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MSA 1040

It'll all end in tiers: HP tosses small biz another 3PAR-flavored bone

HP is adding some 3PAR-class storage services to its MSA entry-level arrays: automated data tiering, virtualisation and thin provisioning, and more, all via a firmware update. This continues a steady upgrading of MSA functionality. The MSA 2040 model is getting: Archive tiering that shunts cold data from fast SAS drives to …
Chris Mellor, 18 Nov 2014
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You know what they say: What happens in Vegas, goes on the internet – right, HP 3PAR guys?

Blocks and Files Hush there, 3PAR fans, and know of the rumours whispered into my ear following HP's Discover confab in Las Vegas this month. Here we go: We’ll see a better unified management console and new Remote Copy. We heard about triple data-centre replication with zero data-loss; async streaming for Remote Copy to give EMC's SRDF a …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jun 2014
The HP 3PAR StorServ 7000 series arrays

What's that you say? HP's going to do WHAT to 3PAR StoreServs?

Blocks and Files Rumours circulating today suggest HP is going to add full data deduplication to its StoreServ (3PAR) storage arrays. Deduplication identifies and removes duplicated blocks to prevent space being taken up by repetitive content. With a flash array, this also helps to reduce the amount of data written to the silicon which prolongs …
Chris Mellor, 30 May 2014
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HP 3PAR kit wins X-Factor for mid-range storage arrays

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the fairest mid-range array of them all? Why, the 3PAR 7400, says enterprise data storage analyst DCIG. The outfit rates storage gear in various categories, like enterprise midrange arrays and backup appliances. It updates its reports roughly once a year and is quite successful in getting …
Chris Mellor, 23 Oct 2013
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HP fleshes out faster, flashier 3PAR storage gear

HP Discover conference HP is opening its Discover Conference in Barcelona today with a revved-up deduping backup array; a faster-searching array; and a faster flash 3PAR array: a StoreOnce, StoreAll and StoreQuicker, if you like. We’ll look at the 3PAR arrays first with a second article looking at the updated StoreAll and StoreOnce products. …
Chris Mellor, 09 Dec 2013
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HP: Our 3PAR kit can cram twice as many VMs into your server

HP is so confident its 3PAR storage arrays will double a server's virtual machine count that it's guaranteeing it - and will pay for any extra 3PAR storage needed beyond what it replaces to get to the 2x VM count number. The HP Get Virtual Guarantee Program states uncompromisingly: Clients deploying HP 3PAR systems with VMware …
Chris Mellor, 03 May 2012

With a few tweaks to 3PAR, HP might crash all-flash array party

Blocks and Files Taking HP statements at face value, it would seem its flash array storage strategy is to extend its StorServe (3PAR InServ) disk-based storage arrays into the all-flash array world. This would mean taking on flash array start-ups like Pure Storage, SolidFire and Whiptail and facing down tech giant EMC - with its coming XtremIO …
Chris Mellor, 14 Jan 2013

HP detunes Violin, tunes up 3PAR

HP has decided to curtail its reselling agreement with Violin Memory in favour of concentrating on 3PAR solid-state storage. HP has been reselling Violin Memory's v-31xx and v-32xx flash memory array products since July of last year via a Hardware Product Purchase Agreement (HPPA). We understand it has no intention of extending …
Chris Mellor, 22 Oct 2012

HP tempts EVA customers with low-end 3PAR array honeypot

HP is building a low-end 3PAR array with data migration software to convert the EVA customer base to a 3PAR customer base. We hear HP will use SAS disk drives instead of the more expensive 3.5-inch Fibre Channel drives. This will make it easier to substitute 3PAR's V-, T- and F-Class arrays s for the ageing EVA mid-range, dual- …
Chris Mellor, 10 Sep 2012

HP 3PAR flattens the SAN

HP announced a direct Fibre Channel connection at its Discover event in Las Vegas on Monday, between a 3PAR array and BladeSystem servers using Virtual Connect. This simplifies the storage area network (SAN) fabric enormously and saves a ton of cash. A BladeSystem is up to 16 servers in an enclosure that plug into a high-speed …
Chris Mellor, 05 Jun 2012

