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Four tips for spring cleaning your infrastructure with hyper-convergence

By Janet Runberg, SDS Sales Enablement Manager, HP Storage

 

IT_pic.jpgIt's Springtime! A great time of year for cleaning all types of closets, including those with IT equipment.

 

For those who are deploying hyper-converged systems there’s no question, it’s pretty awesome technology. The question is, what do you do with your aging IT infrastructure? I see 4 good options. Check out this post to learn more.

It's all about the Blades

By Kate Davis, WW Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage   @KateAtHP

 

BL420c_460_660_c7000enclosure_silver2.jpgHP BladeSystem can be considered the ultimate in a converged environment with its blade server density, efficiencies and flexibility but did you know it can do more than just handle application workloads within that chassis? Have you ever thought about taking convergence to the next level? How about layering in data services?

 

I had the pleasure of joining the BladeSystem team this week on their Eye on Blades blog site. Check out my latest post on storage for blades - The more you know...A BladeSystem and Storage PSA   

 

Read it now!

Storage News for Small and Midsize Business

I have some storage news I want to share with you. We have updates to three product families that I want to tell you about.  So let's jump in!

 

 

 

HP StoreVirtual Storage

HP StoreVirtual has some really exciting updates. I hope you saw the blog post I did recently talking about the new OS, LeftHand OS v 12.0.  There's a new 2-node HP StoreVirtual 4335 hybrid cluster that delivers outstanding storage performance for minimal investment with easy path for evolving to flash without downtime or professional services. And to help make the transition to flash, we've dropped the price of a single StoreVirtual 4335 by 19% and the price for the 2-node 4335 is 11% less than buying two separate 4335s. 

 

And what I find amazing is how much less hardware, rackspace, power and cooling, and cost savings you get for equivalent performance when compared to the StoreVirtual 4530.  I have a

new ChalkTalk that covers all of this so check it out. 

 

 

HP StoreEasy Refresh

Do you know what the number one NAS product in the $5-15K price range is? It's HP StoreEasy! And this family is getting a very nice refresh with most of the portfolio moving to HP ProLiant Gen9 hardware. The result is a 56% increase in capacity and a 21% decrease in $/GB. I have a new ChalkTalk here as well giving an overview of the StoreEasy Storage family, so check that out!

 

There's more to read about so head over to the full blog post to get all of the details.

New Version of LeftHand OS for HP StoreVirtual Now Available

LeftHand O/S is the name of the software OS for HP StoreVirtual. This past week, we released LeftHaHP_StoreVirtual_Storage_RGB_white.pngnd OS 12.0. Here's a list of the new features:

  • Space Reclamation - StoreVirtual Storage can now reclaim space in VMware vSphere and Microsoft Windows environments using T10 UNMAP.
  • HP StoreVirtual Multipathing Extension Module (MEM) for VMware vSphere - Reduce latency and improve performance in VMware vSphere environments. The MEM also optimizes data-path traffic in multi-site (or stretch-cluster) configurations.
  • New REST API - Provision storage, create and modify storage pools using the all new web services based API for HP StoreVirtual.
  • Faster remote copy performance and system reboot times.

Off-the-beaten path: Interesting software-defined use cases

By Kate Davis, WW Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage   @KateAtHP

 

HP_StoreVirtual_VSA_RGB_blue.pngAs more and more companies deploy software-defined storage, I love hearing about the different opportunities customers can take advantage of with StoreVirtual VSA and virtualized servers. So today I’m going to share a couple with you. Enjoy!

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