Quick shout out to Rick Vanover at Veeam and his short and snappy 30-minute Veeam Community Podcasts.
Yesterday I recorded a quick podcast with Rick on Software Defined Stuff, including Software Defined Storage, Software Defined Networking, Software Defined Data Centers….
I really enjoyed talking about this stuff, and you like your tech and are interested in some opinions and thoughts on the whole software defined madness that currently exists, then I recommend you head over and give the show a quick listen. Definitely worth thirty minutes of your time!
I got pretty excited about SCSI Express the other week when I was at HP Discover in Vienna.
Well…. while there I had a quick Twitter exchange with Scott Lowe and Amnon Izhar about fabrics. This is another topic that gets the old juices flowing.
Even if you’re not a podcast fan, I encourage you to hear me out on this.
The short and skinny of this is that I've started doing Deep Dive podcasts for Infosmack. And the whole point of them is to be interesting and useful to technical junkies like me. So if you’re like me at all, you will want to read this.
**UPDATED with questions around what HP has to do to up its game. Questions in blue.
This week I’m in Vegas for HP’s premier showcase event.
Why have I bothered to travel half way around the world in coach class, messed up my body clock and had my luggage go missing……?
NOTE: Originally posted 19th August 2010 but temporarily removed. Obviously since I wrote this, HP have come along and trumped Dell in their bid for 3PAR…
Earlier this week Dell wrecked my day when they announced their intention to acquire 3PAR, the company that – in my personal opinion – has the best storage array architecture on the market.
Why did this wreck my day?
Does anybody really care if Data Center kit looks cool and sexy? Do things like blue neon lights make a difference to sales?
While eating out recently with a group of top industry techies* in Tokyo Japan, we had a short light-hearted discussed of the above. There was a definite difference of opinion; some of the people involved felt it made absolutely no difference at all, whereas others (including me)
I always thought I knew a thing or two about Data Centre technologies, in particular Hitachi/HDS (i’ve worked closely with them on and off over the past 6-7 years). So what was my surprise today when literally stumble across a boatload of Hitachi networking kit that I had absolutely no idea existed!
Here are some tech related photos I took at the recent SNW Europe in Frankfurt Germany.
In my opinion the show was a real success with over 1,500 attendees, of which over 1,100 were end users and reseller delegates and the remainder made up of general riff-raff such as vendors, press and the likes….
One of the things I like to see at shows like these is hardware. What can I say, Im just the kind of guy that gets a kick out of seeing hardware. So for the rest of you out there like me – sit back and enjoy…….. Continue reading
The below video is something I shot yesterday while at Storage Networking Europe in Frankfurt Germany.
In the video, William Lloyd Scull Senior Network Architect at BLADE Network Technologies, demos a feature of the IBM BladeCenter Virtual Fabric (comprised of Emulex OneConnect UCNA, BLADE Network Technologies Blade Switches and IBM BladeCenter hardware).
In the video William dynamically reduces network bandwidth allocated to a vSwitch from 2500Mbps down to 1900Mbps, as well as talks us through some of the other features and some of the hardware involved in the Virtual Fabric solution. Continue reading
The early part of this week saw me attend a specialised Tech Day at HP Colorado Springs that revolved around Data Centre Convergence with an emphasis on HP Storage.
I have to say that the event was a rip roaring success and I would highly recommend other vendors do the likewise. Aside from the excellent people pulling it all together in the background, the event comprised several very influential bloggers, absolutely top notch HP technical and product management staff……. oh and me there to make up the numbers Continue reading