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Making backup easier with HP StoreOnce

I'm falling behind keeping you updated on things at Discover so I'll keep this short.  The week before HP Discover, an article appeared in the Register where an EMC Data Domain executive was asked "Why has EMC never provided global deduplication across Data Domain boxes".  The answer to me was startling: "To date, we've not seen a need". 

 

Not seen a need?  The answer tells me that EMC wants their customers to buy into siloed pools of backup, scale-up systems with no high availability, fragmented deduplication architectures, and it all adds up to complex management. 

 

WIth the announcement of Federated Catalyst, HP StoreOnce 6500 - our multi-node scaleout backup system - now has multi-node system wide deduplication.  You now can have a single pool of storage across the multi-node system with system wide deduplication.  The ChalkTalk I have tells the story as well as other StoreOnce news related to backup ISVs so check it out. 

HP Storage has more ways to say YES!

Gorilla Suit 72 Hours of Yes.pngWe had a ton of fun granting requests at our 72 Hours of Yes campaign at EMC World in Las Vegas. Outfitting someone in a pink gorilla suit isn't my strength or what we focus on in HP Storage, so I wanted to bring 72 Hours of Yes home to storage.

 

When it comes to storage, HP says “Yes” every day. Consider the case of a video surveillance customer, whose staff make digital recordings.  They are storing lots of images and videos and that means data piles up fast. HP 3PAR StoreServ helps the company get a handle on all that data by making storage more efficient, easier to manage, and scalable. 

 

Say “Yes” to lower CAPEX and OPEX
Because 3PAR StoreServ enables the video surveillance company to use its storage more efficiently, they invest in fewer storage drives, lowering CAPEX. And the ease of operation means fewer resources are needed to deploy and manage their storage, reducing OPEX. Taken together, these advantages can dramatically lower the total cost of ownership.

One final Yes from EMCWorld

The last couple of weeks has been a whirlwind.  And as I look back at the last half of dozen blog posts here on ATSB and I see I didn't write one of them!  Wow  - it's great having experts from our HP 3PAR StoreServ and HP StoreOnce teams helping go deeper on the blog. 

 

Last week, I was in Las Vegas - my first trip there since HP Discover last June - helping with our 72 Hours of Yes.  My colleague Melissa Elicker posted a few blogs talking about 72 Hours of Yes but I think it would be fun to post a blog giving you a look at the Twitter timeline.  If you click over to the blog post, the Twitter timeline is embedded but here's a link to it on Twitter.  I had a great time sitting in the back office we had with our team evaluating the Tweets and saying "yes". 

 

 

The McCabes with Kate.jpg72 Hours of Yes podcast

 

I also wanted to share with you a podcast I did.  Mike McCabe works for Varonis - a partner that was at EMCWorld.  Mike joined Twitter and asked for a shopping trip for his wife.  It's a great story and I asked Mike if I could do a podcast with him.  His perspective gives you a good look into the buzz that 72 Hours of Yes created. Go to the blog post to listen to the podcast!

 

The picture is with a Kate Middleton "look alike" who helped the McCabes with their shopping spree - well, Mike's wife.  Mike had to carry his computer bag while his wife was treated to the shopping spree!

 

72 Hours of Yes – it’s wrapping up on a positive note

By Melissa Saegert Elicker, editor, HP Storage

 

Yes.jpegLast call for your requests!  @72hoursofyes requests are being accepted up until 7pm today (that’s Wednesday, May 7). HP has proven we’re up to the challenge. Now it’s up to you to close out this final day with the most inventive, creative, fun-filled, thoughtful and memorable request you can think of. Don’t wait, just ask. Tweet your request to #72hoursofyes. 

 

72 Hours of Yes – it’s one for the books

 By Melissa Saegert Elicker, editor, HP Storage

 

Yes_street3J.jpgThey came, they asked, they received. Everything from helicopter rides and the Beatles LOVE show by Cirque du Soleil, to a pink gorilla suit. EMC World attendees are embracing our 72 Hours of Yes in a big way.

 

All in all, #72hoursofyes is getting a big thumb’s up. And there’s more time for more yes! If you’re at EMC World and you haven’t made a request yet, what are you waiting for?

 

The clock is still ticking today. Check the rules http://hp.com/go/yesrules Then tweet your request to #72hoursofyes. Who knows? You may get what you ask for. Read on to see some of the fantastic requests we've fulfilled!

 

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