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Another useful tool on hp.com

By Calvin Zito


Last month I posted about our HP IT Resource Center; it's a great resource to ask peers and experts technical questions about your HP products including StorageWorks. 


I thought some of you might also benefit from our Small and Medium Business Learning Center.  Here you can find lots of different online classes that covers a wide range of topics.  There are a number of Server and Storage classes you can find that include:



There are also classes to help tune your skills with common applications like Word, Excel, and PhotoShop, lessons on building your own web page (one that my 13 year old daughter took and now uses to build her own blog in HTML) and much more.  And best of all, it's free.  Check it out - I'm sure you'll find something useful here to build your knowledge.

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Making sure the right hand knows what the LeftHand is doing

By Calvin Zito 


Our colleagues at LeftHand Networks have been hard at work since the acquisition announcement in October and one of the fruits from their labor was announced last week.  New for entry-level customers is the SAS Starter SAN.  Based on high-performing SAS drives, this new SAN is ideal for virtual server environments that require more "horsepower" to perform optimally.  The higher performance drives help satisfy the I/O needs of virtual environments, while LeftHand's architecture automatically balances data volumes across all disk drives, network connections and processors.  To read more, click here see the press release here: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2009/090211b.html.


You might also be interested knowing that we have a couple of HP LeftHand Networks blogs.  Last week, the team posted a blog about a roadshow in the U.S. and Canada, focused on Disaster Recovery for Virtualized Environments.  You can read about it here: http://lefthandnetworks.typepad.com/virtual_view/2009/02/coming-to-a-city-near-youdisaster-recovery-for-virtualized-environment-workshops.html.  The other blog is the HP LHN useablity blog.  The latest post on the same topic of disaster recovery can be found here: http://lefthandnetworks.typepad.com/usability_corner/2009/02/this-is-not-the-time-to-think-about-your-disaster-recovery-strategy.html.


Over the next several months, we'll integrate the HP LHN blog into our Around the Storage Block blog - but for now, I'll highlight here when there's a new post. 


Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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