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HP announces OneView integration with vCenter Server

Today at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX), HP announced vCenter Server integration for its HP OneView systems management package.  Using REST API calls to HP OneView, the vCenter plugin is now able to initiate actions in HP OneView directly from the vSphere Web Client.  HP OneView, introduced last September, is a central platform of the Converged […]

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Exploring HP’s Power of Common Architectures in Storage

During HP Discover last month, I had a great chance to hear from David Scott, Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP Storage, and also to have a conversation with Siamak Nazari, the Chief Software Architect of 3PAR.  One of HP’s talking points for 3PAR for the last several years has been around the idea of […]

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Home lab update for Christmas

This Christmas, I stumbled upon a full height rack at a local closeout warehouse.  My wife and I like to shop second-hand or closeout stores – we have a couple in our area that deal in merchandise from big box stores that didn’t move at clearance or were slightly damaged.  We have had good luck […]

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HP shows off OneView, a consolidated platform for converged management

In September, HP introduced its OneView platform for converged management.  When first introduced, many of my fellow bloggers and I saw it as an appropriate replacement for HP System Insight Manager (SIM), but what we found is that OneView aims to go further than SIM was ever capable and with a cleaner and easier to […]

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Sustainability takes stage at HP Discovery

HP announced its Earth Insight project, this morning, in conjunction with Conservation International during a press conference at  HP Discover in Barcelona.  HP Earth Insights is an initiative based on HP’s Vertica software that has created the Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) Analytics System.  The WPI Analytics System interprets mass amount of photos the Conservation International’s Tropical […]

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HP Discover Barcelona: What to expect & how to follow online this week

I am currently sitting in Myrtle Beach airport waiting for my first of three flights that will ultimate bring me to Barcelona, Spain.  I’ll be spending the next week attending HP Discover in Barcelona.  It is one of HP’s two major conferences each year and it will be first visit to HP Discover in Europe […]

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HP bundling StoreVirtual VSA with new ProLiant purchases

HP is bringing software defined storage to the masses by bundling the StoreVirtual VSA (virtual storage appliance) with the purchase of new ProLiant hardware.  The new offer, announced November 12,  is available with 10 models of ProLiant and includes a 1TB entitlement for StoreVirtual VSA.  That license can be combined on up to 3 nodes […]

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HP set to reveal why storage change is imperative

HP is set to unpack why it believes that change is imperative for your storage platforms at a live online event on December 9.   Touting that “Changing Nothing Risks Everything,” the event will stream live from HP Discover in Barcelona, Spain, next week kicking off the multi-day event.   David Scott, Senior Vice President and […]

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Review: HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 has big biz features in a small biz box

Its been two months since my HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 arrived and I’ve had an opportunity to run it in a couple different configurations.  Out of the box, Windows Server Essentials 2012 came pre-installed on my eval unit and on first boot, configuration kicked off to setup and configure an Active Directory domain and setup […]

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HP’s PS1810-8G is a perfect compliment to the MicroServer

When I unboxed my MicroServer several weeks ago, I was surprised to find an unexpected second box inside.  The surprise turns out to be an HP PS1810 8-port gigabit switch to compliment my Proliant MicroServer. The PS1810-8G is specifically manufactured to sit perfectly on top of the Proliant MicroServer Gen8.  Its the epitome of “made for […]

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