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HP ConvergedSystem Update

I'm recently back from Nth Symposium and the video interviews that I did there are starting to role in.  One of the discussions I had was with my long-time HP friend LaMills Garrett.  I like to kid LaMills - when I first met him in the late 90's, he was a lab engineer in draedlocks.  But he was also one of the most business saavy engineers I've ever worked with so I'm not surprised that he's now a leader in the ConvergedSystem Americas team. 

 

During the discussion LaMills talked about the latest with HP ConvergedSystem - aka Sharks - and we also talked about the competition.  I couldn't help bringing up VCE as I attended a VMUG recently where a VCE employee told the audience that they are the only true converged infrastructure and HP is a system integrator. 

 

This is a really good discussion with LaMills and I'll share other interviews I have from Nth Symposium over the next few weeks. 

EMC to 3PAR Online Import Utility Demo

Back in May, I had a blog post titled Making the move from EMC to HP 3PAR StoreServ easy - and that post included a ChalkTalk I had done describing the EMC to 3PAR Online Import Utility. Today I have a demo video to share with you showing just how easy it really is.  In the demo video I do give an overview of the software and how it works but check out my previous blog if you want a bit more. 

 

There's more information on full blog post, so check that out.

 

Labels: 3PAR| EMC| StoreServ

Keep calm! HP has got your data covered.

By Anirudh S. Srinivasan, WW Product Manager, HP Storage

 

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Data protection and disaster recovery plans are very much like insurance. Because just like life insurance, your organization often assumes that your data protection strategies are adequate. You can easily fall into the complacency trap of not reviewing your policies until disasters strike.

 

What was a well-planned data protection strategy five years ago aligned to your unique requirements could be quite inadequate today, considering data growth, shrinking backup windows, and such. Is it time to review your data protection strategy?

Islands are great for vacations but not for data storage

Vish.jpgBy Vish Mulchand, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing, HP Storage

 

The islands. Ah yes. . . brilliant sunshine skipping off sparkling sapphire waters, freckled white BeachScene.jpg
sands, hot and lazy afternoons, ice-cold pineapple rum…  In a recent video with HPStorageGuy Calvin Zito (included in my blog), I talked about the beauty of the islands and why islands are great for vacations—but not for storage. I talked about how flash is disruptive. And how, depending on your starting point, to take advantage of flash, you are forced to choose between adding yet another storage silo to your infrastructure, or, worst yet, be faced with replacing all your storage. This leads to my question for this 3PAR Thursday: What if you had an existing storage infrastructure that allows you to adopt flash or other forms of solid-state technology when it becomes available, yet still deliver the disruptive benefits that this new technology brings?

If you liked your EVA, you’ll love HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage

The HP EVA was built in an era of predictable data growth and database application but as you transform your data centers, you require modern scale-out architectures more suited for today’s multi-tenant, mixed workload environments. Now it’s time to consider making the move to HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000. You’ll find some motivating details in my blog post and the accompanying ShortTake. Go to the full blog post to see more and to listen to the ShortTake.

 

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