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HP Storage in South Africa - and a few wild animals!

P1030646.JPGTo say I was a little excited about being invited to speak at a customer event by our HP Storage team in South Africa is a bit understated.  When they first asked me, I asked them "do you really mean me"?  Well, they did and I'm back from an unbelievable trip.  In this post, I'll briefly talk about all the fun I had, point to video and pictures I have of my weekend at Kruger National Park and share a podcast I did with Aptronics, an HP partner I met with in Johannesburg.


Planes, trains, and automobiles

Ok - the only train I took was between terminals at an airport but it was a very long trip for me to get to entrance of Kruger National Park in South Africa.  42 hours to be exact.  I didn't pay attention to the itinerary I booked and had a 7 hour layover in San Francisco.  That ended up being a good thing because I did get a bunch of things done preparing for the event in Johannesburg. 


I flew into Johannesburg, South Africa and caught a small commuter plane to Nelspruit where I rented a car and headed for the Crocodile Bridge entrance into Kruger National Park.


To see videos and pictures I have of the animals along with the podcast, go to the full blog post.

HP 3PAR StoreServ now certified for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration

By Hasmig Samurkashian, HP Storage Solutions Marketing


Hasmig_small2.jpgWe are pleased to announce HP 3PAR StoreServ certification for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI).  While we believe that HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA is unbeatable as a complete solution, TDI does offer you some additional flexibility for. Here’s how we see it when it comes to HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA advantages and SAP HANA TDI offerings.

Labels: 3PAR| SAP| StoreServ

Best use cases for HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System

By Bill Johnson, Senior Manager, Product Management, HP Storage


Bill3.jpgI last blogged about 10 reasons to consider HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System. Now let’s get more specific with answers to these questions around when you should choose  RDX for a fast, smart and reliable data backup solution ideal for single-server businesses, whatever your industry. 


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Labels: backup| RDX

Update on HP OneView

OneView.pngIt's been a bit over a week since I was at VMware PEX but I'm back in San Francisco and thought it would be a good time for another post on the topic. I have another podcast I did at PEX, this time talking to Steeve Daigle, who manages integration with HP OneView within VMware environments.  Steeve and I talked about what's new with OneView and we talked about a new demo video on as well as a blog post that has more.   I'm in transit to South Africa so I'll let the podcast do the talking.


To listen to the podcast and get the links to the demo videos, go to the full blog post.

Labels: OneView| podcast| VMware

Introducing ATSB ShortTake: Converged Transceiver

ATSB ShortTake 1.pngJust over a year ago, I introduced our HP Storage ChalkTalks - you can click on the link to see all the blog posts I have that include a ChalkTalk or you can find them all on my YouTube playlist at  Now it's time for another new format - something I'm calling Around the Storage Block ShortTake. 


What is an ATSB ShortTake?

I'm asking our experts in HP Storage to record themselves presenting on a topic - could be a product, solution, or program - with a goal of keeping them at 5 minutes.  I'll have the audio as a podcast and you can get the slides on our HP B2B SlideShare account. 


First ever ShortTake

The first ever ShortTake is a brand new product - a new transceiver.  Normally, a transceiver isn't very exciting but today we're introducing the first converged SAN and LAN transceiver, the HP StoreFabric 16Gb FC/10GbE Converged SFP+.  Instead of telling you all about it here, I'll let you listen to the ShortTake and check out the slides. 


Go to the full blog post to see the slides and listen or download the audio.

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