More flexibility with the new HPE Hyper Converged HC250
Mar01

More flexibility with the new HPE Hyper Converged HC250

First there was the CS240/242-HC for VMware with the 15 minute deployment time, then the CS250-HC for Microsoft Cloud Platform System and VMware, and now there is the next step towards the hyper converged world. With the launch of the new HPE Hyper Converged 250 we see some interesting options appearing: Now it is possible to get started with a 2-node configuration instead of 3 and initially even 4 nodes which made the price rather...

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HowTo: update StoreOnce firmware
Jan29

HowTo: update StoreOnce firmware

With the release of Veeam 9.0 the integration with the HPE StoreOnce platform is extended with the Veeam 9.0 Catalyst support. However, if you want to use this new functionality you will need to upgrade the StoreOnce OS firmware to the latest version. Specifically for Catalyst support this is at least 3.13.1 or above. Below I will describe the process of how you can do this. Be aware that this procedure is the same for the physical...

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StoreOnce Catalyst integration with Veeam 9.0
Jan15

StoreOnce Catalyst integration with Veeam 9.0

One of the cool new features in Veeam 9.0 (for the full list check the v9.0 announcement) is the support for StoreOnce Catalyst. Catalyst was already supported by some other vendors but Veeam was on my personal list of wanted features since log. So now it is finally there. Catalyst integration provides superior source-side data deduplication to enhance backup performance, reduce backup costs and simplify backup environments. HPE and...

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100% uptime for 7 years with StoreVirtual VSA? Check!
Dec13

100% uptime for 7 years with StoreVirtual VSA? Check!

I think I must have been the first one in Belgium being LeftHand Certified, just before HP acquired LeftHand Networks in 2008. As an instructor I was curious for this new technology of Network RAID and attended a TTT (TrainTheTrainer) session. At the end of the TTT there was an online exam and BAM! I was LeftHand Certified… Since then I have the virtual appliance based VSA’s running in my datacenter… In the beginning it was just...

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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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HPE announces Synergy, the hardware platform behind the Composable Infrastructure
Dec01

HPE announces Synergy, the hardware platform behind the Composable Infrastructure

HPE Discover 2015 in London started instantly with a BIG accouncement, that big that the storage announcements were done 2 weeks ago… Says enough. Last summer at the previous Discover event in Las Vegas, HPE announced a new thing called the Composable Infrastructure… Three principles define the Composable Infrastructure: Fluid Resource Pools: compute, storage and fabric networking that can be composed and recomposed to the exact need...

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