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HP announces OneView integration with vCenter Server

Today at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX), HP announced vCenter Server integration for its HP OneView systems management package.  Using REST API calls to HP OneView, the vCenter plugin is now able to initiate actions in HP OneView directly from the vSphere Web Client.  HP OneView, introduced last September, is a central platform of the Converged […]

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Exploring HP’s Power of Common Architectures in Storage

During HP Discover last month, I had a great chance to hear from David Scott, Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP Storage, and also to have a conversation with Siamak Nazari, the Chief Software Architect of 3PAR.  One of HP’s talking points for 3PAR for the last several years has been around the idea of […]

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HP shows off OneView, a consolidated platform for converged management

In September, HP introduced its OneView platform for converged management.  When first introduced, many of my fellow bloggers and I saw it as an appropriate replacement for HP System Insight Manager (SIM), but what we found is that OneView aims to go further than SIM was ever capable and with a cleaner and easier to […]

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HP Discover Barcelona: What to expect & how to follow online this week

I am currently sitting in Myrtle Beach airport waiting for my first of three flights that will ultimate bring me to Barcelona, Spain.  I’ll be spending the next week attending HP Discover in Barcelona.  It is one of HP’s two major conferences each year and it will be first visit to HP Discover in Europe […]

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HP bundling StoreVirtual VSA with new ProLiant purchases

HP is bringing software defined storage to the masses by bundling the StoreVirtual VSA (virtual storage appliance) with the purchase of new ProLiant hardware.  The new offer, announced November 12,  is available with 10 models of ProLiant and includes a 1TB entitlement for StoreVirtual VSA.  That license can be combined on up to 3 nodes […]

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HP set to reveal why storage change is imperative

HP is set to unpack why it believes that change is imperative for your storage platforms at a live online event on December 9.   Touting that “Changing Nothing Risks Everything,” the event will stream live from HP Discover in Barcelona, Spain, next week kicking off the multi-day event.   David Scott, Senior Vice President and […]

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VMware releases VSAN and the power of policies

VMware is pushing back on storage vendors as it seeks to show the world the full power of software-defined storage.  A couple weeks ago, VMware announced the VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN), a new software-defined storage platform tightly coupled with vCenter server.   The new platform requires both hard disks and solid state disks to create […]

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HP shares Big Data directions

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a Big Data briefing from HP Chief Technologist for Data Management, Greg Battas.  Battas is part of the newly formed Converged Systems group in HP.  He was a pioneer of Very Large Databases (VLDBs) and analytics in the telecom industry who has worked in business […]

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VMware unwraps vSphere 5.5 – What’s in it for your Datacenter?

Almost two weeks ago now, VMware unwrapped vSphere 5.5 to the public.  The release, which ships later this year, includes a lot of enhancements and some new features for the datacenter.  I won’t lie – 5.5 has a lot more in it for the datacenter than 5.1 enhancements.  And I left VMworld 2013 much more […]

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Keeping VMFS datastores thin on 3PAR StoreServ

Earlier this year, I moved a large part of my infrastructure onto HP’s 3PAR StoreServ 7400.  As promised, our initial migration netted us over 50% savings through the thin technologies baked into the 3PAR StoreServ platform.  But one my biggest concerns was how well could 3PAR maintain its lean status over months of operation with […]

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