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Must see storage sessions at HP Discover

Headshot 100X100.jpgBy Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy  vexpert 2012 logo.gif


I have a couple of ATSB traditions when it comes to events like HP Discover: 1) A blog post talking about the bloggers coming and 2) a blog post with my top sessions.  Today I wanted to share my top (mostly storage) sessions at HP Discover. 


As I looked at the list of sessions, it was clear that I'd have to make choices because there are always at least two storage sessions running at the same time and I saw one time slot that has four concurrent storage sessions.   Some of those conflicts are between a business breakout and a technical breakout session so I will list a couple of those conflicting sessions so you can decide which is in your interest area.  So let's get on with the list.


The Mother of all sessions!

Sleekbook.pngIf you only come to one storage session, here's the one you have to put on your list.  Sr VP and GM of HP Storage David Scott along with EMEA VP Chris Johnson with host a session on Tuesday, 11:00 AM titled "HP unveils new storage for the next era of IT - your VIP access to the biggest announcement of the year".  I can't say a whole lot more about the session but I think the title makes pretty clear it will be a great session.  And to motivate you a bit more to come, all attendees will get raffle ticket for the grand prize drawing of an HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook.  Bring your ticket Tuesday at 5:30 PM to our HP Storage booth in the Converged Infrastructure Pavilion, watch the booth unveiling, and keep your fingers crossed and you can win the HP ENVY.


My agenda of sessions

I'll be busy with our bloggers attending HP Discover but I'm always ambitious when signing up for sessions knowing I won't be able to get to them all.  But these are the sessions I hope to attend.  Note that BB means Business Breakout, TK is Track Keynote, and TB is a Technical Breakout:


Tuesday 4 December

  • 10:00 AM Session ID BB1685 Be a virtualisation hero: remove the obstacles and accelerate the benefits
  • 11:00 AM BB2073 Strategy Session: HP unveils new storage for the next era of IT (Previous mentioned)
  • 4:30 PM BB1688 HP StoreOnce: redefining information protection for the next era of IT

Wednesday 5 December

  • 12:45 PM TK2124 Keynote Panel Discussion: The power of convergence. 
  • 1:45 PM TB1368 HP 3PAR: the leading storage system for virtual and cloud data centres
  • 4:00 PM TB2708 Converged file and block solutions with HP 3PAR and Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Thursday 6 December

  • 9:30 AM TB3179 Automatic tiering using HP 3PAR Adaptive Optimization
  • 10:30 AM BB2876 Zero to Cloud: one real-life journey to ITaaS using HP 3PAR
  • 11:30 AM TB1682 HP 3PAR for performance and mission-critical environments

More storage sessions to consider!

As I said, I probably won't make all the sessions I've signed up for - and if I had time to attend even more sessions, here's my list of other sessions I'd attend with some overlapping sessions listed. 


Tuesday 4 December

  • 10:00 AM TB2756 Building a disaster tolerant infrastructure with HP 3PAR
  • 12:45 PM TB1686 Grow-as-you-go in virtualised environments: the StoreVirtual story from VSA to BladeSystem
  • 12:45 PM BB1683 HP 3PAR—the only storage architecture you’ll ever need
  • 4:30 PM BB1690 Storage transformation: HP’s end to end approach to ensure a successful outcome

 Wednesday 5 December

  • 12:45 PM TB1367 Why solid state storage is changing the world of IT
  • 1:45 PM TB2841 HP StoreOnce: an architectural overview of a true high availability backup system
  • 1:45 PM TB2755 Implementing a vSphere Metro Storage Cluster with HP LeftHand Storage
  • 2:45 PM BB1656 New: HP Storage and Autonomy — bringing real time to Big Data
  • 2:45 PM TB1657 HP Virtual Connect with Direct Attach 3PAR
  • 4:00 PM BB1691 Infrastructure positioning to underpin a big data strategy

Thursday 6 December

  • 10:30 AM TB1646 3PAR for the EVA administrator
  • 10:30 AM TB2402 Managing your HP infrastructure with VMware vCentre and HP Insight Control
  • 1:15 PM TB1687 New XP P9500 flash media: performance enhancements and case studies
  • 1:15 PM TB1645 Combining HP StoreOnce and HP Tape—data protection best practices


Attend from afar 

Mark your calendar.pngLastly,  if you aren't able to join us in Frankfurt, you can still get the news as it happens.  We have an page with tons of info and a count down clock to out big happenings at HP Discover.  And here's a link where you can sign-up to attend via your PC (click on the image). 




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msmith | ‎11-27-2012 05:46 PM

It is so helpful to get a clear picture ofwhat is going on. I was overwhelmed at HP Discover in June. It is so helpful when experts let me know what is a "must see" at these sorts of events.

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