Converged Infrastructure

The essential selection – top sessions for application optimized solutions at Discover 2012

With all the great content at HP Discover 2012, we want to make sure you don’t miss the key highlights for our Converged Systems, so here are some of the top sessions in the applications area. 


If you’re registered for the show please mark these down in your calendar. If you’re not registered then there are still places available, so don’t miss out.


Strategy session: infrastructure for tomorrow's information age


Time – 5th June – 11:15


Location - BB3107


Description - Over the last decade, information has been redefined with unprecedented growth in data. Today customers are trying to optimize their traditional relational DBMSs at the same time bring new technology like Hadoop to handle the vast growth of data. New ways are needed to collect and leverage data in real time. In this technical strategy session, learn how HP’s Project Odyssey, Moonshot and Memristor, technologies will continue to make converged infrastructure the best platform to win in the Information Age.


You can’t spell Hadoop without HP: taking the guesswork out of Hadoop implementation


Time – June 5th - 14:45


Location - BB3033


Description - Apache Hadoop is one of the fastest growing Big Data platforms used by enterprises to store and analyze arbitrarily structured data in search of business insights. However, Hadoop systems are challenging to configure, manage and scale, and Hadoop expertise is hard to find. Built on the HP Gen8 Converged Infrastructure, a new portfolio of tools, solutions and services from HP helps reduce the time, cost and risk of implementing a Hadoop solution that integrates into your existing data management environment. Our Big Data experts have worked with a number of early adopter customers across industry verticals to implement Hadoop. HP can help whether you are looking to get started with your first Hadoop deployment or scale out your existing infrastructure.


Providing SQL Server private cloud with HP and Microsoft’s database appliance


Time – 6th June – 17:15


Location - TB2715


Description - How do you bridge the gap between your inflexible, costly database environment and one that is within budget and responsive to your users’ business needs? HP and Microsoft have developed a database appliance solution that can be deployed in days versus weeks—from assessing your environment, to installation, to migration from physical to virtual, to delivering database services on demand. In this session, we will examine the HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance. We will also discuss the integration with the Microsoft System Center 2012 suite and the benefits of HP cloud automation software, including HP Matrix and HP Cloud System Automation (CSA).


Under the hood of HP AppSystem for SAP HANA


Time – June 5th – 16:00


Location - TB2719


Description - HP and SAP have over 20 years joint experience delivering industry-leading business intelligence and transactional solutions. This partnership reached a new milestone with SAP HANA; now mission-critical database and analytic deployments can be made on HP AppSystem for SAP HANA. Join this session to learn more about HP’s offering for SAP HANA. Learn how customers can deploy high-availability backup recovery and disaster tolerance with confidence. HP’s new scale-out solution based on BL680 BladeSystem servers and HP IBRIX X9300/P6500 storage delivers a scalable solution that meets today’s customer needs with investment protection for future data growth and database capabilities. You will also get a sneak preview of the HP solution architecture, performance benchmarking and future roadmap on SAP HANA.


Simplify and accelerate end-to-end design and provisioning of applications and infrastructure with HP Cloud Maps


Time – June 5th -14:45


Location - BB3041


Description - As your company’s IT environment moves towards a cloud architecture, the pressure to do more with less builds. Come hear how HP Cloud Maps can help you respond to business needs faster for infrastructure and application deployments. We will cover the full HP Cloud Maps portfolio, including maps for life cycle management and base provisioning for common industry applications. We will also discuss the benefits Cloud


If you’re attending Discover why not let us know which sessions you’re going to see in the comments section below.


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