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Customers Share Their Secrets - UC Irvine

I have been holding out on a couple customer videos I did at Nth Symposium.  I want to share one today.  And with all our recent talk about the 1TB of free StoreVirtual VSA, it's timely to share this video with you. 

 

The University of California at Irvine has been a long time HP Storage customer. I met Kazuto Okayasu at Nth Symposium a few years ago and I've enjoyed talking to him about storage every year at the event. This year, I asked Kaz to do a video with me to talk about his environment and he graciously said yes.  It's a great story - UC Irvine is deep into virtualization and Kaz talks about how they used StoreVirtual VSA to set up a multi-site SAN to have site resiliency.  The video with Kaz is short and speaks for itself so here it is.

 

You can learn more about HP StoreVirtual at hp.com/go/StoreVirtual.

HP and Intel partnering on software-defined storage

My colleague Kate Davis introduced you to the Free 1TB StoreVirtual VSA in a blog post a few weeks ago. This program is a partnership with Intel. Just to remind you of this program, anyone who buys a new Intel Xeon E5 processor-based server, regardless of vendor, can get a free 1TB license of StoreVirtual VSA. You just need to register to unlock your free 1TB StoreVirtual VSA storage, then download the VSA software and license key.

 

So why is Intel a part on this program? There is a strong partnership between HP and Intel to bring software-defined storage to customers by leveraging the latest Intel processors. Here's a short discussion between Rob Strechay from HP and Andrea Nelson from Intel.     

Intelligent Provisioning of StoreVirtual VSA with ProLiant Gen9 Servers

Earlier today, Kate Davis shared some news with you in her post, HP offers free software-defined storage with all Intel server puchases.  In summary, HP is providing a 1TB StoreVirtual VSA license for free with the purchase of Intel Xeon processor E5 v3-based servers, including servers from Dell, IBM, Lenovo and others. 

 

Further, with HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers, we are announcing Intelligent Provisioning - the VSA is integrated into Gen9 Intelligent Provisioning wizard making it really easy to deploy HP StoreVirtual VSA. I was given access to a Gen9 server and I have a short demo showing the Gen9 Intelligent Provisioning. 

 

 

 

StoreVirtual VSA software taps used storage and compute capacity to create a shared pool of storage for environments like VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Linux KVM.

HP offers free software-defined storage with all Intel server purchases

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

 

Software_defined_storage_RGB_blue_NT.pngThere’s a change happening in data centers and IT rooms across the globe: servers are now housing more applications along with storage and networking functionality. This change wouldn’t be happening without the enhanced capabilities of today’s servers. Servers are the heart of any data center and with the latest Intel Xeon technology they are more powerful, capable of handling just about anything you throw at them, especially software-defined storage. And today, I have two new items to announce.

 

 

HP OneView for vCenter demo

VMworld kicked off last night with the Solution Exchange Welcome Reception - and Andrew Mayne didn't disappoint!  Check out the post that went up last night, Real magic from HP Storage at VMworld.  

 

Before VMworld, my lab team gave me access our development infrastructure and I was able to capture a demo of our new HP OneView for vCenter plug-in.  In this demo, you'll see that you can now from vCenter, deploy and provision HP StoreVirtual VSA.

 

 

It's going to be a busy day at VMworld.  If you're at Moscone in San Francisco, here are a few things to help you stay connected with HP Storage:

 

  • We'll have Lightning Labs and short session in our HP Storage for the Software-Defined Data Center Booth (Booth 417).  I'll be hanging around here when I'm not doing other things so stop buy, get an espresso, and hear about some of the things that have me so excited.
  • Today at 1 PM, we'll have one of the first VMworld sessions on vVols.  It's session number STO2554-SPO and the title is Zooming In: How VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols) Will Provide Shared Storage with X-ray Vision.  This session has been moved to a bigger room 3 times so it's going to be really popular.  Sign up and here what VMware and HP are doing around vVols.  BTW, HP 3PAR is the FC development platform for vVols at VMware.
  • Andrew Mayne will be making appearances around VMworld again today.  See him from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Yerba Buena Gardens and4:00 PM – 4:30 PM HP Storage Booth #417.  

Off for a busy day at VMworld!

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