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HP 3PAR polymorphic simplicity made simple

HP 3PAR StoreServ Portfolio.pngI saw a really good blog post this morning from Philip Sellers, Exploring HP's Power of Common Architectures in Storage that is a really good and wante to share it.

 

Polymorphic Simplicity Made Simple

I want to cover a few highlights from Philip's blog.  He has attended HP Discover a couple of times and he leveraged what he's learned (and the fact that he's also now an HP 3PAR customer) to develop his understanding.  I sent him a tweet this morning after I read his blog telling him that he's done a great job explaining things.  Here's a bit of what his blog says - but there's a lot more so head over to Techazine.com and read the full post there.  

Evolution of Storage chat

I had the pleasure of participating in the Evolution of Storage twitter chat today.  We talked about how IT requirements have changed and I spent some time talking about HP 3PAR.  There were some good questions and as I always, I really enjoyed "talking" to the community out there.

 

I had discovered this new feature that Twitter has called a custom timeline.  It allows you to create a timeline of a conversation.  So I took today's Evolution of Storage chat and turned it into a timeline you can read here.  I organized it so that the conversation starts on the top and you can work your way down our discussion.  So, here it is:

 

 

Thanks to my new friends at RichardsonEyres in the UK for asking me to be a part of this - let's do it again soon!

 

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Labels: 3PAR| StoreServ

Storage product of the year finalist

POYlogos2013_Storage_Finalist_145.jpgI recently told you about HP 3PAR StoreServ winning technology of the year via InfoWorld.  Storage Magazine, another publication, is doing their Product of the Year awards.  There are a couple of products that I wanted to point out that are finalists and since I have ChalkTalks on them, thought it would be a great opportunity to mention them here.

 

Today's blog post highlights two of those finalists: HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 and Brocade Fabric Vision technology.  I have ChalkTalks on both of these so check out the full blog post. 

Join me Thursday on a Tweetcast!

I have a great video interview from HP Discover that I haven't shared with you yet.  Andy McCaskey from SDRnews.com was in the blogger lounge doing interviews and one of them that he did was with Siamak Nazari. Siamak was a driving force behind the 3PAR architecture (he was a very early 3PAR employee) and is an HP Fellow and Chief Software Architect. 

 

Andy talked with Siamak about how we are able to use a single architecture for entry mid-range to flash to tier-1 storage.  Siamak has great insight into the HP 3PAR architecture and how choices were made over the years to get us where we are today. 

 

I also want to tell you about a TweetCast that I'll be participating in.  Our partner in the UK, RichardsonEyres, asked me if I would help answer questions about the evolution of storage and of course I said yes.  We'll start the discussion at 11 AM ET on Thursday, 16:00 GMT.  We'll be using the hashtag #EvolutionOfStorage.  I hope you can join us.

Labels: 3PAR| StoreServ

10 reasons to consider HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System

By Bill Johnson, Senior Manager, Product Management, HP Storage

 

RDXproduct3.jpgIs your business looking for simple, fast and reliable backup for your workstations and small servers?

 

Consider HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System. We think it’s fair to call it the “perfect single-server backup solution.” Here are 10 good reasons why.

 

Labels: backup| RDX

HP StoreVirtual Hybrid Storage ChalkTalk and Podcast

Yesterday Kate Davis had a post that introduced you to the HP StoreVirtual 4335 Hybrid Storage appliance. Today I want to follow that up with a couple of things you can check. 

 

HP StoreVirtual 4335 and portfolio overview ChalkTalk

As you probably come to expect from me, I have a ChalkTalk.  I also took the opportunity in this ChalkTalk to give an overview of the StoreVirtual portfolio along with introducing the StoreVirtual 4335.  There have been a lot of updates to the StoreVirtual portfolio over the last year - seems like we were either rolling hardware of part of the family every couple of months and there was also a couple updates to the LeftHand OS.  I think the StoreVirtual portfolio is as solid as it's ever been and should be considered by any small and midsize business looking at a storage purchase. 

 

The blog post also has the StoreVirtual podcast I did with StoreVirtual expert Brad Katz so be sure to check that out as it was a great discussion around the 4335 and Adaptive Optimization (sub-LUN tiering).

Simple. Scalable. Highly Available…and Fast. Meet the new StoreVirtual 4335 Hybrid

These days, you can’t talk about storage without talking performance. It’s easily argued to be a top concern for many customers. With the unpredictable workloads created from virtualized applications, an infrastructure must be put in place that can keep up with demand. The big questions are: So what storage do you choose to meet your performance requirements? Do you go middle of the road on expense with high counts of SAS spindles, or spend the money for an all-flash array?

 

StoreVirtual4335_FT_small.jpgWe’re announcing new answers to those key questions – meet the HP StoreVirtual 4335 Hybrid Storage appliance – with Adaptive Optimization.  Keep reading and learn more!

HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 named technology of the year - here's why!

Forgive me if I'm a bit giddy and excited but I just learned that our HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 was named InfoWorld's "Technology of the Year".  Add to this that HP 3PAR StoreServ was also recently named the best in class mid-range array by DCIG and I think you can understand why I might be doing a big of a happy dance!

 

Here's what InfoWorld had to say about why they picked HP 3PAR StoreServ:

InfoWorld_TOY_Logo_2014.pngIn the world of data center storage, the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 modular array is royalty.

 

Setting the HP 3PAR StoreServ apart from the competition is an underlying architecture designed specifically to eliminate the performance bottlenecks and failure modes of traditional block storage systems. Tight integration with VMware and support for the Storage Management Initiative Specification make the HP 3PAR StoreServ a perfect target for virtualization workloads. New all-flash models from HP 3PAR deliver high-end performance in basically the same package and integrate into the same management infrastructure. You can mix and match disk-based and flash-based units as requirements dictate, and draw on all the same HP 3Par features that substantially ease the burden of managing storage.

Software-Defined Storage: where, how and why we’re taking the lead

HP_StoreVirtual_VSA_RGB_blue_NT.pngIt’s a new year and I have a new job to kick it off. I’ve been the worldwide marketing manager for LeftHand, now StoreVirtual, for the past three years and now I am focused full time on VSA and Software-Defined Storage (SDS). It’s going to be a busy year as we move forward to make sure you understand the full benefits that SDS and our VSA products bring to your business. We kicked this effort off with the November announcement of the Unlock your Storage program, where customers who purchase any of the eligible models of the HP ProLiant Gen8 server line receive a free 1TB license of StoreVirtual VSA.

 

Momentum is building fast, making this the ideal time to revisit our products and leadership accomplishments when it comes to Software-Defined Storage.

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