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Learn more about data protection with our StoreOnce ChalkTalks and videos

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage   @ashwinkshetty


Last week in our BURA Sunday anniversary blog, I listed some of my favorite StoreOnce posts from the past year. This week, I’m sharing some of my favorite ChalkTalks and product overview videos plus a ShortTake that will make it simpler for you to understand and appreciate how StoreOnce can make a difference in the way you protect your data


One of my preferred approaches for learning about new concepts or technology features is by watching an animated ChalkTalk or an audio-video presentation. I personally love these HP StoreOnce ChalkTalk videos from Calvin Zito. They are short yet packed with a wealth of useful information that makes it easy to understand specific features or complex technology concepts. Here's one to get you strated. (And more in the blog.)


HP StoreVirtual VSA: An introduction

SDS.pngI've been spending a lot of time on SpiceWorks for almost a year. And one of the topics that comes up repeatedly is explaining what a VSA is. If you've been reading ATSB for a while, you probably have a good idea what it is but from what I've seen on SpiceWorks, many of you would benefit from an post on the topic.  So today's post will serve as a bit of an introduction to StoreVirtual VSA and I'll pull StoreOnce VSA into the discussion as well.


What exactly is VSA? 
Software-defined storage (SDS) is storage functionality that is not delivered in a specific chassis—it is delivered as software. As you might have noticed, it's been getting a lot of attention over the past couple of years.

When SDS was in its infancy, single CPU servers could generally manage only one virtual machine, often paying a penalty of performance. IT managers were reluctant to adopt SDS, instead adding new physical storage devices to meet their business needs.

Today, IT departments have very robust SDS options, in part because server capacity and performance have increased enormously. And of course, while the servers were getting beefed up, virtual storage technology was advancing at a fast pace.


HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash: the workhorse that delivers

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


HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash is growing the fastest in a market that’s already growing fast. The graph below shows just how fast 3PAR StoreServ all-flash has grown YoY (2014 vs. 2013) versus the overall market. If a product’s market growth is any indicator of having the right formula to solve real-world problems, then you need to take a serious look at this contender. This 3PAR Thursday, here’s a look at all the compelling reasons why.


Note: Chart created by HP based on Gartner Research, Market Share Analysis: SSDs and Solid-State Arrays, Worldwide, 2014, May 2015

All Flash No Limits at EMC World

All Flash No Limits Trapee.pngLast year at EMC World in Las Vegas we ran a contest we called 72 Hours of Yes. It was a huge hit with EMC World attendees. The premise was to have EMC World attendees tweet us with an experience they wanted while visiting Las Vegas that would give them a break from the event. By the time it was over, we had given 34 different experiences. It was so well received that I even had a few EMC employees reach out to me after the event to tell me that they thought it was an amazing event. And it even won some industry awards from Ad Age and a Shorty.  


The team got together several weeks ago to come up with an even bigger idea. Frankly, my thought was "why reinvent the wheel?" And so we came up with All Flash No Limits. We again asked attendees to tweet us their most original ideas for an experience in Vegas.  And did they come through? I went through the "best of" tweets that highlight the experiences and fun we had. 

Labels: 3PAR| all flash

Stress-free data migration with HP StoreVirtual Peer Motion

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


Does the very thought of data migration make you sweat and want to hide?  


We’ve got an easy way out with StoreVirtual Peer Motion. Watch how you can seamlessly migrate your data and even swap clusters non-disruptively with only 6 clicks. Relax—and learn more about this simple data mobility technology.


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