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Update to HP Insight Control Storage Module for vCenter

I've been so focused on our November 1 webcast that I haven't had much to say on the blog in a few days.  But one thing worth pointing you to is the new version of HP Insight Control Storage Module for vCenter - it's version 7.1 in case your counting. 


Insight Control.gifAlso available is a new version of HP Insight Control for vCenter Server, which delivers powerful HP server management capabilities to VMware administrators, enabling comprehensive deployment, provisioning, monitoring, remote control and power optimization directly from the vCenter console.


More insight on Insight Control Storage Module

Here's a few bullets (yes, I'm copy/pasting from other information I have) talking a bit about what Insight Control Storage Module for vCenter can do:

HP 3PAR - Fit for VMware environments

Andre Carpenter.jpgBy Andre Carpenter, Senior Solution Architect in Australia


My colleague Calvin Zito wrote a great blog recently talking about why he thought 3PAR is awesome for VMware.  I agree with him and wanted to share a deep dive post on why I agree.


The traditional RAID era and how the storage world has changed.

I started my storage career doing design and implementation services in this era, not all raid groups were created equal, it seems (at least to me) that more thought and planning had to be put in back then1.png because the arrays weren’t as capable and smart as they are today.  There was no concept of automated storage tiering or shared storage pools for example.


The spindle count in raid groups were calculated by storage architects based on host IOP workload requirements, there was no real concept of throwing all spindles into one big “pool” and carving and provisioning storage from that pool.

Labels: 3PAR| VMware

It’s not how much storage you have. It’s how much you can do with it.

Event_Image_FINAL.pngJoin David Scott, GM of HP Storage and Chris Evans, storage consultant and industry blogger, and me for what promises to be a great conversation on legacy storage and what modern data centers really need.


Topics to be covered include

  • The evolution of storage
  • Storage issues plaguing our customers
  • How storage vendors need to step up to the plate to design systems that can really meet a customers needs - today and into the future



How to join

On November 1st at 2 PM PST (5 PM EST) sign on to our event URL. Please arrive early so you don’t miss a minute of the discussion. This event is being held via Watchitoo®, a partner I have been using for my HP TechCast. Please join us online.

Labels: newera| webcast

Einstein's Trunk author Jim Haberkorn

Jim Haberkorn.pngAbout once a month, I'm doing something I call "Now for something completely different" - where I step away from storage and technology and have what I hope you think is an interesting discussion. This version is with my HP colleague Jim Haberkorn who has written a fiction novel called Einstein's Trunk.


JEinsteins-Trunk_2x3.jpgim and I talk about why he took up writing a book in the podcast and also talks a bit about the storyline in Einstein's Trunk.  I bought it for my Kindle several months ago, got busy and wasn't able to read it until late summer.  Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down.  The main character is a bit of a cross between Indiana Jones and Jason Bourne.  I really enjoyed it and thought talking to Jim about his book would make for a great "Now for something completely different" podcast.

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