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Migrating to Windows Server 2012? Why you should keep storage in mind

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing


Windows2012.jpegAs you probably know, Microsoft is ending support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This also means that after that, Microsoft will no longer provide automatic fixes, updates or online technical assistance. That’s a big deal – one that has major impact on companies of all sizes. And it begs a big questions: Is yours one on of the companies that currently have some of the estimated 9.1M physical servers still running Windows Server 2003 with many storage devices attached to them? If the answer is yes, it’s time to start planning now. Here are some tips on planning for migration, including the best migration paths for HP Storage products like HP MSA and HP XP.

Gartner Critical Capabilities studies recognize HP 3PAR StoreServ and HP XP Storage

By Beth Joseph, 3PAR StoreServ Product Marketing


Teaser_3PAR_StoreServ_308x220_tcm245_1599114_tcm245_1518542_tcm245-1599114.jpgHave you seen the new Critical Capabilities reports for Midrange and High-End Storage published by Gartner?  If not, consider giving both reports a read: one for Midrange Storage and one for High-End StorageYou’ll see that HP 3PAR StoreServ was rated 3.9 out of 5 for overall use cases in the midrange report. In the high-end report, HP 3PAR Teaser_XP7_Double_220x160_tcm245_1619235_tcm245_1518597_tcm245-1619235.jpgStoreServ and HP XP Storage were rated 4.0 and 4.2, respectively. The two reports assess storage systems and rate them based on critical capabilities for primary storage. These studies are great assets when you’re looking at storage for modern data centers because they describe practical use cases as the real value measure of these array platforms. 


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