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VM density testing by Taneja Group

CJZ headshot.jpegBy Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy  vexpert 2012 logo.gif

During our HP Bootcamp at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) last week, I was able to watch a presentation by Jeff Boles, Sr Analyst from Taneja Group.  Jeff talked about testing he had lead looking at VM density with HP 3PAR compared to a traditional array.  While I've talked about VM density here on ATSB and have highlighted our "Double your VM density guarantee", Jeff had some great information that really brings the story home for me. 

Jeff graciously agreed to chat with me and he talked through the same slides he presented at our Bootcamp.  I've created a few different versions of the discussion with Jeff.  It's about 20 minutes long and I have a YouTube version where I mixed the slides he used with the podcast.  Here it is:



I also have a podcast version that you can download or if you subscribe to my ATSB podcast on iTunes, you can get it there.  Note: You can also 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.


Another resource specific to the discussion with Jeff is his blog post where he briefly mentions his presentation at the HP Bootcamp but also has a link where you can download a PDF of the slides he presented and that he talked me through;  this would be a great companion if you only download the audio, so you can see the data Jeff discusses. 


I also want to point you to is our HP 3PAR StoreServ ROI calculator.  Fair warning - you do have to register for this.


Finally, after returning home from VMware PEX, I came across a technical training on the HP 3PAR architecture.  At the front end of the training was a lot of information about what makes the HP 3PAR StoreServ architecture really a thing of beauty and I definitely got a couple ideas for future ChalkTalks.  I'm committing to you here that I'll get cracking on those and I think it will really help explain why HP 3PAR can double your VM density - so stay tuned for those ChalkTalks!

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