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Vote for the top VMware blogs

top-vblog-2014-2-crop-300x180.pngJust a short post today to make sure you're aware of the voting for the top VMware blogs happening over at vsphere-land.com.  That blog is a great resource for anyone (which is 80% of IT) using VMware.  It was started by my friend and now HP colleague Eric Siebert.  Eric spent over 20 years as an end user and had started vsphere-land a while ago. 

 

Last year, ATSB was voted the number 26 blog - that put our blog into some great company.  The only thing I was kicking myself about was I forgot to vote and Eric told me I would have been number 25 if I had.  Oh well.  I did vote this year and would encourage you to vote for your favorite VMware blogs.  Obviously I don't talk about VMware on every blog but I hope that blogs I've done (like the recent blog that demos HP 3PAR StoreServ integration with vCenter Operations or vCOPS) is the kind of content that at put me on the map with other great VMware blogs.

 

Here's where you can vote and vote soon as Eric told me the voting will close soon!

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HP 3PAR polymorphic simplicity made simple

HP 3PAR StoreServ Portfolio.pngI saw a really good blog post this morning from Philip Sellers, Exploring HP's Power of Common Architectures in Storage that is a really good and wante to share it.

 

Polymorphic Simplicity Made Simple

I want to cover a few highlights from Philip's blog.  He has attended HP Discover a couple of times and he leveraged what he's learned (and the fact that he's also now an HP 3PAR customer) to develop his understanding.  I sent him a tweet this morning after I read his blog telling him that he's done a great job explaining things.  Here's a bit of what his blog says - but there's a lot more so head over to Techazine.com and read the full post there.  

David Scott Q&A with HP Discover bloggers

David coffee talk Barca.jpgOne of the highlights at HP Discover are the coffee talks we do in the Discover Zone Blogger Lounge.  Many of the bloggers tell me that they love hearing from David Scott (SVP and GM of HP Storage) because he can switch from talking to the storage business to storage technology seamlessly. 

 

David joined the bloggers and I have a podcast of that session.  I had to audio recorders in the room and I've done a lot of editing to minimize the background noise - like the air conditioners that where working away in the background.  So if you here a bit of switching in sound levels, that's why.  Also, there was one question that was asked toward the end that was a topic covered extensively at the beginning (All-flash arrays) that I moved to that section.  Here's a rough outline of the flow:

 

00:00 - 13:00   Introductions, Announcement Overview, Progress at HP Storage

13:00 - 20:00   HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All Flash Array

20:00 - 22:50   QoS and vCOPS integration with HP 3PAR

22:50 - 27:55   StoreVirtual VSA and appliances

27:55 - 31:15   StoreOnce Backup (VSA and appliances)

31:15 - 33:15   StoreVirtual development and futures

33:15 - 37:45   StoreOnce VSA update and Data Protector integration

37:45 - 40:25   Converged System and integration with storage

40:25 - 43:35   IBRIX technology and discussion on NAS

43:35 - end       Threats to storage

 

 

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More from the bloggers at HP Discover Barcelona

Guidi in Barca.jpgI was planning on doing a single blog post pointing to the output of our HP Discover blogger crew but there were so many posts (and too many characters for my blog platform) that I had to break it in two.  So here are the rest of the blog posts from our bloggers in Barcelona.  If you missed part one that included all the storage bloggers and a few others, check it out.   

 

Martin MacLeod (UK)  blog | @martinmacleod Martin is a quiet, soft-spoken guy that has a delightfully snarky sense of humor.  And he's a wicked smart technologist too.

Andrea Cummins (Argentina) blog | @andreavt (Note: Spanish language blog posts) Wow - not sure where Andrea had the time to pump out all of these blog posts!  I always enjoy her attending HP Discover.

See the full blog post for more.

HP Discover Barcelona Bloggers - In their words

Sagrada Familia for blog.jpgTime to hear from someone besides me - and as is my tradition, I want to highlight the blog posts from our invited bloggers who joined us in Barcelona at HP Discover last week.  I miss my blogger friends so it's great to go back through their blog posts and "reconnect" with them through what they had to say about our event. 

 

There are a lot of blog posts already so I'll have another post with more shortly.  

 

One short note - I'm not highlighting every blog post but the ones that are focused on B2B IT solutions from our Enterprise Group.  So here's what I've found so far, some with a few comments from me.

 

Chris Evans (UK),  blog | Twitter @chrismevans There's no one in the world of tech blogging I have more respect for than Chris Evans.  I will always have a seat at any event I'm involved with for you. 

Robin Harris (US),  blog | @storagemojo If you don't know who StorageMojo is, you probably don't read storage blogs.  Thanks for coming to Barcelona Robin.

Enrico Signoretti (Italy) English Blog | Italian Blog | @esignoretti There's something wrong with an event where Enrico and I don't have sushi and we actually saw a couple sushi bars around Barcelona.  He's a leading storage blogger so check out his blog!

See the full blog post for more....

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