Monday, March 26, 2012

Reclaiming thin provisioned storage: XS 5.6 SP2 + HP P4000 SAN

http://forums.citrix.com/thread.jspa?threadID=304463

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

SSD in HP P4000 solution

A nice addition to the P4000

http://isageek.co.uk/blog/?p=866

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Interesting post about LH HP4000 features

http://h30507.www3.hp.com/t5/Around-the-Storage-Block-Blog/HP-LeftHand-P4000-Peer-Motion-demo/ba-p/108913

Peer Motion is HP’s data migration technology which offers HP LeftHand users two simple and flexible methods of moving data volumes within a LeftHand SAN. Those methods are volume migration and cluster swap.  Volume Migration and Cluster Swap employ storage federated software, to transparently move application workloads between tiers of data storage and/or storage clusters in a LeftHand environment. Peer Motion on HP LeftHand supports all P4000 storage models - spanning from the P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA) to the midrange and high performance P4000 storage systems.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Equallogic, replace drives with 3rd party drives?

http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/storage/f/4466/t/19440032.aspx

While it is technically possible to do so, it would violate both the warranty and service partnership agreements rendering them null and void.  We perform extensive quality checks and very aggressive screening of all of our parts. Acquiring your own parts would make it impossible for EqualLogic to effectively support the system. It would create a situation where we would have to request you restore the system to all EqualLogic parts before we began to troubleshoot any problem were to arise. To maintain a reliable high quality, high availability you need to have all genuine EqualLogic parts.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Interesting post about HP versus Dell in the worldwide storage market

http://www.4-traders.com/GARTNER-INC-12710/news/GARTNER-INC-Gartner-Says-Worldwide-External-Controller-Based-Disk-Storage-Market-Grew-4-8-Percent-in-14207137/


ompany4Q11
Revenue
4Q11 Market Share (%)4Q10
Revenue
4Q10 Market Share (%)4Q10-4Q11
Change (%)
EMC11,937.232.71,602.028.320.9
IBM977.316.5984.417.4-0.7
NetApp3619.610.5556.59.811.3
Hitachi/HDS2558.19.4521.89.26.9
HP555.69.4581.110.3-4.4
Dell417.07.0411.47.31.4


Dell up 1.4 % with HP down -4.4, with Dell and HP pretty close in revenue.

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