3PAR goes all-flash, shaves hefty wodge off price tag

HP has announced an all-flash version of its 3PAR P10000 single tier storage array delivering the same performance at 70 per cent less cost. This configuration can have up to 512 solid-state drives, of unrevealed capacity, and should deliver the same IOPS performance as the P10000 V800 model with some 1,900 300GB 15K hard disk …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jul 2012
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HP boasts of 3PAR benchmark boost

HP is blowing its 3PAR horn loudly, saying it has doubled 3PAR's customer base since buying it last September, and that 3PAR is now top dog on the SPC benchmark. The 3PAR business has had triple digit year-on-year growth (100 per cent at least) for the quarter ending July 31st. That means revenue of at least $92m. HP says 3PAR' …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2011
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HP may replace 3PAR hardware

Updated El Reg is hearing that HP will replace its flagship 3PAR T- and F-Class storage arrays with new, more powerful hardware next quarter. HP 3PAR T-Class array HP 3PAR T-Class array The current 3PAR arrays use X86 processors plus 3PAR's third-generation ASIC hardware to speed up array operations and increase the array's …
Chris Mellor, 08 Jul 2011
The HP 3PAR StorServ 7000 series arrays

HP lunges at EMC's midrange with new 3PAR StoreServ 7000s

Discover 2012 The Autonomy acquisition a year ago left Hewlett-Packard with a hangover, but buying storage suppliers 3PAR and IBRIX seems to have worked out without many hitches - and it's revitalized HP's storage biz. This time last year at the HP Discover customer and partner extravaganza in Vienna, the 3PAR, IBRIX, StoreOnce, and LeftHand …
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HP's converged storage 'growth engine' stalls

HP's newer, converged storage offerings are selling less well than they did a year ago. In the storage golf tournament, HP has hit bogeys instead of a birdy for the latest hole. The company divides its storage into the traditional EVA, MSA, etc and newer converged storage, such as the StorServe 3PAR products. It provides revenue …
Chris Mellor, 27 Nov 2014
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NetApp: Steenkin' benchmarks – we're quicker than 3PAR

Playing the latency card, NetApp says it has a faster array than 3PAR – despite having a lower SPC-1 benchmark score. A 6-node FAS6240 cluster SPC-1 benchmark (PDF) result has been posted. SPC-1 is a storage array benchmark measuring the number of IOs per second (IOPS) to data accessed over Fibre Channel as blocks rather than …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jun 2012
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Dell throws in 3PAR towel

Dell has admitted defeat in its attempt to buy 3PAR. The latest bids for the suddenly most-desired cloud storage product company in the world, 3PAR, were $32/share from Dell, trumped in hours by a $33/share bid from HP. This is more than twice Dell's original bid of $15/share and makes 3PAR worth more than Data Domain when EMC …
Chris Mellor, 02 Sep 2010
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HP to ease 3PAR lead-time woes by adding local fab

Lead times on HP 3PAR storage kit that dogged distributors and resellers since the acquisition may not ease until the autumn, when local production in Europe comes online. Channel partners are waiting up to eight weeks for deliveries, double the norm for HP EVAs, hindering efforts to hit quarterly rebate targets. The 3PAR …
Paul Kunert, 15 Jul 2011
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HP lets the SAN shine: StoreVirtual now bigger, flashier, OpenStack-ier

HP has added lots of features to its StoreVirtual software SAN, announced a lower-cost all-flash 3PAR array and provided cheaper backup for remote offices. Here's how the StoreVirtual virtual storage appliance (software SAN) has been enhanced: The StoreVirtual VSA is a fully integrated storage option for Helion OpenStack and …
Chris Mellor, 22 Aug 2014
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Oi, EMC users! HALVE your weight with this WEIRD OLD TIP

HP has released a product to import data from ENC VNX and CLARiiON CX4 arrays into its 3PAR storage, allowing customers to move to Meg W's StoreServ arrays – and, at least according to HP, dealing with storage obesity en route. It's called HP 3PAR Online Import (HP3OI?) and HP claims it allows users to perform self-directed …
Chris Mellor, 06 May 2014
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HP Storage results: Gloomy, but there's light at the end of the tunnel

