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Protect your SQL Server database against disasters with HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing

 

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Count on no compromise when it comes to deploying your mission-critical SQL Server database on HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash. Imagine being able to process all the orders flooding into your order-entry database in a flash – while making sure that your mission-critical database is always-on despite an outage, an earthquake or a tornado! Try connecting your Microsoft SQL Server database to HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash storage and watch how the high performance and resiliency demands of your database can be easily met. Read on to learn more this 3PAR Thursday.

Don’t get duped with a dedupe-ratios-only approach to capacity efficiency

By Priyadarshi (Pd), Product Line Manager, HP 3PAR Storage   @Priyadarshi_Pd

 

 

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 Be aware of the storage overheads when looking at dedupe

Dedupe ratios are well and good. However don’t forget that dedupe is a means to an end, not an end in itself. The final goal is “storage efficiency.” And storage efficiency is not just about dedupe. If an architecture is inherently inefficient, a higher dedupe ratio might not help much. Let me dig into the topic of dedupe ratios and storage savings a bit more.

 

 

HP 3PAR Wins All-Flash Array Product of the Year from TechTarget

POY gold small.jpgToday I learned that TechTarget named the HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash Array (AFA) was named the product of the year in the category of all-flash.

 

This is such a satisfying recognition for HP 3PAR AFA because in the early days of HP announcing our AFA product, several AFA start-ups claimed that because our AFA wasn't built from scratch, it didn't qualify as all-flash storage. This TechTarget recognition and many of the recent wins I've seen against the AFA startups are proof that the HP 3PAR AFA should be considered by any customer who is looking at all-flash storage.

 

What is it that is different about HP 3PAR that qualifies it to be considered as an all-flash array?  Here are a few key things to consider.

 

To read more - go to the full blog post.

Got VVOLs? If you have 3PAR StoreServ you do.

By Eric Siebert, Solutions Manager, HP Storage    @ericsiebert

 

 

Find out how you can implement VVOLs in your vSphere 6 environment 

 

In my previous blog on VMware Virtual Volumes  (VVOLs), I covered some of the benefits that VVOLs on 3PAR StoreServ provide and touched on the new VASA 2.0 specification. 

 

Now that VVOLs is officially going to GA in the upcoming vSphere 6 release, I want to dive a bit deeper into the technical implementation of VVOLs on 3PAR StoreServ. I’ll start with an overview of key VVOLs components, then take you through three easy steps to get VVOLs up and running.

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.

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