Baby 3PAR has super powers

Hans De Leenheer writes on his blog:

When HP bought 3PAR in 2010 ($2.3b) I was really happy. I really liked how the architecture has been designed from the ground for up and it was an  acquisition  HP needed. There was only one big problem: the 3PAR “green zone” that HP created (not 3PAR!) – all designs needed to be approved by 3PAR  engineers  – was not easy to sell and they lost a lot of the granularity which doesn’t really make it a competitive product. THAT has changed in December last year when HP announced the new HP StoreServ 7000 series. In the hallways we call it “the array of sunlight”. I wrote a small post on it as soon as it came out.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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