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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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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 is talking about Composable Data Fabric

Last week at HPE Discover, HPE introduced the idea of a Composable Data Fabric on the show floor to customers. While there was no specific product announcement around the concept, the idea is HPE’s vision for the future of software defined storage.  The overall strategy will utilize HPE OneView for management and control along with HPE StoreVirtual as […]

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HPE unleashes monster sized SSD drives for its 3PAR StoreServ arrays

HPE announced massive new SSD drive offerings for its 3PAR StoreServ arrays — a 7.68TB and 15.36TB drive in size. The new drives double and quadruple the former 3.84TB high-end drive. And with these new drive offerings, HPE has leapfrogged the spinning disk capacities with this new generation of SSD drives with incomparable performance. Sizing […]

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HPE Discover: What’s new in Storage at a Glance

Notes of interest from the HPE Storage keynote and announcements: Massive new drives – 7.68TB and 15.36TB drives for the 3PAR StoreServ arrays.  The new drives are enabled by the 3D SSD technology pioneered by Samsung.  The drives also benefit from Adaptive Sparing in the 3PAR OS that allows for additional spare capacity to be […]

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Is the StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central native data protection better than ISV methods?

Almost a year ago, I was introduced to a new backup technology that worked natively between 3PAR and StoreOnce.  HP called it Express Protect and Flat Backup and targeted VMware environments with the technology.  I must have missed the fact that when it was shown off it was branded as StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central.  VMware backups are […]

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Peer Persistence and Adaptive Optimization interoperation on 3PAR

This is part one of a two part series on enhancements to the HP 3PAR StoreServ platform announced at HP Discover in June.  One of the biggest benefits of being an HP invited blogger for HP Discover is the opportunity to sit and talk with architects and executives during coffee talks and importu meetings in the bloggers […]

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Storage Essentials 9.7 shows off performance enhancements and new platform support

This week at HP Discover, the Storage Essentials team unwrapped version 9.7 of the product for customers to see.  The next release, code-named Castle, features a number of enhancements with support for several new EMC storage platforms, support for Windows 2012 and updates to support a lot of new versions of array code.  Storage Essentials […]

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HP Data Protector will support Federated Catalyst at launch

This is a follow-up to an earlier blog post about Federated Catalyst, a new feature in HP StoreOnce D2D backup devices.  See the earlier post for more information about Federated Catalyst.  Without backup software to actually use Federated Catalyst, the technology itself doesn’t do much good, so my first question is when would Data Protector support […]

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