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It’s here: all-flash for SAP HANA TDI at one-sixth the price of the competition

By Hasmig Samurkashian, SAP Solutions Manager, HP Storage Marketing


How HP 3PAR StoreServ delivers for your TDI environment

SAPlogo.jpegAs adoption of SAP HANA grows, customers and systems integrators are increasingly choosing Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) for HANA deployments. TDI offers maximum flexibility and investment protection while preserving existing IT processes. HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash and converged flash arrays are an ideal choice for TDI, delivering the performance, scaling, availability, advanced data services and TCO that SAP HANA enterprises demand.


Today’s 3PARThursday news: The all-new 3PAR StoreServ 8000 and 20000 are the latest 3PAR StoreServ arrays to be certified for SAP HANA TDI, giving you the most competitive storage offerings for your TDI environments. And 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash leadership for TDI continues—with solutions that are a fraction of the price of the competition, while offering greater efficiencies, high availability and data services.


Is your flash storage scale-up, scale-out or an unfinished product?

By J Maestre,The World’s Strongest Technologist, Competitive Strategist, HP Storage Marketing  @storagemuscle


watching_ATSB_shutterstock_314692697_10Sept_Sized.jpgKnow what to watch for when it comes to flash storage

Oh what a brave and wonderful new world we live in! Flash has changed the way storage is addressed and that just feels fantastic! Then the “if onlys” if only every brand new start-up wasn’t claiming to be a brand new technology instead of just a rehashing of something old. Or if only established vendors would be creative and innovative.


I can hear them all now, faintly, like soft trailing voices in the wind, like this one: “We scale out to 100 teeny, tiny, irrelevant nodes but anyone who uses Open Stack vaguely knows who we are!”


And this is our focal point. The latest round of “technomarketinghypenotsubstance” is scale-up technologies vs. scale-out. Yes ladies and gentlemen, we’re back to arguing a premise that was already argued over and over again. But for some reason a couple of the newer start-ups feel compelled to draw this distinction yet again.

Get ready to get smart with SANs

By Ashwin Kumar S V, Product Manager, HP Storage


simpify_ATSB_iStock_000072246541_02Sept_sized.jpgHP Smart SAN is integrated into the HP 3PAR Operating System and into the firmware of HP 3PAR StoreServ HBAs and switches. Based on open standards, HP Smart SAN extends 3PAR StoreServ autonomic capabilities outside of the array to the SAN fabric. Clearly it’s a smart idea whose time has come! Learn how you can greatly simplify and reduce the number of steps required to provision your SAN by 80 percent.

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



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