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Chromebook – The Balance of Risk and Cost

Yesterday’s post generated a few comments that focused on the cost and ease of use of the Chromebook.  Now it’s time to put a data management spin onto it. Today we keep our primary data either directly on our PC/laptop or on a file server.  File server can mean many things; a home NAS server, a corporate Enterprise server or ... Read More »

VIDEO: HP Discover 2011 – P4800

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 ... Read More »

VAAI – Offloading or Maintaining Control?

During last week’s HP Discover 2011 event, Nigel Poulton (@nigelpoulton) raised a very interesting point regarding the way VMware potentially intend to control the storage space through VMFS and the apparent contradiction in terms of also pushing off tasks to the storage array through VAAI.  I thought it worth expanding on these discussions in more detail as the difference and ... Read More »

HP Discover 2011 – Day 5 – Chat with Lee Johns

In a slightly distracted post, I talk with Thomas Jones, Devang Panchigar, Nigel Poulton and Lee Johns, Director of Converged Storage at HP about the new Converged Storage Strategy and Store 360, the framework bringing all of the recent storage acquisitions to the same platform. The podcast was recorded in “I Love Burgers” in the Venetian/Palazzo complex and back at ... Read More »

HP Discover 2011 – Day 4 – The Road to Convergence

Day 4 of any conference is pretty much one of reflection and consolidation; 4 days of early starts and late nights (especially when tied with serious jet lag) start to take their toll.  However all the hard work is worth it when you have one of those “light bulb” moments and the signs of a strategy start coming together.  So ... Read More »

HP Discover 2011 – Day 2 – Chat With Devang Panchigar and Enrico Signoretti

In this second podcast from HP Discover 2011, I chat to Devang Panchigar, blogger at storagenerve.com and Enrico Signoretti, blogger at juku.it.  We discuss HP’s Converged Infrastructure offerings and how they match up to others in the marketplace.   Podcast Powered By Podbean Disclaimer:  As a blogger/attendee, HP paid for my flights, hotel and most meals.  I have not been ... Read More »