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1TB Free StoreVirtual VSA

A few weeks ago, we made an announcement about 1TB Free StoreVirtual VSA.  Today I have a ShortTake that I want to share. Kate Davis had previously posted an article about the free 1TB but this ShortTake on YouTube has become my most watch video ever - over a 155,000 views as I write this post so I want to share it on the blog. 

 

Let me give you a short recap of the free 1TB VSA:

  1. All HP ProLiant Gen9 server models now come standard with a 1TB StoreVirtual VSA license. To make it easy to deploy, we’ve built in the installation of VSA software into the Intelligent Provisioning feature of the servers. Here's a link to a demo I did showing this.
  2. HP and Intel have partnered up to make sure everyone has an opportunity to try out Software-defined storage with our StoreVirtual VSA for themselves. Starting now, anyone who buys a new Intel Xeon E5 processor-based server, regardless of vendor, can get a free 1TB license of StoreVirtual VSA. You just need to register to unlock your free 1TB StoreVirtual VSA storage, then download the VSA software and license key. Or you ask your channel partner to do it for you.

Customers Share Their Secrets - UC Irvine

I have been holding out on a couple customer videos I did at Nth Symposium.  I want to share one today.  And with all our recent talk about the 1TB of free StoreVirtual VSA, it's timely to share this video with you. 

 

The University of California at Irvine has been a long time HP Storage customer. I met Kazuto Okayasu at Nth Symposium a few years ago and I've enjoyed talking to him about storage every year at the event. This year, I asked Kaz to do a video with me to talk about his environment and he graciously said yes.  It's a great story - UC Irvine is deep into virtualization and Kaz talks about how they used StoreVirtual VSA to set up a multi-site SAN to have site resiliency.  The video with Kaz is short and speaks for itself so here it is.

 

You can learn more about HP StoreVirtual at hp.com/go/StoreVirtual.

HP and Intel partnering on software-defined storage

My colleague Kate Davis introduced you to the Free 1TB StoreVirtual VSA in a blog post a few weeks ago. This program is a partnership with Intel. Just to remind you of this program, anyone who buys a new Intel Xeon E5 processor-based server, regardless of vendor, can get a free 1TB license of StoreVirtual VSA. You just need to register to unlock your free 1TB StoreVirtual VSA storage, then download the VSA software and license key.

 

So why is Intel a part on this program? There is a strong partnership between HP and Intel to bring software-defined storage to customers by leveraging the latest Intel processors. Here's a short discussion between Rob Strechay from HP and Andrea Nelson from Intel.     

Intelligent Provisioning of StoreVirtual VSA with ProLiant Gen9 Servers

Earlier today, Kate Davis shared some news with you in her post, HP offers free software-defined storage with all Intel server puchases.  In summary, HP is providing a 1TB StoreVirtual VSA license for free with the purchase of Intel Xeon processor E5 v3-based servers, including servers from Dell, IBM, Lenovo and others. 

 

Further, with HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers, we are announcing Intelligent Provisioning - the VSA is integrated into Gen9 Intelligent Provisioning wizard making it really easy to deploy HP StoreVirtual VSA. I was given access to a Gen9 server and I have a short demo showing the Gen9 Intelligent Provisioning. 

 

 

 

StoreVirtual VSA software taps used storage and compute capacity to create a shared pool of storage for environments like VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Linux KVM.

HP offers free software-defined storage with all Intel server purchases

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

 

Software_defined_storage_RGB_blue_NT.pngThere’s a change happening in data centers and IT rooms across the globe: servers are now housing more applications along with storage and networking functionality. This change wouldn’t be happening without the enhanced capabilities of today’s servers. Servers are the heart of any data center and with the latest Intel Xeon technology they are more powerful, capable of handling just about anything you throw at them, especially software-defined storage. And today, I have two new items to announce.

 

 

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