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Hello HP OneView

Earlier this week, our HP Converged System Division - now run by my former HP Storage marketing VP Tom Joyce - announced HP OneView.  I was traveling so I'm a few days late telling you about it but I think if you haven't seen HP OneView, it's worth sharing with you a few days late. 

 

The program to deliver this new paradigm in infrastructure management started four years ago and the team had a unique approach to understanding what customers wanted in an ideal tool - it centered on what tasks admins needed to perform versus the products they had to manage.  Here's a video that talks about how the team worked with customers to HP OneView and briefly introduces it.

 

The full blog post has several video demos so click over to it now.

Tags: HP OneView

HP ProLiant SL4500 for Big Data

SL4500.pngPrior to HP Discover, my server brethren announced the HP ProLiant SL4500 - a new server based product that was positioned for "big data".  I was working to get a podcast with a couple of guys on the team when we realized that we'd all be at HP Discover together so I offered to do a video with them in their booth.  That turned out to be a great choice because seeing is believing - or I should say is understanding. 

 

I also have a ChalkTalk giving a high-level architectural overview of HP StoreAll that should help you understand the data services it offers and how it's different from the SL4500. 

 

HP ProLiant Gen8 session from Nth Generation Symposium

Swales at Nth Generation.jpgWith all the excitement around our StoreVirtual VSA announcement and VMworld coming up, I didn't get all the Nth Generation Symposium content out that I wanted to - so since I have nothing else to talk about today, I thought I'd give you this HP ProLiant Gen8 session from the Symposium. 

 

Bill Swales is the VP of our Americas HP ProLiant team; I haven't seen Bill present in a long time and he taught me several things I didn't know about the new Gen8.  Bill focused his presentation on the innovations HP has in the new platform.  It's not an actual video of the session but I got a high quality audio recording of the sound board (thanks Nth!) and combined it with Bill's slides and a couple of videos he used.  

Labels: nth2012| proLiant

12 year old ProLiant finally retires

IMG_2905.jpgI got an email from someone at Linktech Solutions Pty Ltd, an HP Elite Partner in Australia late last night that was really cool and wanted to share it with you.  I can't share the identity of the customer but Linktech Solutions told me about their customer who was decommissioning a ProLiant ML370.  Not a big deal really until I kept reading the email.  Since I didn't get specific permission to mention the name of the Linktech employee who sent me the email, I'll not mention his name either.  Here's what the email said:  

Labels: customer| proLiant

Energy optimization with HP ProLiant Gen8

Today I have a podcast focusing on HP ProLiant Gen8.  The podcast is with Mike Kendall.  Mike manages the team focused on intelligent infrastructure and options for our ProLiant servers.  Mike and I discuss some of the innovations in Gen8 specific to automated energy optimization.  This podcast is a bit longer than most that I do (about 22 minutes) but I thought this was a very interesting discussion and I think you will to. 

 

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