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If you liked your EVA, you’ll love HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage

The HP EVA was built in an era of predictable data growth and database application but as you transform your data centers, you require modern scale-out architectures more suited for today’s multi-tenant, mixed workload environments. Now it’s time to consider making the move to HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000. You’ll find some motivating details in my blog post and the accompanying ShortTake. Go to the full blog post to see more and to listen to the ShortTake.

 

Why HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 is getting more attention than usual

By Ivan Iannaccone , HP 3PAR StoreServ Product Management

 

7450.jpgIn June at HP Discover, HP announced that we lowered the cost of all-flash array performance to less than $2 per usable gigabyte. This news has been very well received by customers and in the industry. Pure Storage followed up on this with a blog post that included a comparison table designed to demonstrate the perceived advantages of its array over the all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage system. We think this deserves a response.

 

We welcome the opportunity to talk more about how HP 3PAR architecture is flash-optimized and what that means, and agree with their assessment that the all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 is a competitive threat for Pure Storage. Now let’s take a closer look at some of the claims that Pure Storage is making and why we take issue with them.

Genie out of the bottle: best-in-class QoS with HP 3PAR Priority Optimization software

By Megha Shukla, 3PAR Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage

 

I was at a customer event a couple of days ago where the presenter was talking about the different software features that enhance HP 3PAR StoreServ. A few queries we made about HP 3PAR Priority Optimization software and its functionality. These customers were interested in understanding the difference that Priority Optimization can bring to specific scenarios such as consolidation of dissimilar workloads onto a single storage array. I thought you would be interested in understanding more about this too. Because, if you’re an over-worked IT administrator dealing with complex allocation of your storage resources (and wondering whether your quality of service can be maintained or not), HP 3PAR Priority Optimization can literally be the genie out of the bottle.

 

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New ShortTakes on StoreOnce and HP 3PAR AFA

P1040991.jpgI am back from what has been the longest vacation I've ever taken - almost 4 weeks.  While I did have three work events I attended in Europe, my ttime in Europe were pretty much all vacation.  I did post a blog from Germany about half way into the trip so check that out. 

 

I took over 1300 pictures.  And no, I wouldn't make you look at all of them (though many are amazing) but Google Plus has this very cool picture diary it created from the pictures I took with my SmartPhone.  I thought this was cool because all I had to do was add a few captions and remove a few pictures I thought weren't the best so if you want to see what I did, click on the link. But now, it's time for me to get to work.

 

Three new ShortTakes to share

If you remember, the week before I left for Europe was HP Discover.  That was also a rather intense week and I wasn't able to share with you a few ShortTakes from our product experts.  I have three to share - two focused on HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All Flash Array and the other on HP StoreOnce.  I'll include them here in "rapid fire" fashion with no other commentary as the ShortTakes speak for themselves.  As with other ShortTakes, I have the audio you can listen to and slides you can click through. So here they are.  (See the full blog post for the ShortTakes)

Time to get real about disaster tolerant all-flash array solutions

 

By Priyadarshi Prasad (Pd), Product Line Manager, HP 3PAR Storage

 

Now that the initial euphoria with all-flash solutions is starting to settle down, the conversations are getting more real. All-flash solutions are coming under the microscope. And it’s time to ask some very real questions of all-flash solutions: Granted you are fast, and you can be cheap if I believe your 6:1 (or is it 12:1 today) dedupe ratio. But can you protect my data and applications when a disaster occurs? How much data would I lose? How fast can I come back online? Let me address those questions with the framework of what I like to call the Three D’s of Disaster Recovery – data loss, downtime and distance.

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