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Archiving with HP StoreAll Storage: An answer to rampant unstructured data growth

By Stephen Bacon, Senior Manager, File and Object Storage Product Management and Marketing, HP Storage

 

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Why archiving instead
Archiving is an alternative response (and one that I strongly recommend for every large organization). Archiving enables you to get your arms around rampant unstructured data growth. However, it does much more than just that. It can enable you to increase overall data center economics and efficiency by offloading primary storage and easing pressure on your backup windows. It can also improve your data governance and risk management. Having the right archiving target is key to how much benefit you will realize. I believe that general purpose storage is the wrong target for storing archive data within a large organization. Instead, I believe that purpose-built archive storage is the right target. That is where HP StoreAll Storage comes in. Here's how and why - including the details on new enhancements.

Don’t get duped with a dedupe-ratios-only approach to capacity efficiency

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

 

 

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 Be aware of the storage overheads when looking at dedupe

Dedupe ratios are well and good. However don’t forget that dedupe is a means to an end, not an end in itself. The final goal is “storage efficiency.” And storage efficiency is not just about dedupe. If an architecture is inherently inefficient, a higher dedupe ratio might not help much. Let me dig into the topic of dedupe ratios and storage savings a bit more.

 

 

The unstoppable rise of tape storage continues

By Andrew Dodd, WW Marketing Communications Manager, HP Storage Media

 

Back! But did it ever go away?

As you can tell from the title of the article, the subject of today's blog is storage media, more specifically storage media market trends. Yes, I know what you're thinking. Storage media. Yes, tape storage. Your eyes are becoming heavy. You feel a sudden strong impulse to either sleep or click the back button. But wait! Don't do either of those things! Before you turn away thinking that you've heard it all before, I encourage you to stay and read further. First of all, there are some genuinely interesting and quite breath-taking statistics that I'd like to share with you, which justify the somewhat provocative heading. And secondly, in my next blog postyou'll be able to witness HP storage media being used in a way I guarantee you've never seen before.

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                  Capacity of Global Tape Media Shipments, All Vendors Since 2002

HP StoreOnce 6500 Named Backup Hardware Product of the Year by TechTarget

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage @ashwinkshetty

 

How StoreOnce claims a hat-trick

When TechTarget named HP StoreOnce 6500 the Product of the Year in the Backup Hardware category, the first thing that came to my mind was that StoreOnce claims a hat-trick. So with the ICC Cricket World Cup beginning this week, I hope I’m excused in borrowing a metaphor from the game I closely follow – all by way of leading up to my discussion on our three-part hat-trick when it comes to leadership recognition for HP StoreOnce.

 

In August 2014, HP StoreOnce was named a leader by Gartner in its first Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances. In November 2014, DCIG rated StoreOnce 6500 as the Best-in-Class in its Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyers Guide. And to complete the three-part hat-trick, StoreOnce 6500 now has been named the gold winner in the Backup Hardware Product Category by TechTarget. These are all outstanding testaments to the growing recognition that HP StoreOnce Backup is one of the best solutions to choose for protecting your data – and for good reasons, as I discuss in my blog today.

 

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Tune in: Hyper-convergence Megacast

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

 

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Want to know more about HP’s hyper-converged products? Dying to see a demo of our OneView InstantOn installation wizard?

 

Join us on February 24th for a multi-vendor online event. For more information and the link to register, check out my colleague Karen Brown’s post here: http://bit.ly/1Eua5rl

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