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Flashification – removing the shackles of yesteryear and enabling business growth

By Paul Haverfield, Principal Technologist HP Storage APJ region   @PaulHavs





What inhibits business growth? Sales reach? Marketing budgets? Product innovation? IT infrastructure? How often do we critically review our internal infrastructure as being a silent or passive growth inhibitor?


Not often enough I would propose. And based upon my 30+ year experiences with storage infrastructure, I believe that storage – being the “forgotten child” of all too many IT departments – is guilty of being a silent or passive business growth inhibitor. Let me share two recent examples of this with you.

No All-flash orphans with HP 3PAR StoreServ

One of the storage sites I regularly read is The Register. Over the years, I have really come to enjoy and respect the work Chris Mellor does over at the Reg. Sometimes he's edgy but he's been a storage reporter for along time and really gets it. 


Over the break, I missed an article Chris had published. Actually, I was in Phoenix for the Fiesta Bowl (which hopefully by now you know my Boise State Broncos won) so I have a good excuse.  The article is titled "Bringing AFA SAN orphans in house". In my opinion, what Chris described in his article is essentially something we call Polymorphic Simplicity - which I've talked about more than a few times on the blog and in videos. A recent post I did that is a good article on this is HP 3PAR Polymorphic Simplicity made easy.


Before I jump into what Chris had to say, I also want to share a brand new ChalkTalk that I just finished today and is a good starting point with an overview of flash storage and HP 3PAR. 

HP 3PAR StoreServ: 2014 marked a year of storage innovations

By Ivan Iannaccone, HP 3PAR StoreServ Product Management  @IvanIannaccone


Happy New Year! I have the honor of writing the first storage blog of the year. This time, instead of talking about a new exciting product, I want to focus on what a great year 2014 has been. With two major HP 3PAR OS releases, we have not only brought to our customers groundbreaking features but also some significant innovations to the data storage industry.


HP 3PAR StoreServ goes back-to-back – once again named midrange best-in-class by DCIG

By Matthew Morrissey, 3PAR Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage




It's news too good to wait for our 3PAR Thursday blog!

Earlier this week, industry analyst firm DCIG released its 2015-2016 Enterprise Midrange Array Buyer's Guide.  


I'm very proud to say that for the second year in a row, HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 series earned the title of "Best-in-Class." You can access the complete DCIG Buyer’s Guide but in today’s blog, I’m higlighting some key points plus talking in more detail about the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7440c Converged Flash Array.

Speech recognition software vendor flashes forward with HP 3PAR StoreServ

By Beth Joseph, 3PAR StoreServ Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage


Nuance.jpgWe recently sat down with Frederic Van Haren, senior director of HPC labs at Nuance Communications to talk data growth and 3PAR StoreServ. Nuance Communications is known for its speech recognition products, especially text to speech products. Think the voice in your GPS.


Data is key at Nuance Communications. In order to compete, Nuance Communications collects actual speech data on which their researchers build new features and new products. Performance, scalability and cost are key ingredients for its storage solution.


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