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Some things are better blended together

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


Hyper-convergence brings blend and balance—not rip and replace—to your data center


Blended_ATSB_sized_16Sept.jpgSome things are just better when blended together like: fruit and yogurt, Velveeta and RoTel, or if it’s 5 o’clock…Tequila, Triple Sec and limes.


Blending is good for IT as well. Sometimes you have to settle for new components that stand apart from the rest of your infrastructure in order to get the project moving. But more and more, adopting new technologies today has left us with a choice to make – Build a silo or blend into the current infrastructure. See how you can blend the latest technologies into your current environment and still keep the business rolling speedily along.

Announcing Next Generation Hyper-Converged Appliance

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


CS_250HC_StoreVirtSyst_FT_small.jpgToday’s software-defined technologies and converged solutions allow businesses to address efficiency and business challenges more easily by providing a flexible environment that can improve and even blend into the current IT infrastructure.


Flexibility is the foundational value of HP’s StoreVirtual technology. The LeftHand OS provides the common base for the StoreVirtual portfolio which has allowed for dedicated storage arrays, VSA software, cloud solutions and hyper-converged appliances to be built. A common set of data services, mobility and continuity across commodity hardware, all managed centrally allows customers to mix and match the right infrastructure to their workload and location requirements.


Today, we are announcing the next generation hyper-converged product!

Opening new possibilities for storage with HP Helion OpenStack

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


What are customers looking for when it comes to deploying and managing their own hybrid cloud? In a recent interview with theCUBE, Rob Strechay addresses this topic along with a general discussion around OpenStack. Check out this video first, then read on to learn about our news on the exciting developments around our OpenStack Manila and Cinder drivers for OpenStack’s newest Kilo release.

It's all about the Blades

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


BL420c_460_660_c7000enclosure_silver2.jpgHP BladeSystem can be considered the ultimate in a converged environment with its blade server density, efficiencies and flexibility but did you know it can do more than just handle application workloads within that chassis? Have you ever thought about taking convergence to the next level? How about layering in data services?


I had the pleasure of joining the BladeSystem team this week on their Eye on Blades blog site. Check out my latest post on storage for blades - The more you know...A BladeSystem and Storage PSA   


Read it now!

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!

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