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HP: A firmware update is just for Christmas, not for EVA

Meg Whitman's HP has sent a Christmas missive to EVA customers who don't have maintenance deals with the firm explaining that their free firmware updates are now thing of the past. The EVA is HP's legacy dual-controller storage array, which is gradually being replaced by the StoreServ (3PAR) line of arrays. There are thousands …
Chris Mellor, 23 Dec 2013

HP storage unit battered as buyers dodge EVA, tape

HP's storage results sank 5 per cent year-on-year in its latest quarter due to declining EVA array and tape product revenues. CFO Cathy Lesjak said in the earnings call: "In Storage, the continued strong performance of 3PAR with more than 60 per cent growth and StoreOnce with double-digit growth did not offset the decline in EVA …
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 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 pumps cash into EVA range capacity boost

It's May and an time for HP to refresh its evergreen EVA storage line. HP said it would keep investing in the EVA when it bought 3PAR and has kept its promise, with two new models being announced, with larger drive support and better management SW. Being "announced" means HP storage product marketing manager Matthew Morrissey …
Chris Mellor, 18 May 2012

Nimbus boots EVA out of Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Power Systems' Americas (MPSA) says its SAP applications positively fly using flash arrays from an industry newbie – after being hamstrung on HP storage. The company, based in Orlando, Florida, had a SAP SQL Server database implementation that was dragging its feet, so much so that the end users were resisting the …
Chris Mellor, 10 May 2012
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Sales troubles ahead for HP EVA?

According to my contacts, as recently as last month (Dec 2010) HP planned to announce an EVA (Enterprise Virtual Array) refresh in mid-Feb. But at the very end of the year, HP surprisingly withdrew EVA clustering and allied thin provisioning. HP's 3PAR is supposed to fill the gaps. Add a refresh delay into the mix and customers …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jan 2011
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HP's new EVA: The big reveal

HP has told us all that the EVA is morphing into the P6000. El Reg can reveal a little more about this coming P6000 line. There will be, we understand, two new models. Both will support 2.5-inch SAS disk drives and Fibre Channel (FC) only, or a mix of FC and 1GbitE or 10GbitE iSCSI ports The P6300 EVA takes over from the …
Chris Mellor, 05 May 2011
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HP to show off next gen EVA on the Vegas Strip

EVA lives on: fulfilling promises made at 3PAR acquisition time, HP has confirmed a next-generation EVA array is coming, with an early access program available and more details due at its Las Vegas HP Discover event in June. The EVA is HP's mainstream enterprise block access storage array, with around 100,000 deployed in …
Chris Mellor, 03 May 2011
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HP cans EVA clustering

HP killed EVA clustering sales at the end of 2010, meaning that scale-out virtualised storage capacity across EVA arrays and thin provisioning are no longer available. 3PAR products fill the gap. LSI Corporation is closing its Storage Virtualisation Manager (SVM) product line down. HP EVA clustering, launched a little over six …
Chris Mellor, 14 Jan 2011
Light at the end of the tunnel. Credit: Smabs Sputzer

HP Storage results: Gloomy, but there's light at the end of the tunnel

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 turns MDS into new small EVA array

A source has revealed that HP will build a new small EVA array by combining MDS shelves with an XCS-running controller. The MDS600 is "high-density, low-cost, external zoned direct attach storage for HP BladeSystem servers." The MSA is HP's low end Modular Storage Architecture drive array and the EVA (Enterprise Virtual Array) …
Chris Mellor, 03 Feb 2010
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EVA to become P6000 in HP's Converged Infrastructure

HP's Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) will be rebranded as the P6000 and be a main player in HP's Converged Infrastructure (CI). Converged Infrastructure is a set of integrated stacks of server, storage and networking with a common management layer, orderable as single SKUs (Stock Keeping Units). An updated server element was …
Chris Mellor, 27 Apr 2010
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Where is the EVA going?

