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VIDEO: HP Discover 2011 – P4800

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Here’s another video from HP Discover 2011 last week.  In this one I talk to Kate Davis about the P4800.  I’ve been pretty much all in on commodity storage hardware these days and the P4800 is another example of this.  You’ll see in the video that the two blades run a clustered P4000 system, with storage provided via MDS600 drive enclosures.  The flexibility of this solution is that both server and storage can be encompassed within the same blade chassis, eliminating the need for a separate SAN switch infrastructure; so things operate within chassis much faster.  Although this is a simpler self-contained solution, the only proviso I can add is that you need ensure the cost of using blades rather than dedicated servers is right for your environment.



Disclaimer:  As a blogger/attendee, HP paid for my flights, hotel and most meals.  I have not been compensated for my time and am not obliged to blog on the event.  All the opinions are my personal views.

About Chris M Evans

Chris M Evans has worked in the technology industry since 1987, starting as a systems programmer on the IBM mainframe platform, while retaining an interest in storage. After working abroad, he co-founded an Internet-based music distribution company during the .com era, returning to consultancy in the new millennium. In 2009 Chris co-founded Langton Blue Ltd (www.langtonblue.com), a boutique consultancy firm focused on delivering business benefit through efficient technology deployments. Chris writes a popular blog at http://blog.architecting.it, attends many conferences and invitation-only events and can be found providing regular industry contributions through Twitter (@chrismevans) and other social media outlets.
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