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Are your application owners satisfied with data protection? Think again!

By Srikanth Venkataseshu, Senior Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery and Archive Solutions, HP Storage


The world has changed! The exponential growth of data and the transformation of the data center toward a fluid, virtualized infrastructure has dramatically impacted the function of IT. At the same time, we all expect instant, uninterrupted access to data and applications. Can you imagine how lost we would be if our or Twitter went down for a few hours? The reality is, most all rganizations typically have resilient high availability architecture for business and mission-critical applications.But that doesn’t mean data backup is unnecessary. 


Tug3J.jpgIt’s a constant tug of war. How do you (re)establish the trust between application owners and backup teams using a solution that delivers both visibility and control over backup and recovery and is also aligned with business data protection strategy? 

A healthy way to cut long-term storage costs by 50%-to-70%

By Patty Lehan, Senior Director, North America Marketing, BridgeHead Software


For this week’s BURA Sunday blog, we welcome Senior Marketing Director Patty Lehan from BridgeHead Software, an HP AllianceOne DataAgile Partner.


AllianceOne_Partner_DataAgileReadyJ.jpgHP and BridgeHead Software team delivers a winning solution at Mary Rutan Hospital

As a community hospital, Mary Rutan Hospital seeks ways to optimize its limited resources while meeting stringent compliance regulations. As some of the hospital’s existing technologies were nearing end of life, the hospital’s growth demanded more robust capabilities. And that’s when the Mary Rutan IT team decided to take a new look at their current storage environments.

Mary Rutan is an existing HP Storage customer and has been a BridgeHead Software customer for backup and disaster recovery technology since 2012. BridgeHead Software, an HP AllianceOne Data Agile Partner, recently introduced a unique solution combining BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) platform with HP StoreOnce VSA and HP StoreOnce Catalyst deduplication software.


Read on to get the full cost-savings story with a solution that provides the maximum opportunity for deduplication while streamlining backup processes.

Looking back, looking ahead: HP StoreOnce delivers the next era of disk backup

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage  @ashwinkshetty


As we move quickly into the new year, I would like to wind the clock back 12 months and review the year that was for HP StoreOnce – a year that set the tone for an even more exciting 2015. With significant releases and enhancement to our StoreOnce portfolio giving our customers some groundbreaking features, we have truly ushered the next era of disk backup.


Here I’ve summarized some of the significant StoreOnce milestones hit over the past 12+ months. Give it a read and you can see why we are very excited about the upcoming year and the things that are in store this year. Personally I’m looking forward to it as we continue to innovate and raise the standards of data protection even higher. Best wishes to all of you in 2015! And stay tuned to our BURA Sunday blog series.  



Best of BURA Sunday: 10 top reasons to protect your business with HP StoreOnce Backup Solutions

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage


StoreOnceFamily.jpgBefore we roll full steam ahead into the new year, we’re sharing some of our most popular BURA Sunday blogs from 2014 (just in case you missed them!). Here Ashwin Shetty revisits the 9...wait now make that reasons to consider HP StoreOnce Backup.


As 2014 came to a close, we made some significant announcements at HP Discover for HP Storage and for the HP StoreOnce platform – including StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central (RMC) for converged data protection, 50TB StoreOnce VSA, 1TB free StoreOnce VSA, Reporting Central for easier reporting, NetBackup OST enhancements and SQL integration with StoreOnce Catalyst.


So time for some questions: Why do our customers deploy HP StoreOnce Backup for data protection requirements? What differentiates our solution as compared to the rest of the backup appliance vendors? It is time we take a closer look at and make sure it’s not just a bunch of smoke and mirrors – and delve into what you are really looking for when it comes to data protection. Let’s explore some of the key HP StoreOnce differentiators to help simplify your decision-making process:.

Best of BURA Sunday: HP named leader in 1st Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Appliances

As the year wraps up, we’re sharing some of our most popular BURA Sunday blogs from 2014 (just in case you missed them!). First up, let's hear again from Andrew Dickerson, Senior Marketing Manager, Backup, Recovery, and Archive Solutions, HP Storage.




Earlier this year, in response to rapid market growth, Gartner published its first ever Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances to help storage professional’s short list vendors. We believe that this report is a testament to a growing recognition that backup and recovery is the next critical frontier in data center modernization.


In the report, Gartner positioned HP within the Leaders Quadrant with only one other vendor. I want to share with you our take on the reasons why.

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