Want to start with StoreVirtual VSA? Begin with VSA Ready Nodes!
Feb17

Want to start with StoreVirtual VSA? Begin with VSA Ready Nodes!

With all the spotlights on the big HPE 3PAR storage announcement some days ago, I notice that not everyone is aware of the release of a new storage whitepaper called HPE StoreVirtual VSA Ready Nodes. Which is IMHO also a big step forward for everyone busy with StoreVirtual VSA. So what is this all about and why is it important? This document is THE BIBLE for everyone that wants to start with StoreVirtual VSA. It contains a list of all...

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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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HPE announces HyperConverged Operating Environment 2.0
Dec07

HPE announces HyperConverged Operating Environment 2.0

One of the announcements at HPE Discover in London 2016 was the next step of HPE into the HyperConverged world with the launch of the HyperConverged Operating Environment 2.0 (HCOE). Before we dive into the details I want to share the latest Gartner quadrant on Integrated Systems. We see that, compared to the 2015 version, the 2 largest movers are SGI (now part of HPE) and HPE themselves. Looking good for the future. UPDATE...

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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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More flexibility with the new HPE Hyper Converged HC250
Mar01

More flexibility with the new HPE Hyper Converged HC250

First there was the CS240/242-HC for VMware with the 15 minute deployment time, then the CS250-HC for Microsoft Cloud Platform System and VMware, and now there is the next step towards the hyper converged world. With the launch of the new HPE Hyper Converged 250 we see some interesting options appearing: Now it is possible to get started with a 2-node configuration instead of 3 and initially even 4 nodes which made the price rather...

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