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Ready to bring less risk, more ROI to your all-flash data center?

By Walter Tessmann, Sr. Product Line Manager, HP Complete, HP Storage


3PAR.jpegIntroducing a complete solution data protection over long distances from HP and Alcatel-Lucent

Is your enterprise ready to take the all-flash data center to the ultimate in high availability with geographically dispersed active-active data centers? As you head in that direction, oftentimes managing and acquiring the optical transport through a full solution can be a challenge.


To help you on your way, HP and Alcatel-Lucent have validated an end-to-end solution using HP 3PAR StoreServ storage and HP 3PAR Remote Copy software, coupled with the PSS 1830 Optical Switch from Alcatel-Lucent. With this optical switch, your data centers can replicate and stay up to date virtually in real time within 130KM (500KM very, very soon!) of distance with an L1 in-flight encryption option to minimize business risk. Here are more details.


Flash game changer: combining Tier-1 goodness with midrange ease of use

By Aravindan Gopalakrishnan, Product Manager, HP 3PAR


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What made the recent HP Discover event particularly special for us is the announcement of our enterprise flash array family: the HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 Storage. We designed the 3PAR StoreServ 20000 family to be a game changer. Judging from the phenomenal reception customers, media and analysts gave, it seems we achieved our goal!


My colleague Pd posted a blog during Discover welcoming the new class of enterprise array. And Ivan talked about the performance, scalability and resiliency of the StoreServ 20000. Now I’d like to focus on an equally important attribute of the 3PAR StoreServ 20000 storage: ease of use.

Taking the all-flash conversation to a whole new level

By Ivan Iannaccone, Product Line Strategist, HP Storage  @ivaniannaccone


Ivan 3PAR.jpgWhat a week we had at HP Discover! Our recent HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 announcement had an amazing reception from existing customers, prospects, industry analysts and bloggers. 

Because yes, the all-flash market is hot!

(And extremely competitive.) What I love about it is how most of the recent announcements from purpose-built flash appliances such as EMC XtremIO and Pure Storage just continue to validate the approach that HP 3PAR StoreServ took long ago—when we decided to optimize the 3PAR platform for flash while being able to deliver amazing scalability with all the awesomeness of 3PAR data services. You want faster, denser storage while continuing to satisfy those use cases that are still critical in an enterprise storage environment, like replication and snapshots. But most importantly, you want this data to be residing on a true Tier-1 platform. Let's look at the all-flash market today and see how HP 3PAR StoreServ continues to be the only vendor to be able to deliver enterprise flash for Tier-1 deployments.

New 3PAR training course: everything you wanted to know, now you can ask

By Kelly Baig, HP EDU Marketing/GTM Manager   @KellyBaigAtHP



In May, HP Education introduced a new Level III training course for HP 3PAR StoreServ storage administrators. This week, I had the opportunity to interview one of HP’s leading course instructors, John Scully, as he prepared to teach the first-ever Level III live course.


“I put it this way,” John explains. “The Level III course is a collection of advanced topics which address all the next-level questions that I’ve heard from storage administrators taking our Level I and II courses. In short, it’s all the things that you always wanted to know about the details of 3PAR and approaches to storage management.”  


Here are more details on who should take the course--and what you can expect to learn from it.

Business resilience through replication with HP StoreOnce RMC and HP 3PAR Remote Copy integration

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


Last week at HP Discover, we announced new 3PAR Remote Copy integration with HP StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central (RMC) software. StoreOnce RMC enables application-managed snapshots on HP 3PAR StoreServ systems and automatic movement of data to HP StoreOnce that is 17x faster than traditional backup with almost 5x times faster restore.* With this integration, StoreOnce RMC now supports replication of application-managed snapshots between HP 3PAR arrays. Here’s the full story!


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