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Top storage sessions at HP Discover

CartoonCalvin100X100.JPG 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:


Business 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; (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. 


Educational sessions

  • #TB2707   Boldly go where no storage has gone before:  data mobility, SSDs and's storage journey. Craig Nunes, VP of Marketing (and my boss!); (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.    

Technical sessions

  • #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.  



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Brian Beeler | ‎05-17-2012 05:19 PM

To make it even easier for the storage guys, how about times/dates/room numbers? I know, I could look it up and all, but since you're already working on the schedule Smiley Wink

| ‎05-17-2012 06:14 PM

LOL - I was in the middle of adding the days/times when you left your comment.  I'm not going to add rooms because those might change depending on registration numbers for the sessions.  Thanks for suggesting and glad we storage guys are on the same page!

GregTinker ‎05-18-2012 04:47 PM - edited ‎05-23-2012 10:38 PM



We – Chris and I—hope to meet you while @ Discover. 


On a side note, we believe the sessions you outlined above will be exceptional.  We would also like to draw attention to another educational and technical session TB2095  Learn advanced debugging and technical tactics for enterprise storage Thursday June 7th at 1:30 PM.  This session will allow your audience to see firsthand how the cloud is built on storage, as well as details on how Storage functions so that they can better prepare their business goals around RPO, RTO, and many other SLAs.


Furthermore, this session we will help CxO’s, and techies understand the limits of most all enterprise arrays in how to achieve best performance practices on many  operating systems and applications.  To read more about where the Tinker Twins will be, check out Tinker Schedule


Wish you and your readers the very best at discover 2012, and we hope to see many of you.


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| ‎05-25-2012 06:06 PM

Hey Chris - would be great to meet you guys at Discover and do a podcast together - we can talk about your session.  Let's connect there!

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