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December 3, 2012

The final countdown

Filed under: Storage — Tags: — Nate @ 6:31 am


It’s 5:30 AM ..

I got paged this morning for something someone else broke, so I was up already, I know HP was going to announce something soon (was expecting tomorrow, HP Discover is Dec 4-6th and it’s still December 3 in Germany), but it seems like it is today instead, and as I write this we’re about 30-minutes away.

I’m not all sure what is being announced vs what I have learned already, so am excited to see this news will finally get released.

UPDATE – It seems the new 7200 and 7400 arrays have been announced, waiting to see if there is more or not. Entry level pricing for 3PAR just got cut by about 2/3rds to about $20-25,000 with the introduction of these arrays in the mid range. There’s a bunch more though, once I get more clarification as to what I can talk about then I’ll have something else to write..



  1. Product Launch page is here:

    I’ll probably throw up a blog post myself on this today when I have time to digest it all. As usual the Devil is in the details.

    Comment by gchapman — December 3, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

  2. thanks for the comment! yeah that product page is still horked, click on the 7000 link and it takes you back to the same launch page.

    data sheet links and pdfs on the main product pages were 404 earlier this morning.

    Calvin @HP says they’ll get fixed soon, the HP web site is a big beast.

    I was sitting there on this page that had a countdown 30 minutes, 20 minutes.. It said “join us for this virtual event” (I took a screenshot so I’m not crazy). Then the counter got to zero and..


    A few minutes later the page refreshed with some updates including a new video – an advertisement for the HP Ultrabook (?!?!), before it too was replaced with a video of nothing.

    I’ve been at the doctor’s for the past few hours (been sick for weeks, sigh), so haven’t checked since about 8:15am. will check again after lunch!

    Comment by Nate — December 3, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

  3. Yeah I 404’d on the Quick Spec pages, I’m sure they will be up today some time. Like all the major players, website navigation is about as enjoyable as a root canal.

    Comment by gchapman — December 3, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

  4. I spent many hours and I completed a 5500 word post, I sent it to 3PAR to try to make sure I didn’t disclose anything I wasn’t supposed to..hopefully they get back to me soon, I think everyone is over in Germany drinking.

    I’m sure I’ll be the last person on the planet to put up a post about it, but hopefully it’s the best 🙂

    Comment by Nate — December 3, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

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