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Discover News: 3PAR disrupts the economics of flash adoption



I have Discover news to share with you. There is always a lot of news and in my post HPE Discover News2.jpgtoday I'll just hit the high-level storage news. Over the next several days, we'll dive deeper with experts across Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage. 

The big news is our HPE 3PAR Flash Now Initiative. Starting at just $0.03/GB usable per month for all-flash HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage and bringing together multiple complementary technology and support elements, HPE 3PAR Flash Now allows customers to benefit from all-flash storage performance, security and control for the data they need to keep on-premises.

I mentioned complementary technologies. Customers are recognizing that there's far more to all-flash than just performance or economics. There's a new normal where customers want application acceleration, operations simplicity, risk mitigation, and investment choice. You know me - I have a ChalkTalk that discusses the next wave of all-flash and I cover all of this in my rapid-fire style.  Before I share the ChalkTalk, let me hit the highlights of some of the news:

    • We have a technology preview of HPE 3PAR 3D Cache Technology with Intel. I plan to do a demo video of this while at Discover so watch for that.
    • HPE StoreFabric Gen 6 32Gb portfolio - includes new HBAs, switch, and directors to re-define your data center with 32Gb Fibre Channel. We'll cover this in more detail later this week but if you want to get a head start on what's new, check out my StoreFabric ChalkTalk
    • I also want to call out HPE Smart SAN. This is some pretty cool special sauce that I want to call to you attention.  Smart SAN works with 3PAR to automate SAN provisioning.  If you don’t know what Smart SAN is, check out this podcast I have.
    • HPE and Veeam are expanding our relationship. Veeam will be part of the HPE Complete program which enables complete solution availability from HPE and our channel partners. Veeam will also be part of our Ninja Protected Assessment. I have a ChalkTalk that described the Ninja Protected Assessment
    • HPE also announced a joint initiative with a leading SAP integrator using HPE Recovery Manager Central technology to protect in-memory SAP HANA applications at scale without impacting application performance.

I touch on these in my ChalkTalk so here it is!

I've posted a blog that will have live streaming video from Discover that you can watch to stay on top of all things from London and here's a link to all the Discover-related blog posts on ATSB.  

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I'm Calvin Zito, a 33 year veteran in the IT industry and have worked in storage for 25 years. I am a six-time VMware vExpert. As an early adopter of social media and active in communities, I've blogged for 8 years. You can find me on Twitter as @CalvinZito. If you don't follow me on Twitter, do it now! You can also contact me via email

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I have worked at HP and now HPE since 1983, all of it around storage but 100% focused on storage since 1990. I blog, create videos, and podcasts to help you better understand HPE Storage.

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