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Up close with the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 20800 and 20850

At HP Discover, I took a few minutes to get a closer look at the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 20800 Converged Flash Array and the 20850 All-Flash Array. Several blog posts here dived into different elements of the new high-end HP 3PAR systems but there's nothing like seeing it. In the video, product marketing manager Matt Morrissey gave me a look at both systems and we took a closer look at a 3PAR controller node that we had in the "petting zoo."  

 

The post also includes links to all of the posts from the team about the high-end HP 3PAR. 

 

One last note - all the hard work from the team is paying off. Today HP 3PAR was named a leader in the latest Gartner Solid State Array Magic Quadrant. The title of an article in Computer Business Review says it all: SSA Magic Quadrant: Cisco lacks innovation & HP named Leader. In fact as I'm writing this post, I was copied on an email from Meg Whitman which simply said "This is huge."  Yes it is Meg, yes it is!

 

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.

Storage is Changing in a Flash But Are You Ready?

Any one that knows me has heard me say that my knowledge about storage is "Three miles wide and a quarter inch deep".  I found myself saying this some of the bloggers at HP Discover.  What I excel at is find people to help answer questions that I don't know.

 

Today I have a video with one of those people who are three miles deep (and probably three miles wide too!) - Siamak Nazari was a very early employee of 3PAR and is the chief software architect of HP 3PAR.  What is really impressive is that Siamak can take a technical answer and give it in a way that makes it pretty easy to understand.

 

I sat down with Siamak at HP Discover and I asked him to help me understand one thing: if 3PAR is a storage platform that was initially designed 15 years ago, how can it be defined as an all-flash array.  Siamak gave some great insights into what is different about HP 3PAR.  Here's my discussion with Siamak:

A new class of enterprise flash array: welcome HP 3PAR StoreServ 20850

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

 

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A new class of flash array is here!

Today to kick off the week at HP Discover, we introduced the HP 3PAR StoreServ 20850 All-Flash storage system. It does what you hear about and also what you don’t in a typical flash conversation – thereby expanding the possibilities of what you could do with a flash array in your data center. Feeling curious? Check out my overview post with all the details.

 

Join us for an #AllFlash #HPDiscover CrowdChat

When: Tuesday, June 2 at 10AM PDT

Event location: http://ow.ly/Ns3OP

Host: Enrico Signoretti @esignoretti

Topic: We’ll be discussing the 20850 and all other topics covered in the June 1 Discover storage announcement.

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