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Integrating HP 3PAR StoreServ and Microsoft Azure Site Recovery for Disaster Recovery

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing


Azure.jpgOne of the key announcements at Microsoft TechEd 2014 North America was the Azure Site Recovery. Azure Site Recovery (ASR) enables you to protect, replicate and failover Virtual Machines (VMs), ensuring that your mission-critical applications are always up and running.


Simply put, ASR acts as the orchestrator of the replication and the failover for the virtual machines that are managed by System Center.


So how does storage play into all this? Having Tier-1 storage that offers advanced availability features makes it much easier to implement ASR. Microsoft and HP worked together to enable you to link together your on-premise private cloud data centers on HP 3PAR StoreServ via Azure Site Recovery. Read on to see what HP 3PAR StoreServ and Microsoft ASR can do for you.




Imagine this: Manage HP 3PAR StoreServ in your Windows Server environment

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing


It’s reality with HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft!

Have you ever dreamed of managing your HP 3PAR StoreServ with a single pane-of-glass view of all that is happening in your Microsoft Windows Server environment?


If so, HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft has it all! It provides a comprehensive integration of HP 3PAR StoreServ with Microsoft System Center so that you can see events/alerts, capacity monitoring and detailed VM information all in one place. I'll dive into the topic on my 3PAR Thursday blog here - or you can check out my ShortTake.



HP and Microsoft - Your Journey. Your Cloud. Your Way

A couple of weeks ago, we had a full day of live streaming interviews from Microsoft Management Summit.  There's no doubt that both HP and Microsoft are titans in technology and the partnership is helping our customers with their cloud journey - whether that is a private cloud or hybrid cloud.  The interviews we did focused on that.  There are too many to embed them all but I'm going to put a few of them here and give you links to the rest. There were 13 in all but this was my favorite!

Video highlights from Microsoft Management Summit

If you read my blog recently, you know I was at Microsoft Management Summit last week.  I brought Andy McCaskey ( and Jeffery Powers ( to help with a live stream webcast we did.  We did a couple of interviews every hour and ended up with a lot of great information.  Andy and Jeff have been hard at work on the videos and are posting them as fast as they can and I wanted to share a few of them with them with you.


There are some interesting videos focused on the Serverquarium - the infrastructure that ran all of the Hands-on-Labs at MMS and a discussion about a new Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V Reference Architecture built around HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000.

Labels: Microsoft| MMS2013

HP at Microsoft Management Summit

P1010013.JPGYesterday I told you about NAB coming up next week and mentioned I'll also be dropping in at Microsoft Management Summit.  I wanted to give you a bit more on what we have going there. 


First, I had mentioned that we'll be live streaming with Andy McCaskey ( and Jeffery Powers ( hosting interviews all day Wednesday April 10.  You can watch the live stream on Andy's website starting at 9:30 AM PDT wrapping things up at 5 PM PDT.


If you're coming to MMS, here are some things to check out while you're there:


  • A session on Monday 2-3:30 PM, HP Private Cloud Management with System Center (Banyan C)
  • Another session, Wednesday 10:15-11:30 AM Serverquarium Unwrapped - HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft that powers the MMS Hands-on-Labs (Banyan C)
  • Tour the Serverquarium - this is in the same space as the Hands-on-Labs and I think its open every day at 8 AM.
  • Stop by the HP Booth and see how HP and Microsoft partner with solutions like: HP StoreSystem, Insight Control for System Center, HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft, and much more!
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