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April 26, 2011

Misleading 3PAR

Filed under: Storage — Tags: , — Nate @ 8:43 am

Hello to my two readers out there!

You know I like 3PAR, have been using them for years, and know their stuff inside and out.

I was on a Computerworld article a few moments ago and saw an advertisement for 3PAR by HP and it made me cringe

While it is true that 3PAR has Intel Xeon processors, it’s really the custom built ASIC that does all the heavy lifting. General purpose CPUs don’t have a prayer in being able to keep up, much like general purpose CPUs don’t have a prayer in keeping up with high performance network switching fabrics.

I think the advertisement is bad, and misleading (by misleading I mean removing perceived value of the 3PAR platform by implying that Intel processors are the workhorse on the system). I’m sure that 3PAR would of never had made this mistake on their own. Someone at HP needs to be educated on the platform.

So I have to knock HP on that one.


  1. I’d bet that Xeon is featured in this ad so that Intel pays for some (all?) of the cost of the ad. Intel has all sorts of marketing kickbacks for vendors like HP.

    Comment by Nathan — April 26, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

  2. yeah I agree, thanks for the comment!

    Comment by Nate — April 27, 2011 @ 10:14 am

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