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Say YES to simplified storage administration tasks

By Rashmi Malik, 3PAR StoreServ Product Manager


YES.jpegHP 3PAR StoreServ Storage support with Microsoft Windows PowerShell is NOW available—bringing you a powerful way to simplify management via the Microsoft Windows PowerShell environment.

Repetitive tasks are best managed by scripting. As a storage administrator, you are often challenged to manage various administrative tasks over a multitude of storage arrays and servers in your data center environment. Microsoft Windows PowerShell enables managing administrative tasks using commandlets that are .NET classes. To make management of these repetitive steps easier, we’ve recently added support for Microsoft PowerShell Support to 3PAR StoreServ via a toolkit that’s free to download.



How can HP 3PAR 7450c reduce your Oracle latencies by as much as 21%?

By Hasmig Samurkashian, HP Storage Solutions Marketing


Oracle database environments demand the highest levels of performance and availability. HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash Storage is an ideal fit for Oracle DB environments, not only for its high IOPS and low latency but also for its robust HA and DR capabilities.


DemartekJ.jpgNow a new report from Demartek shows 16Gb FC SAN reduces latency for Oracle 21% and 3PAR Express Writes reduces latency 10%. Read on for more performance details.


Architecture matters: Getting the most out of flash storage

By Phill Gilbert, UK&I 3PAR Flash Specialist


As a flash specialist in the UK, I spend much of my time with our customers talking about flash storage. During meetings, you often bring up independent reports as a way to validate what I’m saying. So you can imagine my interest as I read the recent Gartner Solid State Array Magic Quadrant report and how pleased I was with the results: HP 3PAR StoreServ is now a leader in all-flash storage.


With special mention to our common architecture across platforms, hardware-driven efficiencies and success getting this message out, I think we have earned a place in the leaders quadrant. After all, HP 3PAR StoreServ isn’t just another all-flash array. It has unique features that stand out from the crowd. This 3PAR Thursday, I want to talk with you about how to get the most out of flash storage.

Thumbs up: students offer feedback on our 3PAR StoreServ Level III course

By Kelly Baig, Channel Manager for Education Portfolios, HP   @KellyBaigAtHP


3PAR Course.jpgA few weeks ago, we ran our first live session of our new Level III training course for HP 3PAR StoreServ storage administrators. We anticipated a good interest level because we knew that all-flash and performance tuning would attract attention. Now we’ve received some outstanding feedback and responses that I’d like to share with you. We got some very positive, constructive feedback from our students. Here's some of what they had to say.


Is it the end of data storage as we know it?

Flash-optimized_products_blue_positive_NT small.pngInnovation and change are the two biggest factors that drive technology forward. In a recent post, Craig Nunes explored how breakthrough innovations like magnifying glasses and lasers have captured the imaginations of those who use them, leading to some amazing new applications. Craig applies that same lens to flash storage—a truly innovative game changer that is capturing the attention of our customers and industry experts alike. (Case in point: We were just named a leader in Gartner’s Solid State Magic Quadrant where Gartner acknowledged HP as the fastest-growing flash vendor in 2014.)


What could be a better time to continue the conversation?
I'd love to have you to join us in some real conversation and insights about flash storage and the future of storage in general. What’s changing? What’s driving the change? And how you can stay ahead of the curve? Jump in here:


Conversation 1: The biggest game changer in storage history: all-flash
Now that flash storage is affordable, at or below the cost of spinning disk, IT departments everywhere can realize the amazing transformation all-flash storage can provide. It’s definitely a game changer. Take a look at spinning disk vs. flash, trends and the vision of an all-flash data center. Right here, brought to you by HP and Intel.

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