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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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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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TechEd Session Recap: The StorSimple Approach to Solving Issues Related to Growing Data Trends (DCIM-B310)

Dealing with astronomical data growth is a problem that every business, small to large, is dealing with.  Data is expected to grow from about 4.4 trillion gigabytes to over 44 gigabytes by the end of this decade according to numbers reported by IDC this year.  But of all the data captured and created, most of […]

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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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HP set to reveal why storage change is imperative

HP is set to unpack why it believes that change is imperative for your storage platforms at a live online event on December 9.   Touting that “Changing Nothing Risks Everything,” the event will stream live from HP Discover in Barcelona, Spain, next week kicking off the multi-day event.   David Scott, Senior Vice President and […]

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VMware releases VSAN and the power of policies

VMware is pushing back on storage vendors as it seeks to show the world the full power of software-defined storage.  A couple weeks ago, VMware announced the VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN), a new software-defined storage platform tightly coupled with vCenter server.   The new platform requires both hard disks and solid state disks to create […]

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vSphere 5.5 introduces new, simpler UNMAP command

Welcome news for anyone using array-based thin provisioning with vSphere, VMware has introduced a new and simpler UNMAP command that can be invoke from esxcli with vSphere Platform 5.5.  This will help 3PAR customers more easily perform the UNMAP process to free space on LUNs so that the array can discover and free the space […]

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Keeping VMFS datastores thin on 3PAR StoreServ

Earlier this year, I moved a large part of my infrastructure onto HP’s 3PAR StoreServ 7400.  As promised, our initial migration netted us over 50% savings through the thin technologies baked into the 3PAR StoreServ platform.  But one my biggest concerns was how well could 3PAR maintain its lean status over months of operation with […]

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HP enhances 3PAR StoreServ Peer Persistence with automatic failover

VMware Metro Storage Clusters running on top of 3PAR StoreServ storage have gotten an added boost of automation.  HP announced 3PAR OS 3.1.2 MU2 during HP Discover two weeks back and one of the features that it introduced is a quorum witness node to assist in Peer Persistence installations.  Peer Persistence is the HP 3PAR […]

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HP Storage is touting unified architectures for the future

Its all about unified approaches for HP Storage as they push forward into the future.  David Scott, senior vice president and general manager of HP Storage, has spent a lot of time during HP Discover talking about HP’s unified approach in storage architectures as opposed to competitor’s fragmented approaches. In the StoreServe and StoreOnce product […]

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