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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.

New Version of LeftHand OS for HP StoreVirtual Now Available

LeftHand O/S is the name of the software OS for HP StoreVirtual. This past week, we released LeftHaHP_StoreVirtual_Storage_RGB_white.pngnd OS 12.0. Here's a list of the new features:

  • Space Reclamation - StoreVirtual Storage can now reclaim space in VMware vSphere and Microsoft Windows environments using T10 UNMAP.
  • HP StoreVirtual Multipathing Extension Module (MEM) for VMware vSphere - Reduce latency and improve performance in VMware vSphere environments. The MEM also optimizes data-path traffic in multi-site (or stretch-cluster) configurations.
  • New REST API - Provision storage, create and modify storage pools using the all new web services based API for HP StoreVirtual.
  • Faster remote copy performance and system reboot times.

Off-the-beaten path: Interesting software-defined use cases

By Kate Davis, WW Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage   @KateAtHP

 

HP_StoreVirtual_VSA_RGB_blue.pngAs more and more companies deploy software-defined storage, I love hearing about the different opportunities customers can take advantage of with StoreVirtual VSA and virtualized servers. So today I’m going to share a couple with you. Enjoy!

Bringing compute and storage together: HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual


By
Kate Davis, WW Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage   @KateAtHP

 

Software_defined_storage_RGB_blue_Crop.pngWe’re kicking off the new year with a new blog series – Software-Defined Saturdays. As 2015 unfolds, the topic of hyper-convergence will play a large part in discussions, as many vendors are now entering this space and businesses are interested in building more efficient virtualized infrastructures. Since our latest software-defined products announcement was of our new hyper-converged appliances, that’s what I’m going to kick this series off with.

HP Storage and Veeam integration demo

It's BURA Sunday and normally I have my team of experts doing these posts on Sunday but this week, they needed a break. The timing was perfect because I just finished editing a video demo that I did when I was at VeeamOn a few weeks ago. 

 

The demo shows the integration between HP Storage - StoreVirtual, 3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce, and StoreEver - to use snapshots for high availability, backup and archive.  Here's a summary of that:

  • Instant recovery from StoreVirtual and 3PAR of virtual machines, files and more
  • Backup to disk and offsite replication (for disaster recovery) to StoreOnce
  • Archive backup to StoreEver tape for longer term retention.

John DeFrees from my Technical Marketing team walks me through the demo and explains the integration points.

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