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I've done several podcasts now from short trip to the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) last week - today I have a video I did. In the other blogs, I mentioned that the hands on labs at MMS were running on HP infrastructure, including the HP VirtualSystem VS3 for Microsoft and our 3PAR utility storage. What I forgot to mention was the Database Consolidation Appliance. It was also part of the hands on lab infrastructure. What they had running in the Serverquarium was based on our HP BladeSystem, the P2000 MSA, and of course Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Hyper-V, and System Center.
I also learned that we hosted 52,000 virtual machines over the 4 1/2 day event. Dung Hoang who managed setting up the VS3 told me that he sat around for most of the day but had 10 minutes between labs to wipe the VMs off to get ready for the next set of labs.
As you'll see in my video, there was an area with about 200 HP Z200 workstations where attendees could sit down and do a self-paced lab at any time. There were also instructor lead labs happening that attendees needed to register for. I think Dung told me that there was up to about 400 of those happening at any one time - but my main point is that there were more HOLs than what you'll see in the room on the video. Here it is:
Last week I did a podcast from NAB talking about Linear Tape File System (LTFS) with one of our long-time tape gurus Mark Fleischhauer. The next morning after I talked to Mark, I got a demo in our booth of some new software that we'll have available soon that allows you to use LTFS on Windows systems.
The tape is dead FUD won't go away until those that like to proclaim it's early demise are - well, I'll just say gone. LTFS is a fantastic proof point of how tape will continue to exist long into the future.
So check out the demo of our LTFS software on Windows.
I dropped in to Microsoft Management Summit last week for an afternoon but got a boatload of content while I was there. This is the last of my VirtualSystem for Microsoft posts. I have two podcasts - one with a couple of HP guys and the other with Mark Hassall.
In the first podcast, I talked with Paul Gavin who is a Microsoft Virtualization Solution Manager at HP and Jose Betancourt, an HP pre-sales architect. We hit a number of topics but focused on customer requirements for building a Microsoft-based private cloud.
The second podcast is with Mark Hassall from Microsoft. Mark works in the Windows Server & Management Group and is responsible for the virtualization and management initiative working with HP. Mark and I talk about the work that HP and Microsoft are doing together around virtualization and management.
I spent the week in Vegas at NAB but I was able to pop over to the Venetian on Wednesday and spend the afternoon at the Microsoft Management Summit. I had a post earlier in the week called HP at Microsoft Management Summit. In this post, I have a couple of podcasts focused on the HP VirtualSystem VS3 for Microsoft.
In the first, I talk to Maribeth Marcello, the worldwide product manager for the VirtualSystem VS3. Maribeth and I talk about positioning of the VS3 and what customers should consider it.
Here's the first podcast with Maribeth:
Next I talked to Dung Hoang - Dung is an engineer on the VirtualSystem team and was involved in building the MMS Hands-on-lab infrastructure that ran all the HOL during the event. Dung had told me that they expected to have run 42,000 VMs in total and during the peak usage of HOLs, there were over 3000 concurrent VMs running on the VirtualSystem Monday morning just before lunch.
Here's the podcast with Dung.