Guest blog written by Nigel Church, HP ISS Organization
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I’m sure that one of the main reasons people attend HP Discover is to see how the latest technology can make life easier and more efficient but we all know that waiting for things to get “smaller, faster and cheaper” isn’t going to solve today’s most pressing data center challenges. HP believes your infrastructure must become more intelligent to help you at every step along the way. The company that brought you the very first industry-standard server is now adding game-changing innovations with the HP ProLiant Gen8 family of servers.
Want to learn more? Check out my daily “DON’T MISS PICKS” below and learn how you can transform your data center economics with HP ProLiant Gen8.
Tuesday, June 5th
Strategy Session: Introduction to the next generation HP ProLiant Gen8 servers
(#BB2105 /Business Breakout) 16:00 16:45
This session will outline how HP is setting a new bar for industry standard servers. You will gain an appreciation for the new features and innovations in the next generation HP ProLiant servers and how server lifecycle management just became a whole lot simpler. This session is great for those who would like a high-level overview or a guide to the more the detailed technical sessions happening throughout the week.
How to choose the right HP ProLiant server to meet your needs
(#TB3103 / Technical Breakout) 17:00 – 17:45
This will be a great session for those who are new to the ProLiant family. HP has the industry’s most complete portfolio of servers that are workload-optimized and engineered for any demand. This session will provide practical guidelines on choosing the right ProLiant server for your specific workloads as well as space, flexibility, performance and cost requirements.
Wednesday - June 6th
Purpose-built for hyperscale environments, the HP ProLiant SL Scalable System
(#TB2061 / Technical Breakout) 11:15 – Noon
The new HP ProLiant SL Extreme Scale-Out server family was built to enable massive compute environments. With its modular architecture based on an ultra-efficient design philosophy, the SL family reduces the number of components and cuts energy use. Gain an understanding of this purpose-built architecture, designed for thousands of nodes, and how it delivers rapid deployment, greater agility and lower operational costs.
The future of HP BladeSystem
(#BB2065 / Business Breakout) 17:50 – 18:00
We’ve already had to request a larger room for this one! If blades are in your present or future, this is the place to be!! HP offers two BladeSystem enclosures to match the unique needs of large or small IT environments. Each one repackages the infrastructure cables, power supplies and fans, networking, redundancy and more for greater convenience. This session will reveal where HP intends to take this technology with enhanced enclosures.
Thursday - June 7th
Live in concert - intelligent infrastructure in action
(#TB3242 / Technical Breakout) 10:00 – 10:45
We know you think your IT staff is perfect, but the truth is, they make mistakes. HP location and power discovery saves configuration time, speeds deployment, and manages assets over the life of the equipment. Learn via live demonstration how HP's intelligent infrastructure can help reduce administration costs while preventing human errors that can cause unplanned downtime. Leave this session with competitive comparison and discussion showing how you can be a hero in your data center.
HP Smart Update Manager: the solution to efficient firmware and software maintenance
(#tB2108 / Technical Breakout) 14:45 – 15:30
If you are involved in maintaining servers, don’t miss this session!! HP Smart Update Manager dramatically simplifies the process by automating maintenance. The firmware, drivers and tools are bundled into a single, HP-validated platform service pack that is customizable to your baseline. Learn about this breakthrough system maintenance tool with one-click simplicity that systematically updates servers and blade infrastructures at the scale of your data center.
I hope this helps you plan your week. If you have any questions or comments about a particular session, feel free to send in your comments and I’ll confer with the subject matter expert in that session and aptly respond.
Oh and don’t forget to save some time in order to visit the Expo floor and visit the HP ProLiant “petting zoo” where you can experience the products up close and talk to the engineers that built them!
Let the HP Discover planning begin!
HP Industry Standard Servers and Software
For a full list of sessions, please visit the HP Discover Session Catalog .
Note: Session days/times may change, so be sure to check back regularly.