HP is dedicated to providing a rich portfolio of Backup, Recovery and Archiving (BURA) solutions for our customers. The HP Data Agile Partner Program offers partners a programmatic framework to self-certify the interoperability of their applications across the entire HP Storage portfolio of BURA products – including HP StoreOnce Backup, HP StoreAll Storage, and HP StoreEver Tape.
The Data Agile Partner Program enables partners to learn about the HP BURA portfolio, test and certify their applications in a dedicated HP lab environment and take advantage of unique marketing opportunities. Program members also have access to specialized trainings and technical assistance.
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Provide powerful solutions to your customers and expand market opportunities through a partnership with HP Storage.
HP Storage provides a broad portfolio of market leading Backup, Recovery and Archive (BURA) products to address the data protection and archiving requirements of small-medium businesses (SMB) to enterprise customers. Becoming a Data Agile partner requires two criteria to be met: active membership in HP’s AllianceOne Program and completed self-certification with one or more of the products in HP’s BURA product portfolio.
Our partner self-certification process enables you to collaborate closely with the HP Data Agile Partner Lab, located in Houston, TX, USA. The Data Agile Lab is designed to work with partners who are market leaders in data protection and archiving to certify on HP storage. This certification process consists of a collaborative effort between HP and our partners to conduct development, integration and qualification necessary to satisfy certification requirements. Certification is defined as passing all minimum acceptance testing as defined by HP and our partner, such that all components of the combined solution are sufficiently validated to interoperate.
The overall process for obtaining self-certification will generally include an on-site visit to the HP Data Agile Partner Lab. We can also accommodate remote access to our lab for situations where on-site engagements are impractical. HP will work with you each step of the way to support your certification investment.
The HP Data Agile Partner Lab environment consists of HP SAN (FC and NAS) infrastructure, servers and storage components that partners can schedule and access to conduct your certification testing. HP will provide lab setup and support resources before and during your visit. You will be responsible for providing engineering resources to facilitate the testing. Together, we will review the results and address issues prior to publishing compatibility and support.
Upon successfully completing the certification process, we ask you to update your Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) indicating support for HP BURA storage products. Once your HCL is updated, we will update HP’s Data Agile Compatibility Matrix signifying support for your software application (www.hp.com/go/ebs ).
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Step 1: Join Now
To become a member of the Data Agile Partner Program you must first be a member of the HP AllianceOne Program. Click here to apply to the AllianceOne Program.
Register now for the HP Data Agile Partner Program and tell us more about your solution and interest in HP BURA Storage.
Admission into the program will require certification of your product with at least one of the HP Storage Division Backup and Recovery products: HP StoreOnce Backup, HP StoreAll Storage, and HP StoreEver Tape.
Once your registration form has been submitted, reviewed and approved, you will be contacted by our HP Data Agile Partner Lab Program Manager to initiate the self-certification process.
To begin, you will be required to complete a Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) to ensure proper protection of both parties confidential information. This will be provided to you by the HP Data Agile Partner Lab Program Manager.
Step 2: Testing in HP’s Data Agile Partner Lab
Test Plan: Once the CDA is in place, your HP Data Agile Partner Lab Program Manager will work with you to review your test plan and lab environment requirements (O/S version, hardware, special features, etc.). If you do not already have an established test plan, HP will provide you examples of robust test plans as a benefit to enabling our Data Agile partners.
Scheduling Your Lab Visit: Your HP Data Agile Partner Lab Program Manager will work with you to schedule the on-site lab visit to conduct your testing. On-site testing is recommended for most partners as it provides hands on experience and builds the best collaborative relationships with our lab engineers. Once scheduled, you will be provided information to coordinate your logistics for the trip.
Create Your Configuration Document: To facilitate your on-site lab visit, we will work with you to create a Configuration Details Document and a VPN Connections Details Document to ensure the smoothest possible lab experience.
On-Site Kick Off: Once you arrive, we will conduct a kick-off meeting with you to review your Configuration Detail and VPN Connections documents. We can also provide you with Minimum Acceptance Tests (MATs) to support your normal test processes.
Monitor: We will monitor your certification progress and collaboratively address any real time issues you may come across.
