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10 days to VMworld – Check out the cool HP and HP w/VMware Booth innovations on display

blog graphic-small.jpgAs we countdown to VMworld, this blog provides insight into the many HP Converged Infrastructure booth demos that you can check out while at the show. I know everyone has their preferred area of interest, but if you’re like me, I always liked getting a little insight ahead of time into what innovations the vendor planned to showcase in their booth so that I didn’t waste time trying to navigate the show floor.

I hope this helps.


booth pict - small.jpgBelow are the highlights of what's going on in the HP booth ...


Check out the latest HP Converged Systems and integrated solution demos – optimized for VMware:


HP CloudSystem
You can once again come see, touch, and interact with experts around the popular HP CloudSystem. You will see the HP CloudSystem Matrix that brings together server blades, storage blades, virtualized networking, and software all in a single, integrated platform ideally suited for private cloud and IaaS implementations. Or come see ClouldSystem Enterprise that delivers a complete platform for hybrid and public cloud deployments. ... and more.


HP VirtualSystem
The HP VirtualSystem will be out in full force in the booth. You can see a live running of the HP VirtualSystem VS3 for VMware v2.0 solution showcasing the integration of HP Insight Control with VMware vCenter, vSphere 5.1, and the VMware Cloud Suites. You will also experience Client Virtualization (CV) for the enterprise customer that includes HP VirtualSystem CV2 and reference architectures with VMware View. ... and more.


HP Client Virtualization for Midsized customers –
Come see our fully tested, pre-sized, and optimized Client Virtualization solution for SMBs – including a reference architecture for VMware View that helps the SMB achieve faster time to production.


See all the cool features and technologies designed for ‘virtualization with VMware’ and ‘converged’ environments:


HP BladeSystem

As the backbone for a converged infrastructure, come kick the tires on the HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure with all the trimmings (e.g. Gen8 blades, Virtual Connect Modules, Management software, Power & Cooling innovations, etc.).


Mission-Critical Converged Infrastructure

If its mission-critical power you’re looking for, check out the HP ProLiant DL980 running scaleup-x86 server virtual workloads with VMware vSphere5.  ... and more.


HP Converged Storage

Come see how you can simplify the cloud with HP 3PAR Storage. You’ll see things like the HP 3PAR P10000 Tier 1 storage for virtual and cloud data centers. Or you can check out the recent innovation with Virtual Connect Direct Attach FC storage with 3PAR (I defer to the HPStorageGuy blog if you want to learn more). Plus, our experts will be there with all the big hitters such as HP StoreOnce next generation of deduplication solutions, or you can go hands-on with the HP LeftHand enterprise-class SAN solutions or come to the HP StoreVirtual VSA Interactive Booth (#235) to learn first-hand how you can create a resilient virtual pool of shared storage using capacity you already own. ... and more.


HP Networking

If networking is your thing, come see the HP FlexNetwork Architecture in action with innovations like the recently announced Virtual Application Networks that reduces the time to deploy applications from weeks to minutes in cloud and other dynamic compute environments; see a demonstration of ‘Connection as a Service (CaaS)’ with HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) network management software; or, come see advancements with HP Data Center Interconnects such as how HP Ethernet Virtual Interconnect (EVI) and HP Multi-tenant Device Context (MDC) can interconnect up to eight geographically dispersed data centers within minutes and deliver multiple, secure and isolated tenants on a single physical switching platform. ... and more.


Other great innovations you can see –

  • New innovations with Dynamic Workload Acceleration and other new features introduced with
         our HP ProLiant Gen8 servers.
  • New features of the powerful HP Data Protector software with vCloud Director integration (this is
         the first enterprise data protection solution with this integration).
  • How HP Insight Control extension for VMware vCenter Server delivers powerful management directly
         from the vCenter console.
  • How the power of the HP Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) provides is a real-time VMware 
         diagnostics tool for visualizing the VMware environment to troubleshoot performance bottlenecks
         and issues.


Remember, the booth will also have a great line-up of theater presentations that will be delivered by HP Cloud/VMware experts. Or if you’re looking for cloud tips, tricks, and answers to your tough Converged Cloud questions, keep your eyes open for the HP Cloud Advisors when in the HP booth. I know firsthand that all these cloud gurus are friendly, approachable, and more importantly, smart.


Helpful links to keep handy:


Hope to see you there.

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