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HPStorageGuy checking in from Germany

on ‎06-23-2014 03:20 PM

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I decided to do a quick check-in from Europe.  I'm writing this post from Heidelberg, Germany not far from Mannheim and tomorrow's HP World Tour stop.  I only speak or understand a little German so I don't expect to follow along with the presentations but I do hope to20140617_133628.jpg do a few videos or podcasts with customers and partners attending. 


Last week, I was in Denmark where I made a couple of stops.  First, I stopped in the historic city of Helsingør.  My family and I had a great day visiting the city which is home to Kronborg Castle - where William Shakespeare's play Hamlet took place.  My family and I toured the castle took the "Hamlet Tour" where a guide and I it so happened that the Kommune Helsingør is an HP 3PAR customer and I did a video with them.  It was my son's 15th birthday and as a "birthday present", I brought him as my camera man - so I'm looking forward to coming home to edit the video he took for me.


The next day I presented at the Denmark VMware Users Group (VMUG) meeting and focused on what is happening in the industry with flash and why HP 3PAR can take advantage of flash.  I think the work our HP 3PAR engineering team has done with the all-flash 7450 is pretty amazing.  And speaking of the 3PAR engineering team, I happened to see that an interview with HP Fellow and Chief Software Architect Siamak Nazari is now available.  In the video, Siamak talks about how the team was able to use the HP 3PAR Gen 4 ASIC and adapt it to deduplication.



It's been a great trip so far and I'm about half way through it.  As I said, I'll be at the HP World Tour in Mannheim tomorrow and I'll go directly from the event to the train station where my family and I will catch a train to Paris.  After a day of sight-seeing (yes, the Louvre and Notre Dame are high on our list), I'll head to an HP Storage customer event Wednesday night.  We'll have a couple of more days in Paris and then head to my favorite country in the world (though I have lots of places I really enjoy) - Italy!  Italy will be all play as my family and I visit Pisa, Florence, Naples (my wife was born in there and lived in Naples until she was 12), and Rome before we head home. 


I've been posting pictures on my Google+ account as well as Twitter so if you want to follow my travels, check those sites out.  For now, I'll say Auf Wiedersehen!

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I have worked at HP and now HPE for 32 years, all of it around storage but 100% focused on storage since 1990. I blog, create videos, and podcasts to help you better understand HPE Storage.

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