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Speaking in Tech podcast from VMworld

IMG_20111130_115426.jpgI wanted to point you to a podcast that Greg Knieriemen and Ed Saipetch did from our HP Customer Appreciation Party last night.  I lined up all the guests and frankly, I think it was an incredible group:


  • Brady Wilson, CTO of Opus Interactive
  • Shahin Pirooz, the CTO of CenterBeam
  • Bethany Mayer, senior VP and GM at HP Networking
  • David Scott, senior VP at HP Storage
  • Stephen Dewitt, VP of marketing at the Enterprise Group (Dave Donatelli's organization)

    (Picture is Greg with HP CEO Meg Whitman from HP Discover in Vienna, December 2011)


Here's a link to the podcast on the Register

Labels: VMware| VMworld2012

Virtual desktop announcement leading up to VMworld

vmwareView.pngI'll be leaving for VMworld tomorrow morning but I wanted to give you one last pre-show blog post.  Last week, HP had an announcement about our desktop to data center virtualization portfolio for VMware View.  This isn't an area that I've spent a lot of time on in the past other than looking at our storage for our reference architectures so yesterday I grabbed a couple of experts to help me understand the announcement. 


The end result is this podcast with Christian Jones from our thin client team and Dan Nordhues from our converged infrastructure team.  Christian helped me understand our thin client portfolio and Dan discussed the latest reference architectures for VMware View and also vSphere and Citrix.

HP at VMworld

HPStorageGuy Logoware.jpgOK - I'm not intentionally trying to overwhelm you with information about VMworld but it is one of if not my favorite events - and it starts this Sunday.  I've had six blog posts already talking about VMworld, giving you everything I know about what's going on and my recommendations for sessions to attend (and they aren't all HP - because there's only a few HP session).


Today I have a podcast with Shawn Wagner - I first got to know Shawn after HP and Compaq came together, working on the same team.  Shawn came from CPQ storage and of course I came HP storage.  She is managing HP's overall presence at VMworld and I thought it would be great to get from her what HP has going at VMworld.  It's a short podcast - about 5 minutes - so if you're going to VMworld, check it out.


If you're coming to VMworld, be sure to say hi.  I'll be wearing my HPStorageGuy logoware and won't be hard to spot!


Labels: podcast| VMworld2012

Stay ahead of the game with a storage refresh strategy

Today’s guest post is from Amy Kester, HP Financial Services marketing communications manager. Amy talks about how a proactive storage refresh strategy can help you improve your business performance. Match your company’s IT lifecycle phase and you’re on your way to the storage refresh path that suits you best. There’s also a great video from the team that summarizes this approach.

HP ProLiant Gen8 session from Nth Generation Symposium

Swales at Nth Generation.jpgWith all the excitement around our StoreVirtual VSA announcement and VMworld coming up, I didn't get all the Nth Generation Symposium content out that I wanted to - so since I have nothing else to talk about today, I thought I'd give you this HP ProLiant Gen8 session from the Symposium. 


Bill Swales is the VP of our Americas HP ProLiant team; I haven't seen Bill present in a long time and he taught me several things I didn't know about the new Gen8.  Bill focused his presentation on the innovations HP has in the new platform.  It's not an actual video of the session but I got a high quality audio recording of the sound board (thanks Nth!) and combined it with Bill's slides and a couple of videos he used.  

Labels: nth2012| ProLiant

Encouraging aha moments - finding creativity in unexpected places

0.jpgA couple of months ago I did my first ATSB Now For Something Completely Different podcast - where I featured a local Boise indie musician Naomi Psalm - a local artist who's music I really enjoy (and I got to go see her in concert at a local coffee shop recently too).  The idea for these is to hit a topic that has little to do with storage or technology but is still interesting.  Judging from the views of my first one, many of you found it appealing.


Today, I want to do my next iteration Now For Something Completely Different and its a very engaging conversation that I had with D_1205_058_008sized.jpgBoise State Professor Nancy Napier.  Nancy had come to HP early this summer and gave a presentation about creativity research she has done through the Centre for Creativity and Innovation at Boise State. 


I recorded this podcast about a month ago but Nancy and I wanted to wait until today to publish it because today is dedication day for the Micron Business and Economics Building at Boise State - where I did the podcast with Nancy. 

Best practices for hybrid cloud - build a cloud you're proud of

VMworld 2012 Super Session slide.pngLate last week, I got to sit in on a review of our HP Super Session at VMworld.  I gotta say, I'm really excited about this presentation - it will be a great session, guaranteed! 


In the past, I've been critical that the presentations have been a bit too "marketing" and knowing the VMworld audience, they were disappointing.  That won't be the case with this session! 


So I want to encourage you to consider session #SS1012: Best practices for hybrid cloud - build a cloud you're proud of, without making million dollar mistakes.  It's happening Wednesday at 9:30 AM. And just to give you more of a teaser, here's a brief snippet from the session.

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