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Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) is becoming the new normal. This is because costly data growth and increasing pressure on IT to deliver Business Outcomes cannot be handled by legacy architectures designed before the age of virtualization.

 

 

HP OneView for vCenter demo

VMworld kicked off last night with the Solution Exchange Welcome Reception - and Andrew Mayne didn't disappoint!  Check out the post that went up last night, Real magic from HP Storage at VMworld.  

 

Before VMworld, my lab team gave me access our development infrastructure and I was able to capture a demo of our new HP OneView for vCenter plug-in.  In this demo, you'll see that you can now from vCenter, deploy and provision HP StoreVirtual VSA.

 

 

It's going to be a busy day at VMworld.  If you're at Moscone in San Francisco, here are a few things to help you stay connected with HP Storage:

 

  • We'll have Lightning Labs and short session in our HP Storage for the Software-Defined Data Center Booth (Booth 417).  I'll be hanging around here when I'm not doing other things so stop buy, get an espresso, and hear about some of the things that have me so excited.
  • Today at 1 PM, we'll have one of the first VMworld sessions on vVols.  It's session number STO2554-SPO and the title is Zooming In: How VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols) Will Provide Shared Storage with X-ray Vision.  This session has been moved to a bigger room 3 times so it's going to be really popular.  Sign up and here what VMware and HP are doing around vVols.  BTW, HP 3PAR is the FC development platform for vVols at VMware.
  • Andrew Mayne will be making appearances around VMworld again today.  See him from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Yerba Buena Gardens and4:00 PM – 4:30 PM HP Storage Booth #417.  

Off for a busy day at VMworld!

Real magic from HP Storage at VMworld 2014

Andrew Mayne at VMWorld with HP StorageThe first day at VMworld was filled with excitement, plenty of swag, and magic.

 

That’s right, real magic, performed live by A&E Star Andrew Mayne.

A world-renowned illusionist, Andrew defied logic. Broke boundaries. Wowed the audience. And escaped from 100 feet of nylon rope. And that was just in the first 30 minutes.

 

 

Labels: VMworld2014

StoreOnce VSA – Software-defined data protection for your virtualized environments

By Ashwin Shetty, Product Marketing, HP Storage

 

StoreOnce_VSA_Icon_SDS308x220_tcm245_1534512_tcm245_1520664_tcm245-1534512.jpgI’m excited about VMworld this week, especially given the way software-defined storage is changing the way organizations implement storage technology. Since we are so close to VMworld, let me focus specifically on data protection—and give you a bit more information on some of the things you can expect to see and hear from us at the big VMware event this week in San Francisco. 

 

The exponential growth of data has forced your organization to look for cost-effective data protection solutions for your virtualized environments whether in the data center or in small and remote offices. Most vendors provide data deduplication solution that requires dedicated storage hardware. This isn’t always a cost-effective solution for remote/virtualized environments. To address this issue while providing greater flexibility, HP has extended the StoreOnce family to provide a software-defined backup solution: HP StoreOnce VSA. Here’s what the means to your organization.

Is cloud storage killing on-premises storage?

We're going to take a short pause all the happenings at VMworld because I have a timely podcast I want to share today.  Earlier this week, I saw an article on TechCrunch titled Cloud Storage Is Eating the World Alive.  The article looked at a single quarter of the IDC Worldwide Total Disk Storage System Market tracker, and drew the conclusion that traditional on-premise storage is a "dead man walking".  Now, I agree that some of the vendors listed, like IBM and their continued movement away from infrastructure, might fit that category but I think it's far too early to say that cloud storage is putting an end to the storage industry. 

 

 

If you rather download this as a podcast, right click here and save the MP3 file.

 

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