I've been working with Jeffery Powers (@Geekazine on Twitter and his blog is www.geekazine.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- Ray Lucchesi – Silverton Consulting
- Howard Marks – Deep storage test lab
- Rick Vanover – IT Pro Blogger at Rickatron
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.
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.
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:
- Power - meaning based computing
- Protect - meaning based governance
- Promote - meaning based marketing
It's a huge portfolio of products that you can browse by going to www.autonomy.com/ 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: www.aurasma.com.
I 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:
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.
What a wild day at SNW in Dallas. I'm sure by now you heard about the tornado that touched down; just before we were moved into a safe, windowless room as the tornado approached, I was able to talk to Wayne Adams who leads the SNIA board of directors. Our conversation covered a lot of topics including areas of technical focus for SNIA (things like cloud, SSD, big data, and storage management with SMI-S), how SNIA is organized around the initiatives and SNIA education and certification.
If you're not familiar with the work of SNIA, this is a really good podcast to get an overview of the work going on there.
Spring SNW in Dallas is underway and in full swing. I made the first sessions of the day, choosing a session from the Cloud Computing track. Greg Schulz, IT advisor and author of the book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking, gave a great presentation by the same name. I was fortunate to get a few minutes with Greg after his session and talk to him about his session and this book. Spring SNW in Dallas is underway and in full swing. I made the first sessions of the day, choosing a session from the Cloud Computing track. Greg Schulz, IT advisor and author of the book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking, gave a great presentation by the same name. I was fortunate to get a few minutes with Greg after his session and talk to him about his session and this book.
Next week is Storage Networking World in Dallas at the Omni Dallas Hotel. I'm looking forward to it, even though I'll turn 50 while I'm in Texas. Really, I could careless that I'm turning 50 other than the fact I've started getting mail from AARP.
I'm lining up some industry folks that will be there to do a number of podcasts so you should see that start to hit next week. I wanted to tell you a bit about what HP has going on so if you are there, you can connect with us.