Flash storage: Everything it’s cracked up to be, and probably unnecessary

photo: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com SUMMARY:EqualLogic and now DataGravity Co-founder Paula Long is very smart about storage technology. Right now, she’s looking at things like flash and cloud storage with a skeptical eye. They’re valuable and will become more valuable, she says, but only when they’re done right. Paula Long is no novice when it ...

Dell, HP unveil top-of-rack switches at VMworld

SAN FRANCISCO — Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. each unveiled new top-of-rack data center switches with high-density 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports at VMworld this week, further cementing the show’s relevance to the networking industry. The two IT giants announced their new switches as part of their overall participation in the partner ecosystem for VMware Inc.’s NSX network virtualization platform. ...

‘Other’ server vendors keep gaining momentum, while HP, Oracle slide

  SUMMARY:HP and other server vendors lost more ground in the war against lesser known manufacturers in the first quarter of the year, new Gartner figures show. New sales figures out from Gartner Tuesday show that server shipments from no-name vendors other than Hewlett-Packard,, IBM, Fujitsu gained marketshare in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the ...

HP at Microsoft Management Summit

This was posted originally on HP. A couple weeks ago I had a couple of blog posts from our HP Converged Cloud Tech Day in Puerto Rico. One of the topics that we focused on was HP Storage and OpenStack.  Today we’re making official that our HP Converged Storage portfolio, including HP 3PAR StoreServ and HP StoreVirtual, now ...

Hyperscale IT: When you’re shooting for the moon, don’t try it alone

This was posted originally on HP. What NASA put in place to work on the project of walking on the moon was impressive. And once launched, the Apollo rockets – the hardware and software – and astronauts – the users – were constantly monitored and checked by experts to prevent proactively all possible issues, and ...

Leading the Way: HP Enterprise Cloud Services – Mobility

This was posted originally on HP. This week, HP Enterprise Services announced a cloud-based management solution that delivers secure anytime, anywhere access to applications and data from any mobile device. HP Enterprise Cloud Services – Mobility meets the demands of balancing the responsibilities and requirements of IT with the challenges and expectations of users. This new ...

IT Skills – The Never-Ending Challenge

This was originally posted on HP. This post was written by Nina Buik, CMO of Connect.  Technology never stops innovating. Every few months there seems to be a new hot IT trend. As a result, IT professionals are struggling to “stay current” in their field and many companies are unable to source the expertise necessary ...

What HP’s new cloud guy wants you to know about HP’s new cloud

This was posted originally on Gigaom. SUMMARY:Saar Gillai says HP’s darkest days are behind it and with its new OpenStack cloud, the company is hitting its stride. Then again, what else would he say? HP’s cloud computing efforts have been the subject of much curiosity —  not always in a good way — over the ...