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Partnership announcements at HPE Discover may signal strategy change

While HPE typically uses Discover to announce its latest and greatest, news from HPE Discover in London this year included the names of several other vendors.  It was a year of partnerships for the company.  But that comes after the company has a lot of explaining to do.  The blogger sessions that I took part […]

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Change is good and there’s lots of change in my life

Back in August, my family relocated to the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.  For some reason, I’ve waited to share that news.  Maybe it is a good thing.  Not only do I have that news, but much more has happened since we moved. Funny enough, when I wrote PowerCLI Cookbook a year ago, the publisher offered […]

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With change constant, where is HPE going?

Agile and focused.  That’s the primary marketing message from HPE at its Discover conference in London.  That message is supporting the recent moves to sell off its software division to MicroFocus and its ‘spin-merge’ its enterprise services group out and merge it with CSC.   Those moves leave behind a core company focused on infrastructure […]

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HPE introduces Verity framework & SaaS Information Archive

HPE is taking on information archiving in a new cloud play, introducing the Verity Information Archiving solution.  Verity is intended to be a single source of all your information archives and allow for easy access into data repositories in the enterprise. With built-in connectors for many enterprise applications like Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business, […]

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HPE introduces native Docker drivers for 3PAR and StoreVirtual

The following post has been edited.  The capabilities originally reported are not in this release the Docker storage drivers and the post has been updated for accuracy. HPE announced last week at HPE Discover that it will be shipping native Docker storage drivers for 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual arrays.  This storage driver will allow for […]

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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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With new HPE EdgeLine systems, its about data proximity

Less than a year ago, HPE announced a new set of products under its EdgeLine banner.  These devices were created to enable the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect with other IT infrastructure and to allow IT to tap into sensor data and other capabilities directly attached to devices.   With the term, Internet of […]

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Solarwinds releases Network Performance Manager 12

Monitoring and management software company Solarwinds has announced the release of Network Performance Monitor 12 – a release that includes their most significant updates in the history of the product.  Originally known as Orion, NPM is a comprehensive network monitoring and management tool.  The new release features to major new features known as NetPath and Network […]

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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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