Comment HP storage emulated HP's latest overall quarterly results, with both good news and bad news, but the gloom overwhelmed the gleam. Within HP's $27.6bn third fiscal 2014 quarterly revenue report, storage contributed $796m (just 3.6 per cent) of HP's earnings for the quarter and 11.5 per cent of the Enterprise Group's revenue. EG …
Chris Mellor, 21 Aug 2014
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HP and Dell trade (still more) 3PAR bids

Dell and HP have once again traded bids as they tussle over storage outfit 3PAR. On Friday morning, Dell matched HP's Thursday bid of $27 a share, and HP promptly re-upped the ante with a $30 a share bid, valuing 3PAR at $2 billion. Meanwhile, shares in the Fremont, California-based 3PAR jumped to $32.46, a more than 235 per …
Cade Metz, 28 Aug 2010

HP mounts channel attack on EMC: We're a Bugatti, they're a VW bug

Do you want a VW bus type array or the go-blindly-faster Veyron-type 3PAR array? This is the thrust of an HP attack programme for its channel sales bods to use against EMC – and against VNX arrays specifically. It's called the EMC VaNquish(X) campaign and a slide deck image gives us the flavour of it: VaNquish(X) VNX accounts …
Chris Mellor, 24 Dec 2013
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Hitachi GST flashes HP 3PAR OEM deal

HP 3PAR has picked Hitachi GST flash drives to speed array data access. HP 3PAR F-Class, T-Class, and V-Class (P10000) can ship with a 3.5-inch version of Hitachi GST's SSD400S, the 2.5-inch solid state drive (SSD) co-developed with Intel and using 34nm single level cell flash. It was first announced in November 2010 but OEM SSD …
Chris Mellor, 20 Sep 2011
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Previous HP bid for 3PAR rejected

In a webcast discussing HP's bid for 3PAR today, HP said it had made a previous offer for the company which had, instead, accepted a Dell offer. HP's David Donatelli, head of its Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networks division, said that HP had run due diligence on 3PAR before any publicity about a 3PAR acquisition and that …
Chris Mellor, 23 Aug 2010
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3PAR gives storage weight loss guarantee

3PAR has joined in the storage guarantee program game and is saying customers can get 50 per cent primary data storage capacity savings by migrating off legacy storage to the latest 3PAR kit. The offer is available to Avatar-loving storage warriors on a YouTube video spoof of James Cameron's 3D epic fantasy. Customers have …
Chris Mellor, 21 Jan 2010
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HP bangs on glass as 3PAR marches to the altar

If 3PAR decides the HP re-bid is a superior offer it is going to give Dell three days to come up with a better acquisition offer or be jilted. Dell made an agreed $18/share offer for 3PAR on August 16, after HP refused to raise its first bid on August 1. 3PAR and Dell were then set to walk to the altar with an agreed merger, as …
Chris Mellor, 25 Aug 2010
The HP 3PAR StorServ 7000 series arrays

What's that rumbling sound? It's HP preparing to deliver truckload of storage products

Attendees at HP’s Discover event in Barcelona this week are getting a bumper crop of StoreServ hardware and software announcements, expanding the HW range and adding object access and better data protection. They'll hear about: Enhanced 7200, 7400 and 7450 StoreServ arrays New 7440c array Expanded data import sources …
Chris Mellor, 01 Dec 2014
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HP gives 3PAR a filer head

HP has layered its Ibrix-based X9300 scale-out file storage system on top of the 3PAR arrays giving customers file storage protocol access to the 3PAR T- and F-Series arrays and their thin provisioning, autonomic management and multi-tenant facilities. 3PAR did have a NAS head facility at one time, based on an Exanet offering, …
Chris Mellor, 01 Mar 2011
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3PAR CEO to run HP StorageWorks

