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HP StorageWorks Tech Day: Session 6, the X9000

At our April 2010 Tech Day, one of the sessions was a technical overview of the X9000 Network Storage System.  The X9000 is based on technology from our acquisition of IBRIX.  The presenter is Efrin Molina, a technical specialists.

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Converged Infrastructure: the new X9000 podcast

We announced the X9000 Network Storage System in November 2009.  This is a podcast with Milan Shetti, former CEO of IBRIX and Lee Johns, Marketing Director about the X9000.

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New format - podcast

  By Calvin Zito

 

We wanted to try a new format with our blog so I'm happy to share this podcast with you today.  We'll still post written blogs but we'll also mix in podcasts now and then.

 

 

Today's discussion is with Lee Johns.  Lee is the Director of Marketing for our Unified Storage Division.  Lee and I discussed a blog post that we had seen from George Crump, a storage analyst at Storage Switzerland.  George talked about storage applications "like thin provisioning, snapshot, replication and other capabilities" and wondered why customers can't just buy this software capabilities and run it on their hardware.  That's what Lee and I discussed in this podcast.  Let me know if you like the format.

 

 

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True beauty with HP StorageWorks and Ocarina Networks

By Pete Brey, WW Extreme Storage Business Development Manager


As you may have noticed the HP StorageWorks Scalable NAS team has been rather busy lately. The acquisition of IBRIX Software closed last week and just this Monday Ocarina Networks put out a press release about Ocarina’s ECOsystem software being resold through HP as an offering for our Scalable NAS products.  


Great software on great hardware – it’s a beautiful thing! So what is it that these two great software offerings bring to the table, you ask? Performance and capacity optimized storage, of course. Bringing IBRIX into the HP NAS portfolio extends our offerings with data protection, high availability features and data management services for extreme scale-out, cloud and high performance computing deployments. IBRIX excels in high performance file serving environments with the ability to share storage and span a name space across multi-petabyte systems.


Now multi-petabyte systems are great when you have zillions of files that need to be stored but so is a multi-petabyte system that is optimized so that in the same space tens of zillions can be contained. This is where Ocarina’s ECOsystem software adds its value to our NAS products. The ECOsystem software transforms your storage with its content-aware storage optimization that compresses data up to 10:1 with added features such as deduplication, ECOsnap snapshots, and its own global name space capability. The unique thing about our reseller partnership is that HP can run the ECOsystem software right on our NAS nodes, further optimizing your infrastructure. Now there aren’t too many storage vendors out there who can talk about that now, are there?


HP StorageWorks NAS, IBRIX, and Ocarina - this truly is a beautiful thing! Look for more beautiful things to come from HP StorageWorks in the near future.


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The deal is sealed; IBRIX now part of HP

  By Calvin Zito


I had previously told you about HP's intent to acquire IBRIX.   Today, the acquisition of IBRIX by HP was finalized and boy, was that a fast close!


I'd like to welcome the IBRIX team to HP and the StorageWorks organiziation - glad to have you aboard!  Now the heavy lifting of integration can begin.  We'll be working fast to bring the IBRIX solutoins into our StorageWorks portfolio and we'll share more details when we can so stay tuned!


 


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