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HP TechCast from VMworld

HP TechCast.jpgAt VMworld, my HP TechCast co-host Jeffery Powers and I did a show focused on some of the news coming from VMworld.  The guests on the HP TechCast were:


  • Brent Sullivan, VMware
  • Brent Allen, HP
  • Janice Owens, Emulex
  • Gagan Bhatia, HP
  • Jacob Van Ewyk, HP

Andre Carpenter - a new VMware focused blogger

Andre Carpenter.jpgAt VMworld, I got to catch up with Andre Carpenter.  Andre is an Aussie who works as a consultant, focused on VMware and storage.  I virtually met Andre about 18 months ago when he sent me an instant message and introduced himself to me. 


Andre has a couple of blog posts he's done on our Transforming IT blog - the first one he did was titled, "The big data era: The time to tame the big data beast is now".  He just posted another blog tonight on the heals of the podcast I did with him.  This one has an interesting title, "Would you like a side of Disaster Recovery with that"?


So by way of introduction, here's the short podcast I did with Andre.

Labels: podcast| VMworld2012

Speaking in Tech podcast from VMworld

IMG_20111130_115426.jpgI wanted to point you to a podcast that Greg Knieriemen and Ed Saipetch did from our HP Customer Appreciation Party last night.  I lined up all the guests and frankly, I think it was an incredible group:


  • Brady Wilson, CTO of Opus Interactive
  • Shahin Pirooz, the CTO of CenterBeam
  • Bethany Mayer, senior VP and GM at HP Networking
  • David Scott, senior VP at HP Storage
  • Stephen Dewitt, VP of marketing at the Enterprise Group (Dave Donatelli's organization)

    (Picture is Greg with HP CEO Meg Whitman from HP Discover in Vienna, December 2011)


Here's a link to the podcast on the Register

Labels: VMware| VMworld2012

Virtual desktop announcement leading up to VMworld

vmwareView.pngI'll be leaving for VMworld tomorrow morning but I wanted to give you one last pre-show blog post.  Last week, HP had an announcement about our desktop to data center virtualization portfolio for VMware View.  This isn't an area that I've spent a lot of time on in the past other than looking at our storage for our reference architectures so yesterday I grabbed a couple of experts to help me understand the announcement. 


The end result is this podcast with Christian Jones from our thin client team and Dan Nordhues from our converged infrastructure team.  Christian helped me understand our thin client portfolio and Dan discussed the latest reference architectures for VMware View and also vSphere and Citrix.

HP at VMworld

HPStorageGuy Logoware.jpgOK - I'm not intentionally trying to overwhelm you with information about VMworld but it is one of if not my favorite events - and it starts this Sunday.  I've had six blog posts already talking about VMworld, giving you everything I know about what's going on and my recommendations for sessions to attend (and they aren't all HP - because there's only a few HP session).


Today I have a podcast with Shawn Wagner - I first got to know Shawn after HP and Compaq came together, working on the same team.  Shawn came from CPQ storage and of course I came HP storage.  She is managing HP's overall presence at VMworld and I thought it would be great to get from her what HP has going at VMworld.  It's a short podcast - about 5 minutes - so if you're going to VMworld, check it out.


If you're coming to VMworld, be sure to say hi.  I'll be wearing my HPStorageGuy logoware and won't be hard to spot!


Labels: podcast| VMworld2012
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