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HP and NASCAR - I'm going to Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway!

A few weeks ago while watching a cable news channel, an HP advertisement came on.  It was NASCAR telling a bit of their story and how they partner with HP with their Fan and Media Engagement.  A few days after seeing the ad, I got invited to attend a couple of NASCAR Business Series events - these events are done at race track venue for the weekend's NASCAR races.  This coming week, the event is at Texas Motor Speedway and I'm really looking forward to participating on a panel discussing how small and midsized businesses can leverage social  and mobile media to reach their customers.

 

The NASCAR TV ad is very impressive (and short) so check it out here.

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HP 3PAR StoreServ named best in class by DCIG

DCIG-2014-Midrange-Array-Buyers-Guide-Logo-500x500-thumb-200x201-442.jpgEarlier this week, industry analyst firm DCIG released their 2014 Enterprise Midrange Array Buyer's Guide.  I'm very proud to say that the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 earned the title of "best in class". DCIG has a blog post on their site with some comments about the buyers guide but I wanted to highlight a few things they had to say:

 

  • A single array can be scaled out to 4 mesh-active controllers managing up to 864 TBs of data
  • Offers HP 3PAR Peer Persistence and Remote Copy software to synchronously replicate data and then implement uninterrupted VM failover and failback without needing to implement a third party appliance or replication software
  • Has "Best-in-Class" features, yet carries a starting list price below $50,000--which puts it within reach of many mid-sized organizations

The HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 really changed the game in the midrange storage market.  It brings with it tier-1 features and software that you'd find in arrays that cost six figures.  And while DCIG looked at the 7400 - which scales to 4 nodes - the 7200 has an even lower price point starting at around $25,000.  I have a ChalkTalk I did back when we announced the 7000 family back in December; if you're not familiar with it, you should check it out.

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It's new: HP Storage Plug-in for SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0

By Hasmig Samurkashian, HP Storage Solutions Marketing, and Ankit Jain, HP Storage Product Management

 

Photos2.jpgWe are pleased to announce that the HP Storage Plug-in for SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management (NW LVM) has now been extended to support the latest version of SAP NW LVM, providing you increased automation capabilities for physical and virtual environments. There's more big news today: HP announces the HP AppSystem for SAP HANA with HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage.This best-of-all-worlds AppSystem for SAP HANA delivers up to 7x performance boost, 50% of the power and footprint compared to HP’s previous generation appliance plus HP 3PAR StoreOnce resiliency and Tier-1 data services.

 

Labels: 3PAR| sap| StoreServ

Q&A with HP CEO Meg Whitman

You remember that a couple of months ago, I hosted bloggers at Nth Symposium.  Personally, I think it was one of the best event we've done hosting bloggers.  One of the bloggers that came was Bob Stein; Bob is the founder of ActiveWin.com and you can find him on Twitter as @ActiveWin.

 

After Meg Whitman's keynote, Bob told about a great moment he had where he was in a hallway at the Disneyland Hotel Convention Center and Meg was there.  He stopped to talk to Meg who asked him a bit about himself and then learned that Meg was going to be visiting Bob's employeer.  Somehow through that process, Bob got an interview with Meg. 

 

In the interview, Bob asked Meg about HP's turnaround and focus around the new style of IT, Moonshot, HP's printing business, workstations and even worked in a storage question (thanks Bob!).  It's a great interview and you should check it out on Bob's Q&A with Meg Whitman on his website.  

Check out Fabric Vision technology and my ChalkTalk

StoreFabric is the family name for our storage networking infrastructure  - names you may know like the H-series, C-series and today's topic, the B-series. 

 

Fabric Vision technology is a solution that dramatically simplifies Fibre Channel (FC) SAN administration. Fabric Vision technology is a hardware and software solution that helps IT organizations accelerate new SAN deployments, optimize resources and dramatically reduce operational costs.

 

Here's a ChalkTalk that gives an overview of Fabric Vision.

The HP MSA - it keeps going and going and going!

Back in May, we introduced the MSA 2040, the fourth generation of the MSA.  It was (and I think still is) the first entry SAN array with 16Gigabit FC.  The MSA 2040 is 3-4X faster (depending on the workload) than the MSA 2000 G3 and other competitive entry arrays.  We also added support for SSD with the 2040 and increased the small form factory scalability to 199 HDDs.  

 

Now were tweaking the MSA 2040 a bit more.  Check out the full blog post to get the details and to watch the MSA portfolio overview ChalkTalk.

HP Simply StoreIT for small and midsize business

Back in May, we introduced HP Simply StoreIT.  Simply StoreIT is a small and mid-size business (SMB) program and I have several Simply StoreIT focused blog posts that you can check out.  It's a program for both our channel partners and customers.  For customers, it focuses on making storage simple through a collection of solutions that takes into account where you are and where your business is headed. 

 

Today's blog has two ChalkTalks - one that has embedded links to all the Simply StoreIT solution ChalkTalks (and there are 5 of them plus an overview).  The other is for channel partners and it gives details on the program and how it can help you accelerate storage with SMB customers.

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