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Built for flash

By J Maestre,
The World’s Strongest Technologist, HP Enterprise Solutions & Architectures Team  @3PARStrong


A common theme emerges from flash startups when discussing other, more established storage platforms:


               “Storage Vendor ‘ABC’ is a legacy storage array retro-fitted with flash but not built for it.”


Flash_Optimized_Logo_308x220_tcm245_1608576_tcm245_1618609_tcm245-1608576.jpgI agree. But that's because there's no such thing. There's no such thing as "built for flash" or "legacy storage retrofitted for flash." Be it startup or legacy vendor, it makes no difference. The only thing that matters is how the storage solution optimizes and protects I/O. Let me explain.

Imagine this: Manage HP 3PAR StoreServ in your Windows Server environment

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing


It’s reality with HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft!

Have you ever dreamed of managing your HP 3PAR StoreServ with a single pane-of-glass view of all that is happening in your Microsoft Windows Server environment?


If so, HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft has it all! It provides a comprehensive integration of HP 3PAR StoreServ with Microsoft System Center so that you can see events/alerts, capacity monitoring and detailed VM information all in one place. I'll dive into the topic on my 3PAR Thursday blog here - or you can check out my ShortTake.



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.


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