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Update to HP Insight Control Storage Module for vCenter

I've been so focused on our November 1 webcast that I haven't had much to say on the blog in a few days.  But one thing worth pointing you to is the new version of HP Insight Control Storage Module for vCenter - it's version 7.1 in case your counting. 


Insight Control.gifAlso available is a new version of HP Insight Control for vCenter Server, which delivers powerful HP server management capabilities to VMware administrators, enabling comprehensive deployment, provisioning, monitoring, remote control and power optimization directly from the vCenter console.


More insight on Insight Control Storage Module

Here's a few bullets (yes, I'm copy/pasting from other information I have) talking a bit about what Insight Control Storage Module for vCenter can do:

HP 3PAR - Fit for VMware environments

Andre Carpenter.jpgBy Andre Carpenter, Senior Solution Architect in Australia


My colleague Calvin Zito wrote a great blog recently talking about why he thought 3PAR is awesome for VMware.  I agree with him and wanted to share a deep dive post on why I agree.


The traditional RAID era and how the storage world has changed.

I started my storage career doing design and implementation services in this era, not all raid groups were created equal, it seems (at least to me) that more thought and planning had to be put in back then1.png because the arrays weren’t as capable and smart as they are today.  There was no concept of automated storage tiering or shared storage pools for example.


The spindle count in raid groups were calculated by storage architects based on host IOP workload requirements, there was no real concept of throwing all spindles into one big “pool” and carving and provisioning storage from that pool.

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