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Genie out of the bottle: best-in-class QoS with HP 3PAR Priority Optimization software

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

 

I was at a customer event a couple of days ago where the presenter was talking about the different software features that enhance HP 3PAR StoreServ. A few queries we made about HP 3PAR Priority Optimization software and its functionality. These customers were interested in understanding the difference that Priority Optimization can bring to specific scenarios such as consolidation of dissimilar workloads onto a single storage array. I thought you would be interested in understanding more about this too. Because, if you’re an over-worked IT administrator dealing with complex allocation of your storage resources (and wondering whether your quality of service can be maintained or not), HP 3PAR Priority Optimization can literally be the genie out of the bottle.

 

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New ShortTakes on StoreOnce and HP 3PAR AFA

P1040991.jpgI am back from what has been the longest vacation I've ever taken - almost 4 weeks.  While I did have three work events I attended in Europe, my ttime in Europe were pretty much all vacation.  I did post a blog from Germany about half way into the trip so check that out. 

 

I took over 1300 pictures.  And no, I wouldn't make you look at all of them (though many are amazing) but Google Plus has this very cool picture diary it created from the pictures I took with my SmartPhone.  I thought this was cool because all I had to do was add a few captions and remove a few pictures I thought weren't the best so if you want to see what I did, click on the link. But now, it's time for me to get to work.

 

Three new ShortTakes to share

If you remember, the week before I left for Europe was HP Discover.  That was also a rather intense week and I wasn't able to share with you a few ShortTakes from our product experts.  I have three to share - two focused on HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All Flash Array and the other on HP StoreOnce.  I'll include them here in "rapid fire" fashion with no other commentary as the ShortTakes speak for themselves.  As with other ShortTakes, I have the audio you can listen to and slides you can click through. So here they are.  (See the full blog post for the ShortTakes)

Time to get real about disaster tolerant all-flash array solutions

 

By Priyadarshi Prasad (Pd), Product Line Manager, HP 3PAR Storage

 

Now that the initial euphoria with all-flash solutions is starting to settle down, the conversations are getting more real. All-flash solutions are coming under the microscope. And it’s time to ask some very real questions of all-flash solutions: Granted you are fast, and you can be cheap if I believe your 6:1 (or is it 12:1 today) dedupe ratio. But can you protect my data and applications when a disaster occurs? How much data would I lose? How fast can I come back online? Let me address those questions with the framework of what I like to call the Three D’s of Disaster Recovery – data loss, downtime and distance.

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HP 3PAR StoreServ: Count on availability AND quality

By Ivan Iannaccone, 3PAR StoreServ Product Management

 

3PAR_StoreServ_308x220_tcm245_1534343_tcm245_1518989_tcm245-1534343.jpgLast week, my colleague Matt M. wrote a great blog on HP 3PAR 6-Nines Guarantee Program. On this availability topic, it’s interesting to note that often availability is used as a way to measure quality. But it’s really a proxy for uptime. The quality definition is much broader. While it also includes the concept of availability, the best way to define it is as a way to measure a degree of excellence. Here’s what I mean.

It’s here: high-availability peace of mind for HP 3PAR StoreServ

By Matthew Morrissey, 3PAR Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage

 

T-6nines-guarantee__220x160--C-tcm245-1667439--CT-tcm245-1237012-32.jpgAt HP Discover Las Vegas, HP announced the only 6-Nines data availability guarantee program in the storage market – across enterprise, midrange and all-flash arrays. In case you missed it, here are all the details. Let’s start with what the guarantee program is all about – and jump in from there for this week's 3PAR Thursday blog.

 

Here’s how it works: Deploy any new four-node or more HP 3PAR StoreServ 10000, 7400, or all-flash 7450 Storage system and follow the best practices outlined in the Get 6-Nines Guarantee Program and HP will guarantee* 99.9999% data availability. If your data availability drops below 99.9999%, then HP will extend your existing mission-critical support contract by 3 months for FREE.

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