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Meet the new HP Storage D3000 Disk Enclosure

I had said I was done with HP Global Partner Conference blog posts and technical I am!  We are always updating products and working on new ones - and when we do an announcement like we did at GPC, we just can't talk about everything.  One of the things that quietly made it's way on to hp.com without any fanfare was our HP Storage D3000 Disk Enclosures. 

 

I asked Pushkala Atri to do a ShortTake to give an introduction to this new family of disk enclosures and today I want to share it with you.  Here's a brief introduction to the D3000 (from the data sheet):

 

The HP D3000 Disk Enclosures are ideal for your small application environments, remote offices, and departmental locations. The new 12 Gb SAS enclosures—large form factor (LFF) D3600 Disk Enclosure with 12 drive bays and small form factor (SFF) D3700 Disk Enclosure with 25 drive bays—offer flexible, modular solutions to simplify capacity expansion of HP ProLiant and BladeSystem server environments and MSA arrays (SFF only) to external storage without having to make the full move to SAN or NAS. This allows you to buy what is needed today and purchase additional capacity as your data storage needs grow. 

 

 

Labels: D3000| ShortTake| SMB

HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450: marching on with all-flash success

By Priyadarshi (Pd), Sr. Product Manager, HP 3PAR Storage

 

PDbyline.jpegLast June we launched HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450, our all-flash array. The message was Performance without Compromises and rightfully so. At that time, HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 was the only all-flash that could deliver the performance (550K IOPS at or below 0.7 millisecond response time) AND all the rich data services like snapshots, replication, 3-data-center disaster recovery, vMSC certification, encryption and QoS. I was hoping that in the next six months, many of our competitors will catch up on the data services. I was wrong! Here’s why HP 3PAR StoreServ is still the flash leader.

 

HPStorageGuy and the South African TV Personality

Calvin and Derick.jpgI saw a New York Times article talking about a new trend - DIY African Safaris.  I contacted the reporter on Twitter and turns out we were both at Kruger National Park at the same time - doing DIY safaris.  So that brings me back to my last blog post on the topic of South Africa.  I had a couple of previous posts talking about my trip to South Africa.  One of them had some personal videos and pictures I took while visiting a Kruger National Park - a wild game park.  Check out those pictures and videos - I think they were unbelievable and I can't wait to go back to South Africa.  You can read the NYT article here.

 

Aside from getting back to (African) nature, the main reasons I went was to speak at a customer event that our local storage team did.  It was an great event.  The host of that event was Derek Watts - Derek was voted best male TV presenter in South Africa for several years in a row. Today, I have two podcasts from the event and a few pictures to share with you. 

 

Watch this Enterprise Strategy Group video and learn why ESG Sr Analyst Mark Peters said, “HP is the only vendor that offers a genuine single product storage family that’s capable of spanning and essentially integrating midrange platforms, all-flash devices, and all the way up to enterprise storage that can scale to multi-petabytes”.  Registration is required but there are lots of other great resources on the page and well worth it!

Storage QoS: where HP 3PAR StoreServ beats the competition

By Matthew Morrissey, 3PAR Product Marketing Manager, HP Storage

 

EdisonGroup_paper.jpgA recent white paper from Edison Group provides detailed insight on why Storage QoS is an essential component of today’s multi-tenant cloud environments and how HP 3PAR StoreServ Priority Optimization offers the most mature and complete Quality of Service implementation when compared with EMC and NetApp. 

 

You'll want to read this Forrester white paper, "Top Storage Capabilities Needed in 2014 to Reduce Risk and Maximize Performance" .  Here's a summary of the paper: the burden of storage continues to get heavier for organizations that wrestle with fast growth and are highly sensitive to outages and data loss. Some firms are tempted to maintain the status quo and simply add capacity to meet their near-term storage challenges. But technology innovations that can reshape a company’s infrastructure. Registration is required.

Labels: 3PAR| StoreServ

Added functionality: HP Storage Plug-in for SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0

By Hasmig Samurkashian, HP Storage Solutions Marketing, and Ankit Jain, HP Storage Product Management

 

3PARStoreServ.jpgReady for some really good news? The HP Storage Plug-in for SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management (NW LVM) 2.0 has now been extended to support SAP NW LVM 2.0 across all major operating system environments running on HP storage products. The combination of SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0 plus HP 3PAR StoreServ provides our customers increased automation capabilities for physical and virtual SAP environments. Here’s why this really is such good news.

Labels: 3PAR| sap| StoreServ
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