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Cracking the flash storage code

By Matt Morrissey, 3PAR Product Marketing Manager


CodeSmallerJ.jpgHow new HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 Storage series cracks the code on affordability, performance, resiliency and simplicity

Yesterday, Calvin gave a great overview of all the new HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage goodies we just announced.


For this 3PAR Thursday, I’m back to dig a little bit deeper into the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 series, our next-gen, flash-optimized, quad-node midrange lineup—and worthy successor to our very own rocket ship, the 7000 series. It’s ideal if you’re looking to transform your environments to all-flash, but it isn’t just an all-flash array. More on that in a bit. First, I thought I’d start with a personal story to illustrate a key point in today’s 3PAR story...

Coming to a data center near you: Mission Possible

By Matt Morrissey, 3PAR Product Marketing Manager


MISSION POSSIBLEJ.jpgEverything is possible for your mission-critical workloads when you make the move to 3PAR StoreServ storage.


Your mission, should you choose to accept it: eliminate the compromises that legacy storage has forced on you for more than 20 years. Your mission will focus on:



  • Modernizing your storage in days vs. months
  • Shrinking your footprint by 75%
  • Improving your performance by 10x
  • Achieving greater than 6x9’s resiliency



As always, should you, or any of your I.M. Force be caught, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This blog will self-destruct in five minutes. Good luck.

Have it your way with autonomic storage management

By Megha Shukla, 3PAR Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage


HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console: simple and flexible

Everyone likes choices in life and storage administrators are no exception. When it comes to storage administration, of course, simplicity is key. But so is flexibility. You need centralized management to give you immediate, comprehensive, conclusive insight into your storage environment. At the same time, you need to provide your application owners with the options to perform common tasks from inside the management tools they already use. With HP 3PAR StoreServ and its autonomic management capabilities, you can have it both ways: simple and flexible.


Whether you prefer command lines and scripting graphical user interfaces or administering your storage from inside VMware and Microsoft® Windows® management tools—or need open source application programming interfaces (APIs) to support cloud development, it’s your choice. With the HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console, you can manage and report on multiple arrays at a granular level, in a manner consistent with the broader HP OneView management experience. Enjoy the flexibility of being able to perform storage tasks from inside application-specific management tools you already use. Read on to learn more.


Say YES to simplified storage administration tasks

By Rashmi Malik, 3PAR StoreServ Product Manager


YES.jpegHP 3PAR StoreServ Storage support with Microsoft Windows PowerShell is NOW available—bringing you a powerful way to simplify management via the Microsoft Windows PowerShell environment.

Repetitive tasks are best managed by scripting. As a storage administrator, you are often challenged to manage various administrative tasks over a multitude of storage arrays and servers in your data center environment. Microsoft Windows PowerShell enables managing administrative tasks using commandlets that are .NET classes. To make management of these repetitive steps easier, we’ve recently added support for Microsoft PowerShell Support to 3PAR StoreServ via a toolkit that’s free to download.



How can HP 3PAR 7450c reduce your Oracle latencies by as much as 21%?

By Hasmig Samurkashian, HP Storage Solutions Marketing


Oracle database environments demand the highest levels of performance and availability. HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash Storage is an ideal fit for Oracle DB environments, not only for its high IOPS and low latency but also for its robust HA and DR capabilities.


DemartekJ.jpgNow a new report from Demartek shows 16Gb FC SAN reduces latency for Oracle 21% and 3PAR Express Writes reduces latency 10%. Read on for more performance details.


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