By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy
There's no point in me whining about not being able to go to VMworld Barcelona because my wife and daughter are on a fabulous European trip and someone needed to stay home with our son (ok - I guess I just slipped in some whining).
If you're off to VMworld, I wanted to give you a few more tips. As with VMworld in San Francisco, HP is a Global Diamond Sponsor and it should be pretty easy to find us there. Here are a few places to find HP.
- SPO2564 - Supercharged SAN: Best Practices and Considerations for Your High-performance VMware SAN | Tuesday, 11:00. This session is with Aboubacar Diare who works in HP Storage R&D and I can't recommend this session enough. Aboubacar knows his stuff and you should make it a priority to get to this session.
- SS1012 - Best Practices for Hybrid Cloud: Build a Cloud You’re Proud of Without Making Million Dollar Mistakes! | Tuesday 14:00. We had a similar session in San Francisco that I wasn't able to attend but I know our CTO for Converged Infrastructure David Chalmers is a presenter - this should be really good!
- SPO5724 - Reducing lifecycle costs with HP CloudSystem optimized for VMware | Wednesday 09:00. I think I saw Brent Allen is presenting this session - Brent was on the HP TechCast we did from San Francisco - you can check that out.
- You can find HP in Booth number D202; demos will include VMware integration with HP 3PAR, Multi-site HA with HP StoreVirtual (formerly LeftHand VSA), HP ProLiant Gen8 for VMware, and lots more.
- The Tuesday night Welcome Reception is sponsored by HP - please remember me when you toast!
- We have a theatre in our booth and there are some very practical sessions planned there. They start on Tuesday at 11:30. We'll have a couple of entertaining performers in the booth introducing each of the sessions. I'll highlight a few of the theatre sessions next.
- Best practices for the hybrid cloud | Tuesday 11:30
- Implementing a vSphere Metro Storage Cluster with HP LeftHand Storage | Tuesday 13:00
- Supercharged SAN: Fine-tune your VAAI enabled vSphere SAN | Tuesday 16:00
- HP Data Protector: Delivering automated & integrated protection for vCloud Director | Tuesday 18:00
- Grow as you go in virtualised environments - the StoreVirtual (LeftHand) story from VSA to BladeSystem | Tuesday 18:30
- Reducing lifecycle costs with HP CloudSystem for VMware | Wednesday 11:30
- HP 3PAR: the leading storage system for virtual and cloud data centres | Wednesday 15:00
- HP Virtual Connect with Direct Attach 3PAR (Flat-SAN technology) | Wednesday 16:00
- HP Converged Storage for the next era of IT | Wednesday 16:30
- HP StoreOnce Backup: A single backup solution without limits or boundries | Thursday 11:00
- HP Data Protector: Delivering automated & integrated protection for vCloud Director | Thursday 14:00
- HP StoreOnce: an architectrual overview of a high availability backup system | Thursday 15:00
Hope you enjoy VMworld and Barcelona!