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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




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

Forget FUD. Insure your tape archive with HP StoreEver.

By Shannon Dumler, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage


FUD.jpegLeveraging the benefits of tape – including lower cost per GB, lower energy consumption, offline protection buffering against virus or hacker attacks and media removability to an offsite location for safe storage – simply makes good business sense. So once that data is now safely stored in a vault or even within a tape library, how can you insure that critical business data? By simply putting in place the ability to automatically and actively monitor these infrequently accessed tape cartridge for both for data quality AND tape cartridge health. Here’s how we do it with HP StoreEver to put to rest the fear, uncertainty and doubt – the FUD – by providing the very insurance that is needed to fully protect your critical business data.


Interleave Archival Media Testing for LTO-6 Ultrium Data Cartridges

By Andrew Dodd, WW Marketing Communications Manager, HP Storage Media


Head3_DSC7470.jpgNot just one extra mile, but hundreds

You probably know that some of the world’s biggest companies use HP StoreEver Tape as a major component of their archiving and long-term asset preservation strategy. This archiving role means the traditional usage model for HP tape media has changed. And consequently, how HP tests its LTO media for performance and reliability needs to change also.


Labels: LTO-6| StoreEver| tape
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