By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy
In general, my rule of thumb is no more than one blog post a day. During HP Discover, there was so much going on that my rule of thumb - well, just didn't make sense. I'm breaking my rule of thumb again today because I saw a really great blog post from my friends in HP Labs and I just have to share it with you.
You know we announced HP StoreAll Storage at HP Discover - my words to describe it are that it's a file and object converged platform for retention super-charged with Express Query. Express Query captures and stores metadata and can be searched at lightening fast speeds compared to a traditional file scan. A test we ran showed it was 100,000 times faster (and no, that isn't a typo).
While at HP Discover, I did a video with Alistair Veitch from HP Labs and we talked about Express Query. Alistair is the Director of Storage & Information Management Platforms. Here's the video I did with Alistair.
And while I'm excited to share the video with Alistair, I'm even more excited about this blog post from HP Labs. The post is titled, "HP Labs’ contributions to HP StoreAll, announced at HP Discover Frankfurt". The post is from HP Labs researchers Kim Keeton and Brad Morrey who work for Alistair and were very involved with Express Query. It's great to get the insight from the researchers at HP Labs. Be sure to check it out!
One last related video I want to share with you is this interview Alistair did with Dave Vellante from HP Discover. Dave has been around the storage industry for a very long time - I first met him when he came to Boise in 1994 to get an early peak of HP AutoRAID. I'm jealous because Dave asked Alistair way better questions than I did! Here's that video:
I'll have more to say about innovation at HP over the coming weeks and months but this is a great example of how HP is taking research in HP Labs and turning it into solutions and I'm happy to say in this case for HP Storage!