HPE upgrades its StoreOnce backup-to-disk platform
Dec03

HPE upgrades its StoreOnce backup-to-disk platform

The previous series of StoreOnce appliances 2700, 2900, 4500 and 4700 existed quite some time already and were based on HPE Proliant Gen8 hardware. It was obvious that they would ‘upgrade’ to the latest Gen9 technology. This was announced now just before HPE Discover in London. The line-up stays similar to the previous one although the available capacity scales better compared to the previous models: The 3100 replaces the 2700: 8TB...

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3PAR 3.2.2 software update overview
Jun09

3PAR 3.2.2 software update overview

At HP Discover in Las Vegas there was not only the announcement of the 3PAR 20000 hardware based on the Gen5 ASIC, there were also quite some software announcements on the 3PAR platform as well. An overview below: Persistent Checksum With Persistent Checksum, HP can now deliver end-to-end data protection based on industry standards based on T10 DIF (Data Integrity Field) This solution is completely agentless and application agnostic...

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HP 3PAR shifts into higher gear
Dec03

HP 3PAR shifts into higher gear

HP Discover is there again (December time frame for EMEA) and there are the new announcements. An important message came from the HP Storage Division with a major update on its 3PAR portfolio. Find here the most important changes: Hardware updates: The current line-up in the 7000 range gets updated with new controllers. 7200 becomes 7200c (converged controller), 7400 becomes 7400c and there is a new “big” 7440c added with a huge 960...

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New whitepaper on Microsoft Exchange 2013 Data Protection with HP 3PAR Storage and CommVault Simpana
Jul01

New whitepaper on Microsoft Exchange 2013 Data Protection with HP 3PAR Storage and CommVault Simpana

Hp released this new whitepaper on data protection for Microsoft Exchange mailboxes on 3PAR storage and the Commvault Simpana integration. The consumerization of IT and the proliferation of BYOD have exemplified the need for 24X7 access to information. Email communication, a corner stone of every business – small to large enterprises has become one of the most business critical workloads amplifying  the need for a strong data...

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HP Discover Barcelona Wrap-up : Convergence everywhere!
Dec13

HP Discover Barcelona Wrap-up : Convergence everywhere!

I had the opportunity to attend the European HP Discover event of 2013, this time in Barcelona. This is an overview of the most important announcements made over there. In future blog posts I will dive deeper in each aspect. STORAGE After having announced the 3PAR 7×00 series in Frankfurt, the full-flash 7450 SSD array in June in Vegas, was the biggest announcement this week that this 7450 array was ‘enhanced’ from 550K to a...

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