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Virtual Connect and 3PAR Flat SAN on Infosmack podcast

Virtual-Connect.pngSeveral weeks ago at HP Discover, we announced HP Virtual Connect and 3PAR with Flat SAN technology.  I did a podcast with Alex Kramer from the Virtual Connect engineering team that gave a high-level overview.  That podcast is the most downloaded podcast I've had.  When blogger and Infosmack podcast host Nigel Poulton pinged me a few weeks ago to ask about doing a podcast I offered up Alex to him.


If you haven't listened to Infosmack before, you'll see why Nigel calls it a Technical Deep Dive podcast.  With Nigel's permission, I've taken his podcast, added a short introduction and present it to you here. 

Storage strategy focus with HP Storage chief and Intel

P1100287sm.jpgI have two things to share with you today.  In our Blogger Lounge at HP Discover, the invited bloggers have many opportunities to hear from HP executives and technical experts in our "coffee talks".  We held a coffee talk with the David Scott, Sr. VP and GM of HP Storage and Milan Shetti, CTO of HP Storage.  David and Milan spent about an hour with the bloggers answering their questions.

HP StoreOnce, 3PAR and SSD videos from HP Discover

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.


More on Virtual Connect with 3PAR with Flat SAN technology

Part of our announcement at HP Discover on Monday was around the new HP Virtual Connect Direct-Attach FC for 3PAR with Flat SAN technology. This is pretty cool stuff - as I said yesterday, it reduces complexity and cost with while reducing latency between servers and storage by eliminating the need for multi-tier SANs.


I have a GREAT podcast with Alex Kramer.  Alex is on the Virtual Connect engineering team in our ProLiant software team and he really helped me to understand exactly what we announced.  Here's my podcast with Alex:



Storage news at HP Discover

Today as we kickoff HP Discover, we have significant news coming from HP Storage.  I’ll dive deeper into the various parts of the announcement on the blog over the next few days – in this first post I’ll give you an introduction to our news.  There are three pieces of news to share:

  • Enhancements to the HP StoreOnce family that improve backup performance 3X and recovery 5X faster over comparable EMC Data Domain product
  • New HP Data Protector 7 with Autonomy IDOL - the first meaning-based protection software 
  • New HP Virtual Connect Direct-Attach FC for 3PAR with Flat SAN technology

You can read more about this announcement on the blog.


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