HPE Hyper-Converged 250 goes Microsoft
Dec02

HPE Hyper-Converged 250 goes Microsoft

At HPE Discover in London HP announced besides the new Synergy platform also another important next step in that other new platform being HPE ConvergedSystem CS250 Hyper-Converged StoreVirtual aka CS250-HC… The platform was cool and revolutionary because of the fact that it is an all-in-one box that allows to deploy a complete infrastructure in 15 minutes… Read more about it here in one of my previous articles… A question that I often...

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The good, the bad and the ugly about Software Defined Storage
Nov07

The good, the bad and the ugly about Software Defined Storage

You probably know that I am a big fan of Software Defined Storage. And I am not the only one apparently. I see more and more implementations in production in small, medium and even large-sized companies who adopt Software Defined Storage. All of the most important storage vendors have some kind of SDS (Software Defined Storage) solution and also other IT leaders like VMware and Nutanix integrate SDS functionality in their products as...

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Script to rescan iSCSI targets for HP StoreVirtual VSA datastores
Aug19

Script to rescan iSCSI targets for HP StoreVirtual VSA datastores

I see more and more 3-server-datacenter installations being deployed. I wonder if this has something to do with the popular VMware Essentials license bundle and/or the free StoreVirtual VSA that is given with each HP Proliant Gen8 server for free. And why not? My own BITCON datacenter VSA-based SAN volume has an uptime of more than 4,5 years at this moment, so it is great technology after all. However! When you are busy with extensive...

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HP Oneview 1.10 is there including 3PAR support!
Jul03

HP Oneview 1.10 is there including 3PAR support!

HP released today its latest version of its converged infrastructure management solution Oneview 1.10. At the most recent HP Discover in Las Vegas in June, this was one of the big announcements made. This update release supports HP BladeSystem, HP Virtual Connect, 3PAR StoreServ storage and HP Proliant (DL) Rack servers. The initial releases could only be installed on VMware ESXi hosts, new in 1.10 is the support for Microsoft Hyper-V...

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New whitepaper on Microsoft Exchange 2013 Data Protection with HP 3PAR Storage and CommVault Simpana
Jul01

New whitepaper on Microsoft Exchange 2013 Data Protection with HP 3PAR Storage and CommVault Simpana

Hp released this new whitepaper on data protection for Microsoft Exchange mailboxes on 3PAR storage and the Commvault Simpana integration. The consumerization of IT and the proliferation of BYOD have exemplified the need for 24X7 access to information. Email communication, a corner stone of every business – small to large enterprises has become one of the most business critical workloads amplifying  the need for a strong data...

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New whitepaper on HP Proliant and D6000 Storage solution with Exchange 2013 resiliency
Feb27

New whitepaper on HP Proliant and D6000 Storage solution with Exchange 2013 resiliency

HP released a new whitepaper for companies who are planning to deploy medium and large Exchange environments on HP infrastructure. All the information is based on the Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (ESRP) – Storage program. This solution implements the Database Availability Group (DAG) mailbox resiliency feature found in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (Exchange). This feature is the base component of the high...

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