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Updates to HP StoreEasy from GPC

I'm continuing my series of blog posts about the news from our HP Global Partner Conference happening this week in Las Vegas.  I'm having Vegas withdrawals as I haven't been there since June 2013.  Not that Vegas gets me excited but it is an easy flight for me and I found some great off strip restaurants that I really enjoy.  But enough of Missing Las Vegas - lets dive in!


Here you can take a look at ATSB ShortTake #3 - if you head over to the full blog post, there's also a new ChalkTalk and audio you can listen to for the ShortTake.  So head over to the full blog post. 

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.

Data retention with HP StoreEasy and iTernity iCAS

You ever have a long to-do list and not getting to something on it?  My wife has lots of experience with me on this!  Today I have a ChalkTalk that has been on my to-do list to talk about for 18 months.  I met the guys at our partner iTernity at HP DIscover in Vienna which would have been December 2011.  I got a look at what they were doing and knew it was a great solution for data retention and archiving and that I wanted to talk about it on ATSB. 


I had it as a goal to do something with them at the three HP Discovers since (two in Las Vegas and one in Frankfurt) but I got so busy with our bloggers that I didn't have time.  I at least stopped by their booth at Discover this past June and got a demo of iCAS, their software that integrates with our HP Storage portfolio. 


Today I have a ChalkTalk focused on the solution we have with iTernity iCAS and HP StoreEasy.  I think the ChalkTalk tells the story so check it out.

Labels: archiving| StoreEasy

HP StoreEasy Storage update

I've had a couple of blog posts this week about our HP Simply StoreIT announcement - focusing on storage for Small and Midsize Business. One of the parts of the announcement I haven't really given adequate attention to is HP StorageEasy Storage. 


From the beginning

If you already know what HP StoreEasy Storage is, skip down to the sub-heading "So what's new?".  We announced HP StoreEasy Storage in November of last year,  Prior to that you may have known it as the X1000 and X3000.  Start with our HP ProLiant DNA, layer on Windows Storage Server 2012, and a few HP additions and you start to get the idea.  One of the first ChalkTalks I did was about StoreEasy - so if you want to get a bit more on what it is, check that out. 


So what's new

I'll just quickly summarize what's new and let you watch the ChalkTalk I have. 

  • Wizard-driven storage provisioning tool
  • Single interface for launching management tasks and utilities
  • Built-in snapshot management for files
  • Choice of Server Core headless mode (shrinks active OS code, reducing virus vulnerability and OS patching)
  • Optional onboard HP Data Protector for hybrid cloud backup/recovery
  • Wizard-based easy gateway clustering for file services with SANs

More on MSA 2040 and replay of webcast with David Scott

Slide3.PNGEarlier today (ok, really yesterday now), we announced the new MSA 2040, the 4th generation of the very successful MSA family.  I think the ChalkTalk I did, which I'll include again in this post, is a good high-level overview and you definitely need to check it out if you haven't already. 


But I was getting a few questions on Twitter about getting more technical details on the MSA 2040.  We won't have those details to share until June - but I did get an early look at the QuickSpecs and wanted to share a few things from it with you.


Here is what the MSA 2040 Small Form Factor (SFF), Large Form Factor (LFF), and rear view with two SAN controllers installed looks like. 


I've got more details on this blog post so click over to it for more.

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