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Customers Share Their Secrets - Latisys and HP 3PAR All-Flash Storage

I'm just back from spending the week in Phoenix, Arizona.  For the last 5 years, HP Storage has pulled together our marketing team from around the world to celebrate our successes, plan for the coming 12 months, and to hear from customers and partners.


The customer that joined us this year was Christian Teeft. Christian is the CTO of Latisys. Latisys is a US-based hybrid cloud services provider who has standardized on HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, including the 3PAR all-flash array. I was able to get some time with Christian the night before he talked to the rest of our 200 or so marketing folks. 


In the video, Christian talks about their all-flash storage requirements and why they selected 3PAR after evaluating all-flash from several of the start-up AFA vendors (including from those start-up products that have been acquired by large storage vendors).

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.

Customers Share Their Secrets: Helsingør Kommune

I've had a pretty amazing year with incredible trips to South Africa and Europe. My management has been very accommodating to me traveling as long as I can combine activities. So when the chance to speak at the Denmark VMUG over the summer came up, my manager said yes but combine some other things with the trip.  


The city of Helsingør, known as Helsingør Kommune, is an HP 3PAR StoreServ customer and they were willing to do a video with me - so check box for my manager.  We spent a great day in Helsingør and I really enjoyed meeting Brian Hansen and talking to him about his environment.  They are a VMware environment and had recently replaced an HP EVA. As you'll hear Brian talk about, they have a second site for disaster recovery that is still an EVA and will be updated with a 3PAR some time soon.  Brian also discusses their backup environment that is based on Veeam. Here's the video with Brian.

ExactTarget and HP 3PAR StoreServ at HP Discover

Pete Robinson is from ExactTarget and I was able to talk to Pete about the experience he's had with HP 3PAR StoreServ at ExactTarget.  This is a great case study in how HP 3PAR really is a game changer.  Pete talks about the challenges ExactTarget faced using traditional arrays.  This podcast is definitely worth 6 minutes of your time!


RPCI streamlines backup and recovery with HP StoreOnce and Veeam

RPCI%20Campus%20Summer%202013-07-11%2031-L.jpgI grew up in Batavia, NY - a small city in Western NY that was right in the middle of Buffalo and Rochester and not far from Niagara Falls.  One of the places I would hear about all the time was Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), though when I was growing up it was called Roswell Park Memorial Institute.   RPCI has the distinction of being the first cancer center in the U.S. 


So I was excited to see that they are also an HP Storage customer.  RPCI decided to use HP StoreOnce and backup software from my friends at Veeam.  With my focus on Backup, Recovery, and Archive (BURA), I thought this was would be a good customer case study to share with you.   I'll give you some of the highlights from the case study.



Ensure fast, reliable backup and recovery of critical medical data and patient records.



Engage HP AllianceOne Partner, Veeam, to deploy comprehensive backup and recovery solution comprised of Veeam Backup & Replication with HP StoreOnce B6200 Backup.


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  • Reduced daily backup times by 50%, streamlining IT operations
  • Deduplication shrunk backup data from 85 TB to 15 TB enabling more data to be retained onsite for rapid access
  • Accelerated recovery of virtual machines from three hours to less than 10 minutes, ensuring responsive healthcare delivery and maximizing research productivity
  • Increased performance and minimized business risk with modern disaster recovery
  • Reduced the high costs of complex management of tape libraries
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