Seems like we've had a steady stream of announcements over the last several months and a few of them have come from our HP StoreVirtual team. We made some enhancements to the HP StoreVirtual Storage in November, including changing the name from HP LeftHand. I did a ChalkTalk on those updates.
About a month ago, we had a few more updates to share focused on new mid-range StoreVirtual appliances and I had another ChalkTalk with those updates.
I have a ChalkTalk with the news we're sharing today. I'll give you hint - a new HP BladeSystem-based StoreVirtual appliance. Check it out in the ChalkTalk.
A couple weeks ago I had a couple of blog posts from our HP Converged Cloud Tech Day in Puerto Rico. One of the topics that we focused on was HP Storage and OpenStack. Today we're making official that our HP Converged Storage portfolio, including HP 3PAR StoreServ and HP StoreVirtual, now support OpenStack technology across both iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols.
Today we're announcing that HP submitted the blueprint for Fibre Channel connectivity with OpenStack's Grizzly platform which was accepted as a part of the OpenStack Cinder project. HP delivered the Fibre Channel connectivity software to OpenStack and today marks its official release.
There's more details in my blog post so check it out!
In my last blog post I included a video and downloadable podcast of Patrick Osborne (Director of Product Management) giving an overview of HP Storage for the Converged Cloud.
Today's post is another video from the Converged Cloud Tech Day. Sam Fineberg is a Distinguished Technologist in the HP Storage Office of the CTO. He gives an overview of what HP Storage is doing with OpenStack, specifically around iSCSI with HP StoreVirtual (formerly HP LeftHand), iSCSI with HP 3PAR StoreServ and working to include Fibre Channel in the next release of OpenStack called Grizzly. Click over to the blog to watch the video or there's also an audio MP3 that you can download for your listening pleasure.
Blogger Q & A
As with all of our Tech Days, there was a Q&A with the bloggers during our Storage for the Converged Cloud session. The bloggers asked some great questions and this led to a really good discussion. This portion of the session was about 20 minutes. You can download that portion of the session here.
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'm in Las Vegas for the VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) that kicks off in a few hours but last week here in Vegas we had the HP Global Partner Conference. I thought it would be worth pointing you to some of the blog posts from my blogger friends that attended.
I get the sense that Justin didn't sleep. I watched from a far on Twitter and he was all over Vegas, at HP GPC, and still managed to post a bunch of blogs from the event. Here's what he posted:
- Video: New product releases from HP GPC. In this blog, Justin has a few videos of him talking to experts in the Solution Showcase (demo area) about some of the new announcements, including the new BladeSystem
- HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 - Helpful documentation. Justin has become somewhat known for having these great blog posts pointing to the (often harder than it should be to find) white papers and other useful collateral. This is a great blog to bookmark.
- 2013 Global Partner Conference - New product announcements! Justin got to attend the HP GPC press conference and shares his view of the news.
Guest blogger Kate Davis is back—with news on the next round of new models for the HP StoreVirtual Storage portfolio. Get the run down on what’s new. If you’re an HP LeftHand customer, you’ll definitely want to check this out. And if you’re attending the HP Global Partner Conference this week, stop by the booth and she’ll show you the new HP StoreVirtual 4730 that is on display.
I'm not at our HP Global Partner Conference (GPC) that is just kicking off in Las Vegas but I'm plugged in to the news being announced there today. We have a couple of things we're announcing at GPC and I'll give you an overview of the news in the post and go deeper over the next few blog posts. I have 3 videos today:
First an overview with an HP Storage Countdown
Next, a ChalkTalk with the details on what's new with the HP StoreVirtual portfolio.
And finally, I have a ChalkTalk on the new HP StoreSystem Storage.
Check them out!
I've been playing around with the software over the last couple of weeks and made three HP Storage ChalkTalk videos. I think they do a good job giving an overview of the HP StoreEasy NAS and HP StoreVirtual Storage solutions we announced last week.
I plan on doing ChalkTalks more often so check them out and then let me ask you to answer a couple of questions with your comments:
- Do you find this video format useful?
- What topics would you like me to cover in future HP ChalkTalks?
Thanks for watching!
The webinar with David Scott has already happened but I do have an on-demand version you can watch on this blog post. Also, I have another ChalkTalk to share, this time the new HP StoreEasy NAS. Check out the blog post for the webinar with David, Chris Evans, and me!
Guest blogger Kate Davis returns with news of today’s big storage announcement: introducing HP StoreVirtual Storage, best suited for SMB or remote locations. She’s got all the details on the rebranding of the LeftHand portfolio, the new HP StoreVirtual models, Fibre Channel options and how LeftHand OS v10.0 software offers increased Windows integration, enhanced management and improved performance.