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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...

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.

Have it your way with autonomic storage management

By Megha Shukla, 3PAR Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage


HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console: simple and flexible

Everyone likes choices in life and storage administrators are no exception. When it comes to storage administration, of course, simplicity is key. But so is flexibility. You need centralized management to give you immediate, comprehensive, conclusive insight into your storage environment. At the same time, you need to provide your application owners with the options to perform common tasks from inside the management tools they already use. With HP 3PAR StoreServ and its autonomic management capabilities, you can have it both ways: simple and flexible.


Whether you prefer command lines and scripting graphical user interfaces or administering your storage from inside VMware and Microsoft® Windows® management tools—or need open source application programming interfaces (APIs) to support cloud development, it’s your choice. With the HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console, you can manage and report on multiple arrays at a granular level, in a manner consistent with the broader HP OneView management experience. Enjoy the flexibility of being able to perform storage tasks from inside application-specific management tools you already use. Read on to learn more.


The Most Innovative All-Flash Array: HP 3PAR!

Today is 3PAR Thursday and normally team members posts their perspectives. But there's some late-breaking news so the scheduled topic is being bumped out so I can bring the exciting information to you. And this is really great stuff!


The Flash Memory Summit (FMS) has been taking place this week in Santa Clara, CA. This event has been around for 10 years. But something is changing. The event has exploded over the last couple of years - along with the demand for and innovation around flash storage. There are over 6,000 registrants for this year's event and it's growing significantly.  


FMS2015_BestofShow_BusinessApplication_143px.pngAs with most shows, the FMS has award winners. The HP 3PAR StoreServ 20850 All-Flash Array was named the "Best of Show" in the category of Business Application. From the FMS website: This award category recognizes how a product or service is being used to solve a specific business problem. Application solutions can address a wide range of business requirements for the traditional data center, desktop and server virtualization environments, public / private / hybrid cloud computing and other IT environments.

Buyer beware. Not all flash storage solutions are the same.

By Ivan Iannaccone, Product Line Strategist, HP Storage




Flash storage can be crazy-fast, with the speediest arrays promising millions of IOPS with sub-millisecond latency. But there’s a dirty little secret that some storage vendors don’t want you to know – not all flash solutions are the same. Achieving the promise of flash performance requires an architecture that’s optimized for flash through the entire I/O path.


If you’re considering flash, there are some architectural features you should be looking for. Let me explain in this 3PAR Thursday post.

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