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.
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.
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.
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.
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.