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Storage built for cloud service providers

Derek Howard, Worldwide Service Provider Marketing Manager, HP Enterprise Group  @DerekBHoward


In my first post on Around the Storage Block, I talked about revenue opportunities in cloud backup. Today, I’m expanding our discussion with more insight on the challenges and the storage needs of service providers.


When I talk with cloud service providers who are delivering XaaS, we spend a lot of the discussion on their top-of-mind challenges. A few that repeatedly come up are balancing the ability to support service level agreements (SLAs),delivering high availability while being able to quickly adapt to customers’ changing needs and keeping infrastructure costs low—all while looking for ways to expand their customer base and differentiate from the growing number of competitors in this space.


That’s a lot to think about. And HP has ONE solution that can address all of these: HP 3PAR. Read on to learn more.

All in a flash: a year of 3PAR Thursday blogs tells the evolving flash story

By Beth Joseph, 3PAR StoreServ Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage



A year can seem like a long time—or it can fly by in a flash. But any time you’ve done any thing every week for 12 months straight, it’s a good idea to look back and think, “Was that worth it?” Our first 3PAR Thursday post was April 17, 2014, and now one year and 52 posts later, I have to say that YES, it was so worth it. Why? Because we have so much to tell you about what’s happening both in the primary storage market and with 3PAR StoreServ.


With 3PAR Thursday, we’ve been able to provide one convenient blog spot for sharing it all. Over the past 12 months, through our blogs, videos and customer stories, we’ve featured the many aspects of the flash evolution. Here are some of the highlights revisited

Two workload big shots come together: HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage now supports HP Moonshot Server

By Rashmi Malik, Product Manager, HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage




What happens when best-in-class storage meets best-in-class servers?


Yes, I am talking about HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HP Moonshot Servers now with qualified interoperability. Read on for more insight in today’s 3PAR Thursday blog.


1 + 1 = 3 when you integrate 3PAR + StoreOnce with RMC

By Simon Watkins, WW Product Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery & Archive (BURA), HP Storage



It’s clear that uncompromising application protection to meet service-level expectations and protect business productivity is an absolute necessity. But to achieve this, it’s necessary to rethink data protection to ensure that it covers the entire spectrum of threats—allowing for more frequent recovery point objectives (RPOs) and enabling increasingly stringent recovery time objectives (RTOs) to be met, all while reducing data protection cost and complexity. An innovative, modernized solution to this challenge is provided by HP StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central software that integrates HP 3PAR StoreServ primary storage with HP StoreOnce Backup systems to provide a converged availability and flat backup service that augments traditional backup approaches. It all adds up to data protection benefits. Read on for more insight.


Guess who is running the center of Microsoft’s universe?

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing




Replacing an end-of-life storage solution with HP 3PAR StoreServ opens new opportunities for Microsoft Visual Studio Division

Ever scared of data loss and impeded schedules in your IT department as a result of unreliable, prone-to-failure storage? Do you lose sleep over the IT challenges in bringing reliability to the very heart of your company’s developers? Usher in a new storage era with HP 3PAR StoreServ to save money in uptime and increased productivity. This 3PAR Thursday, learn how one customer achieved this—and now sleeps better at night.

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