What is HP going to do with the Enterprise Virtual Array? The El Reg strategy department reckons a speed and feed increase is coming but no more than that, because HP doesn't own the clustering EVA functionality, and the newly-acquired 3PAR product has the virtualised data centre/cloud storage on-ramps which EVA lacks. Why do …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jan 2011

EFF sues NSA over snoops 'hoarding' zero-day security bugs

Intelligence agencies are among the most prolific buyers of zero-day computer security flaws that can be used to spy on enemies foreign and domestic, or so it's claimed – and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched a lawsuit to find out what exactly they are doing with them. "Since these vulnerabilities potentially …
Iain Thomson, 02 Jul 2014

'Executed ex' of Norkers' bonkers Kim Jong-un rises FROM THE GRAVE

We're delighted to announce that reports of the execution last year of North Korean chanteuse Hyon Song-wol appear to have been greatly exaggerated. The former lover of Nork supremo Kim Jong-un was allegedly dragged before a firing squad along with fellow musicians on charges of "videotaping themselves having sex and selling the …
Lester Haines, 19 May 2014
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HP readies plan for EVA revolution

It appears that HP is getting ready to announce two revolutionary EVA arrays, abandoning its proprietary EVA controller design and using SAS drives for the first time. HP's Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) is its mid-range departmental storage array, placed between the workgroup and branch office MSA product and the enterprise XP …
Chris Mellor, 30 Nov 2009

HP pumps wee EVA box at big businesses

Hewlett-Packard is revamping the bottom end of its StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) family with a new system the company says will better address that cherished lower-upper-midsized business market. Or was that upper-lower-midsized...? Anyway, it's for enterprise customers that are too big for HPs entry-level storage …
Austin Modine, 26 Feb 2008
Memristor

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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HP tells us all about EVA

HP has finally revised its mid-range mainstream EVA arrays with EVA6400 and 8400 models featuring more capacity and solid state drive (SSD) support. It has also announced an enhanced SAN Virtualization Services Platform supporting more multi-vendor SAN systems. The EVA6400 updates and replaces the existing EVA6100 with the 8400 …
Chris Mellor, 10 Mar 2009
3PAR

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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STEC goes all the way with EVA

Another tier one storage vendor has publicly pitched its tent in STEC's backyard - HP EVA arrays will use STEC solid state storage. HP has been understood to be a STEC customer for some time. Now it is out in the open and we know that STEC's Zeus IOPS SSD is the product HP will use. It's a case of the now classic array SSD use …
Chris Mellor, 01 Jun 2009
Suitcase bulging with cash

Nimble nearly nudging $200m: Claims all-Flash grunt with partial iron

Hybrid array high-flier Nimble Storage has upped its revenues by 110 per cent annually - but deepened its losses by 109 per cent, as it eschews profits for growth. In its first fiscal 2015 quarter revenues were $46.5 million compared to $41.7 million in the previous quarter and $22.1 million a year ago. The net loss was $19.6 …
Chris Mellor, 30 May 2014
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HP to spruce EVA storage arrays

HP is set to launch its upgraded mid-range EVA storage arrays featuring 80TB+ increases in capacity, new controllers, and solid state drive (SSD) support. According to a training document seen by The Register, HP has already started briefing relevant employees, contract trainers, and partners across Europe. The launch is, …
Chris Mellor, 19 Feb 2009

HP clampdown on 'unauthorised' server fixing to start in January

Hewlett-Packard will start restricting who is allowed to fix its ProLiant servers starting in the new year. HP is changing the way it delivers firmware updates for ProLiant systems from January, The Reg had learned, so only HP or HP-authorised partners are allowed to receive and install the patches. According to a leaked …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Dec 2013
Dawn

HP: Look to the East, admins! Lo, it is Project Dawn

Dawn is approaching for HP storage, and the sun will rise on two new low-end 3PAR storage arrays providing a future for legacy EVA array users. Currently there are three 3PAR models HP is focussing on: The high-end P10000 with its fourth generation ASIC speeding its operations; it was announced in August 2011 and stores up to 1 …
Chris Mellor, 09 Nov 2012
Starship Enterprise

HP storage bods: We're not up there with EMC, but we're CRUSHING IBM

HP’s annual storage sales are growing much faster than IBM’s, but are eclipsed by the revenue growth of storage front-runners EMC and NetApp. Stifel Nicolaus MD Aaron Rakers has computed the annual percentage change in storage revenues for the companies and we charted his numbers: Major Storage vendors annual revenue changes …
Chris Mellor, 27 Nov 2013

