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. […]
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
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 […]
We continue with the Matrix Operating Environment is how they integrate into Blades. Nigel Cook goes through a quick display of this.
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.
The opening to HP Proliant day began with a discussion by Jim Ganthier. This video, he talks about what we will see during the day including the visit to their POD and server line facilities.
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 […]
I took a break from my regular duties to record Episode #61 of the Techpodcasts Weekly. There are 2 parts to the show – The first one is about the HP Tech Forum. The second is an interview I conducted with Thinix – a touchscreen overlay software company. PODCAST MADNESS code is in the show […]
What will the Blade Server look like in 5, 10 or 20 years? That is the question that Gary Thome asks everyday. Big challenges on a daily basis could invent new ideas and better designs. Greener, faster systems bring a better blade strategy Kevin Huston of Bladesmadesimple talks with Gary Thome on the HP Blade […]
Opus Interactive is a company that houses a virtual data center. They offer a public and private cloud service. Scalable from company to company, Opus can adapt and give quality with scalability. Andy McCaksey talks with Jeremy Sherwood of Opus Interactive. They talk about how Opus works with Virtualization, then how HP works into their […]
When HP purchased 3Com, they also acquired Tipping Point – a Secure Virtualization company. “Intrustion prevention” to save you from hackers and from fines for unsecured networks. Andy McCaskey talks with Michael Callihan from HP Tipping Point. They talk about how the business impact of not securing the business. Further, Michael talks about how you could get […]
Reducing emissions are important, but it should not be the goal. If you are well run company, your emissions should be low. Andy McCaskey interviews Bill Kosik – Principle of Green Data Center Technology. They talk about what to do to become a well run company. In return, a low impact on the environment. Funding […]
Turning a workstation to the cloud can be scary, but it has it’s advantages. Using Microsoft and VMWare, as well as VDI, you can sit back and be assured you have a safe and easy environment. John Obeto of Absolutely Windows interviews Nigel Church of HP about virtualizing a client machine. Nigel talks about how […]
Because of the HP Technology Forum videos schedule, I will be holding off on the weekly podcast until I can get all the videos out to you. Once I am done with the video distribution of HPTF, I will get Episode 145 out. I also have to record this week’s TPN Weekly. I will also get […]
So after the interview, Andy McCaskey swapped chairs and got to ask Steve Wozniak some questions. He was very interested on what Steve had to say on education and more. The funny thing was, we broke out to change up, Andy started talking to Steve, but there was no cue in to come back. So […]
What an honor this was: Steve Wozniak was at the HP Tech Forum to sign books and talk about his role as lead scientist at Fusion IO. So when he agreed to come in to the booth and talk with myself and Andy McCaskey, we were floored. Therefore, we have a 2 part interview. The […]
Aging Data Centers and merged data centers. At one point, you have to update. That is where Helen Tang comes in. She shows how to reach business demand while updating their aging infrastructure. Jeffrey Powers talks with Helen about her tasks at HP and how to help with the complexity, cost and capacity. Helen talks […]
Certification Training is important in technology. You have servers, storage, programs and more. Old technology is moving to new. Knowing the products are important. Andy McCaskey talks with Brian Bonita about the intent – enabling people to be certified reseller. You can then deepen the value of your services. You can provide a better service to customers at […]
Mark Higgins has been with the Superdome for a number of years. A high end server, it would scale up to 128 RISC or Itanium 2 processors. So when the Superdome II was implemented, we all dropped our jaws in amazement. Andy McCaskey talks with Mark about the “More” that Superdome II has. Using the […]
It’s gotta happen sooner of later. You have to upgrade your business applications. You cannot rely on the archaic hardware to stick around and run the software. That is where Paul Evans steps in. His team will bring your business from where you are to where you should be. Mission critical applications that people can […]