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tNAS rule #1: know your workflow

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager


data archive_ATSB_shutterstock_283470008_03Sept_sized.jpgWhen tNAS is the right answer to your archive data storage needs
I get this question from time to time: “Do you have anything that can help me store my files and content that I can’t afford to keep on my disk array?” My answer is, “Yes we do!” We have a solution we call tNAS, short for Tape-as-NAS. After explaining tNAS and its benefits, I then get asked, “How do I size it to meet my archive demands?” That’s when the workflow discussion comes into play. Here I’ll explain how the workflow impacts the sizing of the disk cache, the number of tape drives and the tape library capacity for storing archive data in a tNAS solution.

How to manage video surveillance retention – the biggest Big Data

This BURA Sunday, we welcome guest blogger Jay Jason Bartlett, VP WW Sales and Marketing, SoleraTec, now a member of the HP Data Agile Partner Program.


Camera.jpgFrom the Boston Marathon bombings to daily law enforcement video security in the U.S., our society has become conditioned to video surveillance, almost to the point of expecting video to be available. Whether it is traffic cameras, shopping mall cameras, warehouse cameras, or now the very popular police body-worn cameras, video surveillance – and the storage of all that video – is seeing significant double-digit growth.


But what is the best way to reliably and cost efficiently retain these ever-growing amounts of video surveillance feeds? A new multi-tiered storage solution from HP and SoleraTec enables a complete scalable video surveillance infrastructure capable of providing years of video surveillance storage at costs no longer out of reach. Let’s take a closer look.

Do you have the right keys to data security?

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager


Securing your data with open standards—and where tape belongs in the mix


Trophy.jpegComing in first is a great feeling. I’m sure each of us can remember a time when we came in first and what it feltlike, whether it was for winning the championship baseball game, winning a race, or being the last one standing in the school spelling bee. Recently, the HP StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library became the first tape library to achieve the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) verification of conformance to the KMIP standard (v1.0, 1.1 and 1.2). This means that if you’re an MSL6480 customer, you can implement encryption in the MSL6480 knowing that you have the flexibility to work with a wide variety of KMIP-verified key management solutions. Let’s take a closer look at KMIP and— what this means to you and your data.

Spotlight on Brain Farm: a digital content story with a reel happy ending

By Simon Watkins, WW Product Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery & Archive (BURA), HP Storage


BrainFarm.jpgSee how this Emmy-winning production studio reduced its storage costs by 86%

Brain Farm, an Emmy-winning production studio, is one of the most sought-after content creators in entertainment. The company, which is built upon cutting edge filmmaking technologies, has implemented an HP StoreEver based solution to safeguard its ever-expanding business-critical content. Let’s find out more about Brain Farm and learn how HP StoreEver is helping the company implement a reliable, cost-effective and scalable solution to secure client’s valuable assets while capacity requirements rise relentlessly.

Unclog your HP 3PAR StoreServ array with an HP StoreEver Tape-as-NAS solution

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager




Ever wonder how you can keep up with all the data on your HP 3PAR StoreServ or any other inactive disk array? Do you know where it is or if anyone is even using it anymore? This kind of old, stagnant data clogs up an array and consumes valuable storage space.  


With an HP StoreEver tape-as-NAS (tNAS) solution working in conjunction with QStar Network Migrator, you can deploy a solution to help unclog your array. It provides everything you need to help you clean your array of old data—as you optimize your overall storage costs while minimizing disruption to your workflows. Let’s see how it works. Then dig deeper in our new technical white paper.

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