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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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HP introducing Federated Catalyst to StoreOnce

This week at HP Discover, HP announced a new Federated Catalyst feature for the StoreOnce family of disk to disk backup arrays.  The new capability will allow backup administrators to make large Catalyst stores on a StoreOnce and allow for data to be striped across all the back-end service sets in the array.  Federated Catalyst […]

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Squeezing the ultimate performance out of vSphere

Over the course of the past few months, I have had the opportunity to compare physical workloads directly against virtualized workloads.  As workloads have moved into vSphere in the environment that I support, we have had the opportunity to compare workloads head to head, pinpoint some bottlenecks and remedy them in our environment.  In addition, […]

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Exploring HP’s Power of Common Architectures in Storage

During HP Discover last month, I had a great chance to hear from David Scott, Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP Storage, and also to have a conversation with Siamak Nazari, the Chief Software Architect of 3PAR.  One of HP’s talking points for 3PAR for the last several years has been around the idea of […]

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