Around the Storage Block Blog
Find out about all things data storage from Around the Storage Block at HP Communities.

Virtual Connect and 3PAR Flat SAN on Infosmack podcast

Headshot 100X100.jpgBy Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy  vexpert 2012 logo.gif


Several weeks ago at HP Discover, we announced HP Virtual Connect and 3PAR with Flat SAN technology.  I did a podcast with Alex Kramer from the Virtual Connect engineering team that gave a high-level overview.  That podcast is the most downloaded podcast I've had.  When blogger and Infosmack podcast host Nigel Poulton pinged me a few weeksVirtual-Connect.png ago to ask about doing a podcast I offered up Alex to him.


If you haven't listened to Infosmack before, you'll see why Nigel calls it a Technical Deep Dive podcast.  With Nigel's permission, I've taken his podcast, added a short introduction and present it to you here. 



If you rather download this as a podcast, right click here and save the MP3 file. 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.


Get more info

I'm not really sure you can get more info than what Nigel's podcast packed into this +50 minute podcast but here are a few things you can check out:



sunieal_09 | ‎12-12-2012 05:10 PM

Are there any whitepapers or any kind of documentation which i can go through for understanding basically how it works ? Also how are the zones & npiv capability supported on this ? is it the 3par box that supports NPIV or the virtual connect that handles it

| ‎12-12-2012 10:24 PM

@Sunieal_09 - Here's the Virtual Connect Cookbook and starting on page 79, there's lots of details about the Flat SAN technology. 

Leave a Comment

We encourage you to share your comments on this post. Comments are moderated and will be reviewed
and posted as promptly as possible during regular business hours

To ensure your comment is published, be sure to follow the community guidelines.

Be sure to enter a unique name. You can't reuse a name that's already in use.
Be sure to enter a unique email address. You can't reuse an email address that's already in use.
Type the characters you see in the picture above.Type the words you hear.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
About the Author
25+ years experience around HP Storage. The go-to guy for news and views on all things storage..

Follow Us
The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation.