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HPE launches hyper-converged Simplivity solutions on Gen10 hardware

After HPE buying Simplivity earlier this year, and the announcement at HPE Discover in June deploying Simplivity on HPE hardware based on Gen9, it felt oh so obvious that Gen10 would be the next step to hyper-convergence. However, due to the short time to certify the Simplivity solution (software and the OmniStack Accelerator Card) in this Gen9 hardware some trade-offs needed to be made. One of them was the use of the LSI storage controller instead of the HPE P440 controller in the DL380 Gen9, and the use of (at that moment available) 1,92 TB Enterprise SSD’s in a...

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HPE completes 5th generation MSA portfolio with entry model 1050

HPE announced earlier this year its 5th generation MSA storage with the 2050 and 2052 flash-enabled systems, now it completes the stack with the entry level 1050 model. The HPE MSA 1050 Storage brings affordable flash storage down to ever lower customer segments. The MSA 1050 is designed to meet entry-level storage requirements and budgetary constraints. With the lowest storage array price points in the HPE Storage portfolio and field-proven ProLiant compatibility, the MSA 1050 is the platform of choice for smaller SAS, iSCSI and FC deployments. The HPE MSA 1050 features 8Gb Fibre Channel, 12 Gb SAS, and...

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Firmware management and reporting made easy: check out iLO Amplifier Pack

HPE released earlier this year a new tool to help the server admins with their daily challenges like firmware & patch management on their servers to become or stay compliant.  With the release of Gen10 and their security story behind it with the Silicon Roof of Trust this becomes even more important. HPE already has HPE OneView to do confirguration management which includes firmware management as well, but to get full functionality out there you need a OneView license per managed server. Well, now with this new iLO Amplifier Pack you get a free tool to do the basics....

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HPE releases OneView 3.10

HPE announced the newest version of its converged infrastructure management platform OneView 3.1 at HPE Discover early June. Now the software bits are available for download as well. So, what’s new in version 3.1? Storage Automation Profile driven automated volume provisioning with StoreVirtual: Version 2.0 added support for 3PAR storage automation, now you can connect your StoreVirtual virtual (VSA based) and physical StoreVirtual 3200 appliances as well under OneView control. Create volumes and attach them directly to the server from the OneView console. iSCSI boot & data volume access configuration is done automatically. 3PAR Thin Dedupe volume support is...

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HPE launch their next-gen (10) server platform

Big news at HPE Discover in Las Vegas: HPE announces their next generation server platform based on the new Intel Skylake processors, and will call these servers Gen10. Quite obvious with the current Gen9 series. Not all details were announced in Vegas however since we had to wait for the Intel announcements. Well it happened! Find here all details about Intel’s new processor family and HPE’s Gen10 servers.   New levels of Compute Intel released early July their next generation Xeon processors. Up to v4 we used to have 2600, 4600 and 8800 processors inside the 10, 100, 300...

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