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HP Discover 2011 – Day 1 Summary

It’s tempting to use hackneyed phrases like “drinking from a firehose” but without a doubt the first day at HP Discover 2011 was loaded with information and news.  For bloggers and press, the day started off with a presentation by many of HP’s senior staff, including Dave Donatelli and David Scott.  We learned that EVA is not dead (well, not ... 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 »

Solving the VDI I/O Problem

In my post on last year’s HP tech day (Enterprise Computing HP Blades Tech Day) I raised my skepticism on the ROI of desktop virtualisation or VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) solutions.  One of the reasons for my concern was the excessive costs for deploying the storage needed to support I/O to hundreds or thousands of virtual desktops.  The issues aren’t ... Read More »

Keeping Mobile Market Share – With Music

Yesterday Google announced Google Music, their competitor platform to the recent Amazon Cloud Player.  Both are services that allow you to store and access your music from within the “cloud”; Amazon can transfer music purchases directly in for you, with the Google service you have to upload your music content first.  Unfortunately both of these services are US-only (I imagine ... Read More »

EMC Plans To Take Flash Forward

It will hardly have escaped anyone’s attention that EMC World is taking place this week in Las Vegas.  Although I’m not attending this year I have been following the press releases.  Probably the most interesting so far has been that around flash technology, something EMC announced at EMC World 2009 would have huge adoption in the industry.  As we now ... Read More »

XP or Not XP? That is the Question….

I read with interest today the storm in a teacup brewing around this Storage Newsletter article published yesterday. It’s quite amusing that some people still don’t understand the three way relationship between Hitachi Ltd, HDS and HP.  Fortunately I was able to visit Hitachi last year as as guest of HDS and consequently attended the Hitachi uValue conference (see here). ... Read More »