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Lacklustre HPE storage sales fail for flash fans

Analysis Updated HPE storage products products and more sales heads should bring in the dollars and end the storage growth doldrums, if analysts are to be believed. Its 2018 third quarter results showed 4 per cent revenue growth, which is okay, and 173 per cent profits growth, which is great. But storage results were ho-hum, …
Chris Mellor, 29 Aug 2018
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Pop that in the container, would you? HPE performs 3PAR array brain transplant

HPE has planted a Nimble InfoSight brain into its 3PAR system management and extended its DevOps middleware coverage to make 3PAR more container-friendly. AI Gulp. HPE's InfoSight self-repairs and makes 'proactive decisions' READ MORE InfoSight system management – which previously rejoiced in the live-yoghurt-sounding …
Chris Mellor, 24 Jul 2018
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Official probe into HPE’s Oz 3Par crashes would create 'further negative publicity' if revealed

The final report into the two major failures of HPE 3Par storage area networks at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) would likely lead to “further negative publicity” for the vendor – which is one reason the ATO has decided not to release the document. HPE's 3Par kit fell over in December 2016, and then again in February …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Jul 2018

HPE and Pure Storage all-flash array market shares decline

HPE's all-flash array market share slumped in the first 2018 quarter, and Pure Storage – something of a bellwether because of it was one of the original flash startups – saw its share shrink a tad too. Both of them saw significant rises in revenue, however – along with the rest of the all-flashers – of 16.6 and 45.2 per cent …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jun 2018
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No new 3PAR weirdness found behind crashes at Australian Tax office

DXC’s report on the twin outages in HPE 3PAR storage arrays that disrupted web services at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revealed nothing new about the incidents. The ATO’s SANs went down, hard, in December 2016 and then again in February 2017. The SANs underpin the web apps tax professionals and individual …
Simon Sharwood, 16 May 2018
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Australian prisoner-tracking system brought down by 3PAR defects

Defects in HPE 3PAR storage area networks caused “a series of abnormal outages” that resulted in systems to track prisoners on release from incarceration in the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) becoming unavailable. Prisoner tracking devices and software in the state are provided by a British company called Buddi, …
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HPE makes Nimble nimbler and fatter, its mutants get dedupe

HPE has condensed, upgraded, future-proofed and guaranteed Nimble storage, both its all-flash and hybrid product lines. These Nimble arrays are positioned underneath the main 3PAR arrays and top-end XP arrays, OEM'd from Hitachi. The 3PAR arrays have a broader feature set than Nimble arrays which have out-of-the-box simplicity …
Chris Mellor, 7 May 2018
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Under par: HPE 3PAR US sales are limping

Comment Did HPE shoot itself in the foot with US 3PAR push? Its fourth quarter results showed storage revenues grew slightly but with sales in the US of the tech limping in a quarter with sales organisation changes. Storage revenues were $871m, up 5 per cent from the $827m of a year ago. In the HPE earnings call, CFO Tim Stonesifer …
Chris Mellor, 22 Nov 2017

HPE confirms Belfast-based 3PAR engineering office to close

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is to shutter its 3PAR engineering office in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but the firm emphasised the move does not mean it is shifting focus from 3PAR to Nimble storage. The Belfast 3PAR team came into being in 2007 when HP set up a Global Centre of Software Engineering Excellence at Forsythe House, …
Chris Mellor, 28 Sep 2017
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Twice-crashed HPE SANs at Oz Tax Office built for speed, not strength, and turned off error reporting

Oz taxation commissioner Chris Jordan has revealed that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has reached a commercial settlement with HPE over the two outages to its online services caused by 3PAR storage arrays. In remarks made to a Senate Committee today, Jordan said: "The turnkey service of data storage as per the 3PAR SAN …
Simon Sharwood, 30 May 2017
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HPE flashes out 3PAR, Nimble and MSA kit

HPE has announced new mid-range 3PAR all-flash arrays, fifth generation MSA arrays, Nimble Secondary Flash arrays, and cloud-connected StoreOnce data protection. HPE is also announcing availability of Nimble's existing AF series of all-flash arrays. The Nimble so-called Secondary Flash arrays are described here. HPE's 3PAR …
Chris Mellor, 24 May 2017
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Hardware 'dislodged' from HPE SAN during cable replacement

The Australian Taxation Office will install a new Hewlett Packard Enterprise storage area network over Easter. The Office's 3Par SAN went down in December 2016, taking with it several online services that Australian citizens and tax professionals use to settle their affairs with the government. Taxation Commissioner Chris …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Mar 2017
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Why did Nimble sell and why did HPE buy: We drill into $1.2bn biz deal

Analysis In buying Nimble Storage for $1.2bn, HPE has signaled that it needs a complementary all‑flash array architecture to its 3PAR StoreServ arrays. The company is also getting the storage industry’s leading cloud-based management and predictive analytics capability, InfoSight, and with Nimble planning a hyper-converged offering, …
Chris Mellor, 7 Mar 2017
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3Par brought down Australian Tax Office with >REDACTED<

Hewlett Packard Enterprise “failed to deliver on the contractual terms” it agreed with Australia's Taxation Office after 3Par storage arrays twice failed at the Office, according to commissioner of taxation Chris Jordan. But the cause of the problems may never be publicly revealed. Speaking before a Senate Estimates* hearing …
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HPE's Australian tax failures may have been user error

Users of HPE's 3Par kit say the company's private explanation of the twin outages at the Australian Taxation Office suggest the hardware problems may have been caused by user error. One 3Par user, who requested anonymity, told The Register his HPE account manager told a story of serious physical damage to the array. A second …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Feb 2017
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HPE brags its latest 3PAR OS shrinkwrapper better protects data

HPE says its latest 3PAR OS, v 3.3.1, has better data reduction, faster iSCI networking, upgraded data protection and an extra helping of automation to help admin staff. The Adaptive Data Reduction (ADR) feature can reduce capacity needs by up to 75 per cent*, it claims. It includes both in-line deduplication and compression, …
Chris Mellor, 13 Feb 2017
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HPE: Keep cool, cloud peeps. Store hot data in on-premises flash

HPE is pushing its 3PAR Flash Now initiative to customers to buy 3PAR StoreServ all-flash storage array technology starting at $0.03 per usable Gigabyte per month. It claims this is a fraction of the cost of public cloud alternatives. In full market-speak glory, a canned quote from HPE's Bill Philbin, VP and GM for Storage, …
Chris Mellor, 29 Nov 2016
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Let's all go down the Strand (our data centre). King's College London goes TITSUP*

King's College London has been borked over the last day or so due to a failure at its Strand data centre. The issue is impacting users across all of KCL's campus locations, and the university has announced that its IT Services team is continuing to work on the recovery of the data centre systems while HPE continues to work …

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