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Post acquisition, Nimble is finding its place in HPE’s portfolio

I had the chance this week to attend HPE’s Storage Tech Day in Anaheim, CA.  I’ve been fortunate to get updates about the storage portfolio and direction during HPE Discover events each year, but its been a while since I’ve had a full day devoted just to storage topics with HPE.  Going into the event, […]

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Deploying Solidfire is simple, its storage fast & highly efficient

  Deploying a Solidfire cluster may be one so the easiest deployments I’ve ever been a part of.  With a bit of pre-planning for the network, setting up a Solidfire cluster is straight-forward and quick. Walk Through The nodes arrive like any other server, boxed, with a rack mounting kit and some basic instructions. Racking […]

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Apple makes it hard not to adopt iCloud storage

On Monday, Apple announced that it was doubling the capacity of its $9.99 per month iCloud Storage Plan to 2TB in storage.  Apple also announced that it would be allowing families to share this data amongst family members with the introduction of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra later this fall.  Both are pleasant pieces […]

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Migrating VMDK to VVOL fails, logs error ‘Requested size is not a 1MB multiple’

I am in the middle of a storage migration and hit a snag while trying to storage vMotion a VM from a VMFS datastore onto a VVOLs.  When I started the storage vMotion, it would quickly error out.   As a troubleshooting method, I decided to migrate only the VMX and base OS disk files, […]

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Setting up VSAN in vSphere 6.5 > Hint, its super easy!

New job, new lab.  I’ve been rebuilding our lab environment and for the first time, I have enough hardware to really give VSAN a whirl.   I have 6 hosts with Intel Xeon E5645 procs and 4 x 400GB SSD’s in each server. Being a lab environment, I knew I wanted to deploy a different […]

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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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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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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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