By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy
Earlier this week, we had a customer event in Las Vegas to celebrate our Get Virtual Guarantee. It was pretty dang cool for a few reasons - for the first half of the reception, we had the Hardwood Suite at the Palms Hotel. This is a palatial 10,000 square foot suite that actually has a basketball court and a locker room.
The second half of the party was on an outdoor patio bar at the Palms that had a fantastic view of the Las Vegas strip. It was the first time I've seen a view of the strip like this - not at a hotel right on the strip and this high up.
You can see the Venetian and Palazzo Hotels in this picture and of course we'll be there in a couple of weeks for HP Discover. While it will be my 7th trip to Vegas seven months, I'm really looking forward to it.
I said there were a couple of cool things about the party - so let me get to the reason for this blog post. One of our HP attendees at the reception was JR Richardson. JR came to our HP Tech Day back in February (that wasn't in Las Vegas!) and gave a great overview of HP 3PAR for the bloggers. I got a few minutes with JR before attendees joined us at the suite to talk about the 3PAR architecture, focusing on the ASICS and what in the architecture allows us to guarantee that HP can double a customer's VM density. Here's the podcast with JR:
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.
For more information
I've done a few blog posts talking about the Get Virtual Guarantee and they each have some helpful information about the guarantee and HP 3PAR so check them out. I also have many, many blog posts talking about 3PAR that if you want to go deeper there, you can.