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Shout it from the mountaintops: why the future of storage is so exciting

CO.jpgHow my Colorado trip reignited my excitement around flash, software-defined and data protection

I have just returned from Colorado where we spent a couple of days in our Fort Collins engineering site reviewing the storage industry and our key future focus areas. This was my first trip to this part of the U.S. and I was impressed with the lush-green environs and pleasant early summer climate. I look forward to returning for the winter ski scene at some point. But today my focus is on storage engineering and innovation powering the future of storage

The all-flash data centre becomes reality

AFNL.jpegWhen it comes to flash technology, I am now seeing is a certain maturity of thinking emerging in the market. Flash storage will be the base technology for the data centre of the future. Most customers I have recently met have a broad acceptance of this concept and indeed are actively exploring their flash strategy. What is also clear is that flash deployments will continue to be predominantly in the form of an intelligent array, providing the highest levels of service.


To help you adopt the best flash strategy for your data centre (and business, you should consider three criteria: performance, cost and operability. Today, I will talk more about those and also cover some of the flash storage news announced last week at HP Discover in Las Vegas—which is all about driving down TCO and consolidating the legacy.

You Really Can Have the Ultimate Flash Storage Solution

Today Vish Mulchand joins our Store Insider blogger community from his vantage point in Las Vegas at EMC World. Vish is Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for Storage at HP. He leads the planning and marketing of our primary storage products, including HP 3PAR StoreServ and HP StoreVirtual.


No_Limits.jpgI can’t tell you how many times I’ve had conversations about flash storage in which a frustrated storage administrator says to me, “Of course I can choose the performance of flash, but then I have to pay a premium and I can’t afford it. The alternative is to sacrifice performance and opt for data services with spinning disks. Why do I have to compromise?”


I often end up asking, “What if you could have the performance of flash with a full set of Tier-1 data services, six-9’s availability, seamless data protection, and costs less than $2/GB of useable storage?” A head shakes, then I get a “Really?” And I say (emphatically), “Really!”


If you’re in Las Vegas this week at EMC World and we cross paths, please ask me how much I enjoy delivering the news that you can have the ultimate flash solution. Let me define what I mean by that...


Better yet, join the #AllFlash conversation #NoLimitsPromo now over on @HPStorage

Personal travelogue: Touring India, meeting the system integrator community

I had been excited as my trip to India approached. I’d never been before and it seemed like a bit of an adventure ahead. I was not disappointed! In three days I saw three cities: New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. Now of course I wasn’t just there to take in the culture. My trip involved many meetings with the Indian system integrator (SI) community. In our many discussions, the topic always quickly turned to storage. Here’s why

Door 1 for Flash Storage? Or Door 2? Guess What Old Colleagues Chose.

2 Doors Goel blog Image 1.jpgWe welcome Manish Goel, senior vice president and general manager of HP’s Storage organization, to our Storage Insiders blog. Manish is responsible for driving innovation and growing the overall profitability of the multibillion dollar global business. Look for more upcoming blogs sharing his insider’s perspective.


For his inaugural post, Manish talks about how he and a former NetApp colleague chose different paths to the new world of flash storage. One is an innovator who chose to build from the ground up, and one chose to leverage great foundational technology. Who will win?

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