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July 29, 2013

HP Storage Tech Day Live

Filed under: Storage — Tags: , , — Nate @ 12:38 am

In about seven and a half hours the HP tech day event will be starting, I thought it was going to be a private event but it looks like they will be broadcasting it via one of the folks here is adept at that sort of thing.

If your interested, the info is here. It starts at 8AM Pacific. Fortunately it’s literally downstairs from my hotel room.

Topics include

  • 3par deep dive (~3 hrs worth)
  • StoreVirtual  (Lefthand VSA), StoreOnce VSA, and Open stack integration
  • StoreAll (IBRIX), express query(Autonomy)

No Vertica stuff.. Vertica doesn’t get any storage people excited since it is so fast and reduces I/O by so much.. so you don’t need really fancy storage stuff to make it fly.

HP asked that I put this notice on these posts so the FCC doesn’t come after us..

Travel to HP Storage Tech Day/Nth Generation Symposium was paid for by HP; however, no monetary compensation is expected nor received for the content that is written in this blog.

(Many folks have accused me of being compensated by 3PAR and/or HP in the past based on what I have written here but I never have been – by no means do I love HP as a whole there are really only a few product lines that have me interested which is 3PAR, Proliant, and Vertica – ironically enough each of those came to HP via acquisition). I have some interest in StoreOnce though have yet to use it. (Rust in Peace WebOS — I think I will be on Android before the end of the year – more on that later..)

I’m pretty excited about tomorrow (well today given that it’s almost 1AM), though getting up so early is going to be a challenge!

Apparently I’m the only person in the group here that is not on twitter. I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Twitter and Facebook are like the latest generation of Star Trek movies, they basically don’t exist to me.

The one thing that I am sort of curious about is what, if any plans HP has for the P9500 range, they don’t talk about it much.. I’m sure they won’t come out and say they are retiring it any time soon, since it’s still fairly popular with select customers. I just want to try to get them to say something about it, I am curious.

(this is my first trip to a vendor-supported event that included travel)


  1. The new star trek movies are actually pretty good.

    Comment by Eddie — July 29, 2013 @ 7:55 am

  2. Hey Eddie!

    They have certainly made a lot of money, a lot of folks seem to like them. I did watch the first one at a friend’s house a few years ago. I just can’t get past the resetting of the time line. I’d have no issue if they did something with another ship/crew, or another era or whatever. But all of the things they did to ‘reboot’ things just doesn’t make me happy.

    I did buy the first one as well, saw it real cheap one time. I tried watching it again but got about 10 minutes into it (if that) and had to turn it off. Haven’t touched it since. I had a discussion about it with a co-worker who loves both of them, and he really liked how they got rid of all of the story line constraints so they could start fresh where I was the opposite, I liked the story constraints it filled in even more bits of the universe.

    I can appreciate it’s a popular movie though, I would probably of liked them if they were not named Star Trek and did not have names like Kirk and Spock in them etc…

    I have been a trekkie (IMO – nowhere near the extreme of some folks that dress up etc) since I was a kid, and have enjoyed every movie(at least once), and for the first time in recent memory (only other time was the last few seasons of Voyager) I feel absolutely no urge to see the newest movie. It’s like it’s not even there. As mentioned Voyager did that too me too after watching the first probably three seasons, then on a fluke I turned it on and happened to catch the final episode(s)(don’t remember if it was one or two hours), and, well, they hadn’t improved. Enterprise was poor in the beginning though I felt it was getting really good the last half dozen or so episodes before being canceled.

    There’s a bunch of stuff to write about HP tech day hopefully I can get something decent out tonight.

    Comment by Nate — July 29, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

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