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Say YES to simplified storage administration tasks

By Rashmi Malik, 3PAR StoreServ Product Manager


YES.jpegHP 3PAR StoreServ Storage support with Microsoft Windows PowerShell is NOW available—bringing you a powerful way to simplify management via the Microsoft Windows PowerShell environment.

Repetitive tasks are best managed by scripting. As a storage administrator, you are often challenged to manage various administrative tasks over a multitude of storage arrays and servers in your data center environment. Microsoft Windows PowerShell enables managing administrative tasks using commandlets that are .NET classes. To make management of these repetitive steps easier, we’ve recently added support for Microsoft PowerShell Support to 3PAR StoreServ via a toolkit that’s free to download.



Consider it a cure for management headaches: HP OneView for Microsoft System Center

By Ankit Jain, Sr. Product Manager, HP Storage


Unified manageability with HP OneView for Microsoft System Center



Troubled with too many disparate management tools to keep a watch on your Microsoft System Center deployments? Is monitoring the relevant pieces of your infrastructure becoming more complex with multiple hand-offs between server, storage and networking teams when you would rather focus on the increasing demands of your business?


HP now provides a comprehensive integration for Microsoft environments via HP OneView for Microsoft System Center (OV4SC) to simplify manageability with a single infrastructure management platform through Microsoft System Center.

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Be a truly agile IT service provider: boost Hyper-V environments with HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing


It's benefits time when you deploy Microsoft Hyper-V on HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash

AllFlash.jpegWhat happens when you host your virtual server environment on an all-flash array? You can increase your VM density per server, so that you can quickly spin up new applications on mobile devices. After all, an all-flash array is a strategic investment when you want to be an agile IT services provider. But which all-flash array do you choose? HP 3PAR StoreServ all-flash arrays offer many benefits—including the resiliency and manageability required for critical enterprise application storage.


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How to protect your data with HP StoreOnce and Microsoft Data Protection Manager

By Ian Blatchford, Product Manager, HP StoreOnce   @LottaBytes




5 great tips for optimizing deployment to protect your Microsoft environment

More than 20 years ago, HP and Microsoft started a strategic relationship that has delivered many solutions to our joint customers. I’d like to share with you one of many examples of how this relationship continues today. My specific example focuses on a data protection solution that includes Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2012 and HP StoreOnce Backup systems—with a focus on benefits and recommendations to optimize deployment. You'll want to check out our new white paper: Protecting Windows Server data with HP StoreOnce appliance.


Simplify managing HP MSA Storage in a Windows environment with HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft

By Ankit Jain, Sr. Product Manager, HP Storage


LogoJ.jpgLooking for a better management experience?

HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft provides single pane-of-glass manageability for Microsoft Windows environment by integrating with Microsoft SCOM and SCVMM and supporting System Center 2012 R2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.  Through this simplified management plane, administrators can track and monitor physical, logical and virtual infrastructure though a single dashboard, and oversee events and alerts for their storage via pre-defined rules. What’s more, creating and deploying new volumes and virtual machines on hosts and clusters is made easy with HP StoreFront Manager. Here’s a look at what’s new with StoreFront Manager.

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