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Finding the right model is easy with HP StoreEasy

By Stephen Bacon, Senior Manager, File and Object Storage Product Management and Marketing


When it comes to file storage, it’s about capacity AND performance

If your file storage isn't aligned with your capacity and your performance requirements, it can lead to additional unanticipated and costly purchases down the road as your organization and your users’ file data grow. Our HP StoreEasy products are built to meet a wide range of file storage needs and workloads—for small to midsized organizations, and the remote offices and workgroups of large organizations. Every StoreEasy model is carefully optimized to deliver real-world performance that is balanced with its capacity.


One of the common uses for HP StoreEasy is to consolidate your users’ documents, images, audio and videos. Handily, one of the tools we use to validate StoreEasy performance is Microsoft’s File Server Capacity Tool, which characterizes the absolute performance of home folder workloads, like those of users in a wide range of office environments.  



Say YES to simplified storage administration tasks

By Rashmi Malik, 3PAR StoreServ Product Manager


YES.jpegHP 3PAR StoreServ Storage support with Microsoft Windows PowerShell is NOW available—bringing you a powerful way to simplify management via the Microsoft Windows PowerShell environment.

Repetitive tasks are best managed by scripting. As a storage administrator, you are often challenged to manage various administrative tasks over a multitude of storage arrays and servers in your data center environment. Microsoft Windows PowerShell enables managing administrative tasks using commandlets that are .NET classes. To make management of these repetitive steps easier, we’ve recently added support for Microsoft PowerShell Support to 3PAR StoreServ via a toolkit that’s free to download.



Consider it a cure for management headaches: HP OneView for Microsoft System Center

By Ankit Jain, Sr. Product Manager, HP Storage


Unified manageability with HP OneView for Microsoft System Center



Troubled with too many disparate management tools to keep a watch on your Microsoft System Center deployments? Is monitoring the relevant pieces of your infrastructure becoming more complex with multiple hand-offs between server, storage and networking teams when you would rather focus on the increasing demands of your business?


HP now provides a comprehensive integration for Microsoft environments via HP OneView for Microsoft System Center (OV4SC) to simplify manageability with a single infrastructure management platform through Microsoft System Center.

Labels: 3PAR| HP| Microsoft| OneView

Be a truly agile IT service provider: boost Hyper-V environments with HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing


It's benefits time when you deploy Microsoft Hyper-V on HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash

AllFlash.jpegWhat happens when you host your virtual server environment on an all-flash array? You can increase your VM density per server, so that you can quickly spin up new applications on mobile devices. After all, an all-flash array is a strategic investment when you want to be an agile IT services provider. But which all-flash array do you choose? HP 3PAR StoreServ all-flash arrays offer many benefits—including the resiliency and manageability required for critical enterprise application storage.


Join us at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)

July 12-16, 2015

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida



Why WPC?

  • The connections you need to generate future business
  • The insights you want to get the competitive edge
  • The partnerships that matter to deliver world-class customer results 

Learn more at the WPC event site 

How to protect your data with HP StoreOnce and Microsoft Data Protection Manager

By Ian Blatchford, Product Manager, HP StoreOnce   @LottaBytes




5 great tips for optimizing deployment to protect your Microsoft environment

More than 20 years ago, HP and Microsoft started a strategic relationship that has delivered many solutions to our joint customers. I’d like to share with you one of many examples of how this relationship continues today. My specific example focuses on a data protection solution that includes Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2012 and HP StoreOnce Backup systems—with a focus on benefits and recommendations to optimize deployment. You'll want to check out our new white paper: Protecting Windows Server data with HP StoreOnce appliance.


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