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Imagine this: Manage HP 3PAR StoreServ in your Windows Server environment

By Parissa Mohamadi, Microsoft Solution Manager, HP Storage Marketing


It’s reality with HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft!

Have you ever dreamed of managing your HP 3PAR StoreServ with a single pane-of-glass view of all that is happening in your Microsoft Windows Server environment?


If so, HP StoreFront Manager for Microsoft has it all! It provides a comprehensive integration of HP 3PAR StoreServ with Microsoft System Center so that you can see events/alerts, capacity monitoring and detailed VM information all in one place. I'll dive into the topic on my 3PAR Thursday blog here - or you can check out my ShortTake.



HP and Microsoft - Your Journey. Your Cloud. Your Way

A couple of weeks ago, we had a full day of live streaming interviews from Microsoft Management Summit.  There's no doubt that both HP and Microsoft are titans in technology and the partnership is helping our customers with their cloud journey - whether that is a private cloud or hybrid cloud.  The interviews we did focused on that.  There are too many to embed them all but I'm going to put a few of them here and give you links to the rest. There were 13 in all but this was my favorite!

Video highlights from Microsoft Management Summit

If you read my blog recently, you know I was at Microsoft Management Summit last week.  I brought Andy McCaskey ( and Jeffery Powers ( to help with a live stream webcast we did.  We did a couple of interviews every hour and ended up with a lot of great information.  Andy and Jeff have been hard at work on the videos and are posting them as fast as they can and I wanted to share a few of them with them with you.


There are some interesting videos focused on the Serverquarium - the infrastructure that ran all of the Hands-on-Labs at MMS and a discussion about a new Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V Reference Architecture built around HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000.

Labels: Microsoft| MMS2013

HP at Microsoft Management Summit

P1010013.JPGYesterday I told you about NAB coming up next week and mentioned I'll also be dropping in at Microsoft Management Summit.  I wanted to give you a bit more on what we have going there. 


First, I had mentioned that we'll be live streaming with Andy McCaskey ( and Jeffery Powers ( hosting interviews all day Wednesday April 10.  You can watch the live stream on Andy's website starting at 9:30 AM PDT wrapping things up at 5 PM PDT.


If you're coming to MMS, here are some things to check out while you're there:


  • A session on Monday 2-3:30 PM, HP Private Cloud Management with System Center (Banyan C)
  • Another session, Wednesday 10:15-11:30 AM Serverquarium Unwrapped - HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft that powers the MMS Hands-on-Labs (Banyan C)
  • Tour the Serverquarium - this is in the same space as the Hands-on-Labs and I think its open every day at 8 AM.
  • Stop by the HP Booth and see how HP and Microsoft partner with solutions like: HP StoreSystem, Insight Control for System Center, HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft, and much more!
Labels: Microsoft| MMS2013

HP Database Consolidation Appliance for SQL

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:

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