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New podcast - HP TechCast from SNW

geekazine_1292960879_81.jpgI've been working with Jeffery Powers (@Geekazine on Twitter and his blog is on doing a podcast.  The idea we had was to gather some industry bloggers and do a roundtable discussion.  


If you're interested in joining a future podcast as a blogger guest, email or send a tweet to @geekazine or @HPStorageGuy. We're targeting a monthly podcast for now but who knows what we'll be doing in a year from now. If you have topics you'd like us to cover, you can send us those too.


In episode 1, our guests were:

 We were planning on getting on Skype at SNW but a few tornadoes blew through and interrupted that plan.  But the show must go - and so I'm happy to point you to our first HP TechCast.  While Jeff wasn't able to actively participate, he'll co-host our future editions of HP TechCast. 

We talked about what we saw at SNW, especially a lot of talk about the show itself, SSD, cloud, big data and a lot more topics of interest.


Here's where you can find Episode 1, on or you can download it (right click and save the file).  Note that it's 34.3MB and about 37 minutes long.

Labels: HP TechCast| podcast| snw

Green Storage Initiative podcast from SNW

While SNW in Dallas has come to a close - and I've made my way back home to Boise - I still have a podcast or two to share with you.  Today I have a podcast with Leah Schoeb.  Leah recently started working at The Evaluator Group as a senior analyst after focusing on performance at VMware.  Leah leads the Green Storage Initative at SNIA and she talked to me about what is happening with GSI as well as a program they started called Emerald


I spent a few hours one morning in the Omni Hotel's coffee bar and recorded a couple of podcasts, including this one with Leah so if you hear the hiss of the espresso machine in the background, grab yourself a latte and join us.  Here's the podcast with Leah.


Autonomy overview podcast from SNW

I haven't had a chance to dig into our Autonomy acquisition - until now.  While at SNW, we had Autonomy in our booth and I took the opportunity to talk to Enterprise Account Executive Charles Green about Autonomy.  It is some very exciting technology.  Charles talked about the three parts of the Automony portfolio:

  1. Power - meaning based computing
  2. Protect - meaning based governance
  3. Promote - meaning based marketing

It's a huge portfolio of products that you can browse by going to and click on the products drop down box.  Here's the podcast I did with Charles:



Charles mentioned an app you can download for your Apple or Android phone - here's a link to that website:

Labels: Autonomy| podcast| snw

Building storage for virtualization podcast from SNW

Michael Haag after session.jpgI ended my day at SNW on Monday attending a session by my colleague Michael Haag.  Michael came to HP via 3PAR and is a Senior Solution Manager for Virtualization and works closely with partners like VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix.  He talks a bit more about his role in our podcast. 


His session was titled "Keys to building the right storage foundation for virtualization".  In my podcast with Michael we hit some of the high points of his session like:

  • Michael's three virtualization truths
  • Storage challenges resulting from virtualization
  • Keys to building the right storage foundation, including storage architecture considerations

During his session MIchael also mentioned that HP 3PAR Peer Motion (our storage federation software that  I recently demoed on HP LeftHand) now supports VMware and we talked about that.  Here's the podcast with Michael:



Big data from SNW with John Webster

SNW is winding down today in Dallas and I've actually left to visit some family down the road in Arlington, Texas (no, no relationship to Jerry Jones) - but my SNW work isn't finished as I have three more podcasts.  I think all of them are interesting and informative. 


The podcast in this post is with John Webster, Senior Partner with the Evaluator Group.  His background is impressive and you can read about it on this Evaluator Group page.  John and I talked about big data and his perspectives on the topic.  If you're a little fuzzy about big data like I was, I think you'll find this educational.


Labels: Big Data| podcast| snw
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