Posts Tagged HP Discover

Management and Connectivity Focus of New HP Hadoop Appliance

With its Hadoop appliance announcement at HP Discover in Frankfurt today, HP is determined to bring its hardware and infrastructure management expertise to the open source Big Data framework. The AppSystem for Hadoop appliance is a single SKU box that bundles pre-tuned hardware, including HP network switches and ProLiant Gen8 servers, optimized with one of three Hadoop distributions from Cloudera, MapR or Hortonworks.

While the new appliance is hardly the first of its kind – EMC Greenplum, Teradata Aster, among others, already have Hadoop appliances on the market – HP’s version provides enterprises with solid cluster management capabilities that allow it to integrate with exiting infrastructure, a choice of Hadoop software, and includes connectivity to HP’s other notable Big Data assets Vertica and Autonomy.

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Real Clouds in Las Vegas: Scale, Power, Bandwidth and Guns

One of the challenges to understanding cloud computing is that it’s not easy to visualize what the solution really looks like. Before heading to HP Discover, I had the opportunity to tour the SwitchNAP facility in Las Vegas. There are dozens of cloud solutions (including HP, EMC, Joyent, Nirvanix, VMware) hosted in the 407,000 square foot co-location facility, and there’s strong (e.g., guys with guns) cloud security. Taking the tour is a geek paradise – it’s like a James Bond villain stronghold: employees dressed in black, metal desks, red and blue LED lighting, and the most technologically advanced data center that I’ve seen. Switch is not only a showcase for the scalable, dense and efficient power and cooling of cloud solutions, but also has extra capabilities of a networking buying consortium and the US Cloud inter-cloud exchangeto enable lots of interesting cloud deployments.

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HP Discover: Doubling Down on Convergence in Vegas

HP helped create Silicon Valley and is one of only a handful of technology brands that is known worldwide. Being a huge company of over 300 thousand employees with many products and services, it can be difficult to pin down what HP’s mission is today. At HP Discover this week, over ten thousand gather to get an update on HP’s enterprise businesses. While competitors deride HP as “the printer company”, HP has a broad portfolio and enviable market positions. While the press is fast to talk about startups and up-and-coming competition, HP is #1 is servers, #1 in bladeservers, #2 in networking and #3 in external storage (and #1 for total storage). Two years ago, Dave Donatelli left EMC (where he spent 22 years) to take over HP’s Enterprise Servers, Storage and Network (ESSN) division. Through a mix of internal developments, acquisitions and combinations of technology, Donatelli has a clear goal for ESSN – to be the leader in converged solutions for next-generation data centers and the building blocks of cloud offerings.

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The Cube Deuce: HP Discover and Dell Storage Forum Dual Broadcasts

The Cube has been called “The ESPN of Tech” and to extend our coverage of tech athletes, for the first time we will roll out “ESPN2” and broadcast two big industry events – HP Discover and Dell Storage Forum – in a single week. Tune in for independent coverage of two tech bellwether company’s customer events in live streaming HD video.

Here are the logistics for the programming (all times subject to change):

HP Discover from Las Vegas (all times Pacific)

Watch live on SiliconAngle.tv

Conference Twitter Hashtag #hpdiscover

Monday June 6th: Tune in from 3pm-4pm before the keynote (4-6pm) and after from 6-9pm.

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The Transformation of HP [Infographic]

Transformation of HP

Transformation of HP

Last month, we continued our series of infographics by taking a look at the differences in large data centers as well as the current and future size of cloud computing.  While cloud computing is on what appears to be an unstoppable growth path, with Amazon’s services alone expected to grow to $2.54 billion in revenue by 2014, the outlook remains fragile. With high profile security hacks at Sony, RSA and Lockheed Martin; and Amazon’s prolonged outage, many CIOs remain reticent to push too fast on the cloud for fear of damaging company reputations and compromising customer privacy. Indeed, while the majority of IT organizations within Wikibon report moving toward the cloud, a large proportion (37%) either have no clear cloud computing strategy or still believe cloud is a meaningless buzzword.

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