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Another world record storage benchmark for HP

A couple of weeks ago in the midst of the P4000 demo videos I was doing, the Storage Performance Council’s SPC-2 benchmark results for the HP P9500 XP Storage System were announced.  The P9500 set a worldwide BI/DW (business intelligence data warehousing) performance record, based on the benchmark. This world-record performance for tier 1 enterprise data center environments is great news for customer in mission critical business intelligence, data warehousing applications and video playback IT infrastructure.

XP/P9500 Disk Array misinformation

What a great day (evening) yesterday was.  I'm still on that high so I'm not going to let a story filled with misinformation ruin my day.  I saw a story on a small storage news website today claiming that HP would no longer OEM the XP Disk Array from HDS. 

 

The story is wrong.  Period.

Last October in Barcelona, Dave Donatelli talked about our array portfolio.  What he said hasn't change.  HP 3PAR is strategic to HP - no doubt about it.  Many of our competitors have been spreading FUD that HP is killing the EVA and the XP/P9000 Disk Array.  Wrong again - we're a bit smarter than that.  Both products have a large installed base and they satisfy the needs of those customers.

 

Application Performance Extender update

In this guest post from our Application Performance Extender (APEX) product manger, Priyadarshi Prasad talks about what's new and what's coming with APEX. 

Application Performance Extender engineering chalk talk

I have a couple more videos to share about the P9500 Disk Array (formerly the XP Disk Array).  While on a trip visiting the lab in Roseville, I had Ayman Abouelwafa explain Application Performance Extender software.  Here's a video explaining this HP-only technology.

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Inside look at the P9500

Today I have a video blog (vlog) taking an inside look - literally - at the P9500.  I was in Roseville visiting our P9500 lab team a few weeks ago and had Aboubacar Diare, who works in our storage integration lab, give me a look inside the P9500 rack.

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