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Phone home with HP 3PAR StoreServ Secure Service Architecture

By Keith Schlachter, HP 3PAR Product Manager


We often hear these two questions from our customers: What are 3PAR’s remote support capabilities? And what can they do for my business? You understand that high availability is crucial to your business. And you understand that HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage offers a modern, proven, highly available Tier-1 architecture. Built on more than a decade of innovation and proven enterprise successes, HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage delivers guaranteed resiliency and technology features that exceed the critical Tier-1 storage requirements of the most demanding environments. HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays have been deployed into many secure IT data centers. With these deployments, you are relying on our ability to provide a proven secure communication service between the HP 3PAR StoreServ systems and the HP 3PAR Central remote monitoring facility. So for this 3PARThursday, we want to home in on your remote support questions...and provide some compelling answers for you.


The future of tape looks bright with the promise of 120TB of storage on a single LTO tape

By Laura Loredo, HP StoreEver Product Manager


Why is today a great day for tape users in general and LTO technology in particular? Because the LTO Program announced the extension of the technology roadmap to 10 generations. This increases capacity expectations to 120 TB per cartridge. Let’s talk about what makes this good news and where HP StoreEver LTO fits in the discussion.



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State court IT department rules against disconnected data protection silos

By Andrew Dickerson, Senior Marketing Manager, HP Storage Backup, Recovery and Archive Solutions


ReportJ.jpgNo enterprise wants to pull resources away from its core business operations. But that’s exactly what you’re doing if you use separate backup applications in your data center and remote sites to protect Big Data and mission-critical applications. Disconnected backup silos add cost and complexity and raise the risk that data may go unprotected. To safeguard your data and your business, you need a simple, affordable and reliable end-to-end solution that lets you manage all your backup sites from a single pane of glass. 


Teams that deploy individual storage, application and virtualization solutions can create backup silos that you then have to manage separately. One of our customers, the IT department of a U.S. state court system, backs up data at distributed sites across the state. Read more about our customer’s story here – and take advantage of the opportunity to read this Taneja Group white paper. You’ll discover the business benefits of having one simplified, fully compatible and reliable backup and recovery solution for all your corporate data. (Registration required.)

Encouraging industry news about HP Storage

StorageNewsletter graphic.pngI've come across three articles in the last day that are really encouraging news for HP Storage and I want to share them with you. Sales of All Top Vendors of Disk Systems but HP Decreasing  


One of the first emails I saw this morning was from with the headline Sales of All Top Vendors of Disk Systems but HP Decreasing.  And while the growth for HP Storage isn't huge, I think it shows the progress we're making with our storage portfolio against the "old guard" storage vendors.



Storage Magazine: HP prevails among midrange storage array vendors


HP is the overall winner of Storage magazine's Quality Awards for midrange storage array vendors.  While it was close, this is great because last year HP was number 5.  


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Customers Share Their Secrets first video - BlueShore Financial

We have been kicking around the idea of doing a reqular series of customer interviews.  I get the opportunity to do these at big events like HP Discover or VMworld, but I want to do it with a regular cadence and waiting for an event isn't going to make for a regular show. 


I worked with a smal team and we've come up with a way to do interviews even when I can't be in the same location as our customer.  So I'm really pleased to present our first Customers Share Their Secrets with HPStorageGuy Calvin Zito.  In our first show, I speak to Ryan Burgess, Manager of Technology Infrastructure from BlueShore Financial in British Columbia.  They have a unique value proposition as a botique financial institute and I talked to Ryan about the challenges he faced and how HP 3PAR and HP StoreOnce helped him be an IT hero.  Here's the show. 


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