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HP Storage and Veeam integration demo

It's BURA Sunday and normally I have my team of experts doing these posts on Sunday but this week, they needed a break. The timing was perfect because I just finished editing a video demo that I did when I was at VeeamOn a few weeks ago. 


The demo shows the integration between HP Storage - StoreVirtual, 3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce, and StoreEver - to use snapshots for high availability, backup and archive.  Here's a summary of that:

  • Instant recovery from StoreVirtual and 3PAR of virtual machines, files and more
  • Backup to disk and offsite replication (for disaster recovery) to StoreOnce
  • Archive backup to StoreEver tape for longer term retention.

John DeFrees from my Technical Marketing team walks me through the demo and explains the integration points.

Imagine this: Manage HP 3PAR StoreServ in your Windows Server environment

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing


It’s reality with HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft!

Have you ever dreamed of managing your HP 3PAR StoreServ with a single pane-of-glass view of all that is happening in your Microsoft Windows Server environment?


If so, HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft has it all! It provides a comprehensive integration of HP 3PAR StoreServ with Microsoft System Center so that you can see events/alerts, capacity monitoring and detailed VM information all in one place. I'll dive into the topic on my 3PAR Thursday blog here - or you can check out my ShortTake.



Think data migration is a chore? Just the opposite with 3PAR Storage Federation and Peer Motion.

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


FederatedStorage.jpgDelivering non-disruptive data mobility – DIY and easy too

This 3PAR Thursday, I would like to focus specifically on data migration and how we make it easy with Peer Motion. HP 3PAR Peer Motion is the first appliance-less, non-disruptive, do-it-yourself (DIY) data migration tool for enterprise storage.


With Peer Motion, we don’t require consulting services (but they are available if you choose) to migrate data. Our DIY approach makes data migration simple and inexpensive. Customers are using Peer Motion to migrate their data without complex planning exercises or any outage windows. You can move data from one 3PAR StoreServ system to another while hosts and applications continue to operate completely as normal and without any disruption. - user support community

I'm back from a couple of weeks of traveling. The my first stop was to visit some family in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I knew that the founder and community manager of, a user support community, is in the area too.


My friend and former colleague Marc Farley introduced me to Richard Siemers a few years ago at SNW in Dallas.  I also got to spend some time with Richard at HP Discover in Las Vegas earlier this year. Knowing that I would visit my family some time soon, I had the thought of doing a podcast with Richard the next time I found myself in DFW. is like many other support forums but this one is really a user community.  I'm sure there are a few others that join in but I'm always impressed by communities where users share knowledge with each other.  In the podcast, Richard and I talk about the 3PAR forum.



If you rather download this as a podcast, right click here and save the MP3 file.


451 Research says: “HP is poised to be a disruptive force in storage."

By Beth Joseph, 3PAR StoreServ Product Marketing Manager



This week, the analyst firm 451 Research published a document titled “HP is poised to be a disruptive force in storage.” The title alone speaks volumes—and gives much credence to what we’ve been saying about 3PAR StoreServ leadership.


Here are some of the highlights but I encourage you to check out the full report for yourself. It’s worth a read if you’ve ever wondered what we at HP Storage stand for—and why we are so excited about the future!


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