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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How-To: enable Adaptive Optimization on HPE StoreVirtual 3200
Apr05

How-To: enable Adaptive Optimization on HPE StoreVirtual 3200

One of the nice features of the new StoreVirtual 3200 system is the support for performance tiering to SSD. HPE calls this, similar to 3PAR, Adaptive Optimization. In this article I will describe the process how to enable Adaptive Optimization. Know that for using this feature you will need the Advanced Data Services license and at least 4 SSD disks. Due to the active/active controller configuration 2 RAID 1 sets will be created. 6...

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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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