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HP Storage news for VMworld

The one thing we are at HP Storage is consistent - and you can expect that when we're heading to VMworld, we'll have some big storage news to announce and today is no different.  And I get to tell you about it.  The news is around Storage for the Software-Defined Data Center and breaks down into two buckets that I'll cover at a high-level in this blog and we'll go deeper on in the next few days.

 

Software-defined storage

I caught up with Kate Davis recently and had a discussion with her about the software-defined storage news.  Kate blogs here regularily and she'll share a bit more details on Saturday morning.

 

HP 3PAR StoreServ news

There are a couple of things to talk about with HP 3PAR StoreServ so check the full blog post to get the details.

HP StoreVirtual Hybrid Storage drives stronger price per performance over competitors

By Jessica Burton, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager, HP StoreVirtual

 

StoreVirtual_productJ.jpgEarlier this month, IOmark and Evaluator Group released audited benchmark results for HP StoreVirtual 4335 Hybrid Storage. According to Russ Fellows, a senior partner with the Evaluator Group, “HP StoreVirtual performed very well on a per node basis and with its scale-out capabilities is able to scale up performance and capacity linearly to meet increased virtual machine needs. We have tested other hybrid arrays without HP’s advanced functionality or scale. The StoreVirtual 4335 delivered 20-to-25% better price/performance than competing systems.” Check out more benchmark details in the blog.

Labels: IOmark| StoreVirtual

The market leader and the market newbie: a Software-Defined Storage comparison

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

 

Market_Piechart.pngIt’s been a year since I wrote my first article on Software-Defined Storage. At that time we were at the definition stage – what does the Software-Defined Storage (SDS) term mean, and what products fit that category. Since then, the term SDS has become widely known and accepted but what's been missing is the market data, but Wikibon fixed that last Friday as they released their first report of the Server SAN market.

 

What else has been missing?  A blog from me that offers a compare of HP StoreVirtual VSA and VMware VSAN. Well, the wait is over.

A bit more on the ConvergedSystem 300 and 700

My last post, I had a podcast I did at VMware Partner Exchange giving a 30,000 foot view of the HP ConvergedSystem.  In this post, I'll come down a bit from the stratosphere and give you a bit more detail about a couple of the products in the portfolio.  The product managers for the ConvergedSystem 300 and 700 were in the booth and I have a couple of videos talking to them. Let's start with the entry level ConvergedSystem 300.

 

ConvergedSystem 300

Here's the description I found on an hp.com page:  If you have 50-300 VMs, the ConvergedSystem 300 is a fit — built on modular, standards-based infrastructure blocks that help reduce initial acquisition costs. It will arrive at your site pre-configured and pre-tested, ready to run. Even better, we’ll quote and configure your system in 20 minutes, move it to production in 20 days, and lower entry price by 25% so you can use it everywhere.*

 

See the full blog post for more on the ConvergedSystem 300 and 700.

HP StoreVirtual Hybrid Storage ChalkTalk and Podcast

Yesterday Kate Davis had a post that introduced you to the HP StoreVirtual 4335 Hybrid Storage appliance. Today I want to follow that up with a couple of things you can check. 

 

HP StoreVirtual 4335 and portfolio overview ChalkTalk

As you probably come to expect from me, I have a ChalkTalk.  I also took the opportunity in this ChalkTalk to give an overview of the StoreVirtual portfolio along with introducing the StoreVirtual 4335.  There have been a lot of updates to the StoreVirtual portfolio over the last year - seems like we were either rolling hardware of part of the family every couple of months and there was also a couple updates to the LeftHand OS.  I think the StoreVirtual portfolio is as solid as it's ever been and should be considered by any small and midsize business looking at a storage purchase. 

 

The blog post also has the StoreVirtual podcast I did with StoreVirtual expert Brad Katz so be sure to check that out as it was a great discussion around the 4335 and Adaptive Optimization (sub-LUN tiering).

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