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HP StoreOpen Automation: better, easier and more widely connected with LTFS support for Windows

By Laura Loredo, HP StoreEver Product Manager

 

Today I’m talking about our new release of HP StoreOpen Automation that delivers a solution for using LTFS in automation environments with Windows OS. The new version—available as a free download—allows you to connect HP StoreEver tape libraries with LTO-5 or LTO-6 tape drives to Windows. Similar to the StoreOpen Mac and Linux versions, it works with a single library partition with up to 4 drives and 48 slots. Remember, HP is the only vendor that provides this tool as a FREE-of-charge download. Download it today: www.hp.com/go/StoreOpen

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Complement your cloud storage with HP StoreEver LTO Tape

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager

 

tNAS2J.jpgSo you decided to deploy a cloud storage solution to protect your archive data. Now come some important questions: 

 

What are you going to do if you lose your network connection and you need your data? What if your cloud provider decides to close its doors? How are you going to deal with the slow upload speeds? How about data that you don’t to want store in the cloud because of security concerns?

 

By adding a complementary tape-as-NAS (tNAS) solution on the front end, now you can address these issues using cost-effective LTO tape storage.

 

Labels: cloud| StoreEver| tape| tNAS

HP StoreEver MSL6480: the new gold standard in mid-range tape

By Simon Watkins, WW StoreEver Tape Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage

 

Magnify.jpgThe HP StoreEver MSL6480 mid-range tape library was introduced last year with the bold promise that it represented the next era of tape storage. Was this purely marketing hype? Definitely not, if the MSL6480’s rapid customer adoption and continued market share growth is anything to go by!  

 

MSL6480 is resonating with customers and partners across all major industries around the world as the new standard in mid-range tape. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why.

Labels: StoreEver| tape

Continuing our look at tape-as-NAS options

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager

 

Graphic2.jpgPart 2: A closer look at tape-as-NAS – when to use disk or SSDs

In Part 2 of our series on when to use disk and when to use SSD, I’m focusing on using SSD in front of our StoreEver tape library as part of the tape-as-NAS (tNAS) solution. In Part 1, we explored how disk was the appropriate solution if you want quicker access to data that may be active for a period of time – more like a cache. Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer better read and write operation performance, lower latency, and lower power when compared to a standard spinning disk but at a greater cost. In this blog, I'll discuss how SSDs may be a better choice if your archive work flows need a “buffer” instead of a “cache.”  I'll also review what you should consider when choosing the appropriate SSD for your tNAS solution. At the end of the day, No matter what your use case demands, HP has everything you need for data archiving including HP Servers, disk storage, SSDs and HP StoreEver Tape libraries.

Labels: FLAPE| flash| SSD| StoreEver| tape| tNAS

SSDs or disk? Buffer or cache? A closer look at tape-as-NAS options

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager

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Part 1: A closer look at tape-as-NAS - disks

A few weeks ago I wrote about a new emerging architecture for long term data retention that combines FLash drives and tAPE called FLAPE. Flash drives, or solid-state drives (SSDs), offer better read-and-write operation performance, lower latency and lower power when compare to a standard spinning disk.

 

In traditional transactional environments, these factors make a big difference. However you may wonder how this impacts an archive work flow? In this two-part blog series, I’ll show when you may want to use a disk or an SSD depending on your archiving workflow. Part 1 focuses on disk and Part 2 focuses on SSDs.

 

Labels: FLAPE| flash| SSD| StoreEver| tape| tNAS
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