I was so busy with activities at HP Discover, that the only session I had time to attend is one I co-presented with my pal and colleague Stephen Spellicy - session TB2838, Delivering data protection for your own virtualized private cloud - in case it gets posted to the HP Discover website.
The one session I really wanted to get to was the Innovation Theatre session that David Scott did titled Flash optimized storage and the link to DNA, Porsche, and heavy machinery. I was told the Innovation Theatre sessions were going to be like TedTalks. I also knew a bit about what David was going to talk about and have always wanted to hear him talk about why 3PAR used that color yellow that they became famous for - and David was going to talk about that. Well, good news - I found the session on our HP Discover Live website and have it here for you.
I also did a webcast with David and in the details of this blog post, I have embedded that - so check it out!
I'm back home and while HP Discover was exhausting, I wish we were still there in the company of the 30+ independent bloggers we hosted. I had a great time with them and as always is the case, meeting with such a smart group of bloggers helps me to think deeper.
Blogger coffee talk
One of the things we offer for attending bloggers is the option to meet with HP executives and experts to go deep on topics. At our storage coffee talk, I was able to have David Scott, Sr. VP and GM of HP Storage and Siamak Nazari, HP Fellow, HP 3PAR architect, and an original employee at 3PAR talk to our bloggers. Instead of giving you a single 60 minute podcast, I pulled out part of the discussion they had about the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 all-flash array.
Yesterday we had our press conference and finally sent public with our news. It's a proud moment for a lot us here who have been working toward the announcements we made yesterday and also a day of relief. In my blog post yesterday talking about the new all-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 and StoreOnce VSA, I didn't talk about a couple of other pieces of the announcement that I want to quickly highlight today... because I need to get down to the Blogger Lounge here at Discover.
I have two ChalkTalks, one with enhancements to HP 3PAR StoreServ delivered via a new version of 3PAR OS and the HP StoreEver MSL6480 - head over to the full blog post to check them out.
By Melissa Saegert Elicker, social media editor, HP Storage
It it’s June in Las Vegas, it must be HP Discover. I’m lucky enough to be here this week to attend some keynotes and sessions and share what I learn with you.
As things kicked off today, I attended the Innovation Theater session given by David Scott, Senior Vice President and General Manager, HP Storage. The topic? Flash-optimized storage and the link to DNA, Porsche and Heavy Machinery.
It's guaranteed to be a busy week for HP Storage at Discover and we kicked off the fun this morning with our press conference. Let me briefly tell you about what we announced and we'll dive deeper into the details over the next few weeks.
HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450
A few weeks ago I talked about the SPC-1 benchmark results we had with an all-flash based HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400. As impressive as those results were, today we announced the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 - an all flash-based 3PAR array. While we don't have SPC-1 results for the new 7450, based on internal testing we've done, we've about doubled the performance of the 7450 compared to the 7400.
I started a series of ChalkTalks focused on what makes HP 3PAR StoreServ a special storage platform. It is very different from traditional, legacy storage array architectures. In the first of the series, I gave an overview and talked about the Mesh Active Cluster. Today I want to share with you the next in the series where I dive a bit deeper into the HP 3PAR ASIC and Controller Node architecture.
HP Discover sneak peak
I'll be flying to Las Vegas in 7 days for HP Discover. I've been getting ready for it for weeks - working with our team to plan our Bloggers' Lounge, getting new ChalkTalks ready, and lots of other planning. Most of the planning is done, my ChalkTalks are all ready (and can't wait to share them!) but I wanted to give you a couple of sneak peaks into the event. First is this two-minute video from our CTO Milan Shetti. It's a great review of the last couple of years and a bit of a "teaser" on what we have coming at HP Discover.
By Rohan Viegas, Worldwide Product Management, HP Storage
HP 3PAR StoreServ is built from the ground up to deliver performance that exceeds the demands of virtualized data centers and transformative levels of simplicity, agility and efficiency. With unique features such as wide striping, mixed workload support, hardware-assisted locking, full-copy feature and block-zero feature, HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage allows you to double the VM density on your existing physical servers. In addition, 3PAR StoreServ features such as HP 3PAR Autonomic Groups, software plug-ins for VMware vCenter and VASA integration allow you to save 90% of the time spent on storage administration. But I have to ask: what else do you need in your data center to complement 3PAR StoreServ? If you do not pay attention to the rest of your data center ecosystem, you could well be driving a Ferrari down a dirt road. Make sure you drive your Ferrari on a racetrack! Here’s a better way to travel. . .
I'm taking a few days off to celebrate my daughter's high school graduation - I'm one proud Dad! While my level of pride in the latest SPC-1 results don't compare how I feel about my daughter, I wanted to drop by and leave a short blog post about our latest HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 SPC-1 results.
In the coming days, I hope to do a podcast with our benchmarking expert Paul Haverfield. I did a podcast with Paul the last time we had SPC-1 results and he really helped make sense of a lot of data - so watch out Paul, I'm coming for you when I'm back working next week.
In the mean time, here are a few highlights.
A couple weeks ago I had a couple of blog posts from our HP Converged Cloud Tech Day in Puerto Rico. One of the topics that we focused on was HP Storage and OpenStack. Today we're making official that our HP Converged Storage portfolio, including HP 3PAR StoreServ and HP StoreVirtual, now support OpenStack technology across both iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols.
Today we're announcing that HP submitted the blueprint for Fibre Channel connectivity with OpenStack's Grizzly platform which was accepted as a part of the OpenStack Cinder project. HP delivered the Fibre Channel connectivity software to OpenStack and today marks its official release.
There's more details in my blog post so check it out!
A couple of weeks ago I did the first of several ChalkTalks giving an overview of HP 3PAR StoreServ architecture. I have several more in mind but its been busy and I haven't been able to get back to creating them.
Enrico Signoretti is a blogger and independent consultant from Italy. I've brought him to HP Discover in Las Vegas over the last couple of years because of his blogs focus on storage.
You're probably wondering what does Enrico and my HP 3PAR StoreServ ChalkTalks have to do with each other. Well, Enrico wrote a white paper about 3PAR StoreServ and its called "Down to Earth Report on HP 3PAR StoreServ".