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Opening new possibilities for storage with HP Helion OpenStack

By Jessica Burton, Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage


What are customers looking for when it comes to deploying and managing their own hybrid cloud? In a recent interview with theCUBE, Rob Strechay addresses this topic along with a general discussion around OpenStack. Check out this video first, then read on to learn about our news on the exciting developments around our OpenStack Manila and Cinder drivers for OpenStack’s newest Kilo release.

Storage built for cloud service providers

Derek Howard, Worldwide Service Provider Marketing Manager, HP Enterprise Group  @DerekBHoward


In my first post on Around the Storage Block, I talked about revenue opportunities in cloud backup. Today, I’m expanding our discussion with more insight on the challenges and the storage needs of service providers.


When I talk with cloud service providers who are delivering XaaS, we spend a lot of the discussion on their top-of-mind challenges. A few that repeatedly come up are balancing the ability to support service level agreements (SLAs),delivering high availability while being able to quickly adapt to customers’ changing needs and keeping infrastructure costs low—all while looking for ways to expand their customer base and differentiate from the growing number of competitors in this space.


That’s a lot to think about. And HP has ONE solution that can address all of these: HP 3PAR. Read on to learn more.

Looking for a “whether-proof” cloud storage solution?

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager


Look to HP StoreEver Tape, HP Helion and QStar Archive Manager with Archive Replicator

A few months ago I discussed how HP StoreEver tape in the tape-as-NAS (tNAS) solution with QStar Archive Manager could be used to complement your cloud storage. Today, this solution with QStar has been certified as HP Helion Ready. This certification is yet another proof point that the solution is robust and ready for the most demanding environments. Why question whether your solution will work or not? Let’s take a look at what this means to you and how it can change your “whether.”


Complement your cloud storage with HP StoreEver LTO Tape

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager


tNAS2J.jpgSo you decided to deploy a cloud storage solution to protect your archive data. Now come some important questions: 


What are you going to do if you lose your network connection and you need your data? What if your cloud provider decides to close its doors? How are you going to deal with the slow upload speeds? How about data that you don’t to want store in the cloud because of security concerns?


By adding a complementary tape-as-NAS (tNAS) solution on the front end, now you can address these issues using cost-effective LTO tape storage.


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