Keith Townsend of Virtualized Geek comments: I’ve been accused of being a conspiracy theorist, and I’m sure this post won’t do anything to dispel that perception. I’m talkingVMware’s EVO platform and the missing partnership between Cisco and HP. I’m sure that there is a reason beyond technology why two of VMware’s largest server hardware partners […]
Robert Novak of rsts11 comments: I was surprised last week at Interop to hear people still talking about both FCoEgate and HP FirmwareGate. It seems that in the absence of any clarity or resolution, both still bother many in the industry. Rob catches us up on a couple of polarizing issues facing sysadmins. Read on […]
Lindsay Hill writes on his blog: I’ve been thinking a lot about HP’s SDN App Store approach. In case you missed it, HP’s vision is to deliver an App Store for SDN applications, similar to Apple’s App Store. They want to have all SDN applications available in one place, with centralised purchasing and distribution. It […]
Nigel Poulton comments at Technical Deep Dive: Seriously, I thought the uber-modern architecture of 3PAR was supposed to make adding innovative technologies easier. Could it actually be that the architecture of the box is hindering the adoption of important technologies like flash as a cache! I mean seriously, how long does it take to catch-up […]
Double dip bad news from Brad Casemore: Avaya is still not showing anymore signs of growth and HP is looking at even more cuts. It’s depressing to see two storied companies struggling like this.
In the server space, one of the biggest shifts was the form factor of the servers: From tower to rack-mount to blades. But what makes a blade server anyway? Let’s consider this for a moment, as we watch another shift in progress.
HP stumbled mightily in 2011, and it had nothing to do with product or people. Even sales remained strong, though the PC business is changing. HP’s mighty stumble was a crisis of confidence due to a chain of shenanigans at the very top. This culminated with the short reign of LÃ©o Apotheker, leaving HP to reassure the market of its strategy.
For a massive IT company, Dell sure doesn’t get the kind of respect given their competitors. Time and again, I’ll hear the sneers about Dell being little more than a â€œbox shifterâ€ who doesn’t â€œgetâ€ real enterprise IT needs. After a series of acquisitions in storage and networking, Dell is trying to stake a claim as a serious competitor to HP, IBM, Oracle, and the like. But why should anyone take Dell seriously, especially in enterprise storage?
Tech Field Day #5 featured some amazing companies and products. While I do not want to reinvent the wheel and duplicate much of the writing that the other delegates have provided, I would like to take a moment to comment on all of the presentations. Read on for my take on the Tech Field Day #5 presenting sponsors and their respective products.
This week we hear from HP on their Network Certification program. Rebekah Harvey, Director of Product Management for HP Global Certification and Learning got in the hot seat and answered our questions on their program.