Gartner put out a report this week showing the top PC manufacturers world-wide. While Lenovo has overtaken 2nd place from Dell, HP still is the world-wide leader. So why did HP want to sell this division?
HP – Hewlett Packard: Started in a one-car garage in Palo Alto, CA by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in 1939. Since then, HP has grown to one of the largest IT companies in the world. HP created one of the most used calculators, then the Laser printer in the 80’s. Known for dominating the office and home printer and scanner market, HP has also been in the desktop, notebook and now tablet markets. HP acquired some big names in computers, including Compaq in 2001, DEC, EDS, 3Com and finally Palm in 2010.
HP Server infrastructure has grown through time, also. Currently, HP’s Converged Infrastructure brings many areas of IT together. Their Flex Network works in connecting larger campuses together. They even have POD services to place a server room where you need it for however long you need it.
Fun Fact on HP
My good friends at WebOSRoundup, and Senior Editor Rich Dunbar is running a fund raiser at their site. But their fundraiser has an added perk. One person will, in the end, win a Pre3. The Pre3 was HP’s 3rd generation mobile phone using the WebOS software. It was expected to be released over a month […]
Jeffrey Powers hands the microphone to Chris Evans of LangtonBlue for an interview with Lee Johns. The topic is the newest version of storage in HP – Converged Storage. Bringing storage in a data center through converged utility storage. Merging IT as a service so customers can get scalable storage. Then you have convergance for […]
Five years ago, to put a project together was a pain. You had to figure out the servers, what type of network connection you need and how it was going to be programmed. Sometimes you got the project out on time and had little change. Other times, parameters changed, dates got set back and even […]
Being an IT Admin in my life, I know how tough it was to manage a one-man shop. Sometimes a problem would come up where I might not be able to solve it. That is why I would want Greg and Chris Tinker involved. They are part of the escalation team. There are many levels […]
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Duncan Campbell joins Jeffrey Powers to talk about Converged Infrastructure news. We talk about Converged Infrastructure and the new EcoPOD – how an IT department can use the scalability. It was a great testimony on how the Cowboys were able to change their ratio of what they were spending on IT, which was 80%.” says […]
Tim Pettitt joined the live stream to talk a little more about the HP TouchPad – HP’s tablet based on the WebOS file system. The TouchPad, which will be available on July 1st for $499, holds a dual-core 1.6 GHz Snapdragon processor and 1 GB internal memory. There will be versions in 16 GB, 32 […]
Jeffrey Powers met Les Stuart a month ago at Interop (and set up his Twitter – @netmanles). There was a great interview with Aaron Paxon at Interop. Now, Les is here to talk about Network Management. Les just got done earlier talking about the newest version of Intelligent Management Center (IMC) and how it […]
While at Interop, we learned a lot about Flex Networking. Mike Nielsen, director of solutions Marketing at HP Networking talks about how Flex Campus delivers content (including video) across the network. Michael used to work for Cisco. When he got to HP, Michael was astonished on what HP devices were available. So Michael helped bring […]
Update 6-09-11 – HP Announced the TouchPad will be shipping on July 1st for $499 It was the underlying buzz of HP Discover. The tablet known as TouchPad – a WebOS tablet that could match the others. We got to see it… And touch it. Tim Pettitt, HP Project Manager for Palm, gave the Blogger […]
During Interop, we got a first-hand explaination of the Network Operations Center (NOC) that travels with Interop. This is a rather large portable room running the network on the floor. Booths set up to the NOC, as well as the wireless network. In this video, we hear from Tim Swiader and Jeff Enters talk NOC. […]
“HP is here to lead change…” – Dave Donatelli, executive vice president, HP Enterprise SSN On Monday, HP unveiled their new steps to Converged Infrastructure. They revealed the FlexNetwork architecture that linked virtual servers and storage in their enterprise. Competition, Innovation and easy management is how HP is transforming the market. With FlexFabric, FlexCampus and […]
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Of course, we’ve seen Ink refill systems. However, SiloInk has a system that gets you green and saves you money to boot. The quality of ink that SiloInk uses has been tested in labs to give you the best copies possible. The system actually looks like you are modding your printer to hold more ink. […]
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Of course, we’ve seen printer Ink refill systems. However, SiloInk has a system that gets you green and saves you money to boot. The quality of ink that SiloInk uses has been tested in labs to give you the best printer copies possible. SiloInk’s system actually looks like you are modding your printer to hold more […]
John Ainsworth guides us through the Assembly line for HP servers. Building, configuring and boxing server blades, racks and in some cases – whole rooms. We look at how the Enterprise servers are built, the process from putting the machines in the racks to testing out. The packaging of these servers can be just as […]
Insight Management with Converged Infrastructure with John Schmitz, Doug Hascall, Ron Neland – HP Proliant Day
Insight Management is the software to control Server and Infrastructure management. Doug Haskel will work with Hi/Lo Insight Foundation. Insight Control is demonstrated by Ron Neland and integrate through VM Ware. Matrix Operating Environment is how they integrate into Blades.
Back then, in servers old, in order to get 32 GB of memory, you would need 64 sticks. Nowadays, 1 DDR3 stick is all you need. We are getting slimmer and more powerful. We are also getting smarter in our servers. Cost of ownership gets worse, but you need faster and cooler systems. HP works […]
Gary Thome guided the group through a roundtable on Converged Infrastructure. This bull session was to try and get more information from the Bloggers into what they see or not. During the whole day, HP had a professional camera crew recording the event.
As promised, here is the video for the tour of Dallas Cowboys stadium at HP Proliant Day. Thanks to Bill Haggard of the Cowboys staff and the HP team for inviting me. We spent the morning of January 10th checking out the stadium. After a brief intro from Duncan Campbell, Bill Haggard took us around […]
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7-21 editors Note: Small mistake on verbage. It said backing up is detrimental instead of Fundamental. Thanks to Tom for pointing it out… A few weeks ago, I noticed a small problem with my system. A hard disk issue was afoot. I made some quick changes and got back to stable, while I waited for replacements. […]
It’s been a while since I did a Ramblings. Here we go… Last night I went to record some of July’s Day in Tech History episodes. The audio was lagging – when I stopped processing, it would sit and think. I was able to save the recording, but it took a good 5 minutes to […]