HPE doubles AFA All-Flash performance with new 3PAR 9450 and 20000 R2 models
May24

HPE doubles AFA All-Flash performance with new 3PAR 9450 and 20000 R2 models

HPE just announced a new series of 3PAR midrange and high-end storage arrays prior to HPE Discover next week in Las Vegas. The 9450 fills the gap between the 8000 and 20000 series, and the 20000 R2 platform got a performance improvement to the current 20000 models by adding better CPU’s (more cores) and more cache memory. HPE 3PAR 9450 Let it be clear, the 9450 is not replacing the 8000 series models, and so becomes more the bigger...

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HPE acquires Simplivity & Nimble: what’s next?
Mar13

HPE acquires Simplivity & Nimble: what’s next?

Probably you all heard already about the recent acquisitions of Simplivity and Nimble by HPE. Many articles are already written about this topic (here, here and here) so I am not gonna repeat the old news. However, there is 1 big question that remains (and where HPE is not (yet) showing its long-term vision yet) is: what’s next? Is MSA dead? StoreVirtual maybe? Is Nimble replacing 3PAR? What about the software-defined storage stack in...

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HPE strengthens its 3PAR portfolio with 15 (!!) major innovations
Feb13

HPE strengthens its 3PAR portfolio with 15 (!!) major innovations

HPE announced today what they call itself their biggest storage announcement since the 3PAR 7000 platform release 4 years ago. They position all the updates and innovations under 4 pillars which highlights the new requirements for the data-center of the future.   App acceleration Express Writes is an optimization of the 3PAR OS protocol by lowering CPU interrupts per write IO. This delivers lower write latency for SSD and HDD....

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Storage updates from HPE Discover London 2016
Nov29

Storage updates from HPE Discover London 2016

HPE Discover is started in London with a lot of announcements. In this article I will wrap up all storage related news. In later articles I will dive deeper in each topic. Apps: faster, faster, faster No new storage products are actually announced, but more optimizations on existing platforms. One cool feature is the tech preview of HPE 3PAR 3D Cache technology aka Storage Class Memory. This is planned to be available starting in...

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Getting ready for HPE Discover London 2016
Nov28

Getting ready for HPE Discover London 2016

Every year at the end of November HPE organizes its biggest customer and partner event for EMEA: HPE Discover. For the second time in a row it will be held at the ExCel Center in London, UK. I will be attending the event again thanks to my friend and fellow storage blogger Calvin Zito aka HPEStorageGuy. I am honored being part of the independent bloggers program for HPE at HPE Discover since it gives first access to talk with leading...

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Storage conclusions after HPE Discover
Jun17

Storage conclusions after HPE Discover

OK found my way back home after a fantastic week in Las Vegas at the annual HPE Discover event… Since I was asked to teach twice the Master ASE Storage class to get +50 people certified with the highest level of storage certification (and most actually did pass the exam, congratulations!), I did not really have a lot of time during the event for blogging on all the news. That’s why I write this article just now… There are always the...

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