We've posted serveral topics on Mission-Critical Musings about how HP has accelerated innovation to address IT sprawl and ballooning data complexity challenges enterprises face today. Recently HP announced new Integrity Servers, updates to HP-UX 11i v3, and the industry's first mission-critical converged infrastructure. The innovation doesn't stop there. If you haven't heard about it yet, HP has a major event coming up in June in Las Vegas -- the HP Technology Forum. HP subject matter experts and strategists will discuss what's new with Converged Infrastructure, the standards-based, integrated solutions and services driving the data center of the future.
Special sessions will include:
1455: Executive Showcase - An Overview of Converged Infrastructure in Action
1909: Convergence Without Compromise - HP Virtual Connect
1488: New Superdome 2 Platform HW management
1550: New Integrity Servers are Here
1884: With OpenVMS Your Future is Secure
1795: What's new with HP Serviceguard on HP-UX Solutions
The HP Technology Forum was developed by technical people for technical people. This year, to balance the hands-on labs, solution overviews, and technical deep-dives, the conference offers a dedicated Business Track. Sessions will focus on technology implementation and integration, plus reducing complexity, resource requirements, and costs in order to shift IT budget toward innovation. Special topics: data de-duplication, sustainable IT, migration issues, cloud computing, security, business continuity, and more. Headlining each of the 2010 technology tracks, Super Sessions will feature HP strategists and subject matter experts providing context for breakouts in this year's key technology areas. In addition to discussing emerging IT trends, presenters will talk about critical challenges to overcome for optimal returns on technology investments. The 2010 Expo has been completely redesigned with a sharp new look and layout for showcasing technologies, solutions, and services from over 90 of the world's leading IT companies
In addition to presentations by some of today's IT thought leaders, we'll also have performances by two of today's comedy greats...
Jake Johannsen: A favorite on the Late Show with David Letterman, Johannsen's talent as a comedian, writer, and actor has been celebrated by People Magazine and the American Comedy Awards.
Jim Gaffigan: One of the best-known comedians today, Gaffigan co-authored Pale Force for NBC.com with Conan O'Brien and has acted in high-profile shows including That 70's Show, Sex and the City, and Law & Order.
This year all of the 40+ hands-on labs will be located in a single hall, making it easier for you to participate in more of these popular sessions. Individual sessions fill up quickly, so log in to the Session Scheduler early to take your pick and reserve your place. The 2010 roster of 2-hour labs includes:
1546: Hands on with the HP Blade System Matrix
1361: Implementing HP Serviceguard Storage Management Suite for HP-UX 11iv3
1432: Windows Server 2008 r2 installation on Integrity Servers
1429: Managing Virtual Machines in the network
Browse the other hands-on labs in the Public Catalog.
New this year, you may submit requests for one-to-one meetings with HP subject matter experts directly via the Session Scheduler. If you've already registered, log in to see a complete list of HP participants and request a meeting.
Also, we've moved THE Party! to Wednesday night so more attendees will have a chance to enjoy the phenomenal performers lined up for this year's event: the Goo Goo Dolls and Roger Daltrey!
Hope you can attend - it should be a great event!