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HP ConvergedSystem Update

I'm recently back from Nth Symposium and the video interviews that I did there are starting to role in.  One of the discussions I had was with my long-time HP friend LaMills Garrett.  I like to kid LaMills - when I first met him in the late 90's, he was a lab engineer in draedlocks.  But he was also one of the most business saavy engineers I've ever worked with so I'm not surprised that he's now a leader in the ConvergedSystem Americas team. 

 

During the discussion LaMills talked about the latest with HP ConvergedSystem - aka Sharks - and we also talked about the competition.  I couldn't help bringing up VCE as I attended a VMUG recently where a VCE employee told the audience that they are the only true converged infrastructure and HP is a system integrator. 

 

This is a really good discussion with LaMills and I'll share other interviews I have from Nth Symposium over the next few weeks. 

VMware VMUG explained - Danish style!

The next few weeks are going to be incredible for me.  HP Discover is just around the corner and that is a great time being at the event with our customers, partners, HP colleagues, and the indie bloggers. 

 

Liseolette and Calvin.jpgThe day after Discover ends, I jump on an airplane for a trip to Europe.  I'll be mixing work and pleasure stopping in Germany, Paris, Italy, and Denmark.  Denmark is what started the whole thing - I was asked to speak at the Denmark VMUG (VMware Users Group) meeting in Copenhagen by the Denmark VMUG leader Liselotte Foverskov.  I got to meet up with Liselotte a couple of weeks ago when I was in Las Vegas for the 72 Hours of Yes we did.  She was gracious to do a podcast with me and in it she talks a bit about VMUG and more specifically what they do at the Denmark VMUG.  Go to the post to listen to the podcast.

 

 

 

Speaking of HP Discover, we have a webcast on June 10 from Las Vegas - it will be a group of customers in a panel discussion and I think you'll find it very interesting.  You can register by clicking here or on the image.   Have a great weekend!

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Labels: podcast| VMware

HP and VMware talking Horizon 6.0 podcast

VMware Horizon 6.jpgI had the pleasure of hosting a podcast that touched on today's news from VMware on Horizon 6.0. My guests were Drew Koerner, Chief Healthcare Solutions Architect from VMware and Pete Brey, a solution manager from HP.  In the podcast, Drew gave an overview of VMware's news today around Horizon 6.0. We followed that with a discussion about the collaboration between HP and VMware on the AlwaysOn Point of Care.

 

In the podcast, we mentioned a Reference Architecture and as soon as I have a link to that, I'll do another blog post and add the link to this post.  I also have a ChalkTalk that gives a short overview of the VMware and HP Mobile Care solution so I'll share that with you as well.   Check the full blog post to get the podcast and ChalkTalk.

HP VMware vExperts for 2014!

Birthday cake.jpgToday is my birthday and as I get older, celebrating a birthday really isn't a big deal.  But this year, I got some great birthday news that I've been selected as a VMware vExpert again!  And so have a number of HP colleagues of mine so I wanted to take a moment to recognize all the 2014 vExperts at HP. 

 

I've been putting that icon next to my name in my blog posts for several years ago, though you can see I've added my own touch to show the years I've been a vExpert - but you might not know what a vExpert is.  So before I share with you this years HP vExperts, I'll tell you a bit about what it is. 

 

What is a VMware vExpert?

Here's a really good description I found on SearchVMware.com:

 

VMware vExpert is an honorary title VMware grants to outstanding advocates of the company's products.

image003.jpgVMware recognizes vExperts with a certificate. The certificate and title give vExperts special privileges such as access to such private betas, free licenses and exclusive events. Currently, VMware has three paths to become a vExpert: the Evangelist Path, the Customer Path and the VMware Partner Path.

 

Here's a picture of fellow HP vExpert Eric Siebert and I with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger - a perk of being a vExpert is meeting VMware execs.

Labels: vExpert| VMware

NSX from HP

HP-VMW-ElephantFlows-5.jpgOne of the topics I've wanted to explore is VMware NSX - network virtualization or software-defined networking (SDN).  At VMware Partner Exchange, I grabbed a couple of guys from HP Networking to get an overview of what NSX is and what HP is doing with NSX and SDN.  This is a really good intro to the topic so check it out!  To listen to this excellent podcast, go to the full blog post!

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