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Can you protect your data for free? Introducing the new FREE 1TB StoreOnce VSA

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage   @ashwinkshetty


Back in February, I wrote a blog about the latest enhancement to our StoreOnce VSA platform. Since then, I’ve been receiving many questions on Twitter about the free 1TB StoreOnce VSA. So to address some of your questions, let me summarize the whats and wherefores—as we have just recently enabled the link for users to download the free 1TB StoreOnce VSA. Here’s the most important question! Read on with my blog for more!


StoreOnce_Icon_28220x160_29_tcm245_1675986_tcm245_1675985_tcm245-1675986.jpgHow can I download the free 1TB StoreOnce VSA?

The 1TB StoreOnce VSA is downloadable from the HP Software Depot. You can access this page directly from this web page: To continue requires that you have an HP Passport account (which is easily created if you do not already have one). After this, you need to enter your HP Passport credentials and some user information. This takes you to the download page where the StoreOnce VSA software can be downloaded. From the same download page there is also a link to download the License Key Entitlement Certificate.

HP StoreOnce SQL Plug-in: Faster, efficient backup for Microsoft SQL Server databases

By Ian Blatchford, Product Manager, HP StoreOnce


Deeper technical dive on HP StoreOnce SQL Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server

This BURA Sunday, I’m going a bit deeper into direct SQL Server database backup enabled by the StoreOnce Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server. I’ll summarize an excellent new technical white paper on the plug-in. Before jumping into that, let’s recap on how the direct backup plug-in fits in the overall process of efficiently making sure databases are available and protected.


1 + 1 = 3 when you integrate 3PAR + StoreOnce with RMC

By Simon Watkins, WW Product Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery & Archive (BURA), HP Storage



It’s clear that uncompromising application protection to meet service-level expectations and protect business productivity is an absolute necessity. But to achieve this, it’s necessary to rethink data protection to ensure that it covers the entire spectrum of threats—allowing for more frequent recovery point objectives (RPOs) and enabling increasingly stringent recovery time objectives (RTOs) to be met, all while reducing data protection cost and complexity. An innovative, modernized solution to this challenge is provided by HP StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central software that integrates HP 3PAR StoreServ primary storage with HP StoreOnce Backup systems to provide a converged availability and flat backup service that augments traditional backup approaches. It all adds up to data protection benefits. Read on for more insight.


The opportunities for LTO tape in the era of Cloud and Big Data

By Simon Watkins, WW Product Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery & Archive (BURA), HP Storage


The LTO tape market reached two significant milestones this month. LTO-6 tape media pricing fell below one cent per gigabyte and total worldwide tape storage media capacity shipped reached record levels. Let’s take a closer look at the key business drivers, use cases and technology innovations that are driving the $2 billion LTO tape market—and learn more about the collaborative steps the industry continues to take to ensure LTO’s on-going market success.


Labels: BURA Sunday| LTO| tape

Combining snapshots and backups for best practice data protection

By Simon Watkins, WW Product Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery & Archive (BURA), HP Storage


When it comes to best practice data protection for your business-critical applications, no single snapshot or backup technology can provide the complete solution. Snapshots and backups have different yet complementary roles to play for availability, backup and disaster recovery.When you’re looking for a comprehensive, tiered and converged data protection architecture that balances availability and protection, it should not be a question of either-or but more a case of where and how to best use snapshots and backup.  


So what is the value of combining snapshots and backups for availability and backup in your organization?


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