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Having a Mission-Critical Computing Expert Help You Discover your IT Environment—Priceless!

Navigating and scheduling your time at HP Discover can often be a difficult task. Getting lost in the products, solutions, demos, customer case studies, sessions, Innovation Theater, and special events can be easy, if not inevitable. What makes each and every one of these elements of HP Discover invaluable are the HP mission-critical subject matter experts providing their valuable knowledge and insight on topics such as Project Odyssey, HP-UX, NonStop, mission-critical x86, solutions, services, or support. Although these session topics are all interesting and useful, they probably don’t address your specific business needs as intimately as you would like. Read more to find out how you can have individually tailored discussions with HP Mission-Critical Experts that focus on your specific business needs.

HP Discover really is much more than just products

At HP Discover, you will have the opportunity to explore products for all sorts of businesses - at all different stages. Delve into the DL980 in the Discover Zone Petting Zoo or explore the NonStop platforms and solutions. Learn more about Integrity and HP-UX during the business breakout. Everywhere you go, you can see more servers, storage and networking than you otherwise might in some  data centers.  But there really is much more to Discover than just the products. 

Want a powerhouse for your largest enterprise workloads? Discover the HP ProLiant DL980 server.

Now more than ever, enterprises need an optimized infrastructure to meet specialized and demanding application requirements that can improve business response times at the same time. The HP ProLiant DL980 server offers industry leading performance, scalability and resiliency, while paving the way to mission-critical x86 through Project Odyssey. Whether you have two or four socket servers requiring greater capacity with scalable performance, or have RISC/EPIC based servers requiring comparable scaling and performance to migrate to x86, the HP ProLiant DL980 enables you to scale up with confidence. Learn more about the HP Proliant DL980 server and path to mission-critical x86 at HP Discover Las Vegas.

There’s Really No Upside to Experiencing a Systems Power Loss (Regardless of Duration)

This past February, more than 108 million viewers worldwide witnessed one of the more embarrassing moments in Super Bowl history: an outage that cut off power to half the stadium in the third quarter, causing a 34-minute game delay. While the official causes were reported to be attributed to a design flaw and human error, the downtime impact was sizable and costly.  This  illustrates that downtime is an ongoing and unavoidable challenge for businesses of every size when unprepared. Learn how you can prevent such downtime with HP Serviceguard for Linux at HP Discover Las Vegas.

Exploring the new era of compute at HP Discover 2013

Amazing things happen every day all around the world because of servers and their power to compute. You can connect with colleagues across the globe and instantly share documents, presentations and live demos. Researchers use computers to make breakthroughs in medical research to save thousands and thousands of lives. But what’s the best part about compute today? Join us at HP Discover Las Vegas and find out for yourself!

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About the Author(s)
  • I work as a Master Architect in HP Servers R & D group. I work with teams spread across the lab and outside to build solutions which are highly available on HP-UX, OpenVMS and Mission Critical Linux platforms. In particular I contribute to develop HP Serviceguard clusters, HP-UX Security and Middleware products. I have been with HP for last 17 years and have exposure to HA/DR field from both R & D and customer perspectives.
  • Kirk Bresniker is the Vice President/Chief Technologist for HP Business Critical Systems where he has technical responsibility for all things Mission Critical, including HP-UX, NonStop and scalable x86 platforms. He joined HP in 1989 after graduating from Santa Clara University and has been an HP Fellow since 2008.
  • I’m the worldwide marketing manager for HP NonStop. I’ll be blogging and tweeting out news as it relates to NonStop solutions – you can find me here and on twitter at @CarolynatHP
  • Cynthia is part of the HP ExpertOne team. ExpertOne offers professional IT training and certifications from infrastructure refresh to areas that span across the datacenter like Cloud and Converged Infrastructure.
  • Hi, I work on the HP Servers team as HP-UX worldwide product marketing manager. I´m interested in how customers use our technology and will be blogging about their stories and on how our products evolve to help their businesses be always on.
  • I have worked with NonStop systems since 1982. I am a Master Technologist for HP and am part of the IT SWAT organization, the Cloud SWAT and work with HP Labs. I report into the Enterprise Solutions and Architecture organization.
  • Joe Androlowicz is a Technical Communications and Marketing manager in HP’s NonStop Product Division. Joe is a 25 year journeyman in information systems design, instructional technologies and multimedia development. He left Apple Computer for Tandem Computers to help launch G03 and hasn’t looked back yet. He previously managed the program management team for the NonStop Education and Training Center and drove the development and growth of the NonStop Certification programs.
  • Hello! I am a social media manager for servers, so my posts will be geared towards HP server-related news & info.
  • HP Servers, Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and ExpertOne
  • 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.
  • I am the Superdome 2 Product Manager. My interest is to learn how mission critical platform helps customers and would also like to share my thoughts on how Superdome has been helping customers and will continue to do so.
  • I work in the HP Servers marketing group, managing a marketing team responsible for marketing solutions for enterprise customers who run mission-critical workloads and depend on HP to keep their business continuously running.
  • Mohan Parthasarathy is a Technical Architect in the HP-UX lab. His primary focus currently is in the core kernel, platform enablement and virtualization areas of HP-UX. Mohan has worked on various modules of HP-UX, including networking protocol stacks, drivers, core kernel and virtualization
  • I’ll be blogging about the latest news and enhancements as it relates to HP Moonshot.
  • 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.
  • As a Managing Consultant for HP’s Enterprise Solution & Architecture group, I collaborate with client business and IT senior management to understand, prioritize and architect advanced use of data and information, drawing insights required to make informed business decisions. My current focus leverages event-driven business intelligence design techniques and technologies to identify patterns, anticipate outcomes and proactively optimize business response creating a differentiated position in the marketplace for the client.
  • Wendy Bartlett is a Distinguished Technologist in HP’s NonStop Enterprise Division, and focuses on dependability – security and availability - for the NonStop server line. She joined Tandem in 1978. Her other main area of interest is system architecture evolution. She has an M.S. degree in computer science from Stanford University.
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