Data Protection Perspectives from HP Discover 2015

My colleague Mark Peters and I attended HP Discover 2015 last week to get an updated view of the storage and data protection innovations being announced at the event. What was heartening for me was that one of HP’s core four pillars was “Protect” where the new Hewlett Packard Enterprise company talks about its converged approach to information security and data protection (backup), which includes backup and archival software, as well as the HP StoreOnce deduplication storage solutions.

Topics: Hewlett-Packard HP DRaaS Veritas HP Discover

HP - Parsed and Future

So, after a furor of news, we can all settle down now in the knowledge that there will be two HP's. I so wanted one to be called Hewlett and the other Packard! Maybe with a lower-case "i" in front of each name for a contemporary nod and wink to the founders. By the way, if ever you are having trouble remembering which HP is which, they did at least make that easy for us: the ink is in the Inc.

Topics: Storage IT Infrastructure Hewlett-Packard HP

Video Blog: HP’s XP7 High-end Storage System

Last week I was able to spend a day with HP and a group of its key, large customers as they attended the “XP7 Intensity” event. Following on from the week-prior announcement of the XP7 – HP’s highest-end storage platform for traditional and heterogeneous workloads – this was an opportunity for the users to have an in-depth exposure to the capabilities, engineers, workload-focus, and roadmaps for this uber-capable system. In addressing this group about the overall market situation I will admit a certain enjoyment from being in a group where “mainframe” was still a highly relevant term…and yet simultaneously it served as a reminder of just how similar the basic issues, needs, challenges, and opportunities are across IT - however it is performed - and how thoroughly efficient, capable, and of course mission-critical, these “traditional” deployments can be. I captured some thoughts of mine as well as comments from Kyle Fitze of HP, in this ~3 minute video.

Topics: Storage IT Infrastructure Hewlett-Packard HP Mark Peters

Video Blog: What Does HP Stand For These Days?

Analyst events are about many things - strategy, product details, tactics, competitive actions, user stories, and corporate measurement statistics, just to give a few examples. Those are some of the factual aspects....but there's also another side to things which is very important. Big events such as this are also about setting a tone, and communicating an attitude.

Topics: Cloud Computing Storage IT Infrastructure Data Protection Hewlett-Packard Private Cloud Infrastructure Information and Risk Management HP Mark Peters Mark Bowker data storage Terri McClure