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Buyer beware. Not all flash storage solutions are the same.

By Ivan Iannaccone, Product Line Strategist, HP Storage




Flash storage can be crazy-fast, with the speediest arrays promising millions of IOPS with sub-millisecond latency. But there’s a dirty little secret that some storage vendors don’t want you to know – not all flash solutions are the same. Achieving the promise of flash performance requires an architecture that’s optimized for flash through the entire I/O path.


If you’re considering flash, there are some architectural features you should be looking for. Let me explain in this 3PAR Thursday post.

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Flash game changer: combining Tier-1 goodness with midrange ease of use

By Aravindan Gopalakrishnan, Product Manager, HP 3PAR


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What made the recent HP Discover event particularly special for us is the announcement of our enterprise flash array family: the HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 Storage. We designed the 3PAR StoreServ 20000 family to be a game changer. Judging from the phenomenal reception customers, media and analysts gave, it seems we achieved our goal!


My colleague Pd posted a blog during Discover welcoming the new class of enterprise array. And Ivan talked about the performance, scalability and resiliency of the StoreServ 20000. Now I’d like to focus on an equally important attribute of the 3PAR StoreServ 20000 storage: ease of use.

Wrapping up HP Discover: customer panel tells all when it comes to all-flash (and then some)

By Melissa Saegert Elicker, HP storage editor   @HPStorage


256548-pic-225y215.jpgWhile the excitement from HP Discover last week still fills the air, it’s time to wrap up my blogging with an overview of some additional top sessions I attended—with particular focus on a riveting, insightful panel discussion with HP 3PAR StoreServ customers.

Data protection for flash: why Async Streaming is such good news

By Salil Gokhale, HP 3PAR StoreServ Product Manager


As HP Discover 2015 wraps up today, I’m glad it’s time for another 3PAR Thursday blog, giving me the opportunity to talk in greater detail about 3PAR Remote Copy Asynchronous Streaming on the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 arrays.


3PAR.JPGIn an HDD world, performance was measured in 10s of milliseconds—and adding some latency for an exact copy of data to be written over extended distance was acceptable.  But fast forward to flash, where we expect performance measured in sub-milliseconds—and keeping an exact copy decreases performance by 5x.  In a flash world customers need a solution that keeps a “near exact” copy without impacting the service level expectation.


We accomplish this on the HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 arrays with 3PAR Remote Copy Asynchronous Streaming, a new way of performing remote replication along with our existing synchronous and asynchronous streaming modes. Learn how we do this—and the benefits to you.


Discover Day 2: Deeper dives into all-flash and hyper-converged

By Melissa Saegert Elicker, HP Storage editor    @HPStorage



Day 2 and I’m still hot on the HP Discover storage session trail.Today’s sessions saw conversations go deeper into our recent HP 3PAR StoreServ announcements as well as offering useful information on the topics top-of-mind for our customers.


Here’s what I heard, saw and learned.

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