Want to start with StoreVirtual VSA? Begin with VSA Ready Nodes!
Feb17

Want to start with StoreVirtual VSA? Begin with VSA Ready Nodes!

With all the spotlights on the big HPE 3PAR storage announcement some days ago, I notice that not everyone is aware of the release of a new storage whitepaper called HPE StoreVirtual VSA Ready Nodes. Which is IMHO also a big step forward for everyone busy with StoreVirtual VSA. So what is this all about and why is it important? This document is THE BIBLE for everyone that wants to start with StoreVirtual VSA. It contains a list of all...

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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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HPE announces HyperConverged Operating Environment 2.0
Dec07

HPE announces HyperConverged Operating Environment 2.0

One of the announcements at HPE Discover in London 2016 was the next step of HPE into the HyperConverged world with the launch of the HyperConverged Operating Environment 2.0 (HCOE). Before we dive into the details I want to share the latest Gartner quadrant on Integrated Systems. We see that, compared to the 2015 version, the 2 largest movers are SGI (now part of HPE) and HPE themselves. Looking good for the future. UPDATE...

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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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Getting started with HPE VM Explorer
Apr26

Getting started with HPE VM Explorer

Some time ago HPE announced that they would acquire Trilead, a small Swiss based company with 1 actual product being VM Explorer being a backup product for VMware and Hyper-V environments. In this article I will do a walk-through of the installation and initial configuration and use of the product.   Installation The software bits can be downloaded from their website https://www.trilead.com/download/. For my article I used Build...

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HPE Hyperconverged portfolio boosts with the new HC380
Mar18

HPE Hyperconverged portfolio boosts with the new HC380

This week HPE announced its 3rd offering in its Hyperconverged portfolio. After the HC250 for VMware vSphere and the HC250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System (both based on Apollo’s 2U chassis with up to 4 server blades) now there is a DL380 based solution called the HC380. 2 remarks returned quite often when offering the CS250 solution: Storage options are limited: there are SAS only, SSD tiering and even all-flash offerings, but 6...

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