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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.

 

Objective

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

 

Approach

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

 

IT Matters

  • 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

My NASCAR Experience

Here on ATSB, I mentioned that I was attending a couple of NASCAR Business Series events that happened at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) and at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR).  I can't thank my friends at NASCAR enough for including me.  And it was so cool to see people on the TV the weekend after each race that I had met at the TMS and PIR events - people like NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett, Miss Sprint Cup Girl, and some of the NASCAR drivers we met.


And as a thank you, NASCAR sent me a race helmet signed by the 12 racers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase, especially after Jimmie Johnson became a 6-time champion in the final race this past weekend.

 

My focus at these events was to help small and midsize business owners better understand social media and how to utilize it in their businesses.  At the TMS event, I was on a panel discussion.  By the time I got to Phoenix (thank you Glen Campbell for the song title), I was asked to do the social media keynote.  I had my son Cameron with me and had him video that session.  If you're curious what I talked about, here's that video. 

HP and NASCAR - I'm going to Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway!

A few weeks ago while watching a cable news channel, an HP advertisement came on.  It was NASCAR telling a bit of their story and how they partner with HP with their Fan and Media Engagement.  A few days after seeing the ad, I got invited to attend a couple of NASCAR Business Series events - these events are done at race track venue for the weekend's NASCAR races.  This coming week, the event is at Texas Motor Speedway and I'm really looking forward to participating on a panel discussing how small and midsized businesses can leverage social  and mobile media to reach their customers.

 

The NASCAR TV ad is very impressive (and short) so check it out here.

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Customers speak about software-defined storage

I was searching around the internet tonight and bumped into a few videos that I want share with you from VMworld.  Software-defined storage was a big theme.  And despite the skeptics, it's gaining traction. 

 

The first video is an interview that Dave Vellante did with Eric Hulber and Brady Wilson from HP StoreVirtual customer Opus Interactive.  This was a really interesting discussion where Eric and Brady talked about their business providing IT as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service (as a private cloud).  I love something that Brady says here, "It (software-defined storage) comes across as a buzzword initially but like cloud its the way things are going.  It makes sense".   Dave also asked Brady about their transition from the appliance-based StoreVirtual to StoreVirtual VSA.  Brady's one-word answer was priceless - "effortless".

 

Check out the full blog post for a few more videos including one with FedEx, talking about the topic.

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