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SAP HANA Data Protection: Predictability in a world filled with uncertainties

By Srikanth Venkataseshu, Senior Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery and Archive Solutions, HP Storage   @srikseshu



For most customers, the journey for SAP HANA usually starts with a sidecar implementation, then graduates to Business Warehouse (BW) workloads, before eventually moving to ERP, CRM applications—or, in other words, Suite on HANA (S/4 HANA).


HP has made strategic investment in HANA and we have several HANA-optimized Converged System appliances to help accelerate time-to-deployment of these systems along with best practices and years of expertise designing and deploying these systems. And at SAPPHIRE in May, we announced modern data protection for SAP HANA with the introduction of new HP StoreOnce plug-in for SAP HANA. The plug-in is a HANA BackInt agent installed directly on SAP HANA nodes which enables direct streaming backups to StoreOnce deduplication appliance. This BURA Sunday, I’m breaking down the benefits of StoreOnce plug-in.

Learn more about data protection with our StoreOnce ChalkTalks and videos

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage   @ashwinkshetty


Last week in our BURA Sunday anniversary blog, I listed some of my favorite StoreOnce posts from the past year. This week, I’m sharing some of my favorite ChalkTalks and product overview videos plus a ShortTake that will make it simpler for you to understand and appreciate how StoreOnce can make a difference in the way you protect your data


One of my preferred approaches for learning about new concepts or technology features is by watching an animated ChalkTalk or an audio-video presentation. I personally love these HP StoreOnce ChalkTalk videos from Calvin Zito. They are short yet packed with a wealth of useful information that makes it easy to understand specific features or complex technology concepts. Here's one to get you strated. (And more in the blog.)


One year of #BURASunday and we continue to celebrate our data protection story

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage @ashwinkshetty


One.jpgA lot can happen in a year. You can plan some of the things, but many unfold in an unpredictable and often remarkable way. In early May 2014, we started blogging about our data protection vision. We wanted to share our point of view with everyone and seek real-time feedback on some of the challenges faced by organizations looking to protecting their data.


After 12 months and over 50 BURA Sunday blogs published, we still have so much more to tell you about what’s happening in the Backup, Recovery and Archive market—and how we continue to help you solve your problems with our solutions. Here’s a look back and ahead!

Eliminating data protection complexity with HP StoreOnce. (See what DCIG has to say about it.)

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage  @ashwinkshetty 

Building on our long history of helping you to protect your data, we have identified key data protection challenges that affect nearly all organizations in one way or another. HP StoreOnce Backup solutions are designed specifically to address these data protection challenges. So how did HP identify these challenges? Every vendor promotes their backup systems as the “fastest” and the “best” data protection solution available. But do they really understand the challenges most customers face?


DCIGJ.jpgDon’t take my word for it. See how DCIG weighs in.

To address these questions, I’ll highlight a recent blog published by DCIG: HP StoreOnce Deduplicating Backup Appliances Put Organizations on Path to Ending Big Data Backup Headaches

What is Tape as NAS or tNAS

I attended the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) a couple of weeks ago. We had several blog posts about the event leading up to and and now that I'm back, I have a few videos that I'll be sharing. Today I have a video of a discussion I had with long time tape storage expert Mark Fleischhauer around Tape as NAS (tNAS).


In the video, Mark defines tNAS, discusses how it can fit into an existing workflow, and talks about a customer using it today. This post will be short because the video does all the talking.  So here it is.


Mark has written three blog posts about tNAS where you can dig deeper and learn more. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments. And if you want to learn more, visit

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