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The time is right for 16Gb with StoreFabric and 3PAR all-flash

Merry Christmas everyone!  It's still Thursday in Boise and so I'm not too late for a 3PARthursday blog post.  I had told the team that normally does our Thursday 3PAR posts that I'd give them Christmas off and do the post. However, I kind of forgot to get it done until now, late on Christmas night. I'll keep the post short and let the ChalkTalk I have for you do the talking!


One of the news bits you may have missed in the flurry of news at HP Discover at the beginning of the month was that HP 3PAR StoreServ now has native support for 16Gb Fibre Channel.  I think 16Gb FC is most interesting for all-flash. And with our HP StoreFabric Gen 5 B-series of storage networking, I think the time to consider upgrading legacy SANs to 16Gb. 


I said I'd keep this short and I will so here's the ChalkTalk I have talkig about StoreFabric B-series Gen 5 for all-flash. 

Revisiting the HP 3PAR StoreServ architecture advantages for flash

Last week I had a blog post with a video of the keynote that David Scott delivered at the Nth Symposium in Anaheim.  Given my daughter left for her freshman year in college and is now living a few miles from Anaheim, I wish I was there now too.  But this post isn't about me and my daughter so let me get to the point.


Nate Amsden was one of the bloggers I brought to our Tech Day and Nth Symposium.  He left a comment on that blog saying this:


I really did like the bit David touched on about how EMC/IBM/NetApp evaluated their architectures for SSD support and realized they couldn't do it with what they had. I obviously knew all of that already but had never really thought of it in that way before.

polymorphic 3PAR.pngI liked it too and thought it would be worth cutting out that part of David's keynote and giving it to you as a short podcast.  What was great to hear David talk about and I think what resonated with Nate was the fact that EMC, IBM, and NetApp all needed new architectures to support high-performing flash.  In the case of both EMC and IBM, they acquired technology.  In the case of NetApp, they have a project that they hope will give them a flash-optimized array. 


As you'll hear David discuss - HP 3PAR is optimized for flash and that's why bloggers at HP Discover in 2012 heard HP say we would not be acquiring a flash-based array vendor.  Doesn't it make sense to have a single architecture that can address when value matters, when performance matters and when scale matters?  Here's the snippet from David's keynote.

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