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Let's talk Hyper-Converged

Earlier this week, I was able to get Mark Peters to join me on a webcast. Mark is a Senior Analyst and Practice Manager at ESG. Joining us was Rob Strechay. Rob is the director of product management and marketing for Software-defined Storage, Hyper-converged, and Manageability.

 

As you can tell from the title of this post, the focus of the webcast was Hyper-converged. In the webcast, Mark shares recent research ESG has done.

Here's a few of the topics we discussed:

  • Adoption of hyper-converged infrastructure and software-defined storage (SDS)
  • What are the differences between hyper-converged and SDS and how are they related
  • What are the benefits that are driving hyper-converged
  • Challenges to implementing hyper-converged
  • How HP is addressing hyper-converged and SDS
  • HP has two hyper-converged solutions - one based on VMware EVO:RAIL and the other that uses StoreVirtual VSA - why are there two solutions

 

Four tips for spring cleaning your infrastructure with hyper-convergence

By Janet Runberg, SDS Sales Enablement Manager, HP Storage

 

IT_pic.jpgIt's Springtime! A great time of year for cleaning all types of closets, including those with IT equipment.

 

For those who are deploying hyper-converged systems there’s no question, it’s pretty awesome technology. The question is, what do you do with your aging IT infrastructure? I see 4 good options. Check out this post to learn more.

Bringing compute and storage together: HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual


By
Kate Davis, WW Marketing Manager, HP Software-Defined Storage   @KateAtHP

 

Software_defined_storage_RGB_blue_Crop.pngWe’re kicking off the new year with a new blog series – Software-Defined Saturdays. As 2015 unfolds, the topic of hyper-convergence will play a large part in discussions, as many vendors are now entering this space and businesses are interested in building more efficient virtualized infrastructures. Since our latest software-defined products announcement was of our new hyper-converged appliances, that’s what I’m going to kick this series off with.

Hello hyper-converged with HP StoreVirtual

With VMworld Barcelona in full swing, I have some news to share today. HP is announcing a new hyper-converged solution, HP Converged System 200-HC StoreVirtual, that will help customers rapidly deploy virtualized environment like never before. 

 

The hyper-converged CS 200 with StoreVirtual VSA is a virtualization platform that seamlessly combines compute and storage. It is designed to simplify the deployment of applications - from mixed virtualized workloads to business-critical applications to virtual desktops - with all-inclusive enterprise class features and performance. This exciting new product allows you to go from power-on to provisioning within 15 minutes. I've got a ShortTake with Jessica Burton and we'll be talking more about it on ATSB in the coming days and weeks. For now, here's the ShortTake.

 

You can get more information by going to hp.com/go/hyper-converge note the page might not be live until around 6 AM EDT today. Also check out the live video from VMworld where Director of Product Management Rob Strechay will be presenting on today at 11:30 AM Barcelona time, 5:30 AM EDT (ok - that's early!) and Wednesday at 2:30 PM Barcelona time, 8:30 AM EDT.  I have a blog post from a couple of days ago that has a live video feed from VMworld where you can watch so check it out.

HP ConvergedSystem Update

I'm recently back from Nth Symposium and the video interviews that I did there are starting to role in.  One of the discussions I had was with my long-time HP friend LaMills Garrett.  I like to kid LaMills - when I first met him in the late 90's, he was a lab engineer in draedlocks.  But he was also one of the most business saavy engineers I've ever worked with so I'm not surprised that he's now a leader in the ConvergedSystem Americas team. 

 

During the discussion LaMills talked about the latest with HP ConvergedSystem - aka Sharks - and we also talked about the competition.  I couldn't help bringing up VCE as I attended a VMUG recently where a VCE employee told the audience that they are the only true converged infrastructure and HP is a system integrator. 

 

This is a really good discussion with LaMills and I'll share other interviews I have from Nth Symposium over the next few weeks. 

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