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Go big, go mobile: HP StoreEver LTO Tape Storage for your HP ZBook Mobile Workstation

By Mark Fleischhauer, Tape Storage Solutions Engineering Manager

 


Tape_EnvironmentJ.jpgAlways on the go? (Who isn’t?) That makes HP ZBook Mobile Workstations the powerful workhorse you need, especially if you work in fast-paced digital media environments. The HP ZBook provides support for cutting-edge 3D graphics and processing power to address the growing demands of users like video editors and CAD artists.The projects these users create are growing in size with richer colors, higher resolutions and greater complexity. Now, with the addition of the Thunderbolt port to the HP ZBook Mobile Workstations, you can easily share and protect these projects with a reliable, cost-effective HP StoreEver LTO tape drive using the Thunderlink Desklink Device from ATTO Technology for SAS-to-Thunderbolt connectivity. 

Meet the new HP Storage D3000 Disk Enclosure

I had said I was done with HP Global Partner Conference blog posts and technical I am!  We are always updating products and working on new ones - and when we do an announcement like we did at GPC, we just can't talk about everything.  One of the things that quietly made it's way on to hp.com without any fanfare was our HP Storage D3000 Disk Enclosures. 

 

I asked Pushkala Atri to do a ShortTake to give an introduction to this new family of disk enclosures and today I want to share it with you.  Here's a brief introduction to the D3000 (from the data sheet):

 

The HP D3000 Disk Enclosures are ideal for your small application environments, remote offices, and departmental locations. The new 12 Gb SAS enclosures—large form factor (LFF) D3600 Disk Enclosure with 12 drive bays and small form factor (SFF) D3700 Disk Enclosure with 25 drive bays—offer flexible, modular solutions to simplify capacity expansion of HP ProLiant and BladeSystem server environments and MSA arrays (SFF only) to external storage without having to make the full move to SAN or NAS. This allows you to buy what is needed today and purchase additional capacity as your data storage needs grow. 

 

 

Labels: D3000| ShortTake| SMB

Simply StoreIT solutions for Data Protection and Virtualization

I started this week with an overview of the announcements we made at our HP Global Partner Conference. In that post, I pointed you to the updated Simply StoreIT Overview ChalkTalk.  I'll end GPC week with one final update of interest to small and midsized businesses.  

 

HP Simply StoreIT is for SMBs with a focus on solutions for virtualization, backup and data protection, file sharing, Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server.  The goal is to help you, via channel partners, quickly find the storage solution that best fits your business. 

 

The foundation of Simply StoreIT is to identify where you are in your IT journey: starting out, building momentum, or expanding your business.  And armed with that information, its easy to determine what  product can best address your needs.  I'd suggest if you didn't see the overview ChalkTalk I mentioned at the start, you take a look at that.  Also, I'll point you to the Simply StoreIT program overview (PDF) if you want to learn more. 

 

You will be interested in the free "Get Protected Guarantee" Backup Assessment.  It does require registration but I think it's worth it.   When you take the assessment it includes:

  • Backup window details
  • Successful vs. failed backup details
  • Retention times
  • Daily data backed up

 

HP StoreOnce Backup update from GPC

Earlier this week, I told you that there would be several blog posts with our news from the Global Partner Conference and I have more today, this time an update to HP StoreOnce Backup.  The update to StoreOnce is straight-forward and I didn't do a ChalkTalk focused on it so I'll tell you about what's new and then share with you a ShortTake, and a bonus ChalkTalk. 

 

What's new with StoreOnce?

Customers requiring mid-range deduplication appliance scaling greater than 36TB were required to purchase the HP StoreOnce 4700 Backup System - until now. By adding a new drive enclosure option featuring a 4TB drive shelf to the HP StoreOnce 4500 Backup System, customers can now make a lower initial investment and still gain the capacity headroom to expand the 4500  more than 3x previous limits. Drive enclosures will now support any mix of 2TB or 4TB drives up to 12 drives per shelf and a maximum of three shelves, with total support for 124 TB of usable capacity.

 

 

 

Storage made easier for small and midsize business

Today is the first day of the HP Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas and with the start of GPC comes news from HP Storage.  Over the next few blog posts, I'll give you details on everything being announced but for this post, I'll give you a high level overview. 

 

If you head over to the full blog post, you can read about the new MSA 1040, updates to the number 1 NAS platform under $10,000 - HP StoreEasy, and an update to HP StoreOnce.  And since everything we've announced fits nicely under Simply StoreIT, our program designed for small and midsize business, I'll include my new Simply StoreIT ChalkTalk.  And again, go to the full blog post and check back this week to get the details on the news.

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