Step 3: Certification
Once certification has been completed, and you have listed the HP storage certification on your site, we will document and publish your solution in the publicly viewable HP Data Agile Compatibility Matrix (www.hp.com/go/ebs), which is used by our customers to validate which ISV solutions HP supports. At this time, you can list HP’s products in your Hardware Certification Lists (HCL).
Step 4: Data Agile Ready
You are now Data Agile Ready! You will be granted access to download the program logo for use with your product marketing activities. HP can also support you with any press announcements you may want to make in conjunction with this certification.
A link to the insignia will appear in the top right navigation side bar of this page. You will be required to review and agree to the license terms prior to downloading the insignia for use. The use of this insignia will allow your company to proudly display your membership in the HP AllianceOne Data Agile Partner Program to differentiate you in the marketplace.
Now together we can build market momentum, identify target customers and together drive visibility and jointly promote your solution on HP storage.
HP’s Data Agile Partner Program offers our ISV partners the opportunity to:
Increase your product’s value & differentiation with HP customers over your competition
Leverage expertise & resources of the HP Data Agile Partner Lab to ensure proper interoperability of your applications
Stay ahead of competitor’s by certifying new HP product releases as soon as they are available
Gain customer exposure for your company & solution on hp.com & HP partner communities
Use the Data Agile Ready logo to promote your solutions effectively
Increase your market opportunity through HP’s worldwide customer base
Specific partner benefits include the following:
Access to HP resources
Example Test Plans and Development Guidelines to assist with certification
Access to software, patches, & SDKs
Technical Q&A to HP Storage technical resources
Access to the HP Data Agile Partner Lab in Houston
Engineering support for certification process
Access to HP Data Agile Partner Ready logo for use with certified application
Listing on HP Data Agile Partner webpage
Inclusion in HP Data Agile Partner Solution Guide
HP Storage quote for partner-led press release
Listing on the Data Agile Compatibility Matrix
Inclusion in periodic AllianceOne or HP Storage channel training webcasts
The HP Data Agile Developer Resource Center (DRC) is where you can find a comprehensive selection of fully certified and supported data protection and archive solutions using HP Storage and market leading applications. Start here to design, configure and implement your next data protection or archiving solution.
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Data Agile Quote “Being part of the Data Agile program adds a new quality to the partnership between Archiware and HP, and we appreciate HP’s support and trust by making us a member of the program.
We have had integrations with HP StoreEver products for almost two decades, and we continue to integrate in many successful installations now. The integration between the StoreEver Tape products and Archiware P5 Archive gives customers an ideal solution for securing data on the most cost-effective and reliable storage media, LTO Tape. Through P5 Archive, metadata and previews of all assets remain searchable and can be easily restored from HP StoreEver when needed.”
With 20 years’ experience in data and storage management, BridgeHead Software is 100% focused on providing solutions for Healthcare and is trusted by over 1,000 hospitals worldwide. Today, BridgeHead Software helps healthcare facilities overcome challenges stemming from rising data volumes and increasing storage costs while delivering peace of mind around how to store, protect and share clinical and administrative information.
Data Agile Quote "HP’s program name, Data Agile, is evocative of the exact type of benefit that BridgeHead aims to deliver to our healthcare customers. All hospitals need to manage their data in a manner which enables them to be independent of the healthcare application, and thus able to migrate easily between versions of EMR and PACS and even between brands. As such, BridgeHead considers data agility to be a primary requirement for successful healthcare data management; we are delighted to be included as a charter member of HP’s new program." Michael Ball, PhD, EVP, Business Development at BridgeHead Software
CommVault is a software company relentlessly focused on all things data. We are dedicated to providing organizations worldwide with a radically better way to protect, manage and access data and information.
Data Agile Quote "The HP AllianceOne Data Agile Partner Program makes it simpler for CommVault to deliver a holistic solution with HP storage to minimize business disruptions and reduce risk for our customers. Through our Simpana singular software platform, CommVault offers complete management for all data, including snapshots, virtual machines, endpoint and archived emails and files, residing on HP storage products such as 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual arrays, HP StoreOnce disk, StoreEver tape and StoreAll archive platforms." Jeff Echols, senior director of product marketing and business development
iTernity – your key to compliance
iTernity is a leading vendor for storage-related archiving software that allows companies and organizations of all sizes to protect application data within heterogeneous storage and cloud infrastructures. Including the benefits of software defined data replication, immutability and continuous data self-healing. Customers worldwide, from small businesses to huge international enterprises, entrust their data to iTernity solutions.
