By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy
Part of our announcement at HP Discover on Monday was around the new HP Virtual Connect Direct-Attach FC for 3PAR with Flat SAN technology. This is pretty cool stuff - as I said yesterday, it reduces complexity and cost with while reducing latency between servers and storage by eliminating the need for multi-tier SANs.
I have a GREAT podcast with Alex Kramer. Alex is on the Virtual Connect engineering team in our ProLiant software team and he really helped me to understand exactly what we announced. Here's my podcast with Alex:
You can download this podcast by doing a right-click and "Save as" here. You can subscribe to my podcast on iTunes - go to the iTunes store and search for "Around the Storage Block" or you can open this link and click on the "View in iTunes" button under my picture.
There's an hp.com announcement page with a bit more info you can dig into so check that out. There have also been several press articles that have focused on this - here's a link to a few of them:
- Via Datacenter Dynamics, "HP Discover: HP does away with multi-tier SAN"
- Via CRN, "HP's 3PAR storage connects to blades without SAN, targeting Cisco, EMC offerings"
- Via Chris Mellor at The Register, "HP freezes out SAN fabric".
If you have any comments or questions about our news on Monday, don't hesitate to leave a comment or send me a Tweet.