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Protect your SQL Server database against disasters with HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing

 

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Count on no compromise when it comes to deploying your mission-critical SQL Server database on HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash. Imagine being able to process all the orders flooding into your order-entry database in a flash – while making sure that your mission-critical database is always-on despite an outage, an earthquake or a tornado! Try connecting your Microsoft SQL Server database to HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash storage and watch how the high performance and resiliency demands of your database can be easily met. Read on to learn more this 3PAR Thursday.

News Flash: 2014 is the Year That Flash Storage Went Mainstream

I've been thinking about what was the most significant storage trend in 2014. In the past, I’ve been caught up in “hype” – those topics that get more attention than they probably deserve or have vendors all creating their own definition and creating confusion along the way. So I’ve become sensitive to sniffing out hype.

Four or five years ago, solid-state disk (SSD) – or flash – was one of the much-hyped topics. I remember one storage vendor saying that all hard drive disks (HDDs) would be replaced with SSDs by 2013. Well, obviously 2013 came and went, and while SSD was gaining momentum, it wasn’t mainstream. Mark Peters, analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group said, “Solid-state storage is an important emerging change, not just an addition or tweak, in the world of storage.”

 

See the full blog post to download a PDF of this article and watch a short video from a customer talking about how flash storage modernized their datacenter and helped their business.

The importance of storage QoS with flash

By Ivan Iannaccone, HP 3PAR StoreServ Product Management   @IvanIannaccone

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I love to talk to customers about Priority Optimization. It’s a feature of HP 3PAR StoreServ that allows storage QoS to give you the ability to provision performance as you provision capacity, assuring that your important workloads get expected performance.

 

The Evaluator Group recently completed an evaluation paper that shows how Priority Optimization can be used in a mission-critical all-flash environment. So this 3PAR Thursday, I’m taking this ideal opportunity to talk a bit more about storage QoS and its importance in all-flash deployments.

 

Flashification – removing the shackles of yesteryear and enabling business growth

By Paul Haverfield, Principal Technologist HP Storage APJ region