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Simply StoreIT solutions for Data Protection and Virtualization

I started this week with an overview of the announcements we made at our HP Global Partner Conference. In that post, I pointed you to the updated Simply StoreIT Overview ChalkTalk.  I'll end GPC week with one final update of interest to small and midsized businesses.  

 

HP Simply StoreIT is for SMBs with a focus on solutions for virtualization, backup and data protection, file sharing, Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server.  The goal is to help you, via channel partners, quickly find the storage solution that best fits your business. 

 

The foundation of Simply StoreIT is to identify where you are in your IT journey: starting out, building momentum, or expanding your business.  And armed with that information, its easy to determine what  product can best address your needs.  I'd suggest if you didn't see the overview ChalkTalk I mentioned at the start, you take a look at that.  Also, I'll point you to the Simply StoreIT program overview (PDF) if you want to learn more. 

 

You will be interested in the free "Get Protected Guarantee" Backup Assessment.  It does require registration but I think it's worth it.   When you take the assessment it includes:

  • Backup window details
  • Successful vs. failed backup details
  • Retention times
  • Daily data backed up

 

HP StoreOnce Backup update from GPC

Earlier this week, I told you that there would be several blog posts with our news from the Global Partner Conference and I have more today, this time an update to HP StoreOnce Backup.  The update to StoreOnce is straight-forward and I didn't do a ChalkTalk focused on it so I'll tell you about what's new and then share with you a ShortTake, and a bonus ChalkTalk. 

 

What's new with StoreOnce?

Customers requiring mid-range deduplication appliance scaling greater than 36TB were required to purchase the HP StoreOnce 4700 Backup System - until now. By adding a new drive enclosure option featuring a 4TB drive shelf to the HP StoreOnce 4500 Backup System, customers can now make a lower initial investment and still gain the capacity headroom to expand the 4500  more than 3x previous limits. Drive enclosures will now support any mix of 2TB or 4TB drives up to 12 drives per shelf and a maximum of three shelves, with total support for 124 TB of usable capacity.

 

 

 

Storage made easier for small and midsize business

Today is the first day of the HP Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas and with the start of GPC comes news from HP Storage.  Over the next few blog posts, I'll give you details on everything being announced but for this post, I'll give you a high level overview. 

 

If you head over to the full blog post, you can read about the new MSA 1040, updates to the number 1 NAS platform under $10,000 - HP StoreEasy, and an update to HP StoreOnce.  And since everything we've announced fits nicely under Simply StoreIT, our program designed for small and midsize business, I'll include my new Simply StoreIT ChalkTalk.  And again, go to the full blog post and check back this week to get the details on the news.

Another HP Tech Talk: Storage for small and midsize business

Last week, I shared an HP Tech Talk focused on software-defined storage with Kate Davis.  Today, I have another HP Tech Talk with SDRNews host Andy McCaskey.  The topic of this HP Tech Talk is storage for small and midsize business. 

 

A few weeks ago I shared a blog post that gave an update on HP Simply StoreIT - a program we have that is focused on storage for SMB's.  Shannah Thompson is the brains behind that program and I was able to get her to talk to Andy.  Here's the show:

 

We have a Simply StoreIT website that has tons more information for customers including an overview (be sure to check out the program overview brochure) and more details on each of the five solution areas - and if you want to learn more about each of those solutions, check out the Simply StoreIT Overview ChalkTalk I did that has links to all of the solutions.

 

And don't forget, if you haven't signed up for the December 9th webcast, do it now!

 

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The HP MSA - it keeps going and going and going!

Back in May, we introduced the MSA 2040, the fourth generation of the MSA.  It was (and I think still is) the first entry SAN array with 16Gigabit FC.  The MSA 2040 is 3-4X faster (depending on the workload) than the MSA 2000 G3 and other competitive entry arrays.  We also added support for SSD with the 2040 and increased the small form factory scalability to 199 HDDs.  

 

Now were tweaking the MSA 2040 a bit more.  Check out the full blog post to get the details and to watch the MSA portfolio overview ChalkTalk.

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