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News Flash: 2014 is the Year That Flash Storage Went Mainstream

I've been thinking about what was the most significant storage trend in 2014. In the past, I’ve been caught up in “hype” – those topics that get more attention than they probably deserve or have vendors all creating their own definition and creating confusion along the way. So I’ve become sensitive to sniffing out hype.

Four or five years ago, solid-state disk (SSD) – or flash – was one of the much-hyped topics. I remember one storage vendor saying that all hard drive disks (HDDs) would be replaced with SSDs by 2013. Well, obviously 2013 came and went, and while SSD was gaining momentum, it wasn’t mainstream. Mark Peters, analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group said, “Solid-state storage is an important emerging change, not just an addition or tweak, in the world of storage.”

 

See the full blog post to download a PDF of this article and watch a short video from a customer talking about how flash storage modernized their datacenter and helped their business.

The importance of storage QoS with flash

By Ivan Iannaccone, HP 3PAR StoreServ Product Management   @IvanIannaccone

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I love to talk to customers about Priority Optimization. It’s a feature of HP 3PAR StoreServ that allows storage QoS to give you the ability to provision performance as you provision capacity, assuring that your important workloads get expected performance.

 

The Evaluator Group recently completed an evaluation paper that shows how Priority Optimization can be used in a mission-critical all-flash environment. So this 3PAR Thursday, I’m taking this ideal opportunity to talk a bit more about storage QoS and its importance in all-flash deployments.

 

Flashification – removing the shackles of yesteryear and enabling business growth

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

 

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What inhibits business growth? Sales reach? Marketing budgets? Product innovation? IT infrastructure? How often do we critically review our internal infrastructure as being a silent or passive growth inhibitor?

 

Not often enough I would propose. And based upon my 30+ year experiences with storage infrastructure, I believe that storage – being the “forgotten child” of all too many IT departments – is guilty of being a silent or passive business growth inhibitor. Let me share two recent examples of this with you.

Get transparent automatic storage failover with HP 3PAR Peer Persistence

By Salil Gokhale, HP 3PAR StoreServ Product Manager

 

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We want to make sure you are getting all the information you need on the exciting new features that come with the HP 3PAR Operating System 3.2.1 release. I know we have been covering this topic in past 3PAR Thursday blogs but there’s more to talk about! Today, I’m digging deeper into new updates for HP 3PAR Peer Persistence.

 

Online Import for EMC Storage now brings support for EMC Symmetrix VMAX arrays

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

 

In case you missed the announcement blogs at HP Discover last month, we announced support for EMC VMAX arrays with 3PAR Online Import. What’s more, 3PAR Online Import Software comes free for use during the first 180 days with every new HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage system. Interested? On this 3PAR Thursday, I’ll give you all the details you need to now to learn how to minimize disruption and do this data migration yourself in just five easy steps – all while hosts and applications stay online during the data migration process.

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