HPE strengthens its 3PAR portfolio with 15 (!!) major innovations
Feb13

HPE strengthens its 3PAR portfolio with 15 (!!) major innovations

HPE announced today what they call itself their biggest storage announcement since the 3PAR 7000 platform release 4 years ago. They position all the updates and innovations under 4 pillars which highlights the new requirements for the data-center of the future.   App acceleration Express Writes is an optimization of the 3PAR OS protocol by lowering CPU interrupts per write IO. This delivers lower write latency for SSD and HDD....

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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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Getting started with HPE VM Explorer
Apr26

Getting started with HPE VM Explorer

Some time ago HPE announced that they would acquire Trilead, a small Swiss based company with 1 actual product being VM Explorer being a backup product for VMware and Hyper-V environments. In this article I will do a walk-through of the installation and initial configuration and use of the product.   Installation The software bits can be downloaded from their website https://www.trilead.com/download/. For my article I used Build...

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HowTo: update StoreOnce firmware
Jan29

HowTo: update StoreOnce firmware

With the release of Veeam 9.0 the integration with the HPE StoreOnce platform is extended with the Veeam 9.0 Catalyst support. However, if you want to use this new functionality you will need to upgrade the StoreOnce OS firmware to the latest version. Specifically for Catalyst support this is at least 3.13.1 or above. Below I will describe the process of how you can do this. Be aware that this procedure is the same for the physical...

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StoreOnce Catalyst integration with Veeam 9.0
Jan15

StoreOnce Catalyst integration with Veeam 9.0

One of the cool new features in Veeam 9.0 (for the full list check the v9.0 announcement) is the support for StoreOnce Catalyst. Catalyst was already supported by some other vendors but Veeam was on my personal list of wanted features since log. So now it is finally there. Catalyst integration provides superior source-side data deduplication to enhance backup performance, reduce backup costs and simplify backup environments. HPE and...

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