Eye on Blades Blog: Trends in Infrastructure
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HP’s Dan Nordhues talks Client Virtualization at Citrix Synergy

Dan Nordhues’ interview on Citrix TV with Stephen Lyle (Citrix Strategic Alliances) discusses  the tremendous interest in HP’s Client Virtualization solution with HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage,  and the WS460 Graphics Server and Expansion Blades supporting NVIDIA graphics cards.

Primer on iSCSI and the permutations on BladeSystem

As iSCSI becomes more popular as an interconnect technology for storage and other devices, we had received a lot of questions as to how, why, what, works with iSCSI and the components of HP BladeSystem.

So, Dan Bowers and Ed McGee put together a primer to help answer a majority of the questions and configurations you may have or want to implement.

I have posted the primer to this community so download it and take a look. Let us know if it helps, hinders, confuses, or what additional things we can help with in this iSCI area.

Learn more about Solid State Disks (SSDs)

With all the buzz about solid state disks (SSDs) you’d think it was a brand new thing. For over 25 years, technologies in the consumer world have been using solid state storage technology to improve how information is created and shared. information What’s new is the way business and technology trends are influencing the adoption of new solid state storage technology designs in the enterprise data center.

I ran across this website and a great tech brief about the good and bad of SSD technology so you can make up your own mind and decide if SSD is right for you.


A customer viewpoint on Dell blades vs HP blades

I ran across a blog post from one of our customers who wanted to see if the grass was greener on Dell's side of the blade fence. I thought some other folks out there might like to see his perspective and thought process.

You can read it here on the Technophilia blog.

His big takeaway is something we've been evangelizing for a while -- the heart and soul of blade benefits come from better ways to manage and connect to the the LAN and SAN.  Gary did a great job explaining our philosophy in his post Why we created Virtual Connect about simplicity and and helping admins be self-sufficient.  Lee Johns also touched on this the other day in part 1 and part 2 of his storage Q&A.

The fact is, if you choose to go with pass-throughs or patch panels to connect your blades to your networks, you are barely scratching the surface of the potential of your blade infrastructure. 


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