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VIDEO: Boston Ltd – Igloo SBB Storage Appliance

I few weeks back I paid a visit to Boston Ltd, a VAR based in St Albans in the UK.  Boston sell server hardware and have a number of storage offerings, based on Supermicro hardware and various storage software platforms, in this instance the NexentaStor software.  This first of two videos covers the hardware and as you will see, demonstrates ... 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 »

HP Discover 2011 – Day 2 – Walking The Floor

On day 2, Marc Farley, Nigel Poulton, Enrico Signoretti and myself took a stroll across the Discover Zone floor for a chat and look around.  As it turned out, we didn’t see much (well no) technology, but you can get the feel and buzz of the event from this post.  In addition Nigel was well and truly suckered by the ... Read More »

HP Discover 2011 – Day 1

I’m now in Las Vegas, ready for the start of HP Discover 2011, the annual forum showcasing HP’s products and service offerings.  Compared to previous HP events I’ve attended, this one is larger and more structured from a blogger perspective. There are 24 blogger attendees (listed below) including myself.  Some of these people are old friends; some will become new ... Read More »

Nexenta European User Conference – Interview with Evan Powell

Last week as part of my attendance at the Nexenta European User Conference I managed to catch CEO Evan Powell for a quick 5 minute interview talking about the event and Nexenta in general.  One of the most interesting scenarios for Nexenta is in Cloud Computing and Evan touches on their deployment with Korea Telecom; more details can be found ... Read More »

Hitachi Bloggers Day 2011 – Part III

Many of you will know I have the perfect face for podcasts, however along with Greg Knieriemen and Devang Panchigar I agreed to do a quick interview with Don Jennings.  Here are my ramblings and the more considered prose of Messrs Knieriemen and Panchigar. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edccIWyoPb8[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSIURg0xgTo[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6pY8yNJdS0[/youtube] Read More »