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A Blade Thanksgiving


 Thursday is the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, a time when families often get together to give thanks for the things they most appreciate.  

  I snapped this pic inside one of the server development labs at HP; it looks like even the 'extended family' of blade servers decided to get together this year.

  Clockwise from the upper left, there's a Dell PowerEdge M1000e, two HP BladeSystem c7000's, a Fujitsu PRIMERGY BX900, an IBM BladeCenter-H, and a Cisco UCS 5100.   

  I'm not sure what these guys are most thankful for; maybe it's their tender admin who cares enough to give them redundant power drops.

About Converged Infrastructure by Jim Jackson

by Jim Jackson, About Converged Infrastructure

About This Poster

Hi, I’m Jim Jackson.  I’ve recently joined the HP Infrastructure Software and BladeSystem team as the Vice-President of Marketing and want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and briefly explain how our new strategy ‘converges’ virtualized compute, storage and networks with facilities into a single shared-services environment to accelerate standardization, reduce operational costs and accelerate business results.

About Converged Infrastructure

Last week HP unveiled its vision for the datacenter called Converged Infrastructure. I’m sure you’re aware that HP BladeSystem is one of the key infrastructure components to build and optimize your next generation data center.  Add Virtual Connect and Insight Software for networking and management and you have the foundation our customers have been relying on for years to get better business results.  Our approach works with your existing infrastructure investments and prepares you for what’s next.  That’s what we mean when we say HP fits within your existing datacenter.  What HP is delivering today is what our competitors and their bolted-on offerings only have on the drawing board.   

What the Competition Doesn’t Want You to Know

I’ll be back later this week to explain more about how BladeSystem with Virtual Connect and Insight Software puts us ahead of the competition, hands-down.   Let’s just say it’s what the newbies at the edge of the network don’t want you to know.  In the meantime, we welcome your comments about how to deliver the converged infrastructure and what it means to you.


Join us at the Converged Infrastructure Roadshow

Join HP at the HP Converged Infrastructure Roadshow


Topics covered:

  •  Learning how to reduce your IT operations and maintenance resource costs

  • Remove trapped budget silos that are costly and underutilized

  • Transform your Data Center to operate more efficiently

See how the HP converged infrastructure architecture is breaking down technology silos to simplify IT and accelerate business results.

Day 1 sessions will highlight the following:  

-  Bulletproofing your virtualization strategy
-  Why Converged Infrastructure matters to your Data Center
-  Control Aging Server Sprawl; New economics you can't ignore
-  Unleash Trapped Capacity with Virtual Storage Infrastructure
-  Get out of the Sparc, IBM mainframe and legacy rut with Integrity optimized infrastructure
-  Changing Networking to Unlock Business Value

Day 2 sessions will highlight the following:  

-  HP BladeSystem Matrix and Insight Software: Converged Infrastructure solution for delivering shared services
-  Flex Fabric to dynamically connect resources
-  Unified Storage for flexible, resilient scale-out storage
-  BladeSystem with G6 processors for maximum performance and power efficiency
-  Detailed technical teardown of competitive systems to see what’s really under the covers

We look forward to seeing you there! Register to attend.


US dates:

Chicago, IL
December 8-9, 2009

Atlanta, GA
December 10-11, 2009

New York City, NY
December 15-16, 2009

Boston, MA
January 14-15, 2010

Los Angeles, CA
January 19-20, 2010

Seattle, WA
January 21-22, 2010

Denver, CO
January 26-27, 2010

Phoenix, AZ
January 28-29, 2010

Dallas, TX
February 2-3, 2010 

Houston, TX
February 4-5, 2010

San Francisco, CA
March 11-12, 2010

Shared Services with HP BladeSystem Matrix - Live Webinar on November 19

Getting to Shared Services with HP BladeSystem Matrix

What is the best way to deliver infrastructure and application services more quickly and consistently? How will shared services impact their IT infrastructure?

Learn how you can get infrastructure by the pound, a ready to run infrastructure, when you need it.

Join our live webcast on November 19, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time, with Illuminata Principal IT Advisor, Jonathan Eunice, and HP Chief Blade Strategist, Gary Thome, as they discuss the business and technology implications of shared services delivery. 

To register, visit http://hpbroadband.com/program.aspx?key=111909Matrix.


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  • More than 25 years in the IT industry developing and managing marketing programs. Focused in emerging technologies like Virtualization, cloud and big data.
  • I am a member of the Enterprise Group Global Marketing team blogging on topics of interest for HP Servers. Check out blog posts on all four Server blog sites-Reality Check, The Eye on Blades, Mission Critical Computing and Hyperscale Computing- for exciting news on the future of compute.
  • I work within EMEA HP Servers Central Team as a launch manager for new products and general communications manager for EMEA HP Server specific information. I also tweet @ServerSavvyElla
  • HP Servers, Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and ExpertOne
  • WW responsibility for development of ROI and TCO tools for the entire ISS portfolio. Technical expertise with a financial spin to help IT show the business value of their projects.
  • I am a member of the HP BladeSystem Portfolio Marketing team, so my posts will focus on all things blades and blade infrastructure. Enjoy!
  • Luke Oda is a member of the HP's BCS Marketing team. With a primary focus on marketing programs that support HP's BCS portfolio. His interests include all things mission-critical and the continuing innovation that HP demonstrates across the globe.
  • Global Marketing Manager with 15 years experience in the high-tech industry.
  • 20 years of marketing experience in semiconductors, networking and servers. Focused on HP BladeSystem networking supporting Virtual Connect, interconnects and network adapters.
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  • Greetings! I am on the HP Enterprise Group marketing team. Topics I am interested in include Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and Management, and HP BladeSystem.
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