I have two things to share with you today. In our Blogger Lounge at HP Discover, the invited bloggers have many opportunities to hear from HP executives and technical experts in our "coffee talks". We held a coffee talk with the David Scott, Sr. VP and GM of HP Storage and Milan Shetti, CTO of HP Storage. David and Milan spent about an hour with the bloggers answering their questions.
After the dust of HP Discover settled, Jeffery Powers and I did our next HP TechCast. We chatted with three of the independent bloggers who came to HP Discover and we covered a lot of topics. On the show are John Obeto, Chris Wahl, and Justin Vashisht and they share their opinions about technology, the event and the blogger program we had at the HP Discover. Since the show is about 55 minutes long, here's what we discussed:
- Introductions: 0 - 2:30 (min:sec mark on the video)
- Feedback on blogger program: 2:30 - 10:00
- Keynotes (including HP CEO Meg Whitman &Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine) 10:00 - 15:00
- Web-based email and cloud discussion 15:00 - 26:30
- HP Discover Zone (demo area) 26:30 - 35:00
- What would you do different at HP Discover 35:00 - 49:30
- Is HP on the right track? 49:30 - end
While at HP Discover and heading to our HP Storage customer appreciation party, I was talking to Brent Allen, the product manager for our HP VirtualSystem for VMware - he had done a session and our customer CenterBeam co-presented with him. I told him I'd love to do a podcast with them. Brent told me to turn around because Karen Hayward, EVP and Chief Marketing Office and Shahin Pirooz, EVP, Chief Security Officer and Chief Technology Officer from CenterBeam were coming right behind us.
I had a great time talking to Karen and Shahin at our customer party and we made plans to do a podcast.
In today's post, I want to address the flap that EMC created last week questioning whether or not the HP StoreOnce B6200 is a single system. Here's a podcast of my thoughts here (which you can also read by clicking through to the blog post).
Can it be? Already a week since Discover? To wrap things up, here are some highlights from storage-focused sessions I attended on Discover Day 4, including technical session with customer use cases on the HP 3PAR Get Thin and Get Virutal Guarantee, a Master the Cloud session led by Brad Parks and a session on HP Storage and big data with an SMB focus.
Last week at HP Discover we announced enhancements to our HP StoreOnce family. We first announced StoreOnce deduplication - based on technology from HP Labs - at our HP event in Las Vegas two years ago. We've been on a continuing push to deliver on our strategy of a single deduplication technology across the enterprise.
I remembered that in June 2010 I did a podcast with Mark Lillibridge - Mark is a Principal Research Scientist with HP Labs and he talked about some of the software innovations from HP Labs that are in StoreOnce. The podcast was discarded when we moved to a new hosting platform but luckily, I'm a pack rat and was able to find this and pull it out of the archives. Here's the discussion I had with Mark in my ATSB #23 podcast (from June 2010).
I have another podcast to share today - in it I talk to Steve Johnson about some of the challenges that existed with deduplication and how HP StoreOnce is addressing them.
I literally just landed back home from HP Discover and wanted to get you this podcast I did with ESG Senior Analyst Jason Buffington. Jason was at HP Discover and I had a short chat with him about the state of backup and recovery and of course we touched on HP StoreOnce Catalyst.
Here's the podcast:
I'm ready to checkout of the Palazzo and fly home from HP Discover but wanted to get you this blog post before I go. My colleague Brad Parks and I did a series of three videos while we were in the Bloggers' Lounge at the event and we covered three topics:
- HP StoreOnce and StoreOnce Catalyst
- HP 3PAR and Virtual Connect with Flat SAN technology
- Technology discussion around Solid State Drives (SSD)
We wanted these videos to be short and to the point and I think we hit the mark. Here's one of the videos on SSD technology - to see the others, go to the blog post.
One of the things I like to do when we've hosted bloggers at an HP event is to do a blog post pointing to the blogs and videos they've done. While many of our bloggers are out enjoying the closing party at HP Discover, I thought I'd better get that blog post written. So here's what I've seen so far:
If it’s Wednesday (and it still barely is), then it must be Las Vegas – and another information-packed storage day here at HP Discover. As I attended several sessions, the one thing that really hit home was the clarity and consistency of the message HP storage is delivering here.
It’s this simple: If cloud, virtualization and big data are on your roadmap, then you can’t afford to use storage designed 20 years ago. The best way to move ahead and to accelerate ROI is to put the focus on innovation with storage built with convergence in mind. Here’s a quick recap of three sessions I went to today that expound on that direction in a very real way.