Converged Infrastructure

Attending HP Discover [December 4-6, 2012] could be the best 2013 career decision you’ll ever make!

Discover - FrankFurt - short.jpgAs HP Discover 2012 in Frankfurt Germany rapidly approaches, I start getting excited and thinking about all the reasons our loyal and new customers and partners should attend.


The first thing that came to my mind was >> just when we all get semi-comfortable with cloud and infrastructure convergence to increase data center agility and innovation – smack – changing market dynamics make things blurry and complicated.


Where do you focus ...

Do you place your bets on big data and mobility?

     Is end-to-end security a prerequisite?

         Do you need broader virtualization and a more modern app environment? 

                Do you need an instruction book on how to handle and capitalize on the piles of new information?


The fact is ...

All of these areas will profoundly impact your 2013 IT lives and decisions. Why? Because each demands more intelligent computing power, more storage capacity built for today, more network bandwidth to transport everything at light-speed - because IT is required to give business the ability to turn on a dime, to flex capacity on demand, and to find the needle in that giant information haystack and serve it up to the right audience at the right time and for any device.


Sound daunting ...

The good news is that HP Converged Infrastructure is at the heart of all of this. It’s the foundation for all these big bets, the cloud, and the key to solving all the top decisions and challenges that come along with them.


Get a running start ...

So for those who have not yet decided whether or not to attend HP Discover as you head into the holiday hiatus, I give you my TOP 10 reasons why you should attend:


  1. Experience firsthand the richest set of HP solutions across the hottest topics that include
          virtualization, application transformation, security and risk management, and information optimization
  2. Learn how HP Converged Infrastructure and HP Converged Cloud solutions can mold your hybrid
          IT delivery strategy
  3. Witness the unveiling of the next phase of HP Converged Storage that will change the storage
         landscape forever
  4. Hear from Meg Whitman, top HP executives, and customers such as DreamWorks
  5. Explore new products, demos, and the latest engineering marvels in the Discover Zone
  6. Attend your preferred business and/or technical breakout session(s) – See my
        recommended Converged Infrastructure sessions to attend blog
  7. Converse with the HP experts (including our elite group of HP Cloud Advisors)
  8. Broaden your personal knowledge by exchanging ideas, information, and best practices from
         others in your field or industry
  9. Celebrate your 2012 achievements with a special reception Tuesday evening in the
          HP Discover Zone; by attending the Wednesday night entertainment featuring
          Nile Rodgers [Nile Rodgers website] and CHIC; and take in all that Frankfurt has to offer
  10.  Give yourself a raise ... HP Discover could very well be the best holiday gift and
           professional advice you give to yourself:  

      ... If you’re a Systems Architect, you play a key role in rethinking and planning how IT best delivers
          its services in a hybrid world. TO-DO list: Attend HP Discover.


      ... If you’re an IT Director or Manager, you are a key player in determining and approving how
          integrated IT solutions can help you get more things done, faster. TO-DO list: Attend HP Discover.


      ... If you’re a Server Administrator, you need to take a leadership role across the IT stack to
         better manage and automate the provisioning of the applications and services to align IT
         with the business. TO-DO list: Attend HP Discover.


     ... If you’re a Network Manager or Administrator, you know you need a simpler, more flexible,
        intelligent, and resilient network. TO-DO list: Attend HP Discover.


     ... And if you’re a Storage Manager or Administrator, you need to deal with ... and help turn ...
         the massive amounts of information into value. TO-DO list: Attend HP Discover.


What all this boils down to is that HP Discover Frankfurt is really a tremendous opportunity for YOU.
If you agree ... then I’ll see you in December.  Click here to register.


Thanks again,



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