By Brad Parks, Converged Infrastructure Strategist for HP Storage
I’m in the midst of the ongoing remodel of my 1910 brick bungalow. While I love the house and all the character that comes with a historical home, I’m constantly challenged with sloping walls, decaying mortar and strange design choices… like the roof that is on the INSIDE of my kitchen. They’ve led me to the conclusion that architecture matters… a lot.
Today I have both a video version and MP3 download of a recent HP ExpertLink webinar we did focused on Converged Storage. The video is only the introduction on converged storage while the MP3 includes the entire webinar that included a Q&A with a panel of experts.
Can you really build your own cloud in a 17 inch box? Lee Johns talks about how to cook up your own cloud in a box using a little HP storage, BladeSystem, networking and software.
Early this week I talked about the ExpertLink webinar where a few of us will talk about Converged Storage. Originally, I had the wrong call ID for teleconference line and later updated the blog post with the correct information. For those of you who subscribe by RSS, I wanted to let you know you should return to the blog post to get the corrected information. The ExpertLink webinar starts in about 2 hours - hope to see you there!
On Thursday November 10th at 11 AM ET (9AM MT, 8AM PT, 4PM London, 5PM CET), we'll be doing a live webinar to talk about Converged Storage. On the panel are Lee Johns (@storageologist), Marc Farley (@3parfarley), Brad Parks (@HPBradParks) and me (@HPStorageGuy). During the ExpertLink webinar, we'll talk about trends that are driving to converged storage but mostly we want to hear your questions. Check out the details of how to join in the blog post. I hope you can join us.
Cloud can be a confusing topic. I tried to avoid the topic for most of 2009 and most of 2010 but it became clear to me that it wasn't just a marketing trend or the latest buzzword. Today I wanted to give you a couple of videos to help you with that conversation with your management.
Another blog post from Lee Johns, Director of Converged Storage. Lee talks about some important trends happening in storage like disk backup eating (overtaking) tape, industry standard servers eating specialized storage controllers, and more importantly, software eating storage.
Director of Converged Storage Lee Johns draws an analogy between data and infrastructure compared to a city expanding. Read on to learn more about urban renewal for the datacenter.
In another podcast covering our August 23 storage announcement, this edition covers the new P10000 3PAR Storage System with Beth Joseph. I've known Beth for a while and she's one of our top product managers. We cover a lot of topics in this podcast focusing on what's new with our 3PAR platform. Here's the podcast with Beth:
My last post was an overview of the HP Storage announcement on August 23. Today I have another podcast with Craig Nunes to talk in a bit more detail about Storage Federation and Peer Motion. Here's the podcast: