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Hyper-convergence is super-hot. But is it right for you?

By Janet Runberg, SDS Sales Enablement Manager, HP Storage


Missing_puzzle_piece_RGB_blue_NT.pngDo you feel like you're missing a piece of the pizzle when it comes to knowing what hyper-converged is, let alone if it's right for you? 


With all the media buzz around hyper-converged, now’s a good time to take a step back and ask yourself: who needs it? We've got a couple of industry experts who move past the hype and answer a few basic questions in a recent edition of The Register's RegCast

HP Software-Defined Storage adds a mighty Arrow to our quiver

By Janet Runberg, SDS Sales Enablement Manager, HP Storage


target-3arrows.jpgGreat news: HP and Arrow Electronics are teaming up to arm resellers with HP Software-Defined Storage lead-generation tools and training as part of the “Nitro” channel program, first announced last fall as a joint initiative with Intel. The target: your data centers, where we can help you transition to a simple software-defined infrastructure. Last September, HP launched 1st Terabyte's On Us (code name “Nitro”), providing HP StoreVirtual VSA 1TB licenses at no cost to customers who purchase Intel Xeon processor-based servers from any vendor. All around the world, tens of thousands of you have taken advantage of our free VSA software to help you get started in server virtualization and software-defined storage (SDS). 


Now we’re expanding Nitro into a broader program that provides channel-focused products, training and marketing materials to our distribution partners, starting with Arrow in the US. The program makes it easy for Arrow resellers to get the expertise they need to help customers transform their organizations—and easy for reseller customers like you to learn about and try out HP SDS solutions, risk free. Here's the complete story.

Simple is beautiful: HP OneView for vCenter

By Jessica Burton, Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage


One of my biggest pet peeves is when something simple is made overly complex. Has this ever happened to you? Just the other day, my dentist overcharged me for a cleaning appointment and presented me with a three-page bill that included my Explanation of Benefits. Their “explanations” were murky at best and after much scrutiny I found items that shouldn’t have been included. Perhaps they hoped I would become overwhelmed and just move on with a clear distaste in my mouth from a costly visit. They got one thing right—I will be moving on…without them. 


I feel the same way about overly complicated storage management software. Day-to-day management procedures should not raise your blood pressure. Check out this blog for insights on our OneView for vCenter management tool.

Chalking it up to hyper-convergence

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


In my discussions with customers over the last year, I’ve found that they want, and ultimately need, a more efficient, virtualized environment. For more on what hyper-convergence can do for you, I've put together a new ChalkTalk – The benefits of a hyper-converged infrastructure.



Stress-free data migration with HP StoreVirtual Peer Motion

By Jessica Burton, Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage


Does the very thought of data migration make you sweat and want to hide?  


We’ve got an easy way out with StoreVirtual Peer Motion. Watch how you can seamlessly migrate your data and even swap clusters non-disruptively with only 6 clicks. Relax—and learn more about this simple data mobility technology.


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