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HP introduces new 3PAR StoreServ 8000 series arrays for the midrange

After almost a 3 year run, HP is replacing the 3PAR StoreServ 7000 series with all new 3PAR StoreSev 8000 series arrays.  This news comes while HP is celebrating how well its mid-range 3PAR arrays have been selling versus competitors. The new arrays features upgraded hardware including 16-gigabit fibre channel and 12-gigabit SAS connectivity for its […]

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New HP 3PAR StoreServ 20800 series array architecture make them easier to field upgrade

One of the interesting discussions I had during HP Discover was an HP 3PAR StoreServ 20800 architecture discussion with folks on the show floor.  At first glance, you’ll notice a large enclosure in the 20800’s cabinet in the photo to the right from the event and also prominently shown in the marketing photos.  I was […]

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HP introduces new Asynchronous Streaming Remote Copy, targets flash & better long distance RPO

This week at HP Discover, HP introduced a new Remote Copy mode along side of its new 20800 series high-end arrays.  The new mode is Asynchronous Streaming Remote Copy and it intends to provide higher recovery point objectives (RPO) for replication for extended distances and constrained bandwidth between datacenters.  In addition, Asynchronous Streaming also has performance […]

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HP 3PAR SSMC 2.1 makes Peer Persistence configuration easy as 1-2-3

With the 2.1 release of the HP 3PAR StoreServ Management Console, HP has enabled the creation and control of Peer Persistence configurations within the management tool.  Peer Persistence is the HP branding for transparent LUN failover between storage arrays with no downtime – a concept VMware administrators will recognize is Metro Storage Clustering in the VMware vernacular. […]

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HP releases StoreServ Management Console 2.1 with lots of Goodies

Moving from version 2.0 to 2.1 may not seem like a big jump, but for users of HP’s new 3PAR StoreServ Management Console, the point release is a big deal.  HP’s new release came to customers on April 30 and it included a lot of great new features that complete the toolset for 3PAR administrators.   […]

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HP brings native filer capabilities to the 3PAR line

Today, HP announced new file and cloud object storage capabilities native to the 3PAR storage line.  The 3PAR File Persona software suite brings native file share and Object API file capabilities to the 3PAR arrays.  Powered by a new set of controllers, the File Persona is available on HP’s new 3PAR StoreServ 7200c, 7400c, 7440c and […]

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3PAR StoreServ gets new management console

HP is showing off a the new StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) this week at HP Discover EMEA.  The new management console is a complete rewrite of 3PAR management that adopts many of the UI concepts that HP OneView introduced.  It is HTML5 interface that is extremely responsive, but is a markedly different view for 3PAR […]

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HP readies 3PAR StoreServ with vVol support ahead of vSphere 6

HP says that they are ready and waiting with Virtual Volume (vVol) support on the 3PAR StoreServ platform when VMware releases vSphere 6.  One of the most discussed topics in storage at VMworld is vVol support and HP says that they have been working with VMware since the pre-acquisition days of 3PAR to implement and support […]

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HP shows off 3PAR 7200 All Flash starter kit, $35K price

On Friday, HP announced the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 All Flash array Starter Kit. HP is it off this week at VMworld in San Francisco.  The new package is the dual-controller 3PAR StoreServ 7200 equipped with eight 480GB solid state drives, sports 75,000 IOPS of performance and has a street price of just $35,000. The array has 3.5TB of raw […]

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HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 drives down flash to cost of spinning disk

This is part two of a two part series on enhancements to the HP 3PAR StoreServ platform announced at HP Discover in June.  As I posted in my first part of this series, one of the best benefits to being an invited blogger at HP Discover is the opportunities to talk with HP’s technical staff and […]

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