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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A closer look at the HP 3PAR announcements made at HP Discover Barcelona
Dec20

A closer look at the HP 3PAR announcements made at HP Discover Barcelona

HP Discover gave us this year again a lot of exciting news and announcements of new products. In the future I will post several ‘Closer look’ posts where I will dive deeper into these new features. First one to start with are the announcements made on the HP 3PAR StoreServ platform. 900K IOPS At HP Discover in June (Las Vegas), HP announced the 7450 full-flash array. Enterprise storage features with Flash performance. The IOPS were...

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SSA Smart Storage Administrator replaces ACU Array Configuration Utility
Sep25

SSA Smart Storage Administrator replaces ACU Array Configuration Utility

While I was installing the latest SPP Service Pack for Proliant 2013.09 on my servers, I noticed the installation of a component that I never saw before in the previous SPP releases : HP Smart Storage Administrator. After having installed and started the installation, it seemed that this SSA is the replacement for the good old ACU Array Configuration Utility. The layout of the tool seems to be the same as we found already in the new...

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Why HP Smartcache is a great feature on your SmartArray controller
Sep12

Why HP Smartcache is a great feature on your SmartArray controller

Recently HP released HP SmartCache as an additional feature on the most recent SmartArray controllers in HP Proliant servers.   HP SmartCache is a controller-based read caching solution in a DAS environment that caches the most frequently accessed data (“hot” data) onto lower latency SSDs to dynamically accelerate application workloads.   Why caching? Off course, in the ideal world, fill you server with SSD’s and/or...

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HP 3PAR goes flash all the way
Jun11

HP 3PAR goes flash all the way

I was able to attend the HP Press conference at HP Discover in Las Vegas today (thanks Calvin! @HPStorageGuy) and hear on first hand all the new stuff that will be released soon on the HP 3PAR storage platform. I thought that the announcement last December in Frankfurt was already impressive (the 3PAR 7000, remember?), well today is another next big step for 3PAR to become the best and biggest storage platform around in mid-tier and...

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