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HP StoreOpen Automation: better, easier and more widely connected with LTFS support for Windows

By Laura Loredo, HP StoreEver Product Manager


Today I’m talking about our new release of HP StoreOpen Automation that delivers a solution for using LTFS in automation environments with Windows OS. The new version—available as a free download—allows you to connect HP StoreEver tape libraries with LTO-5 or LTO-6 tape drives to Windows. Similar to the StoreOpen Mac and Linux versions, it works with a single library partition with up to 4 drives and 48 slots. Remember, HP is the only vendor that provides this tool as a FREE-of-charge download. Download it today:



cMLC SSDs in HP 3PAR StoreServ: Embrace with confidence

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




To say that cMLC SSDs have been widely adopted by our 3PAR StoreServ customers would be an understatement. Our customers just love our ability to bring flash at a price point you can afford—with the certainty of a five-year warranty that covers wear-outs, plus unique Adaptive Sparing technology that enhances endurance. But are all cMLCs the same? To understand this, let’s take a step back and understand cMLCs a little better.


Labels: 3PAR| cMLC| SSD| StoreServ

Do you need a better solution to work with your Tivoli Storage Manager environment?

By Cyrus Cama, Technical Marketing Engineer, HP BURA


Whatever Backup ISV you use in your backup enterprise—whether it is TSM, Data Protector, CommVault or NetBackup—you know that you need to backup your data. BUT this BURA Sunday ask yourself: How confident are you that will be able to recover your data, and meet your SLAs around your RTOs and RPOs? As you’ve read in past blogs, HP Labs created HP StoreOnce from the ground up, with the intent to rethink dedupe with a primary focus on recovery.


Backup is never thought of as a sexy topic to talk about and is more or less looked upon as an insurance policy. But the whole reason we backup data is to be able to recover it, not just for daily operational restores but, most importantly, for disaster recovery.


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1TB Free StoreVirtual VSA

A few weeks ago, we made an announcement about 1TB Free StoreVirtual VSA.  Today I have a ShortTake that I want to share. Kate Davis had previously posted an article about the free 1TB but this ShortTake on YouTube has become my most watch video ever - over a 155,000 views as I write this post so I want to share it on the blog. 


Let me give you a short recap of the free 1TB VSA:

  1. All HP ProLiant Gen9 server models now come standard with a 1TB StoreVirtual VSA license. To make it easy to deploy, we’ve built in the installation of VSA software into the Intelligent Provisioning feature of the servers. Here's a link to a demo I did showing this.
  2. HP and Intel have partnered up to make sure everyone has an opportunity to try out Software-defined storage with our StoreVirtual VSA for themselves. Starting now, anyone who buys a new Intel Xeon E5 processor-based server, regardless of vendor, can get a free 1TB license of StoreVirtual VSA. You just need to register to unlock your free 1TB StoreVirtual VSA storage, then download the VSA software and license key. Or you ask your channel partner to do it for you.

Think flash can’t accelerate SAP HANA? Think again!

By Hasmig Samurkashian, SAP Solutions Manager, HP Storage Marketing




Earlier this year, HP certified the industry’s first all-flash array for SAP HANA tailored datacenter integration (TDI) with the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450. Following on this leadership, we have now certified the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 All-flash Starter Kit as a TDI-certified configuration with as few as eight SSDs for a three HANA server node configuration. ALL HP 3PAR StoreServ arrays—from the smallest 7200 array to the largest 10800—are now certified for SAP HANA TDI.


Labels: 3PAR| sap| StoreServ
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