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Opening new possibilities for storage with HP Helion OpenStack

By Jessica Burton, Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage


What are customers looking for when it comes to deploying and managing their own hybrid cloud? In a recent interview with theCUBE, Rob Strechay addresses this topic along with a general discussion around OpenStack. Check out this video first, then read on to learn about our news on the exciting developments around our OpenStack Manila and Cinder drivers for OpenStack’s newest Kilo release.

Looking for a “whether-proof” cloud storage solution?

By Mark Fleischhauer, HP StoreEver Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager


Look to HP StoreEver Tape, HP Helion and QStar Archive Manager with Archive Replicator

A few months ago I discussed how HP StoreEver tape in the tape-as-NAS (tNAS) solution with QStar Archive Manager could be used to complement your cloud storage. Today, this solution with QStar has been certified as HP Helion Ready. This certification is yet another proof point that the solution is robust and ready for the most demanding environments. Why question whether your solution will work or not? Let’s take a look at what this means to you and how it can change your “whether.”


The cloud revolution marches on – with HP 3PAR StoreServ and OpenStack

By Ivan Iannaccone, 3PAR StoreServ Product Management


OpenStack1.jpgIt’s been an interesting month what with the HP announcement of Helion and the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta. I was thinking that it’s good to remind folks how HP 3PAR is playing an important role in the cloud revolution to offer you the perfect choice for your enterprise hybrid cloud.  Why HP 3PAR StoreServ and OpenStack?


HP 3PAR is committed to bringing enterprise-class storage to OpenStack Ecosystems. OpenStack is primarily deployed as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that in order to be truly successful requires an infrastructure with a storage architecture that enables IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS). HP 3PAR Storage is the only storage platform in the industry that can meet the demands of the modern data center because it’s built for virtualization, cloud and ITaaS.

Hot storage trends that will transform your data center

On Wednesday, I will be hosting (well, I should say introducing) another webcast, this time with our VP and Chief Technologist Milan Shetti.  Milan lives in New Hampshire and as they say in New England is "wicked smart".  His webcast is titled "Hot storage trends that will transform your enterprise". 


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(Editor's note: the webcast has happened and you can watch it by clicking on the image or go to the full blog post).

HP Storage and OpenStack news

Slide13sm.pngA couple weeks ago I had a couple of blog posts from our HP Converged Cloud Tech Day in Puerto Rico. One of the topics that we focused on was HP Storage and OpenStack.  Today we're making official that our HP Converged Storage portfolio, including HP 3PAR StoreServ and HP StoreVirtual, now support OpenStack technology across both iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols. 


Today we're announcing that HP submitted the blueprint for Fibre Channel connectivity with OpenStack's Grizzly platform which was accepted as a part of the OpenStack Cinder project.  HP delivered the Fibre Channel connectivity software to OpenStack and today marks its official release. 


There's more details in my blog post so check it out!

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