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Going deeper on the HP E5000 Messaging System for Exchange 2010

CartoonCalvin100X100.JPG By Calvin Zito, aka @HPStorageGuy


Thanks for hanging with me here this week - there's been a lot of views of my blog posts on the announcement we did.  I have two more "deep dives" on our product news from earlier this week.  Today (because my P4800 video isn't ready yet) I take on the HP E5000 Messaging System for Microsoft Exchange. 



The E5000 is going to make it hard for me to pick my favorite storage product.  I got asked that during the most recent Coffee with Thomas podcast.  With Converged Infrastructure starting to really manifest itself in HP storage, products that showcase how we can leverage our leading server, networking and of course storage are the ones that I'm becoming quite fond of.  My class pet until now has been the P4800 - and I'll hit that next week.  The E5000 is another great example of how we can engineer, build, and deliver great solutions by leveraging the power of HP.  And in today's power podcast, that's exactly what I talk to Dean Steadman, product manager for the E5000, about.  Without further ado, here's the power podcast:



I was searching around and came upon a podcast that Brian Babineau, a senior analyst from Enterprise Strategy Group, giving storage recommendations for deploying Exchange 2010.  This is short (less than 5 minutes) and worth listening to:



 Note: there is not transcript for this podcast - the "Transcript" button has no effect.







Here are other links for you to dig deeper into the E5000:


Have a good weekend and see you next week!


Andrew Fidel | ‎03-07-2011 04:26 PM

Will the hardware from the E5000 be available for purchase outside of this solution. For many midsized remote offices 2 blades and 16 drives is a perfect sized solution.

| ‎03-10-2011 05:29 AM

Hi Andrew - I'm not aware of plans to take the E5000 as is an make it available as a general purpose "infrastructure in a box" solution.  However, delivering solutions based on our strategy of Converged Infrastructure is absolutely the direction we're headed.  You can see that in several storage products we have.  The P4800 BladeSystem SAN is another example of that - we use the C7000 BladeSystem enclosure and use from 2 to 8 half height slots as storage controllers with the same number of those 16 drawer enclosures.  The storage is a P4000 (HP LeftHand) SAN.  What ever slots you don't use for storage controllers can be blade servers.  I hope to have a blog post on this soon but the video editing is taking longer than I hoped.


I'll certainly take your input back to our team - and thanks for the input!

Chandan | ‎03-28-2011 06:48 AM

Thanks Calvin, for your comment on my blog entry for E5000.  I am sure the readers will find the podcast and other deep dive links on your blog, very interesting and informative.

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