Data Agile Quote "iTernity iCAS delivers software defined storage (SDS) functionality for retention management, encryption, replication and data self-healing. And with the HP Data Agile Partner Program, we provide our joint customers confidence that the combination of iTernity software with the complete HP Storage portfolio is integrated and certified. This is critical because our combined solutions deal with vital information and legally compliant data management therefore trusted partners are essential." Georg Csajkas – Director of Product Management
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the global industry leader in open platform IP video management software. The XProtect platform delivers powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-in-class solutions to video-enable organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs. Milestone software is sold through authorized and certified partners.
QStar Technologies is a leading provider of enterprise-class data management and archive software solutions. QStar software is a key element to create a robust vendor neutral active archive. The world’s leading companies rely on QStar for secure, cost effective and reliable protection of their valuable digital assets.
Data Agile Quote "QStar has been providing archiving software solutions for more than 27 years and has a long standing partnership with Hewlett Packard. Originally supporting Hewlett Packard's magneto optical library systems in the 1980's, QStar has supported each and every archiving product that Hewlett Packard has created, including and up to the latest HP StoreEver LTO6 / LTFS tape solutions. QStar is very proud to be included as a founding member of the Alliance One Data Agile Partner Program, which will further strengthen our joint solutions and provide greater value for our joint customers. We look forward to further integrating the capabilities of QStar and HP StoreEver tape solutions to make Tape as NAS active archiving even more reliable, cost effective and easy to use." Riccardo Finotti - CEO – QStar
Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is an information protection expert that helps people, businesses and governments seeking the freedom to unlock the opportunities technology brings -- anytime, anywhere. Founded in April 1982, Symantec, a Fortune 500 company, operating one of the largest global data-intelligence networks, has provided leading security, backup and availability solutions for where vital information is stored, accessed and shared. The company's more than 20,000 employees reside in more than 50 countries. Ninety-nine percent of Fortune 500 companies are Symantec customers. In fiscal 2014, it recorded revenues of $6.7 billion.
TOLIS Group, Inc.’s BRU™ software has delivered leading edge system backup and archival services since 1985. From single system backup to enterprise level client / server backup to media and entertainment backup, archival, and delivery, BRU solutions provide reliability, performance and value at all levels for all modern operating system platforms. TOLIS Group solutions support all of HP's storage offerings from disk arrays and virtual tape libraries to physical tape technologies; from standalone drives to enterprise-class tape libraries. Comprehensive software / hardware bundles based upon HP's LTO technologies are also available to complement BRU. Our service marks of “Backup You Can Trust” and “BRU … Because it’s the Restores That Matters” guide every aspect of TOLIS Group.
Quote “We are pleased to be a part of the HP BURA (Backup, Recovery & Archiving) Data Agile Partner Program. ‘Recovery’ is the operative characteristic, and TOLIS Group is very proud that our BRU™ technology is being used to protect environments ranging from independent video production to medical and accounting records, to the irreplaceable and priceless data streaming in from many NASA® solar system and deep space exploration initiatives. The combination of our BRU software solutions and HP's disk and tape technologies provides unparalleled reliability and performance to protect our customers’ data."
Tim Jones, president and CTO of TOLIS Group, Inc.
Veeam® is Modern Data Protection™. We believe today’s IT requirements have changed and that “3C” legacy backup problems—high costs, increased complexity and missing capabilities—are no longer acceptable for any organization. Veeam provides powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions that are Built for Virtualization™ and the Cloud—a perfect fit for the modern data center.
Data Agile Quote "As a longtime partner of HP, Veeam Software has leveraged our engineering relationship to deliver additional integration value that enables an Always-On Business outcome for our mutual customers. Veeam’s membership in the HP AllianceOne Data Agile Partner Program ensures our customers obtain pre-tested and certified solutions that they can deploy with confidence." Rick Hoffman; VP of Worldwide Channels & Alliances