It's not quite out with the old and in with the new, but it is pretty close. David Scott, outgoing CEO of acquired 3PAR, is to run HP's entire StorageWorks business. Scott becomes an SVP and general manager, and reports to HP Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking head David Donatelli. Yesterday, in an HP announcement event …
Chris Mellor, 06 Oct 2010
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HP bids $2.4bn for 3PAR

HP has raised its bid for 3PAR to $33 a share, around $2.4bn, beating a revised Dell offer made earlier today. Dell had come back with $32/share bid, beating for HP's bid last Friday (27 August)of $30/share, and increased its bid termination fee to $92m. The 3PAR board has deemed the revised HP bid a superior proposal, again, …
Chris Mellor, 02 Sep 2010
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Fujitsu flasher pleases data-intensive divas – SPC-1 benchmark

If you need cheap storage array IOPS and lots of them, Fujitsu's DX600 S3 array can deliver those goods – at least according to an SPC-1 benchmark. The Storage Performance Council (SPC) is an industry group dedicated to producing objective and vendor-neutral benchmarks to enable meaningful performance comparisons to be made …
Chris Mellor, 22 Aug 2014
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Dell, 3PAR and legal parasites

The simple clarity and straightforwardness of the 3PAR and Dell deal is being muddied by the activities of US law firms that are as beneficial in many people's eyes as an HIV infection. We read that the Kendall Law Group, "a national securities firm led by a former federal judge with attorneys that include a former U.S. Attorney …
Chris Mellor, 17 Aug 2010

3PAR awash in sea of green

3PAR awash in sea of green Dell stoking HP's fire The Hp and Dell bidding battle for 3PAR has reached two billion dollars with HP's Friday afternoon bid of $30/share. It could be a crushing blow, exactly what Dell wanted. Consider that Dell's last two bids have been weak. Last week it increased an HP bid of $24/share by just …
Chris Mellor, 30 Aug 2010
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HP tops Dell's offer for 3PAR

HP upped the ante in its battle with Dell last night- outbidding the direct seller's $24 a share offer for 3PAR with an offer of $27 a share - valuing 3PAR at $1.8bn. This is the fourth bid on the table as Dell and HP slug it out to gain control of 3PAR, the maker of highly-automated, virtualised and very efficient enterprise …
Chris Mellor, 27 Aug 2010
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Dell bids high for 3PAR, gets a 'yes'

3PAR has said 'yes' to Dell after the PC firm raised its bid for the storage vendor to $24.30/share beating HP's rival bid by just 30 cents. Dell first bid $18/share and this was accepted by 3PAR on 16 August. HP then re-entered the fray with a $24/share bid, having previously negotiated but dropped out some two weeks before the …
Chris Mellor, 26 Aug 2010
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HP unveils enlarged 460TB 7450 all-flash array

HP has added deduplication to its 3PAR 7450 all-flash arrays. That means Hewlett-Packard – keen to not waste a byte, and provide deduplication for 3PAR file operations – is now at last able to reclaim duplicated bytes of information from chunks of 3PAR block storage. It calls this Thin Deduplication. Dedupe is just for the all- …
Chris Mellor, 09 Jun 2014

An EMC-HP Borg cube will totally ANNIHILATE its storage worlds

Comment Suppose EMC and HP merged: the result would be an outrageous nightmare of overlapping storage products. Managers would run screaming into the darkness, and bean counters would spend millions converging products. It’s a no-go area, really. Quick and dirty look at HP and EMC storage products A quick and dirty look at HP and EMC …
Chris Mellor, 08 Oct 2014
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If HP gets 3PAR, does Donatelli get HP?

