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HP 3PAR Express Writes: this is what innovation looks like

By Ivan Iannaccone, Product Line Strategist, HP Storage  @IvanIannaccone


With the release of HP 3PAR OS 3.2.1, we introduced a new functionality called Express Writes that is aimed to lower the overall write latency for small block random writes. Six months later, we’ve gone back and looked at how this changed positively impacted customer workloads. In this 3PAR Thursday post, I’m sharing some of this data. And to be clear: this is all data from real customer production systems. :smileyhappy:


Give it a try and share your results on Twitter: #3PARExpressWrites

If you are an HP 3PAR StoreServ customer and have upgraded to 3.2.1, you can see for yourself using Command Line Interface (CLI) or HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console (SSMC).




HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash: the workhorse that delivers

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


HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash is growing the fastest in a market that’s already growing fast. The graph below shows just how fast 3PAR StoreServ all-flash has grown YoY (2014 vs. 2013) versus the overall market. If a product’s market growth is any indicator of having the right formula to solve real-world problems, then you need to take a serious look at this contender. This 3PAR Thursday, here’s a look at all the compelling reasons why.


Note: Chart created by HP based on Gartner Research, Market Share Analysis: SSDs and Solid-State Arrays, Worldwide, 2014, May 2015

All Flash No Limits at EMC World

All Flash No Limits Trapee.pngLast year at EMC World in Las Vegas we ran a contest we called 72 Hours of Yes. It was a huge hit with EMC World attendees. The premise was to have EMC World attendees tweet us with an experience they wanted while visiting Las Vegas that would give them a break from the event. By the time it was over, we had given 34 different experiences. It was so well received that I even had a few EMC employees reach out to me after the event to tell me that they thought it was an amazing event. And it even won some industry awards from Ad Age and a Shorty.  


The team got together several weeks ago to come up with an even bigger idea. Frankly, my thought was "why reinvent the wheel?" And so we came up with All Flash No Limits. We again asked attendees to tweet us their most original ideas for an experience in Vegas.  And did they come through? I went through the "best of" tweets that highlight the experiences and fun we had. 

Labels: 3PAR| all flash

News from the street: HP 3PAR All Flash Array

Crystal Harrison interview2.pngIt's 3PAR Thursday and the posts are usually from the team. But I'm happy to report that they are off working on some pretty cool things coming on 3PAR and asked me to step in.  And I'm delighted to oblige because I recently had the chance to talk to Crystal Harrison. Recently we were in Phoenix together for a gathering of HP Storage folks and we grabbed a few minutes to chat.


Crystal spends 80% of her time traveling to meet with customers and discuss HP 3PAR All-Flash. While the video is with a couple of HP Storage people (can I dub Crystal @HPStorageGal?), I think it's a fantastic discussion as she has extensive customer knowledge.


You can view the video either on the full blog post or on YouTube.

Putting Real Thought Behind Buying Your Next Enterprise-Class Flash Storage Solution




Seems as though almost every customer is evaluating flash storage. Clearly, flash storage has arrived and is shaking up the IT department. Tech managers everywhere are running to jump on board this fast-moving express train. And for good reason. Market researcher Gartner predicts that dedicated solid-state arrays will replace 20 percent of the market for traditional high-end storage arrays by 2019 .* But when it comes to shopping for flash storage, you need to understand the nuances around key issues.


Well, just about everything you wanted to know but didn’t know to ask about flash storage can be found in this latest buyer’s guide, “Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution: A Guide for the Savvy Tech Buyer.” The guide starts with the basics, such as affordability, and discusses other important topics like resiliency and scale. For example, did you know that Flash cost now competes with spinning disk arrays coming in at around $2 GB or lower. (That’s super affordable, even cheap!) But buyers need to be aware that not all flash is the same. Just because it’s low cost doesn’t mean you should buy it.  Head over to the blog to read the whole article or download buyers' guide.

Labels: all flash
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