During our HP Bootcamp at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) last week, I was able to watch a presentation by Jeff Boles, Sr Analyst from Taneja Group. Jeff talked about testing he had lead looking at VM density with HP 3PAR compared to a traditional array. While I've talked about VM density here on ATSB and have highlighted our "Double your VM density guarantee", Jeff had some great information that really brings the story home for me.
Jeff graciously agreed to chat with me and he talked through the same slides he presented at our Bootcamp. I've created a few different versions of the discussion with Jeff. It's about 20 minutes long and I have a YouTube version where I mixed the slides he used with the podcast.
HP along with VMware brought a few bloggers to VMworld. I really wanted to do a podcast with all of them but I only had time to do that with a couple of them. Chris Wahl is a vExpert, co-leads the Chicago VMUG, and is a VCDX (VMware Certified Design Expert). You can find him on Twitter as @chriswahl and his blog - one of the best VMware focused blogs out there - is at http://wahlnetwork.com.
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.
I'm starting to pack up for my trip to Las Vegas and VMware Partner Exchange (PEX). I was able to slip in a podcast with a couple of guys that are active in the VMware community in Australia.
- You read a few blogs by Andre Carpenter (@AndreCarpenter on Twitter) here on ATSB and he's also posted a few blogs on other hp.com blogs. He also had his own blog prior to coming to HP, www.cloud-land.com. He's becoming an accomplished and well read blogger.
- As you'll hear in the podcast, Craig Waters (@cswaters1 on Twitter) is the Melbourne VMUG leader and also hosts APACVirutal podcast and his own blog where he does some great interviews he calls vCatchup (not to be confused with virtual ketchup).
My colleague Eric Siebert has a blog at vSphere-land.com. Eric was really involved in the VMware community, and was the top contributor to the community (helping with technical questions) for a long time. He started vSphere-land.com long before he came to HP as a resource to help others looking for VMware information and help.
For the last few years, vSphere-land has hosted a vote for the top VMware and virtualization blogs and voting is now open for this year. Last year, ATSB was honored to be voted number 33 overall and number 3 among storage blogs.
I'm sure Eric would appreciate getting lots of people to vote and I sure would appreciate loyal readers like you voting for ATSB - so let the voting begin! Head on over to vSphere-land and vote for your favorite VMware and virtualization blogs.
In this blog post, I feature a blog post written by @3cVGuy Justin Vashisht. He's got a great blog post with step-by-step instructions on how he installed and configured an HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000.
I also give information about a Tweetup that I'm sponsoring at VMware PEX - so if your headed to PEX later this month, be sure to RSVP to the Tweetup!
HP Storage will be hosting a tweetup at the VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) Conference on February 12 from 8-10 PM. If you're coming to PEX, read the blog post to get the details and join us for the VMware PEX Unofficial official Community Tweetup!