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3PAR gets InfoSight and HPE InfoSight gets an upgrade

HPE has announced support for 3PAR storage with its HPE InfoSight cloud analytics product, acquired with Nimble, along with new updates to InfoSight focused on proactive recommendations.  Even before the conference officially begins, HPE is releasing announcements that customers can dig into more during the Discover event in Madrid this week. As promised earlier, the […]

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Post acquisition, Nimble is finding its place in HPE’s portfolio

I had the chance this week to attend HPE’s Storage Tech Day in Anaheim, CA.  I’ve been fortunate to get updates about the storage portfolio and direction during HPE Discover events each year, but its been a while since I’ve had a full day devoted just to storage topics with HPE.  Going into the event, […]

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Patching VCSA 6.5 to Update 1 in a vCenter HA configuration

One of the best things included in the vCenter Server Appliance is the automatic update feature in the Appliance Manager.  This handy feature makes updates to a VCSA simple and quick.  Unfortunately, using vCenter HA, included in the VCSA 6.5, breaks this patching for most users.  Why?  The simple answer is that the secondary and […]

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An easy fix for vSphere 6.5, web client and certificates to keep your uploads flowing

An upgrade vSphere 6.5 means no more beloved Windows/C# vSphere Client and loads of people are being forced to the web client.  With the web client, certificates play a much more important role in the overall design and untrusted certificate on your vCenter and ESXi hosts will plague you when trying to deploy new VMs, […]

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iCloud Family Sharing for storage is available now with iOS 11

A few months back, I wrote about my decision to upgrade iCloud storage, upload my entire photo library and the newly announced family sharing feature for iCloud storage.  With the launch of iOS 11 this week, the family sharing for storage is now available.  Setup is simple – Apple has a great document that walks […]

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Deploying Solidfire is simple, its storage fast & highly efficient

  Deploying a Solidfire cluster may be one so the easiest deployments I’ve ever been a part of.  With a bit of pre-planning for the network, setting up a Solidfire cluster is straight-forward and quick. Walk Through The nodes arrive like any other server, boxed, with a rack mounting kit and some basic instructions. Racking […]

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Fave Products: Anker’s PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-in-1 is the best of both worlds

Anker makes a lot of my favorite accessories. I recently picked up a Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-in-1 charger.  It is both a dual-port USB wall charger and a portable battery. Ever since I lost the power cable to my first Anker was a dual-port charger (making it a useless paperweight), I have found myself […]

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New 3PAR 9450 offers higher performance & scale for the mid-range

A few weeks ago, HPE introduced a brand new 9450 all-flash model of its 3PAR storage arrays leading up to HPE Discover and the company showed off the new arrays during the event.  The 9450 joins the current offering of 8000 and 20000 series arrays and is the first in a new 9000 series of […]

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HPE intros new ProLiant Microserver Gen10, steps backwards

HPE unveiled the ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 this week at HPE Discover and while a refresh was long overdue, the MicroServer has returned to its G7 roots with the new model.  HPE decided never to release a Gen9 model of the MicroServer, though this Gen10 feels more Gen9 than new and shiny.   The model notably returns […]

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Apple makes it hard not to adopt iCloud storage

On Monday, Apple announced that it was doubling the capacity of its $9.99 per month iCloud Storage Plan to 2TB in storage.  Apple also announced that it would be allowing families to share this data amongst family members with the introduction of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra later this fall.  Both are pleasant pieces […]

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