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Speech recognition software vendor flashes forward with HP 3PAR StoreServ

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


Nuance.jpgWe recently sat down with Frederic Van Haren, senior director of HPC labs at Nuance Communications to talk data growth and 3PAR StoreServ. Nuance Communications is known for its speech recognition products, especially text to speech products. Think the voice in your GPS.


Data is key at Nuance Communications. In order to compete, Nuance Communications collects actual speech data on which their researchers build new features and new products. Performance, scalability and cost are key ingredients for its storage solution.


The power of Command Line Interface (CLI) on HP 3PAR

By Ivan Iannaccone, 3PAR StoreServ Product Management



GUIs are amazing and beautiful, but let’s face it there is nothing geekier than using the command line and nothing more effective than building scripts to automate a repetitive task.


HP 3PAR StoreServ offers an extremely powerful and simple Command Line Interface (CLI) with open administration support provided via SNMP, Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), Web Service API and OpenStack Cinder. It’s time to get our true geek on this 3PAR Thursday!



Ready, Set, Flash!

By Ivan Iannaccone, 3PAR StoreServ Product Management


Flash_Optimized_Logo_308x220_tcm245_1608576_tcm245_1618609_tcm245-1608576.jpgMeasure the benefits of adding flash

Last week as part of our HP 3PAR OS 3.2.1 announcement, my 3PAR Thursday blog focused on the performance acceleration delivered by HP 3PAR OS 3.2.1. The announcement also talked about the HP 3PAR Flash Advisor toolset that helps HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage customers asses current capacity and performance profiles via built-in the 3PAR OS toolset in order to optimize current and future flash investments. This week, I’m talking about this in a bit more detail and explaining why these capabilities are so important to enable a smooth transition of application and workloads to use flash-based media.


Christmas comes early thanks to HP 3PAR OS 3.2.1

By Ivan Iannaccone, 3PAR StoreServ Product Management  @IvanIannaccone 




Yesterday we announced many new features that all HP 3PAR StoreServ customers can enable free of charge via a simple online upgrade. In a June post, I talked in great detail about Thin Deduplication (now available free of charge on all 3PAR StoreServ models!). This 3PAR Thursday, I’m focusing on how HP 3PAR OS 3.2.1 enables read and write acceleration via Adaptive Flash Cache and Express Writes. It's all as much fun to talk about as any holiday!



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.

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