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Customers Share Their Secrets: San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

I have one last customer video I've been holding out on that I did at Nth Symposium.  I want to share one today.  This is a great story - the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has multiple video cameras on 600 buses, 120 trolleys and many stations with multiple cameras all collecting video.  When their storage system, from another storage vendor, had a "catastrophic melt down" and data loss, CTO Stevan White turned to Nth Generation and HP for help. 

 

San Diego MTS implemented HP 3PAR StoreServ and in Stevan's words, "We went from freaked out to very comfortable with our storage".  I really enjoyed talking to Stevan and think you'll like this video.

 

Check out the rest of my Customers Share Their Secret videos on ATSB and if you want to learn more about HP 3PAR StoreServ, check out the hp.com product page that has a lot of useful information at hp.com/go/3PAR.

 

Customers Share Their Secrets - UC Irvine

I have been holding out on a couple customer videos I did at Nth Symposium.  I want to share one today.  And with all our recent talk about the 1TB of free StoreVirtual VSA, it's timely to share this video with you. 

 

The University of California at Irvine has been a long time HP Storage customer. I met Kazuto Okayasu at Nth Symposium a few years ago and I've enjoyed talking to him about storage every year at the event. This year, I asked Kaz to do a video with me to talk about his environment and he graciously said yes.  It's a great story - UC Irvine is deep into virtualization and Kaz talks about how they used StoreVirtual VSA to set up a multi-site SAN to have site resiliency.  The video with Kaz is short and speaks for itself so here it is.

 

You can learn more about HP StoreVirtual at hp.com/go/StoreVirtual.

Customers Share Their Secrets: Helsingør Kommune

I've had a pretty amazing year with incredible trips to South Africa and Europe. My management has been very accommodating to me traveling as long as I can combine activities. So when the chance to speak at the Denmark VMUG over the summer came up, my manager said yes but combine some other things with the trip.  

 

The city of Helsingør, known as Helsingør Kommune, is an HP 3PAR StoreServ customer and they were willing to do a video with me - so check box for my manager.  We spent a great day in Helsingør and I really enjoyed meeting Brian Hansen and talking to him about his environment.  They are a VMware environment and had recently replaced an HP EVA. As you'll hear Brian talk about, they have a second site for disaster recovery that is still an EVA and will be updated with a 3PAR some time soon.  Brian also discusses their backup environment that is based on Veeam. Here's the video with Brian.

Customers Share Their Secrets first video - BlueShore Financial

We have been kicking around the idea of doing a reqular series of customer interviews.  I get the opportunity to do these at big events like HP Discover or VMworld, but I want to do it with a regular cadence and waiting for an event isn't going to make for a regular show. 

 

I worked with a smal team and we've come up with a way to do interviews even when I can't be in the same location as our customer.  So I'm really pleased to present our first Customers Share Their Secrets with HPStorageGuy Calvin Zito.  In our first show, I speak to Ryan Burgess, Manager of Technology Infrastructure from BlueShore Financial in British Columbia.  They have a unique value proposition as a botique financial institute and I talked to Ryan about the challenges he faced and how HP 3PAR and HP StoreOnce helped him be an IT hero.  Here's the show. 

 

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Listen in as our customers share their secrets

By Melissa Saegert Elicker, Social Media Editor, HP Storage

 

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Before the summer’s out, now’s a good time to revisit some incredibly insightful interviews that two of our storage customers took the time to participate in during HP Discover in Las Vegas.

 

Check out the videos shot in The Cube with interviewer Dave Vellante talking with Ryan Burgess, BlueShore Financial, and Emile Brideau, Medavie Blue Cross.

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