At 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
At 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.
I 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.
I'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.
OK - 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!
Late last week, I got to sit in on a review of our HP Super Session at VMworld. I gotta say, I'm really excited about this presentation - it will be a great session, guaranteed!
In the past, I've been critical that the presentations have been a bit too "marketing" and knowing the VMworld audience, they were disappointing. That won't be the case with this session!
So I want to encourage you to consider session #SS1012: Best practices for hybrid cloud - build a cloud you're proud of, without making million dollar mistakes. It's happening Wednesday at 9:30 AM. And just to give you more of a teaser, here's a brief snippet from the session.
Yesterday I did my first live ATSB podcast I have to give a small caveat - that I have done a couple of live webcasts. I host my podcasts on a site called TalkShoe.com. It was made for doing live podcasts and I've attended the VMware Community podcast more than a few times that is hosted on TalkShoe as well. I guess I'm glad I finally did this because I should have done one sooner and hopefully, I'll do more.
The topic of the podcast was our StoreVirtual VSA announcement yesterday. I've been getting my fill of information on StoreVirtual over the last few days but there was actually something I learned during the podcast related to VMware and Hyper-V.
I didn't want Kate (my colleague on the HP LeftHand team) to have all the fun today with our StoreVirtual VSA announcement - and frankly I think I got the better end of the deal. Last week, I got to do an HP Storage Countdown video, focused on our HP StoreVirtual VSA (the product formerly known as HP LeftHand VSA), in Oceanside, California. I was on my way to Anaheim and met my HP Storage colleague at the beach to do this video summarizing the announcement. As Pooja says at the end, "check it out"!
This is a guest post from Kate Davis, the HP LeftHand worldwide product marketing manager. Kate talks about how today starts the next phase of life for LeftHand VSA. As with many things in life, it begins with a name change – we now pronounce you HP StoreVirtual VSA – a storage platform, born out of and optimized for virtualization. There's also a great podcast with Mark Peters of the Enterprise Strategy Group discussing virtualization trends.
I've wanted to do a live Around the Storage Block podcast for a long and finally decided to give it a go. With VMworld around the corner, I thought an interesting topic to cover would be our HP LeftHand VSA. My guests will include HP LeftHand product marketing manager Kate Davis, a couple of long time HP LeftHand experts, Tim Doering and Dale Degen and a special guest (hint: he's known as @VMDoug).
Here are the specific details you'll need to join:
- Day and time: We'll have our live ATSB podcast on Tuesday August 14 at noon EDT, 9 AM PDT. For those of you outside of the U.S., I'm sure you can do time zone translation.
- Phone number: U.S. toll number only: (724) 444-7444 Call ID 69339
- URL: You can listen online at http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=69339&cmd=tc. Even if you plan to dial in, you might consider joining online as there is a chat feature.
I hope you can join my first live ATSB podcast!