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HP CTO Shares a Major ISP’s Flash Storage Journey to HP 3PAR

One of the advantages of my job is that I get the inside scoop on different topics from our executives. After I sat down with SVP and GM of HP’s Storage Division, Manish Goel, to talk about recent industry news including Cisco’s discontinuation of Whiptail, I talked to HP’s Storage CTO, Milan Shetti, to learn what he knew about a top U.S. ISP’s journey to their ideal all-flash solution.

 

One comment before the Q&A. This is a cautionary tale that as you investigate all-flash vendors, you have to be careful. Whiptail seemed to be full of promise with smart people at Cisco who thought it was solid technology. To minimize this risk, there is no doubt in my mind that HP 3PAR StoreServ all-flash is the only solution out there that is a proven storage platform. And the success we've had with all-flash in the last 18 months is proof.

 

So with that, here's what Milan and I discussed...

 

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Labels: 3PAR| all flash

Cracking the flash storage code

By Matt Morrissey, 3PAR Product Marketing Manager

 

CodeSmallerJ.jpgHow new HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 Storage series cracks the code on affordability, performance, resiliency and simplicity

Yesterday, Calvin gave a great overview of all the new HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage goodies we just announced.

 

For this 3PAR Thursday, I’m back to dig a little bit deeper into the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 series, our next-gen, flash-optimized, quad-node midrange lineup—and worthy successor to our very own rocket ship, the 7000 series. It’s ideal if you’re looking to transform your environments to all-flash, but it isn’t just an all-flash array. More on that in a bit. First, I thought I’d start with a personal story to illustrate a key point in today’s 3PAR story...

The HP 3PAR StoreServ (Good) News Just Keeps Coming!

lightbulb_3PAR_ATSB_39616434_25August_sized.jpgBack at HP Discover, we announced the new high-end member of the HP 3PAR StoreServ family - the 20000 series.  If you were paying attention and had your scorecard out, you probably noticed it included the next generation 3PAR ASIC.  I really expected someone on ATSB to ask, "When will you have a mid-range replacement for the 7000 series?"  That question didn't get asked but I can answer it today!

 

Say Hello to the HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000

The follow-on to the 20000 series is the 8000 family. There are several models in the family:

  • 8200 is the 2-node replacing the 7200
  • 8400 is (you guessed) the 4-node (you can order two and expand later) replacing the 7400
  • 8440 is the converged flash - giving you all-flash performance in a hybrid solution and is replacing the 7440
  • The 8450 is the all-flash array replacing the 7450
  • We've also announced the 20450.  This is an all-flash 4-node version of the 20850. 

Coming to a data center near you: Mission Possible

By Matt Morrissey, 3PAR Product Marketing Manager

 

MISSION POSSIBLEJ.jpgEverything is possible for your mission-critical workloads when you make the move to 3PAR StoreServ storage.

 

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: eliminate the compromises that legacy storage has forced on you for more than 20 years. Your mission will focus on:

 

 

  • Modernizing your storage in days vs. months
  • Shrinking your footprint by 75%
  • Improving your performance by 10x
  • Achieving greater than 6x9’s resiliency

 

 

As always, should you, or any of your I.M. Force be caught, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This blog will self-destruct in five minutes. Good luck.

Nuance Communications Relies on HP Storage

It's been a couple of months since I've shared a Customers Share Their Secrets video and today I have a really good one that is worth waiting for. You may not have heard of Nuance Communications but I bet you're heard of their products: Dragon Naturally Speaking. 

 

Nuance was looking for a solution to manage data and address concerns about growth, performance and cost. I spoke with Frederic Van Haren, Senior Director of High Performance Computing (HPC) Labs and Mark Frenette Head of Engineering at Nuance Communications about how HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash helped them achieve their objectives.

 

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