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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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Installation walkthrough of HP Storage Operations Manager

HP has released Storage Operations Manager, a new heterogeneous storage resource management package.  The software is customer installable and designed to be simple to get up and running so that you can discover and visualize your storage environment and gain new levels of control over it.  The installation takes about 40 minutes to complete, start to […]

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Evaluating HP Storage Operations Manager from the customer perspective

HP has a new name in storage resource management and that name is Storage Operations Manager.  I presented today with Kara McMillian at HP Discover about HP’s new Storage Operations Manager product.  Storage Operations Manager, or SOM, is the heterogeneous storage resource management software package used to collect and correlate data about your storage environment. […]

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Installing off-cycle device bundles for HP Storage Operations Manager

HP is showing off its shiny new storage resource management (SRM) software this week at HP Discover and its called HP Storage Operations Manager or SOM.  SOM is intended to replace Storage Essentials and it is a ground-up rewrite for heterogeneous storage management from HP.  It is based on the HP Network Node Manager (NNMi) framework […]

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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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Microsoft

Realizing the benefits of a Microsoft Premier support agreement

I do not normally get excited when talking about technical support but Microsoft Premier is different. The goal with having a Premier contract is that you will be more proactive, and try to locate and resolve issues before they become bigger problems. By purchasing this agreement you will also have access to an account manager […]

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A rapid-fire, action-packed week at HP Discover is just around the corner

This time next week, HP will be putting the final touches and opening the onsite registration lines for HP Discover.  Discover is HP’s annual trade show featuring the full breadth and depth of the HP product portfolio. This is also the final Discover before its separation into two companies, HP, Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, expected […]

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Cloud Computing

With backups, it’s the restore that really counts

When is the last time your backups were tested?  For me, personally, it was a couple weeks ago.  My wife and I were sleeping beside our very sick child in the hospital (he’s great now, by the way).  My wife got up in the night to do something and her phone hit the floor – one […]

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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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