Last week analyst/bloggers John Furrier and Dave Vellante of SiliconAngle.tv and Wikibon set up their live streaming CUBE broadcast booth at HP Discover and several of our HP Business Critical Systems execs stopped by to share news about roadmaps, strategic direction and new innovative systems and product enhancements available to customers to battle modern demands in mission-critical computing. Here are the links to the interviews (click on interviewee name) as well as a brief rundown of segment:
Martin Fink SVP & GM HP BCS and Kirk Skaugen VP & GM Intel Data Group talk about the future of mission-critical computing, the impressive scalability of Superdome 2 now to 32 sockets, the extension of VPars across the product line and the long and vital Itanium roadmap. Mr Fink also gets into why HP's Converged Infrastructure is a far more advantageous path to follow for customers than IBM's silo'd approach.
Kirk Bresniker, HP BCS Chief Technologist demystifies the notion that the need for high end systems is disappearing. Kirk also talks about sharing some specific technologies and management tools between UNIX and x86 to come together in a Converged Infrastructure approach, why this makes great R&D sense for cloud maps and more, and why this is a huge advantage for HP customers. Agility is transformed - if you pull up a cloud map tool, you can drag and drop on HP-UX and Integrity applications the same way you would with x86 servers, linux, virtualization platforms. This interview also gets into what's up next on the horizon in mission-critical computing.
Winston Prather and Randy Meyer talk about HP NonStop and how today’s NonStop servers have evolved from the proprietary Tandem systems of the past to more modern, open software and standard hardware components, and are integrated into a common systems management framework as part of HP’s Converged Infrastructure.
Michael McNerney, Director BCS Product Planning reinforces the importance of sticking to what counts most in mission-critical computing on our HP Integrity roadmap -- resiliency, scalability & always-on availability, as well as HP's unique philosophy of building out a common, modular converged infrastructure. Michael also goes into some of the premiere aspects of HP Integrity that ensure the systems are tough, rock solid systems now and down the road to come. Does UNIX fit into the cloud?
Katie Curtin-Mestre, Director BCS Software Planning talks about the HP-UX software advances for a virtualized future. For example, it was just announced at Discover that HP-UX on Integrity now includes an enhancement customers desire - vPars 6. Customers can virtualize workloads of any size, type and criticality - all important for private cloud deployments where a hybrid plan for deployment can best meet the unique needs of your business and infrastructure lifecycle. With over 1000 migrations from the mainframe and alternative platforms, listen to Katie talk about the compelling TCO and UNIX user survey preference results that lead customers to keep choosing HP-UX for their mission-critical computing needs.
Colin Mahony of HP Vertica talks about how Vertica analytics systems were designed from the ground up to handle big data, and why a native, columnar approach makes a big difference from what you've seen from other vendors that rely on row store technologies and bolt on solutions. The start-up mentality of high energy and big innovation is alive and well. Bet there is a lot you may not know about HP Vertica -- for example did you know Vertica can operate on encoded and compressed data (without need for decompression first)? Learn much more in this interview.
Mingsheng Hong of HP Vertica shows a live demo of the HP Vertica analytics system in action.
Kevin Armour, CTO Paycor Inc., talks about his cloud implementation and use of HP technologies to enable his company to respond instantly to demands. Brendan Voge of HP joins him, and provides some insight into the scale-up x86 hardware used in this implementation - the hot performer ProLiant DL980.