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Focusing on Backup - with a podcast and video interview

I've had a busy week but want to cap it off by giving you a really good podcast and video that I've done over the last few weeks. And while it's not BURA Sunday, I am on the topic of backup and recovery with the podcast and video.  The podcast is with Rick Vanover from Veeam, so go to the full blog post to get that. 

 

While at Nth Symposium, there was a really good keynote from Richard Tengdin from Nth where he gave some great advice about keeping your backup modernized.  Nth was kind enough to give me a booth in the expo area and I did an interview with Richard there.  Here's the interview.

 

The BURA team here has been doing a great job with their BURA Sunday blog posts so be sure to check out their blogs.  It really is great having a team of people helping with great information on the blog.

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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Architecture matters - 3PAR Chief Architect Siamak Nazari

Last week at VMworld, I hosted a couple of blogger briefings.  One of the people I put at the top of my list to brief bloggers is Siamak Nazari.  I've been fortunate enough to have Siamak brief bloggers for the last few HP Discover events as well.  Siamak is an incredibly smart guy but does a great job at explaining complex topics to make them understandable and is a great story teller.  

 

While I didn't record the blogger briefings at VMworld, Siamak was a guest on the Cube and the topic he was asked to talk about is the architecture of HP 3PAR and why HP has been able to optimize 3PAR for flash.  This is a very enlightening conversation and I think you'll see why when ever I brief bloggers, Siamak is the first person I call.

Virtualizing tier-1 applications with all-flash VMworld session podcast

P1050959.jpgLast week I gave the 3PAR team a break from publishing a 3PAR Thursday blog post and I’m doing the same thing again this week, sort of.  Earlier this week at VMworld Priyadarshi Prasad (Pd) and Eric Siebert presented a session titled The Perfect Stormage: Virtualizing Tier-1 apps with All-Flash Arrays.  I recorded the audio of the session and wanted to share it with you here.  I’m also including a PDF of the session’s slides that you can use. 

 

 

Here's the podcast:

 

 

VMware vVols and HP 3PAR StoreServ at VMworld

On Monday at VMware, HP had a session diving into VMware vVols.  The session was presented by Ivan Iannaccone from our 3PAR product management team as well as Patrick Dirks from VMware who manages the vVols team.  This is audio from that session. 

 

I did a blog post with a demo on vVols nearly 2 years ago and while vVols isn't generally available, it is certainly getting closer.  What VMware did announce is that vVols would be in vSphere 6.0 but the timing of that has not been publicly disclosed.  

 

Here's the session audio and I've also uploaded a PDF of the slides from the session that you can use as a reference when listening to this.

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