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HP Technology@Work Day 1 afternoon summary

In this post, I summarized the Day 1 activities at HP Technology at Work in Frankfurt Germany.  I include a short video from Dave Donatelli's keynote.

HP Technology@Work Day 1 morning summary

By Calvin Zito, aka @HPStorageGuy

HP Technology@Work is underway here in Frankfurt (did I actually get any sleep on Monday night??).  I've attended two sessions this morning.  Here's a brief summary of each

Solving storage challenges in HP BladeSystem environments (presenter Chris Hornauer)

Chris opened this session by asking the customers (probably around 50) who had DAS, iSCSI, or FC-based with their HP BladeSystem.  I was surprised that almost everyone said FC and that most all of them were EVA customers with a few XP customers too.  I didn't get a chance to ask any of them why but based on some of the questions that were being asked about the MDS600, the main reason is around shared storage and disaster recovery.  The P4000, our iSCSI-based storage, also has very strong disaster recovery capabilities, but is a rather new offering for most customers in Europe.  Here's a picture of Chris presenting:

Chris ran through the range of storage offerings from SAS-based MDS600, iSCSI-based P2000 G3 MSA, FC-based EVA, and file-serving X9000.  It was a basic session reviewing key features and capabilities of each product. 

What's new with the P2000 G3 MSA (presented by Norman Morales)

Norman presented a similar presentation at our HP StorageWorks Tech Day where he talked about the latest enhancements to the P2000.  Here are a few pictures I grabbed during Norman's session.

Norman Morales presenting


A summary slide showing what's new with the HP StorageWorks P2000


Comparison of P2000 G3 MSA with previous generation


Another slide comparing P2000 G3 with G2.

This afternoon I'll attend Dave Donatelli's plenary session and hopefully a couple more storage sessions.

Labels: EVA| HPTAW| P2000| P4000| SAS| storage

Hallo von HP Technology @ Work in Frankfurt!

By Calvin Zito, aka @HPStorageGuy

I've successfully navigate the Atlantic Ocean... well, I didn't personally navigate it but I've nonetheless made it to Frankfurt, Germany where we are holding our big European event, HP Technology @ Work.  The weather in Chicago was delaying flights into Chicago - we arrived 3 hours later than we were supposed to.  Of course we were told that international flights leave on time regardless of the inbound flights so we missed our flight to Frankfurt but did get on a later flight.  I should mention who the "we" is - I brought my soon to be 15 year old daughter with me on this trip -
we've already made some great memories and it's nice to have her along.

I did stop over at the Messe Frankfurt, the location of HP Tech @ Work to register for the event but I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening seeing a bit of Frankfurt.  We stayed pretty close to our hotel and the Messe Frankfurt but I did grab some video that I thought I'd share with you to give you a bit of a sense of Frankfurt.

I'll be back tomorrow with some of the highlights from Tuesday at HP Tech@Work, but not until after I enjoy a dinner out tomorrow night with my lovely daughter!

Labels: HPTAW| storage
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