. At the same time, we all expect instant, uninterrupted access to data and applications. Can you imagine how lost we would be if our or Twitter went down for a few hours? The reality is, most all rganizations typically have resilient high availability architecture for business and mission-critical applications.But that doesn’t mean data backup is unnecessary. 

 

Tug3J.jpgIt’s a constant tug of war. How do you (re)establish the trust between application owners and backup teams using a solution that delivers both visibility and control over backup and recovery and is also aligned with business data protection strategy? 

Bringing compute and storage together: HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual


By
Kate Davis, WW Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage   @KateAtHP

 

Software_defined_storage_RGB_blue_Crop.pngWe’re kicking off the new year with a new blog series – Software-Defined Saturdays. As 2015 unfolds, the topic of hyper-convergence will play a large part in discussions, as many vendors are now entering this space and businesses are interested in building more efficient virtualized infrastructures. Since our latest software-defined products announcement was of our new hyper-converged appliances, that’s what I’m going to kick this series off with.

The importance of storage QoS with flash

By Ivan Iannaccone, HP 3PAR StoreServ Product Management   @IvanIannaccone

WhitePaperJ.jpg

 

 

I love to talk to customers about Priority Optimization. It’s a feature of HP 3PAR StoreServ that allows storage QoS to give you the ability to provision performance as you provision capacity, assuring that your important workloads get expected performance.

 

The Evaluator Group recently completed an evaluation paper that shows how Priority Optimization can be used in a mission-critical all-flash environment. So this 3PAR Thursday, I’m taking this ideal opportunity to talk a bit more about storage QoS and its importance in all-flash deployments.

 

Search
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Follow Us
Featured


About the Author(s)
  • 25+ years experience around HP Storage. The go-to guy for news and views on all things storage..
  • This profile is for team blog articles posted. See the Byline of the article to see who specifically wrote the article.
Labels
The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation.