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HP 3PAR Express Writes: this is what innovation looks like

By Ivan Iannaccone, Product Line Strategist, HP Storage  @IvanIannaccone


With the release of HP 3PAR OS 3.2.1, we introduced a new functionality called Express Writes that is aimed to lower the overall write latency for small block random writes. Six months later, we’ve gone back and looked at how this changed positively impacted customer workloads. In this 3PAR Thursday post, I’m sharing some of this data. And to be clear: this is all data from real customer production systems. :smileyhappy:


Give it a try and share your results on Twitter: #3PARExpressWrites

If you are an HP 3PAR StoreServ customer and have upgraded to 3.2.1, you can see for yourself using Command Line Interface (CLI) or HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console (SSMC).




All Flash No Limits at EMC World

All Flash No Limits Trapee.pngLast year at EMC World in Las Vegas we ran a contest we called 72 Hours of Yes. It was a huge hit with EMC World attendees. The premise was to have EMC World attendees tweet us with an experience they wanted while visiting Las Vegas that would give them a break from the event. By the time it was over, we had given 34 different experiences. It was so well received that I even had a few EMC employees reach out to me after the event to tell me that they thought it was an amazing event. And it even won some industry awards from Ad Age and a Shorty.  


The team got together several weeks ago to come up with an even bigger idea. Frankly, my thought was "why reinvent the wheel?" And so we came up with All Flash No Limits. We again asked attendees to tweet us their most original ideas for an experience in Vegas.  And did they come through? I went through the "best of" tweets that highlight the experiences and fun we had. 

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What customers are saying about HP 3PAR StoreServ

It's been an exciting week or so for me. I spent much of this week in Las Vegas with our team helping customers have fun experiences at EMC World. We called it #NoLimitsPromo (click on it to see the conversations on Twitter). And while it was a fun time playing Santa Clause in May, there were a number of HP 3PAR StoreServ customers who have been talking about their experiences. I want to bring you a few of those.  


Ensure High Availability and Disaster Recovery

The first customer is the Phoenix Police Department. I was recently able to talk to Andrew Walters, IT Critical Systems architect and we talked about requirements of the Phoenix PD and how HP 3PAR addresses that with Peer Persistence.  Here's the video.

How expanded storage integration increases agility, reduces costs for SAP HANA shops

By Hasmig Samurkashian, HP Storage Solutions Marketing


SAP2J.jpgAt the SAP Sapphire show this week in Orlando, Florida, HP announced two areas of expanded integration for HP Storage solutions for SAP and SAP HANA. The first is an all-new HP StoreOnce plug-in for SAP HANA. The second is the expanded capability of the HP Storage Plug-in for SAP LVM to now support SAP LVM 2.1. Today I want to tell you more about how plug-ins streamline and accelerate backups and clones for increased data protection and productivity.



Opening new possibilities for storage with HP Helion OpenStack

By Jessica Burton, Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage


What are customers looking for when it comes to deploying and managing their own hybrid cloud? In a recent interview with theCUBE, Rob Strechay addresses this topic along with a general discussion around OpenStack. Check out this video first, then read on to learn about our news on the exciting developments around our OpenStack Manila and Cinder drivers for OpenStack’s newest Kilo release.

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