Opinion 3Par has not issued a statement recommending HP's $2bn bid for the company, despite the ending of a three-day period for Dell to mount a counter-offer. Up until midnight yesterday the 3PAR position was that it recommended its shareholders to accept a Dell offer for the company valued at $27 per share, the same as HP's 26 August …
Chris Mellor, 02 Sep 2010
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HP's top-end array just TOPPED ITSELF

HP has announced the XP7, the successor to the high-end XP array. The XP, or P9500, is an OEM version of Hitachi's VSP array and Hitachi has announced the VSP G1000 follow-on product, which HP has manufactured as the XP7. HP says it is the "highest performing, full-featured, enterprise-class disk array." That means it's better …
Chris Mellor, 23 Apr 2014
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3PAR adds offices serving five Apac countries

3PAR has added five Far Eastern countries to its sales geography in one month, and is gaining customers in Norway and South Africa. This month 3PAR has opened up operations in India, China, Australia, New Zealand and Korea. These all have local sales offices except New Zealand, which is covered by the Sydney office. There was …
Chris Mellor, 28 Apr 2010
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HP: Classic storage? Nah. They'll eat glommed store+serve gloop in '14

At its San Francisco analyst day event, HP CEO Meg Whitman laid out the main points of the tech giant's storage strategy – and it looks like "traditional" storage is no longer a priority. 3PAR (StoreServ) StoreOnce deduping arrays StoreAll object storage The 3PAR product line is HP's now largest storage contributor, according …
Chris Mellor, 10 Oct 2013
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Dell shakes up storage array game with 3PAR buy

Dell is changing the enterprise storage array supplier landscape by buying 3PAR for $1.15bn, adding an enterprise block storage array to its storage product roster and complementing the iSCSI EqualLogic storage arrays it bought in 2007. Dell paid $1.4bn for EqualLogic, and it's turned out to be an astute and successful purchase …
Chris Mellor, 16 Aug 2010
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3PAR plugs-in more power to VMware

3PAR is giving more power to VMware administrators to protect, copy and manage virtual server-related data on InServ arrays, with a pair of software plug-ins. 3PAR's Recovery Manager plug-in for vSphere enables VMware admins to rapidly provision new virtual machines (VMs), using VM copies. They can create hundreds of VM-aware, …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jan 2010
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Looking for a tip-top high-end storage array (and who isn't?) Gartner names its favorite

Gartner's latest Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, High-End Storage Arrays report says HDS wipes the board with its VSP array while Fujitsu shines bright for OLTP. The report ranks a dozen high-end storage arrays against a variety of use cases and then provides an overall ranking. HDS, which is the leading vendor in the …
Chris Mellor, 28 Nov 2014
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3PAR bounces on takeover chatter

The cost of acquiring exotic disk-array maker 3PAR Data went up by nearly 12 per cent today on a slow holiday news day when a report in Barron's, the weekend stock-rag companion to the Wall Street Journal, suggested that 3PAR was ripe for the picking. 3PAR, which was founded by two server engineers from Sun Microsystems back in …
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Storage array giants can use Azure to evacuate their back ends

Azure is now helping SAN owners to move snapshots captured on devices provided by EMC, NetApp, HP and Hitachi Data Systems. Microsoft already offers share 'n' sync for virtual machines under the “Azure Site Recovery” (ASR) service. At TechEd in Barcelona this week, Microsoft revealed ASR will soon gain the ability to hook into …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Oct 2014
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3PAR had three suitors

Comment It's been the 3PAR bid shuffle; the company has been seeking to sell itself since early May and three potential acquirers were involved: Dell; HP and one other. SEC filings by both 3PAR and Dell outline a timeline of events leading up to the agreed offer by Dell to buy 3PAR. First of all, Dell and 3PAR had discussions around a …
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 2010
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HP gives StoreServ a speed boost with flashy cachey spit'n'polish

HP is beautifying hybrid flash/disk StoreServ (3Par) arrays by adding deduplication, flash cacheing and faster writes. Deduplication, branded Thin Deduplication, was added to its all-flash 7450 StoreServ array in June. Now it's been extended to all hybrid flash/disk StoreServ 7000 and 10000 arrays, helping get rid of duplicated …
Chris Mellor, 06 Nov 2014
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High-flying 3PAR down at ground level

3PAR is growing revenues, but has seen the bottom line go red in its third quarter. Its product strengths don't seem strong enough to repel competitive pressures. Its third quarter 2010 revenues were four per cent up year-on-year at $50.1m, confirming as others have that the recession is definitely easing. Notwithstanding that, …
Chris Mellor, 29 Jan 2010