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Understanding the business value of HP 3PAR StoreServ

By J Maestre     @StorageMuscle

The World’s Strongest Technologist

HP Enterprise Solutions & Architectures Team

 

Architecture matters. Each and every single vendor out there cannot wait to tell you why their architecture is “best.” When asked why a given technology is better than a competitor's, you will inevitably get an answer that extolls the virtues of that architecture while hearing terms like "greater resiliency, lower latency, and flexibly scalability." This tends to satisfy the question and there's either unanimous agreement, silent disagreement, or an open dialogue where technical opinions are exchanged. Thus begins the long process where one side does their due diligence on product investigation and the other side tries to answer every technical objection possible. And while all this is going on, one point often gets overlooked: Why does all this matter? 

 

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                                               Built for IO matters

 

HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash crushes EMC XtremIO for SAP HANA TDI

By Hasmig Samurkashian, SAP Solutions Manager, HP Storage Marketing

 

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One full year after the 3PAR StoreServ 7450c all-flash certification for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI), EMC has announced its first XtremIO certified configurations. While this XtremIO result has a nice headline around 20 HANA node scaling. . . that's where EMC’s right to gloat begins and ends. HP 7450c all-flash solutions for SAP HANA beat XtremIO on capacity, drive counts, footprint, power, cooling, weight and price. And that’s only part of the story.  

When it comes to sheer scale, HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash soars past the competition

By Aravindan Gopalakrishnan, Product Manager, HP 3PAR

 

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Recently, I came to know about a 460TB all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 deployment in Asia. We think this must be one of the largest all-flash deployments in the world. I am confident that there is no other all-flash array in the market that can achieve this level of scalability in the same footprint and power envelope as the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450. 

 

The question this 3PAR Thursday is: Why is it that the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 can easily reach scalability levels that remain distant goal posts for most other all-flash arrays in the market today? Here’s my answer!

The land of I/O: I/O size, mixed-workloads and you

By Ivan Iannaccone, HP 3PAR StoreServ Product Management   @IvanIannaccone

 

Over the past few weeks I have been reading some interesting claims around what I/O sizes are being recorded in customer environments. Since 2003, we have been collecting point-in-time performance data and lifetime histogram data of every system deployed in the field that is connected to 3PAR Central, this is our repository where all customer telemetry data is held. So I decided to look at some of this data myself and share my conclusions in my 3PAR Thursday blog.

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Revisiting VMware VVOLs and HP 3PAR integration

A few weeks ago, fellow VMware vExpert Eric Siebert had a post talking about the official announcement of VMware Virtual Volumes or VVOLs. His post gave a great introduction to some of the key VVOL terms like Protocol Endpoints, VASA Provider, Storage Container and more. If you haven't read his post, it's a "must-read" VVOLs article. Eric also used a demo video I had pulled together that showed a bit of the integration we have with VVOLs and HP 3PAR.

 

I had feedback from several people that there were things they would have liked to see that I didn't include in the first demo. One of the key things was creating a storage container. A storage container is a group of all virtual volumes and all VVOLs are created inside a storage container. In the first demo, the 3PAR Storage Container was already configured so I couldn't show it.This updated demo does

 

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