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HP StorageWorks Tech Day: Day 1

What an interesting and extremely busy day the first day of the HP StorageWorks Tech Day 2010 proved to be.  The day was a mixture of vision and product demos, providing both the high level and detailed view of current technology and future plans. The itinerary for the day has already been published here.  My highlights for the day included: ... Read More »

HP StorageWorks Tech Day: Day 0 (Part II)

In preparation for tomorrow’s events, I thought it would be useful to summarise how the HP SAN products fit into some kind of roadmap.  This is a first draft based on how I see things today.  The roadmap is fairly self explanatory, but let me add a few comments. XP24000 – definitely an enterprise array and occupying the high end ... Read More »

HP StorageWorks Tech Day: Day 0

Here I am sitting in the airport waiting for my flight to Houston, which apparently is severely overbooked.  I guess the airlines are profiting from the BA cabin crew strike and filling their planes to capacity.  There are a lot of BA aircraft on the ground at Heathrow this morning, so clearly the strike is having some kind of impact. ... Read More »

DroboPro – Hyper-V’s Best Friend!

I’ve had my DroboPro for some time now and initially I had mixed results with it.  Although I was aware of the single connection to an iSCSI target restriction, I was slightly disappointed with the lack of vmfs support within the Drobo operating system, especially as the product sells itself on understanding the filesystem format.  My next move has been to test ... Read More »

Virtualisation: DroboPro – Hyper-V’s Best Friend!

I’ve had my DroboPro for some time now and initially I had mixed results with it.  Although I was aware of the single connection to an iSCSI target restriction, I was slightly disappointed with the lack of vmfs support within the Drobo operating system, especially as the product sells itself on understanding the filesystem format.  My next move has been to test ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: HP Blades Day; Paul Perez Interview – Clip 1

Finally I’ve managed to post here the first of a number of video clips from the recent HP Blades Day.  Paul Perez discusses my question regarding the management of the range of (somewhat) disparate storage technologies HP have acquired over recent years.  I’m looking forward to discovering more about: The converged management framework and “on-ramp”. Lower cost VDI platform and ... Read More »