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Revenue opportunities in cloud backup

By Derek Howard, WW Service Provider Marketing Manager at HP


I was excited to receive an invitation from @HPStorageGuy Calvin Zito to post to Around the Storage Block on storage concerns and opportunities – for service providers. For my first blog, I’ll tackle a problem made more challenging by big data  backup.

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HP StoreOnce SQL Plug-in: Faster, efficient backup for Microsoft SQL Server databases

By Ian Blatchford, Product Manager, HP StoreOnce


Deeper technical dive on HP StoreOnce SQL Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server

This BURA Sunday, I’m going a bit deeper into direct SQL Server database backup enabled by the StoreOnce Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server. I’ll summarize an excellent new technical white paper on the plug-in. Before jumping into that, let’s recap on how the direct backup plug-in fits in the overall process of efficiently making sure databases are available and protected.


1 + 1 = 3 when you integrate 3PAR + StoreOnce with RMC

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



It’s clear that uncompromising application protection to meet service-level expectations and protect business productivity is an absolute necessity. But to achieve this, it’s necessary to rethink data protection to ensure that it covers the entire spectrum of threats—allowing for more frequent recovery point objectives (RPOs) and enabling increasingly stringent recovery time objectives (RTOs) to be met, all while reducing data protection cost and complexity. An innovative, modernized solution to this challenge is provided by HP StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central software that integrates HP 3PAR StoreServ primary storage with HP StoreOnce Backup systems to provide a converged availability and flat backup service that augments traditional backup approaches. It all adds up to data protection benefits. Read on for more insight.


Storage News for Small and Midsize Business

I have some storage news I want to share with you. We have updates to three product families that I want to tell you about.  So let's jump in!




HP StoreVirtual Storage

HP StoreVirtual has some really exciting updates. I hope you saw the blog post I did recently talking about the new OS, LeftHand OS v 12.0.  There's a new 2-node HP StoreVirtual 4335 hybrid cluster that delivers outstanding storage performance for minimal investment with easy path for evolving to flash without downtime or professional services. And to help make the transition to flash, we've dropped the price of a single StoreVirtual 4335 by 19% and the price for the 2-node 4335 is 11% less than buying two separate 4335s. 


And what I find amazing is how much less hardware, rackspace, power and cooling, and cost savings you get for equivalent performance when compared to the StoreVirtual 4530.  I have a

new ChalkTalk that covers all of this so check it out. 



HP StoreEasy Refresh

Do you know what the number one NAS product in the $5-15K price range is? It's HP StoreEasy! And this family is getting a very nice refresh with most of the portfolio moving to HP ProLiant Gen9 hardware. The result is a 56% increase in capacity and a 21% decrease in $/GB. I have a new ChalkTalk here as well giving an overview of the StoreEasy Storage family, so check that out!


There's more to read about so head over to the full blog post to get all of the details.

Rely on HP StoreOnce Backup and StoreOnce Catalyst to protect your SQL database backup

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage



Database backups provide special challenges. Ask any DBA – and they will likely tell you they want to perform daily full backups and sometimes more than one full backup every day. But what do you do when a full database backup takes over 12 hours to complete and the database keeps growing? Take for example, Microsoft SQL DBAs who rely on efficient, high-performing and reliable backup systems to protect data while keeping costs under control. StoreOnce Catalyst can help. HP StoreOnce Catalyst extends the data protection capabilities of HP StoreOnce appliances in SQL environments.


This BURA Sunday, I'm talking about the benefits of using HP StoreOnce appliances and HP Data Protector with integrated HP StoreOnce Catalyst to protect SQL databases.

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