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Focusing on Backup - with a podcast and video interview

I've had a busy week but want to cap it off by giving you a really good podcast and video that I've done over the last few weeks. And while it's not BURA Sunday, I am on the topic of backup and recovery with the podcast and video.  The podcast is with Rick Vanover from Veeam, so go to the full blog post to get that. 

 

While at Nth Symposium, there was a really good keynote from Richard Tengdin from Nth where he gave some great advice about keeping your backup modernized.  Nth was kind enough to give me a booth in the expo area and I did an interview with Richard there.  Here's the interview.

 

The BURA team here has been doing a great job with their BURA Sunday blog posts so be sure to check out their blogs.  It really is great having a team of people helping with great information on the blog.

Virtualizing tier-1 applications with all-flash VMworld session podcast

P1050959.jpgLast week I gave the 3PAR team a break from publishing a 3PAR Thursday blog post and I’m doing the same thing again this week, sort of.  Earlier this week at VMworld Priyadarshi Prasad (Pd) and Eric Siebert presented a session titled The Perfect Stormage: Virtualizing Tier-1 apps with All-Flash Arrays.  I recorded the audio of the session and wanted to share it with you here.  I’m also including a PDF of the session’s slides that you can use. 

 

 

Here's the podcast:

 

 

VMware vVols and HP 3PAR StoreServ at VMworld

On Monday at VMware, HP had a session diving into VMware vVols.  The session was presented by Ivan Iannaccone from our 3PAR product management team as well as Patrick Dirks from VMware who manages the vVols team.  This is audio from that session. 

 

I did a blog post with a demo on vVols nearly 2 years ago and while vVols isn't generally available, it is certainly getting closer.  What VMware did announce is that vVols would be in vSphere 6.0 but the timing of that has not been publicly disclosed.  

 

Here's the session audio and I've also uploaded a PDF of the slides from the session that you can use as a reference when listening to this.

Is cloud storage killing on-premises storage?

We're going to take a short pause all the happenings at VMworld because I have a timely podcast I want to share today.  Earlier this week, I saw an article on TechCrunch titled Cloud Storage Is Eating the World Alive.  The article looked at a single quarter of the IDC Worldwide Total Disk Storage System Market tracker, and drew the conclusion that traditional on-premise storage is a "dead man walking".  Now, I agree that some of the vendors listed, like IBM and their continued movement away from infrastructure, might fit that category but I think it's far too early to say that cloud storage is putting an end to the storage industry. 

 

 

If you rather download this as a podcast, right click here and save the MP3 file.

 

Summer interns at HP Storage in Boise

Lil_Fooj and 3PAR.jpgHP has a long tradition of hiring college interns over the summer and we have several working here this summer.  I did a podcast with a couple of them - two college students that I'm familiar with because one went to high school with my daughter and the other is the daughter of an HP employee that I have worked with.over the years.  

 

Go to the full blog post to listen to the podcast or download it here

 

HP is also doing a fun social media competition with five of the summer interns in the U.S, including @Lil_Fooj who is on the podcast. It's called the Twiterns.  Basically, it's based on which intern gets the most likes, re-tweets, etc. on their social media accounts.  You can see what the Twiterns are doing on Twitter. They have also been using Twitern as a hashtag so there's some interesting pictures there too.

 

A great place to learn more about internships and careers at HP is @HPCareers twitter account.  Follow them - I do!

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