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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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HPE shows off engagement project with Madrid museum based on Aruba technology

Last week at HPE Discover in London, HPE showed off a project enabled by technology from its Aruba subsidiary with the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, a fine art museum located in Madrid.  Leveraging Aruba wireless networking and Aruba Beacons and the Meridian mobile app software, the museum was able to create a mobile app […]

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HPE introduces Synergy, a hardware platform for composable infrastructure

The new Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduced its first major new platform last week during HPE Discover in London.  The new platform is named Synergy and is based around the idea of composable infrastucture – hardware that can be programatically composed into the desired form for a specific use case.  The Synergy platform follows up on the Project […]

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Teradata brings new analytics capabilities to Amazon Web Services

Teradata has announced that it is bringing its Teradata Database data warehousing and analytics platform to the public cloud on Amazon Web Services.  The move is a direct reaction to customer requests to bring the analytics platform to the cloud of their choice and provides customers with the option to adopt Teradata’s analytics services in […]

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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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ProLiant Gen8 servers show up disabled after HP OneView upgrade to 1.20.05

I recently upgraded our HP OneView deployment to 1.20.05.  Following the upgrade, several rack-mount ProLiant systems showed up in the console as disabled.  The strange thing is that the dashboard still showed active CPU, Power and Temperature stats on the Overview, so I knew the system was still communicating with OneView. Having seen this before […]

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Use raw disks for StoreVirtual VSA to avoid warnings and maximize capacity

Last year at HP Discover, I was preparing for my first StoreVirtual VSA deployment.  I spoke with a couple different folks from the StoreVirtual team.  The main piece of advice I was given was to use raw disk mappings under the StoreVirtual VSA.  At first, I questioned this.  But there is good logic to this […]

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Running WordPress? Here’s some plugins to keep you safe and secure…

I have been a longtime WordPress user.  I love the platform and how easy it makes maintaining a blog.  Not only is a great blogging platform, but its great for many other types of websites.  I have helped friends who are musicians, who own businesses and who need a simple resume site setup and get […]

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Cleaning up my structured wiring panel

My wife and I built our home about 5 years ago.  Unlike many people I know, I don’t have a long list of things I would do differently in my house.  We put a lot of thought and effort into our design and took about 3 years examining plans before we found on that worked […]

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Self service IT kiosks and vending machines could improve IT support satisfaction

HP was showing off some of its new ideas for IT support at HP Discover.  The idea behind internal initiatives were to improve overall IT services to its internal customers – its employees. One of the initiatives was setting up areas in offices similar to a genius bar in an Apple store where employees could bring their system […]

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