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Flashification – removing the shackles of yesteryear and enabling business growth

By Paul Haverfield, Principal Technologist HP Storage APJ region   @PaulHavs





What inhibits business growth? Sales reach? Marketing budgets? Product innovation? IT infrastructure? How often do we critically review our internal infrastructure as being a silent or passive growth inhibitor?


Not often enough I would propose. And based upon my 30+ year experiences with storage infrastructure, I believe that storage – being the “forgotten child” of all too many IT departments – is guilty of being a silent or passive business growth inhibitor. Let me share two recent examples of this with you.

A healthy way to cut long-term storage costs by 50%-to-70%

By Patty Lehan, Senior Director, North America Marketing, BridgeHead Software


For this week’s BURA Sunday blog, we welcome Senior Marketing Director Patty Lehan from BridgeHead Software, an HP AllianceOne DataAgile Partner.


AllianceOne_Partner_DataAgileReadyJ.jpgHP and BridgeHead Software team delivers a winning solution at Mary Rutan Hospital

As a community hospital, Mary Rutan Hospital seeks ways to optimize its limited resources while meeting stringent compliance regulations. As some of the hospital’s existing technologies were nearing end of life, the hospital’s growth demanded more robust capabilities. And that’s when the Mary Rutan IT team decided to take a new look at their current storage environments.

Mary Rutan is an existing HP Storage customer and has been a BridgeHead Software customer for backup and disaster recovery technology since 2012. BridgeHead Software, an HP AllianceOne Data Agile Partner, recently introduced a unique solution combining BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) platform with HP StoreOnce VSA and HP StoreOnce Catalyst deduplication software.


Read on to get the full cost-savings story with a solution that provides the maximum opportunity for deduplication while streamlining backup processes.

Get transparent automatic storage failover with HP 3PAR Peer Persistence

By Salil Gokhale, HP 3PAR StoreServ Product Manager




We want to make sure you are getting all the information you need on the exciting new features that come with the HP 3PAR Operating System 3.2.1 release. I know we have been covering this topic in past 3PAR Thursday blogs but there’s more to talk about! Today, I’m digging deeper into new updates for HP 3PAR Peer Persistence.


Looking back, looking ahead: HP StoreOnce delivers the next era of disk backup

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage  @ashwinkshetty


As we move quickly into the new year, I would like to wind the clock back 12 months and review the year that was for HP StoreOnce – a year that set the tone for an even more exciting 2015. With significant releases and enhancement to our StoreOnce portfolio giving our customers some groundbreaking features, we have truly ushered the next era of disk backup.


Here I’ve summarized some of the significant StoreOnce milestones hit over the past 12+ months. Give it a read and you can see why we are very excited about the upcoming year and the things that are in store this year. Personally I’m looking forward to it as we continue to innovate and raise the standards of data protection even higher. Best wishes to all of you in 2015! And stay tuned to our BURA Sunday blog series.  



Online Import for EMC Storage now brings support for EMC Symmetrix VMAX arrays

By Usman Kidwai, 3PAR StoreServ Senior Product Manager @usmankidwai


In case you missed the announcement blogs at HP Discover last month, we announced support for EMC VMAX arrays with 3PAR Online Import. What’s more, 3PAR Online Import Software comes free for use during the first 180 days with every new HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage system. Interested? On this 3PAR Thursday, I’ll give you all the details you need to now to learn how to minimize disruption and do this data migration yourself in just five easy steps – all while hosts and applications stay online during the data migration process.


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