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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Storage conclusions after HPE Discover
Jun17

Storage conclusions after HPE Discover

OK found my way back home after a fantastic week in Las Vegas at the annual HPE Discover event… Since I was asked to teach twice the Master ASE Storage class to get +50 people certified with the highest level of storage certification (and most actually did pass the exam, congratulations!), I did not really have a lot of time during the event for blogging on all the news. That’s why I write this article just now… There are always the...

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HP 3PAR 8000 announced with the new Gen5 ASIC
Aug26

HP 3PAR 8000 announced with the new Gen5 ASIC

It was obvious that, after the release of the 3PAR 20000 systems based on the new Gen5 ASIC and delivering more than 3M IOPS, now it is the 7000 series that gets equipped with this new ASIC. I assumed HP would wait until HP Discover in Londen (December 1-3), but sooner as expected the announcement is already there. A new system means a new numbering as well, so bye bye 7000 welcome HP 3PAR 8000 series! So what is new? The 8200 is the...

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HP MSA Storage goes virtual
Nov18

HP MSA Storage goes virtual

HP released today an update for its MSA storage line. So what, you may think? Well it is a quite important one. This update will add several virtualization features into the entry-level storage MSA portfolio. And there is also a really cool new GUI interface. By installing this new firmware you will get 6 new functions:   Wide Striping For those who have known the HP EVA storage, they should know that this was the first array that...

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A closer look at the HP 3PAR announcements made at HP Discover Las Vegas: Deduplication and SSD news
Jun25

A closer look at the HP 3PAR announcements made at HP Discover Las Vegas: Deduplication and SSD news

This year HP made some cool announcements again on the 3PAR storage platform in Las Vegas. The 2 most important ones were the new 1,92TB SSD and hardware deduplication. The result of these 2 updates is that HP can deliver the performance of SSD storage for the (street) price of 15k SAS drives: around 2$/GB. Thanks to the several features and software updates in the last year, HP made it possible to lower the all-flash storage by 85%....

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