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Think data migration is a chore? Just the opposite with 3PAR Storage Federation and Peer Motion.

By Usman Kidwai, 3PAR StoreServ Senior Product Manager @usmankidwai


FederatedStorage.jpgDelivering non-disruptive data mobility – DIY and easy too

This 3PAR Thursday, I would like to focus specifically on data migration and how we make it easy with Peer Motion. HP 3PAR Peer Motion is the first appliance-less, non-disruptive, do-it-yourself (DIY) data migration tool for enterprise storage.


With Peer Motion, we don’t require consulting services (but they are available if you choose) to migrate data. Our DIY approach makes data migration simple and inexpensive. Customers are using Peer Motion to migrate their data without complex planning exercises or any outage windows. You can move data from one 3PAR StoreServ system to another while hosts and applications continue to operate completely as normal and without any disruption.


451 Research says: “HP is poised to be a disruptive force in storage."

By Beth Joseph, 3PAR StoreServ Product Marketing Manager



This week, the analyst firm 451 Research published a document titled “HP is poised to be a disruptive force in storage.” The title alone speaks volumes—and gives much credence to what we’ve been saying about 3PAR StoreServ leadership.


Here are some of the highlights but I encourage you to check out the full report for yourself. It’s worth a read if you’ve ever wondered what we at HP Storage stand for—and why we are so excited about the future!


Worried about flash media wear-out? It’s never a problem with HP 3PAR StoreServ!

By Paul Haverfield, Principal Technologist, HP Storage APJ region   @PaulHavs


KeepCalm.jpgRemember the days – not so long ago – when any discussion around flash storage would inevitably include or lead to the dreaded topic of wear out? Eyebrows raised, frowns appear and general looks of worry and concern would quickly appear on the audiences’ faces. The worry factor – thoughts of “my business-critical data suddenly vanished because the storage media got tired and wore out" – would often be the major inhibitor to serious adoption of all-flash solutions. This problem was often exasperated when you learned that product warranty did not cover this so-called wear-out!


Thankfully, those days are now well and truly behind us – at least when flash is managed and deployed intelligently in an array platform designed from the beginning to adapt to new media types. It’s the architecture that matters.


VMware VVols is coming. Will your storage be ready for it? HP 3PAR StoreServ will be!


This 3PAR Thursday we welcome @ericsiebert to Around the Storage Block! He's been here before in blogs, videos and podcasts.




Knock, knock. Who’s there? VMware VVols finally!

After more than three years in development, VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) storage technology is set to ignite the storage array landscape. VMware VVols represents a major change in the vSphere storage architecture for shared storage arrays. It provides storage with VM-level granularity by introducing a 1:1 mapping of VMs to storage volumes as well as simplifies storage management through automated policy-based management.


HP is one of a select number of original design partners that have worked closely with VMware to define, develop and test VVols. 3PAR StoreServ storage has served as the only Fibre Channel reference platform throughout VMware’s development of VVols. HP’s early and in-depth development involvement on VVols ensures our 3PAR StoreServ customers get the best VVols experience – one that is aligned with the modern architecture 3PAR StoreServ delivers. Read on to learn more about the benefits of HP 3PAR StoreServ for VMware VVols.

Meet datacenter efficiency goals: HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200/7400 Storage now ENERGY STAR certified

By Aravindan Gopalakrishnan, Product Manager, HP 3PAR



Efficiency is ingrained in the DNA of the HP 3PAR StoreServ architecture. That’s why I am excited to share the news that configurations of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 and 7400 Storage systems are now ENERGY STAR certified. With capabilities such as hardware assisted thin technologies – including deduplication, reservation-less thin and snapshots – fine-grained write allocation of 16KB and system-wide sparing HP 3PAR StoreServ systems are designed to be economical and efficient in their use of storage media. Being energy efficient is a natural extension of this design philosophy. The ENERGY STAR certification for the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 and 7400 Storage is a proof point for that.


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