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Seven Questions for HP’s Craig Nunes on Gartner’s ‘Just-Released’ Magic Quadrant on Storage

Craig Nunes 006v2.jpgCraig Nunes is the VP of Marketing in HP Storage - I wanted to do a podcast with him but with both of our crazy schedules getting ready for HP Discover, we couldn't find the time. But I did get Craig to answer seven questions about the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays*. If you're not sure what that is and its significance, read on.


Q:  For those who are not familiar with the MQ can you give us the 101 from your perspective?
A:  First of all, who doesn’t love a 2x2 matrix, right? And the Gartner MQ is one of the most famous in the IT industry. It’s a long standing measure that many vendors, industry watchers, and customers alike use to compare vendor and technology maturity and comparisons. It measures both “completeness of vision” as well as “ability to execute” in market. Completeness of Vision has a lot to with product strategy and innovation, a robust means to attract and serve customers, and a healthy long-term business model.  Ability to Execute revolves primarily around the availability of hot new products, the company’s ability actually gain new customers and deliver a great experience. This particular MQ has a little something in it for everyone--high-end and midrange storage as well as block and unified storage and ‘converged’ them in response to buyer behavior and trends in the storage industry.

Labels: 3PAR| StoreServ

The power of Command Line Interface (CLI) on HP 3PAR

By Ivan Iannaccone, 3PAR StoreServ Product Management



GUIs are amazing and beautiful, but let’s face it there is nothing geekier than using the command line and nothing more effective than building scripts to automate a repetitive task.


HP 3PAR StoreServ offers an extremely powerful and simple Command Line Interface (CLI) with open administration support provided via SNMP, Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), Web Service API and OpenStack Cinder. It’s time to get our true geek on this 3PAR Thursday!



Customers Share Their Secrets: San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

I have one last customer video I've been holding out on that I did at Nth Symposium.  I want to share one today.  This is a great story - the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has multiple video cameras on 600 buses, 120 trolleys and many stations with multiple cameras all collecting video.  When their storage system, from another storage vendor, had a "catastrophic melt down" and data loss, CTO Stevan White turned to Nth Generation and HP for help. 


San Diego MTS implemented HP 3PAR StoreServ and in Stevan's words, "We went from freaked out to very comfortable with our storage".  I really enjoyed talking to Stevan and think you'll like this video.


Check out the rest of my Customers Share Their Secret videos on ATSB and if you want to learn more about HP 3PAR StoreServ, check out the product page that has a lot of useful information at


Ready, Set, Flash!

By Ivan Iannaccone, 3PAR StoreServ Product Management


Flash_Optimized_Logo_308x220_tcm245_1608576_tcm245_1618609_tcm245-1608576.jpgMeasure the benefits of adding flash

Last week as part of our HP 3PAR OS 3.2.1 announcement, my 3PAR Thursday blog focused on the performance acceleration delivered by HP 3PAR OS 3.2.1. The announcement also talked about the HP 3PAR Flash Advisor toolset that helps HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage customers asses current capacity and performance profiles via built-in the 3PAR OS toolset in order to optimize current and future flash investments. This week, I’m talking about this in a bit more detail and explaining why these capabilities are so important to enable a smooth transition of application and workloads to use flash-based media.


cMLC SSDs in HP 3PAR StoreServ: Embrace with confidence

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




To say that cMLC SSDs have been widely adopted by our 3PAR StoreServ customers would be an understatement. Our customers just love our ability to bring flash at a price point you can afford—with the certainty of a five-year warranty that covers wear-outs, plus unique Adaptive Sparing technology that enhances endurance. But are all cMLCs the same? To understand this, let’s take a step back and understand cMLCs a little better.


Labels: 3PAR| cMLC| SSD| StoreServ
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