This past week, we HP held a Tech Day focused on Converged Cloud. I'm pretty disappointed I wasn't able to go because the location in Puerto Rico was my idea. After meeting my HP Labs colleague Martina Trucco at HP Discover in Frankfurt, she got me excited to do a Tech Day there. Turns out that the Converged Cloud team picked the week of Spring Break here in Boise and I couldn't swing going to Puerto Rico.
But we did have a storage session - and it was done via an HP Halo Room. Halo is a HD video conferencing service we have and I got to attend our storage session while the bloggers were in Puerto Rico and our two storage presenters were in California and Massachusetts.
I'm going to show you our Storage for the Converged Cloud over the next several days. The first part of the session was lead by Patrick Osborne. Patrick is the director of product management and has our information protection and archiving products - this includes things like HP StoreOnce and StoreAll. Patrick gives a really good overview of how our portfolio fits into the Converged Cloud offering and then spends some time talking about block, file, and object storage for the cloud.
Here's an audio-only MP3 that you can download.
I have way more fun than anyone should doing their job. On Friday, I took a quick trip to the Bay Area to shoot a couple videos. Continuing the tradition of my bocce brother Marc Farley, I do the Countdown videos with Pooja. Pooja is a great sport doing these.
She had to be at HP Corporate in Palo Alto for a noon meeting so we were looking for a place to do our StoreEver Countdown video - and the obvious location was.... Well, you'll have to watch the video. I think Pooja really enjoyed our location shoot! Here's the StoreEver Countdown.
Finally, don't forget the live HP TechCast this Thursday at 1 PM ET, 10 AM PT. Along with my co-host @Geekazine Jeffery Powers, we'll be joined by ESG Sr. Analyst Jason Buffington, and long-time HP expert Bob Conway.
The last few days at Discover were incredibly busy. I think I was involved in creating 6 videos and a couple of podcasts. I didn't get to tell you about the news with HP StoreOnce so while I have a short layover at SFO on my way home from Frankfurt, here are a couple of videos that give you the story.
Checkout the blog post for more!
I'm in Frankfurt Germany now at HP Discover and the HP Storage press conference is just starting, which means I can FINALLY share the news on what's new at HP. There are a number of things in this announcement today but to get you started, here's an overview HP Storage ChalkTalk I did (to get more details, links for more info, and watch another video, read the full blog post).
One of the big announcements HP had at HP Discover was the new StoreOnce B6200. I've had a few blog posts talking about the StoreOnce announcement and if you haven't checked them out, I'd highly encourage you to do that. I think the advances we've made with the product over the last couple of years should make it a product on the top of anyone's enterprise-class disk-based backup solution list.
Today I have a podcast focusing on the high availability features built into the B6200, the most unique of which is Autonomic Failover. As I understand it, the market leader EMC Data Domain does have a dual controller appliance but if a controller fails, the backup fails. As you'll hear in the podcast, the B6200 can failover backup jobs to another node in the B6200.
I also got this cool picture of the moon tonight - but you'll have to go to the blog post to get that story and to hear or download the podcast.
In today's post, I want to address the flap that EMC created last week questioning whether or not the HP StoreOnce B6200 is a single system. Here's a podcast of my thoughts here (which you can also read by clicking through to the blog post).
Last week at HP Discover we announced enhancements to our HP StoreOnce family. We first announced StoreOnce deduplication - based on technology from HP Labs - at our HP event in Las Vegas two years ago. We've been on a continuing push to deliver on our strategy of a single deduplication technology across the enterprise.
I remembered that in June 2010 I did a podcast with Mark Lillibridge - Mark is a Principal Research Scientist with HP Labs and he talked about some of the software innovations from HP Labs that are in StoreOnce. The podcast was discarded when we moved to a new hosting platform but luckily, I'm a pack rat and was able to find this and pull it out of the archives. Here's the discussion I had with Mark in my ATSB #23 podcast (from June 2010).
I have another podcast to share today - in it I talk to Steve Johnson about some of the challenges that existed with deduplication and how HP StoreOnce is addressing them.
I literally just landed back home from HP Discover and wanted to get you this podcast I did with ESG Senior Analyst Jason Buffington. Jason was at HP Discover and I had a short chat with him about the state of backup and recovery and of course we touched on HP StoreOnce Catalyst.
Here's the podcast:
I'm ready to checkout of the Palazzo and fly home from HP Discover but wanted to get you this blog post before I go. My colleague Brad Parks and I did a series of three videos while we were in the Bloggers' Lounge at the event and we covered three topics:
- HP StoreOnce and StoreOnce Catalyst
- HP 3PAR and Virtual Connect with Flat SAN technology
- Technology discussion around Solid State Drives (SSD)
We wanted these videos to be short and to the point and I think we hit the mark. Here's one of the videos on SSD technology - to see the others, go to the blog post.
Early today we announced enhancements to our HP StoreOnce family. I wanted to share with you a short video that shows the HP StoreOnce B6200 and a podcast that goes a big deeper on exactly what StoreOnce Catalyst is. Here's the overview video.
To listen or download the podcast, you'll have to go to the blog post.