Today we made a couple of announcements focused on solid state technology. There are two pieces of the announcement - one focused on HP 3PAR and the other on HP ProLiant Gen8. We announced an all-solid state drive (SSD) configuration for 3PAR. We also announced HP Smart Cache for the HP ProLiant Gen8 servers. It's server-based caching to accelerate performance. Check out the blog post to get the details. There's also a podcast you can listen to.
Last week I had a blog post that included ProLiant Gen8 teardown videos. About 5 minutes after filming those videos I recorded a podcast with Adrian Kasbergen to learn about what is new with iLO Management Engine. As a storage guy, I really appreciated the information as it helped me to better understand the innovations built into ProLiant Gen8 that help make deploying, managing, and supporting our servers even easier.
Adrian walked me through four areas of where HP has brought some significant new features to iLO. The areas we talked about are:
- Intelligent Provisioning
- Agentless management
- Active health system (shown in the screen shot)
- Remote support
My colleagues on the ProLiant team have a Gen8 Tech Day (for bloggers) in Houston. I'm jealous that I can't be there but I couldn't make this one because it's my daughter's 17th birthday - priorities! If you want to see what they have going on at the Gen8 Tech Day, they have a website to connect with the conversation. I also see that Mike Letschin is a blogging machine and has a few blog posts from the Gen8 Tech Day. He's also posted some pictures of a Gen8 teardown. I also just noticed a blog post from Matt Vogt he titled HP Gen8: Smarter hardware.
There's more to see in my blog post so be sure to click over to the article.
Today I have a podcast focusing on HP ProLiant Gen8. The podcast is with Mike Kendall. Mike manages the team focused on intelligent infrastructure and options for our ProLiant servers. Mike and I discuss some of the innovations in Gen8 specific to automated energy optimization. This podcast is a bit longer than most that I do (about 22 minutes) but I thought this was a very interesting discussion and I think you will to.