HP StoreFront Analytics Pack for VMware vCOPS: the ideal world exist!
Dec18

HP StoreFront Analytics Pack for VMware vCOPS: the ideal world exist!

At least if you are a 3PAR and/or VMware infrastructure administrator! While talking last week at HP Discover in the Blogger Lounge with David Scott about the futures of HP Storage and 3PAR in particular, he mentioned the release of a new software product named HP StoreFront Analytics Pack for VMware vCOPS. Together with my “3PARtners in crime” Justin Vashisht (@3cvguy – 3cvguy.com) and Craig Kilborn...

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HP Discover Barcelona Wrap-up : Convergence everywhere!
Dec13

HP Discover Barcelona Wrap-up : Convergence everywhere!

I had the opportunity to attend the European HP Discover event of 2013, this time in Barcelona. This is an overview of the most important announcements made over there. In future blog posts I will dive deeper in each aspect. STORAGE After having announced the 3PAR 7×00 series in Frankfurt, the full-flash 7450 SSD array in June in Vegas, was the biggest announcement this week that this 7450 array was ‘enhanced’ from 550K to a...

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Turn your HP Proliant server into a high-end SAN – for free!
Dec06

Turn your HP Proliant server into a high-end SAN – for free!

Saint Nicolas and Santa Claus is coming early this year at HP. With the launch of the new version 11.0 of the Lefthand OS, we could expect a lot of typical changes like more, faster and so on… One important difference is at the VSA level. Initially there was only 1 available version with a maximum size of 10TB. This went up now to 50TB. Customer has a choice of 3 versions now, depending of the needed size. There will be a 4TB,...

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Are you ready for being a Master ASE Storage Solution Architect?
Aug23

Are you ready for being a Master ASE Storage Solution Architect?

HP released some time ago a second Master ASE certification on top of the existing Master ASE Storage Solution from 2011. This new Master ASE Storage Solution Architect V1 certificate will test your skills to verify if you are really a Master in the HP Storage portfolio, and are able to design valid solutions for the multiple-site, enterprise storage environments. If you are new in the HP certification world and want to become...

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Dual-Hop FCoE with HP Virtual Connect modules Cookbook is NOW Available Online
Jul03

Dual-Hop FCoE with HP Virtual Connect modules Cookbook is NOW Available Online

Dual-Hop FCoE support is one of the main features of VC 4.01. This new feature allows the FCoE traffic to be propagated out of the enclosure to an external bridge which will handle the conversion of FCoE to FC traffic. Dual-Hop FCoE solution has several advantages when compared to a traditional FC + Ethernet design. With FCoE, the number of cables is reduced, this results in a simplification of the in-rack cable installation and...

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