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DCIG Enterprise Midrange Array Buyer's Guide podcast

A couple of days ago I told you about HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 being named "best in class" in the DCIG Enterprise Midrange Array Buyer's Guide.  After I posted that blog, I reached out to President and Senior Analyst Jerome Wendt from DCIG to do a podcast with me to talk about the Buyer's Guide.  In the podcast, Jerome gave me some background on DCIG, their methodology for the Buyer's Guide and why HP 3PAR StoreServ stood out from the rest of the arrays in the guide.  Read the full blog post to either listen to or download the podcast with Jerome. 

 

 

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I'm actually somewhere between Dallas/Ft. Worth on my way back to Boise.  Yesterday was the NASCAR Business Series event at Texas Motor Speedway that I told you about.  It was an incredible event and I so appreciated being asked by NASCAR to be a part of the event.  I think the social media panel discussion I was on went great.  I had a number of the small business owners who attended stop me and tweet me to say it was helpful. 

 

This weekend is the NASCAR AAA 500 from Texas Motor Speedway and while I'm bummed I couldn't stay for the race, I did get to ride in a pace car at TMS.  I thought sharing the video of that with you would be fun. 

Labels: 3PAR| DCIG| podcast| StoreServ

HP 3PAR StoreServ named best in class by DCIG

DCIG-2014-Midrange-Array-Buyers-Guide-Logo-500x500-thumb-200x201-442.jpgEarlier this week, industry analyst firm DCIG released their 2014 Enterprise Midrange Array Buyer's Guide.  I'm very proud to say that the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 earned the title of "best in class". DCIG has a blog post on their site with some comments about the buyers guide but I wanted to highlight a few things they had to say:

 

  • A single array can be scaled out to 4 mesh-active controllers managing up to 864 TBs of data
  • Offers HP 3PAR Peer Persistence and Remote Copy software to synchronously replicate data and then implement uninterrupted VM failover and failback without needing to implement a third party appliance or replication software
  • Has "Best-in-Class" features, yet carries a starting list price below $50,000--which puts it within reach of many mid-sized organizations

The HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 really changed the game in the midrange storage market.  It brings with it tier-1 features and software that you'd find in arrays that cost six figures.  And while DCIG looked at the 7400 - which scales to 4 nodes - the 7200 has an even lower price point starting at around $25,000.  I have a ChalkTalk I did back when we announced the 7000 family back in December; if you're not familiar with it, you should check it out.

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