HPE boosts performance with 5th generation MSA 2050/2052
May30

HPE boosts performance with 5th generation MSA 2050/2052

Last year I wrote about the MSA 2042 being launched being a flash enabled performance model of the MSA 2040. Today HPE announced the 5th generation of its entry level storage platform: MSA 2050 and MSA 2052. So what’s new? What do you expect: faster CPU’s and double the cache compared to the previous generation enabling 200.000+ IOPS in an entry level low-cost solution. Feature set remains the same: MSA 2050 is Flash ready while MSA...

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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 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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HPE introduces StoreVirtual 3200: revolution instead of evolution
Aug15

HPE introduces StoreVirtual 3200: revolution instead of evolution

HPE just eannounced its next generation of StoreVirtual products. The current (physical) StoreVirtual 4000 platform is based on Proliant Gen8 hardware, it would be logic to move on to the current Gen9 hardware. For several reasons HPE has chosen to go for a complete new hardware platform. This new hardware is called StoreVirtual 3200 and combines several features from the current StoreVirtual platform as well as features from the...

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