By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy
HP Discover is creeping up on me quickly and I am definitely excited about it. For those of you coming, I wanted to give you my pick for the top storage sessions to consider. Now mind you, I'm sure there will be other great sessions that aren't in our storage track - but hey, I am the Storage Guy.
Before I give you the top storage sessions, here are a couple of other links to help you navigate coming to HP Discover:
So with that, here's my list of top storage sessions:
- Session ID #BB2073: Learn why savvy IT organizations are leaving EMC and NetApp, and why one of the hottest teams in baseball chose HP! David Scott , Sr VP and GM of HP Storage. Tuesday 2:45 PM.
- Session #BB2706 Why storage costs are out of control and how to fix it with Converged Storage. Tom Joyce, VP of marketing, strategy, and operations. Wednesday 2:45 PM.
- #TB2830 Get Thin and Get Virtual with 3PAR. Mike Koponen, Manager, Solutions Marketing; Priceline.com (end user). Thursday 10 AM.
- #BB2829 Storage for Shippers: How HP LeftHand Keeps FedEx Moving. Kate Davis & Dale Degen, HP LeftHand product team, FedEx (end user). Tuesday 2:45 PM.
- #BB2841 StoreOnce – Anywhere and Only Once. Sean Kinney, Director, Product Marketing; Jason Buffington, Enterprise Strategy Group, Nebraska Medical Group (end user). Tuesday 1:30 PM.
- BB3042 HP Storage and Big Data. Patrick Osborne and Vish Mulchand, Directors of Product Management. Thursday 4 PM.
- #TB2707 Boldly go where no storage has gone before: data mobility, SSDs and priceline.com's storage journey. Craig Nunes, VP of Marketing (and my boss!); Priceline.com (end user). Wednesday 11:15 AM.
- #TB2713 Ask the Experts: Storage for VMware Virtualization. Eric Siebert, Mike Koponen, Aboubacar Diare, Maneesh Jain, Brad Katz, and yours truly! Wednesday 2:45 PM.
- #HOL3182 Tips and tricks to get the most out of HP 3PAR. Larry Bonnette & Lance Motowicki; Choose from 4 sessions during the week but these Hands-on-Labs fill up fast so sign up quickly!
- #TB2075 HP StoreOnce Backup: scalable StoreOnce technology meets enterprise-class IT data protection. Rothery Harris & Matt Jacoby. Wednesday 11:15 AM.
- #TB2890 Learn why HP StoreOnce deduplication is 7x faster than Data Domain. Rothery Harris/ Matt Jacoby Tuesday 2:45 PM.
Tomorrow I'll have another post for attendees of HP Discover. I'm thinking what I'll use the post tomorrow to give an overview of the highlights at HP Discover. I'll update that blog post while we're at HP Discover to give you daily highlights - the top events, sessions, keynotes, social events (like Tweetups) that we'll have that day. Usually I don't update a blog post like that but I'll get you an easy URL that you can remember to visit that one blog post each day.
And speaking of Tweetups, I wanted to be sure you know about the "Going for the Gold" Tweetup happening on Wednesday night June 6th, sponsored by Connect and Vivit (independent HP user groups). Here's a link to register for it.
(Click on the image to go to the HP Discover event page)