Storage updates from HPE Discover London 2016
Nov29

Storage updates from HPE Discover London 2016

HPE Discover is started in London with a lot of announcements. In this article I will wrap up all storage related news. In later articles I will dive deeper in each topic. Apps: faster, faster, faster No new storage products are actually announced, but more optimizations on existing platforms. One cool feature is the tech preview of HPE 3PAR 3D Cache technology aka Storage Class Memory. This is planned to be available starting in...

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Meet the new 2042: MSA on steroids
Aug15

Meet the new 2042: MSA on steroids

Together with the new StoreVirtual 3200 platform, HPE announced at the same time an upgrade of its popular MSA platform. Besides the existing MSA 1040 and MSA 2040 there is now an hybrid MSA 2042 as well. The main difference with the existing models is the standard (dual) SSD drives (LFF or SFF) in the system, including all licenses as well. A fully featured MSA without any limitations. This means that the performance of the MSA 2042...

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Little ones become big: MSA performance boost
Feb11

Little ones become big: MSA performance boost

With the release of the latest firmware code GL220, the MSA 1040 gets a serious performance boost with the added SSD support. So far SSD support was only available on the MSA 2040. MSA 1040 gets SSD Now the entry level MSA 1040 gets the ability of all virtualization features that were available only on the MSA 2040 with the release of the GL200 firmware somewhere 1 year ago… Read more about this in this article I wrote. Now all...

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Some great Demartek reports you should be aware about
Oct21

Some great Demartek reports you should be aware about

Last year I discovered the Demartek reports. Demartek is a computer industry analyst organization with its own ISO 17025 accredited computer test lab. The majority of the work they do involves running hardware or software solutions in their test lab for the purpose of validation testing, performance testing, power efficiency or other types of testing. Below I highlight 2 reports that I often use as well in my training and consultancy...

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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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