HP's plunging storage revenues could yet be saved

The good ship HP is being held back by many things and storage ain't helping, yet. The one brightspot there - 3PAR - can't overcome plunging revenues elsewhere. The company reported its second quarter of its financial 2013 revenues yesterday. Within the overall Enterprise Group, the storage segment declined 13 per cent year-on- …
Chris Mellor, 28 May 2013
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HP dishes up iSCSI infusion for EVA systems

With its storage business on the mend, HP today announced a few additions to its StorageWorks EVA and XP lines. First off, HP has started touting the "EVA iSCSI Connectivity Option." This lets customers turn an EVA system into a dedicated iSCSI box and means they can tap into data stored on Fibre Channel SANs (storage area …
Ashlee Vance, 22 Feb 2006
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Microsoft store staff to hold all night vigil for Surface 2

Microsoft is planning a midnight launch for its next-generation Surface fondleslabs, to be capped by a performance by rapper Pitbull. Reg readers may recall that Redmond pulled a similar stunt when it launched the Surface RT last October, holding witching-hour events at the 32 pop-up stores it opened for the holiday season. …
Neil McAllister, 09 Oct 2013
globalisation

Acer pulls out Wang, thrusts its wealth at Ho

Acer has appointed Eva Ho as Chief Financial Officer today to replace Lilia Wang, Bloomberg reports. Ho, who was educated in Taiwan, previously held financial posts at Sun Microsystems China and Oracle. She will also take the role of company spokesperson and assume all her new responsibilities by the end of March. The finances …
Anna Leach, 13 Jan 2012

HP's StoreVirtual gets a bit older, decides it needs some Fibre

HP is adding Fibre Channel connectivity to its previously iSCSI access-only StoreVirtual range of arrays. These are the re-branded LeftHand Networks iSCSI arrays and HP is introducing a new mid-range product as well as adding Fibre Channel access. The new StoreVirtual models are: 4630 for the mid-range with 6Gbit/s SAS, a …
Chris Mellor, 26 Apr 2013
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New HDS array: It's a G1000 Jim, but not as we know it*

HDS has updated its 2010 vintage high-end VSP array with the VSP G1000 and a new operating system, together providing the "highest performance and most available unified storage system in the industry," and claiming it's "the most reliable hardware on the planet." There are three mainstream high-end enterprise arrays; EMC's VMAX …
Chris Mellor, 23 Apr 2014

HP preps little EVA starter box

In a bid to boost its lagging storage business, HP today announced a new "starter kit" system in its EVA line that can scale up to 16TB. The EVA3000 starter system is meant to help customers roll out low-end to midrange-sized SANs (storage area networks). It arrives as a SAN array with 2Gb Fibre Channel and bundled management …
Ashlee Vance, 16 Aug 2004
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Scality proudly unveils its RING to the world

Is it possible? Could a digital media company have a single storage system for rich media libraries that covers linear archiving, non-linear play-out and scales indefinitely? Storage biz Scality says, using its object storage-based RING for Digital Media, it is. Digital media storage can be a heterogeneous nightmare. Take …
Chris Mellor, 05 Apr 2013
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HP makes FATA fatter for EVA

HP today scrambled to counter EMC's launch of a new Symmetrix monster by announcing an upgrade to the FATA (Fibre Attached Technology Adapted) drives used in its EVA storage line. HP sexed-up the news with some Dilbert-speak. The FATA technology will "better enable information delivery according to its business relevance," HP …
Ashlee Vance, 25 Jul 2005
Benjamin Button

HP faces down youthful tech upstarts: Don't judge us by our looks

Hewlett-Packard is a mature company operating among other declining mature firms – all of whom have to compete with new, immature rivals. So how can it equip itself to prosper in the new era? Cisco UCS Invicta racks Old-hand Cisco got wise to the disruptive game early, coming up with UCS when everyone thought Dell, HP and IBM …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jun 2014
The Register breaking news

Competition crowdsources blisteringly-fast software

If you want a massive improvement in the software you use, the cheapest way to get it is to host a competition on TopCoder. That seems to be at least one of the discoveries made when a group of research biologists staged a competition on the MIT-operated site. A two-week contest with regular prizes of $US500 ended up costing the …
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Defragger salesman frags HP

