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VM density testing by Taneja Group

jeff-boles-t.jpgDuring our HP Bootcamp at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) last week, I was able to watch a presentation by Jeff Boles, Sr Analyst from Taneja Group.  Jeff talked about testing he had lead looking at VM density with HP 3PAR compared to a traditional array.  While I've talked about VM density here on ATSB and have highlighted our "Double your VM density guarantee", Jeff had some great information that really brings the story home for me. 

Jeff graciously agreed to chat with me and he talked through the same slides he presented at our Bootcamp.  I've created a few different versions of the discussion with Jeff.  It's about 20 minutes long and I have a YouTube version where I mixed the slides he used with the podcast.

Talking about the HP 3PAR ASICS

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Earlier this week, we had a customer event in Las Vegas to celebrate our Get Virtual Guarantee.  One of our HP attendees at the reception was JR Richardson.  JR came to our HP Tech Day back in February (that wasn't in Las Vegas!) and gave a great overview of HP 3PAR for the bloggers.  I got a few minutes with JR before attendees joined us at the suite to talk about 3PAR architecture, focusing on the ASICS and what in the architecture allows us to guarantee that HP can double a customer's VM density.

What is VM density with VMware and how to improve it

370x190-simplify-gvg-nolink.jpgThe other day, I introduced you to our new HP 3PAR Get Virtual Guarantee.  Today, I have a podcast with my fellow vExpert Eric Siebert.  If you've been reading my blog, you know that HP 3PAR is a modern architecture designed with virtualization and cloud in mind.  In the podcast, Eric helps us understand some of the storage challenges created by server virtualization and how HP 3PAR's architecture overcomes those challenges. 

 

I also have a blog post on the VMware Alliances blog - that post has a YouTube version of the podcast I did with Eric, so if you're a visual person head over there and take a look at the blog post.  

 

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HP 3PAR Get Virtual Guarantee

Today I have a very exciting announcement to share with you - it’s a new program called the Get Virtual Guarantee.  I was really impressed with our HP 3PAR Get Thin Guarantee.  This program pushes the limits even further.  Check out this HP Storage Countdown video - about 80 seconds long - that will give you an overview:

 

 

BTW - if you're thinking about coming to HP Discover, here's how you can get a $300 discount.  Click on this link (or click on the graphic below) and use the promo code in the graphic.  There is a session at HP Discover that will talk more detail on the Get Thin and Get Virtual Guarantees, #TB2830 on Wednesday June 7th at 10 AM.

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