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Storage News from HP Global Partner Conference

I have some storage news I want to share with you. We have updates to three product families that I want to tell you about.  So let's jump in!

 

 

 

HP StoreVirtual Storage

HP StoreVirtual has some really exciting updates. I hope you saw the blog post I did recently talking about the new OS, LeftHand OS v 12.0.  There's a new 2-node HP StoreVirtual 4335 hybrid cluster that delivers outstanding storage performance for minimal investment with easy path for evolving to flash without downtime or professional services. And to help make the transition to flash, we've dropped the price of a single StoreVirtual 4335 by 19% and the price for the 2-node 4335 is 11% less than buying two separate 4335s. 

 

And what I find amazing is how much less hardware, rackspace, power and cooling, and cost savings you get for equivalent performance when compared to the StoreVirtual 4530.  I have a

new ChalkTalk that covers all of this so check it out. 

 

 

HP StoreEasy Refresh

Do you know what the number one NAS product in the $5-15K price range is? It's HP StoreEasy! And this family is getting a very nice refresh with most of the portfolio moving to HP ProLiant Gen9 hardware. The result is a 56% increase in capacity and a 21% decrease in $/GB. I have a new ChalkTalk here as well giving an overview of the StoreEasy Storage family, so check that out!

 

There's more to read about so head over to the full blog post to get all of the details.

Rely on HP StoreOnce Backup and StoreOnce Catalyst to protect your SQL database backup

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage

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Database backups provide special challenges. Ask any DBA – and they will likely tell you they want to perform daily full backups and sometimes more than one full backup every day. But what do you do when a full database backup takes over 12 hours to complete and the database keeps growing? Take for example, Microsoft SQL DBAs who rely on efficient, high-performing and reliable backup systems to protect data while keeping costs under control. StoreOnce Catalyst can help. HP StoreOnce Catalyst extends the data protection capabilities of HP StoreOnce appliances in SQL environments.

 

This BURA Sunday, I'm talking about the benefits of using HP StoreOnce appliances and HP Data Protector with integrated HP StoreOnce Catalyst to protect SQL databases.

HP StoreOnce 6500 Named Backup Hardware Product of the Year by TechTarget

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage @ashwinkshetty

 

How StoreOnce claims a hat-trick

When TechTarget named HP StoreOnce 6500 the Product of the Year in the Backup Hardware category, the first thing that came to my mind was that StoreOnce claims a hat-trick. So with the ICC Cricket World Cup beginning this week, I hope I’m excused in borrowing a metaphor from the game I closely follow – all by way of leading up to my discussion on our three-part hat-trick when it comes to leadership recognition for HP StoreOnce.

 

In August 2014, HP StoreOnce was named a leader by Gartner in its first Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances. In November 2014, DCIG rated StoreOnce 6500 as the Best-in-Class in its Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyers Guide. And to complete the three-part hat-trick, StoreOnce 6500 now has been named the gold winner in the Backup Hardware Product Category by TechTarget. These are all outstanding testaments to the growing recognition that HP StoreOnce Backup is one of the best solutions to choose for protecting your data – and for good reasons, as I discuss in my blog today.

 

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Breaking through backup complexity

One of the most innovative solutions that addresses a relevant customer pain point is HP StoreOnce backup. Sometimes backup and data protection just doesn't get the attention it should even though it usually is one of the top IT challenges that customers face.

 

Breaking through backup complexity

I have a new ChalkTalk that IMHO is one of my best that talks about the complexity of backup and data protection. This is pretty short so well worth two-and-a-half minutes. There's a lot of detail behind the points that I make in the ChalkTalk. For the last several months, we've been able to get some of our StoreOnce experts blogging on ATSB and I'd recommend you look back on the BURA Sunday posts they've been doing. They have been going into useful details that help you better understand how you can reduce complexity with backup. Check out the ChalkTalk!

 

Making life easier for VMware admins: fast, simple, reliable data protection for your VMs

By Anirudh S. Srinivasan, Worldwide Product Manager, HP Storage

 

You are a VMware admin. You are tasked with the responsibility of managing, administrating as well as protecting the virtual infrastructure of your organization. Let’s focus on the last part here – data protection of your virtual machines (VMs). Traditionally, data protection of application data used to be the responsibility of dedicated backup admins, but increasingly, VMware admins are tasked with or sometimes prefer to own the responsibility of protecting VMs as well. 

 

Back in December at HP Discover in Barcelona, we introduced the concept of Converged Data Protection with the announcement of the HP StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central (RMC) software with the RMC for VMware functionality. RMC allows application admins a fast, simple, efficient and reliable way to protect their application data, giving them more control over data protection and recovery than ever before. Here’s how Recovery Manager Central makes your life as a VMware admin easier.

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