Defrag software supplier Diskeeper has denounced HP for failing to mention fragmentation issues. Mandeep Birdi, a technical presales consultant at Diskeeper Corp Europe, said: "It's unfortunately becoming a little too common for me to hear from many customers who are adding SANs to their network estate, that their SAN vendor has …
Chris Mellor, 14 Jul 2011

Why you wanna go and put STaaS in their eyes? Toshiba pays $3m for Zadara

Flash foundry operator Toshiba has invested $3m in a startup offering virtual private storage arrays in the cloud, citing a "unique and strong strategic fit" between the two companies. Storage upstart Zadara offers its Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSAs) as storage-as-a-service, offering iSCSI or NFS-based storage. Customers …
Chris Mellor, 02 Aug 2013
The HP 3PAR StorServ 7000 series arrays

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

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 …

Free HPC cluster to good home

Interested in getting your hands on some serious system hardware for free? Well, with a few provisos, you could get your hands on a nearly new HPC cluster. First off, you'll need to be in the research game - in a US- or Canada-based academic or government lab, or some other non-profit research institution. (We’re talking about …
Beer

iPad chargers can open beer bottles

That clever Jony Ive. Not content with giving the planet all manner of lovely iThings, the Apple designer may also have given the world the first combined AC adapter/beer bottle opener. US Student Eva Giselle, aka @EvaZebra, made the discovery when she posted the pic below depicting the alleged removal of a beer bottle cap with …
Simon Sharwood, 06 May 2012
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Sanbolic reveals flashy server goodness with Melio 5

That's right: storage software supplier Sanbolic is shipping server-side scale-out services supporting SSDs. But what does it mean? Sanbolic's Melio 5 software turns a server's directly-attached flash, SSDs and HDDs into a SAN, combining multiple server's storage resources into a single resource pool. Sanbolic says it " …
Chris Mellor, 11 Apr 2013
globalisation

HP gives huge chunk of storage business to channel

HP is giving a huge chunk of its storage business to the channel with a couple of 100 Percent sales initiatives. Most sales of HP's storage-portfolio products to new US customers, defined as end-user accounts not having bought from HP in the last three years, will go through channel partners in a 100 Percent New Accounts …
Chris Mellor, 26 Mar 2012

HP snorage must wake up before biz bosses kick it out of bed

At the HP analyst day this week, enterprise group executive vice-president Dave Donatelli laid it on the line for subsidiary 3PAR and the StoreOnce team: you gotta help get us out of this place. This place being the rut HP's growth figures are stuck in, and CEO Meg Whitman has bet on 3PAR and StoreOnce in her turnaround plan for …
Chris Mellor, 04 Oct 2012
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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

IBM wrestles controls, pulls midrange array sales out of death dive

IBM's move away from legacy DS3000/5000 storage arrays to newer XIV and StorWize midrange arrays is paying off with growing sales. A graph of vendors' external disk array revenues, drawn up by Stifel Nicolaus analyst Aaron Rakers, shows an IBM upturn in the last quarter. IBM and EMC are the only two enjoying a rise, everyone …
Chris Mellor, 09 Oct 2012
The Register breaking news

McAfee: Emma Watson riskiest celebrity search

In McAfee's latest survey of the celebrity searches most likely to lead to malware infection, Emma Watson – perhaps best known as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films – has taken the top spot, knocking off model Heidi Klum from last year's most-likely-to-infect honors. emma watson Be careful what you search for... …
Iain Thomson, 11 Sep 2012
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Egypt takes hard line on internet pr0n, calls for total ban

Egyptian Prosecutor General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud has called for a total ban on internet pornography to be strictly enforced, and says that he intends to crack the whip on the purveyors of smut. After considering the issue, Mahmoud said in a statement to government departments that his ruling requires they "take the necessary …
Iain Thomson, 08 Nov 2012
The Register breaking news

Endeavour mission specialists wrap first ISS spacewalk

NASA 'nauts Greg Chamitoff and Drew Feustel have wrapped the first of four spacewalks planned for Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. Mission specialist Drew Feustel seen during today's EVA. Pic: NASA TV. The pair's EVA lasted 6 hours, 19 minutes, during which they first installed an "ammonia jumper …
Lester Haines, 20 May 2011