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Genie out of the bottle: best-in-class QoS with HP 3PAR Priority Optimization software

By Megha Shukla, 3PAR Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage

 

I was at a customer event a couple of days ago where the presenter was talking about the different software features that enhance HP 3PAR StoreServ. A few queries we made about HP 3PAR Priority Optimization software and its functionality. These customers were interested in understanding the difference that Priority Optimization can bring to specific scenarios such as consolidation of dissimilar workloads onto a single storage array. I thought you would be interested in understanding more about this too. Because, if you’re an over-worked IT administrator dealing with complex allocation of your storage resources (and wondering whether your quality of service can be maintained or not), HP 3PAR Priority Optimization can literally be the genie out of the bottle.

 

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New ShortTakes on StoreOnce and HP 3PAR AFA

P1040991.jpgI am back from what has been the longest vacation I've ever taken - almost 4 weeks.  While I did have three work events I attended in Europe, my ttime in Europe were pretty much all vacation.  I did post a blog from Germany about half way into the trip so check that out. 

 

I took over 1300 pictures.  And no, I wouldn't make you look at all of them (though many are amazing) but Google Plus has this very cool picture diary it created from the pictures I took with my SmartPhone.  I thought this was cool because all I had to do was add a few captions and remove a few pictures I thought weren't the best so if you want to see what I did, click on the link. But now, it's time for me to get to work.

 

Three new ShortTakes to share

If you remember, the week before I left for Europe was HP Discover.  That was also a rather intense week and I wasn't able to share with you a few ShortTakes from our product experts.  I have three to share - two focused on HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All Flash Array and the other on HP StoreOnce.  I'll include them here in "rapid fire" fashion with no other commentary as the ShortTakes speak for themselves.  As with other ShortTakes, I have the audio you can listen to and slides you can click through. So here they are.  (See the full blog post for the ShortTakes)

Data protection: what can we learn from “Sharks” on efficiency and agility?

By Srikanth Venkataseshu, Worldwide Solutions Marketing Manager, Backup Recovery and Archive Solutions, HP Storage

 

Last December, HP announced HP ConvergedSystemshark.jpg – a purpose-built system with integrated servers, network and storage wrapped with a choice of hypervisors and automation tools to accelerate time-to-deployment of virtualized applications. Naturally, HP ConvergedSystem was code named “Sharks” – symbolizing agility, efficiency and speed.

 

Advancements in hypervisors and the arrival of ConvergedSystem have made it extremely easy to rapidly deploy virtualized applications. While organizations have embraced virtualized workloads, estimates indicate that only 50% of enterprises have their data protection strategy aligned with virtualization objectives. To address this gap, we created HP Data Protection Solutions for HP ConvergedSystem – a unified technology stack based on HP StoreOnce Backup (disk based deduplication and backup) and HP Data Protector backup software. Let’s talk more about this data protection aspect.

 

New video series: everything you need to know about StoreVirtual VSA Installation & Configuration

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

 

 

StoreVirtual_videoJ.jpgIt’s the perfect time to play off this old line: here’s everything you wanted to know about HP StoreVirtual VSA installation and configuration (but were afraid to ask!). Seriously though, we are excited to share with you this new six-video series.

 

Check it out – and let us know your thoughts and feedback.

 

Time to get real about disaster tolerant all-flash array solutions

 

By Priyadarshi Prasad (Pd), Product Line Manager, HP 3PAR Storage

 

Now that the initial euphoria with all-flash solutions is starting to settle down, the conversations are getting more real. All-flash solutions are coming under the microscope. And it’s time to ask some very real questions of all-flash solutions: Granted you are fast, and you can be cheap if I believe your 6:1 (or is it 12:1 today) dedupe ratio. But can you protect my data and applications when a disaster occurs? How much data would I lose? How fast can I come back online? Let me address those questions with the framework of what I like to call the Three D’s of Disaster Recovery – data loss, downtime and distance.

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