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

By Aravindan Gopalakrishnan, Product Manager, HP 3PAR

 

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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.

 

When good enough isn't good enough: all-flash architecture matters

It has been an eventful week in the storage industry with lots of all-flash array (AFA) news - and it hasn't been good for several big vendors.  Over the last couple of years as I've been working with our HP 3PAR team to get my head around AFA, the thing I've heard repeatedly and consistently is that architecture matters. 

 

So I want to do a couple of things in our 3PAR Thursday blog post today - share some of that news that makes it clear that architecture does matter and I have a video from our lead HP 3PAR Software Product Manager Ivan Iannaccone talking about why flash architecture matters with lead analyst from Storage Switzerland George Crump.

 

First, the news

It really is hard to believe some of the news.  First, Cisco announced that they stopped Invicta shipments due to a "scalability issue". Invicta is their all-flash acquisition of Whiptail.  And just yesterday, NetApp announced that they'll start shipping their long awaited AFA, FlashRay, with a single controller.  Chris Mellor from the Register said it best, "It's not ready for prime time, strangely". It's designed from the ground up but is being released with limited scale and one controller.  Architecture matters!

 

Then earlier this week, news broke in a blog by Andrew Dauncey that EMC XtremIO upgrades from 2.4 to 3.0 would be a distruptive software upgrade.  Basically, customers will have to backup their data, the array will be wiped during the upgrade and you'll need to rebuild your array. Wow!  The question customers should be asking EMC is why would you design a product for mission-critical applications that can't support non-disruptive upgrades (NDU). 

Phone home with HP 3PAR StoreServ Secure Service Architecture

By Keith Schlachter, HP 3PAR Product Manager

 

We often hear these two questions from our customers: What are 3PAR’s remote support capabilities? And what can they do for my business? You understand that high availability is crucial to your business. And you understand that HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage offers a modern, proven, highly available Tier-1 architecture. Built on more than a decade of innovation and proven enterprise successes, HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage delivers guaranteed resiliency and technology features that exceed the critical Tier-1 storage requirements of the most demanding environments. HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays have been deployed into many secure IT data centers. With these deployments, you are relying on our ability to provide a proven secure communication service between the HP 3PAR StoreServ systems and the HP 3PAR Central remote monitoring facility. So for this 3PARThursday, we want to home in on your remote support questions...and provide some compelling answers for you.

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Faster performance and high availability boost critical business applications

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

 

My colleague Calvin Zito has written several posts about the innovations in HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash Array, including its use of cMLC flash media and its hardware-accelerated inline deduplication.

 

In this post I'd like to focus on how the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash Array can help businesses achieve higher performance for critical applications while guaranteeing high availability.

 

We’re also offering you the opportunity to learn more about the advantages you can achieve with HP's all-flash storage architecture. Simply register and receive both an Enterprise Strategy Group white paper and a DCIG Special Report.

 

Virtualizing tier-1 applications with all-flash VMworld session podcast

P1050959.jpgLast week I gave the 3PAR team a break from publishing a 3PAR Thursday blog post and I’m doing the same thing again this week, sort of.  Earlier this week at VMworld Priyadarshi Prasad (Pd) and Eric Siebert presented a session titled The Perfect Stormage: Virtualizing Tier-1 apps with All-Flash Arrays.  I recorded the audio of the session and wanted to share it with you here.  I’m also including a PDF of the session’s slides that you can use. 

 

 

Here's the podcast:

 

 

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