Demo me this: Making Hybrid IT look simple at MS Ignite

 By Mike Harding

Want to learn how to make Hybrid IT simple for your Microsoft environment? We’ll be happy to show you with a great demo presented by HPE and our Microsoft Storage team at Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando.  

I’m honored to be sharing a demo station with some notable Microsoft technical talent, including Chris Lionetti (aka “SAN Ninja”), Rambo Wang and Saad Jafri.  These are the guys who will be making Microsoft storage solutions look simple within the HPE booth. 

general card 1.jpgThe nice thing about working on Microsoft solutions at a place like HPE is the scale and our ability to make a serious impact on the industry.  As you may already know, HPE is the US$30-billion, 65,000-employee leader in Hybrid IT Technology, with one of the broadest portfolios of data center products for servers, storage and networking.  Our team sits within the Hybrid IT portfolio of the business and is on point to deliver customer value around Microsoft storage solutions.

Our team’s charter and the problems our engineers are working to solve are aligned with the needs of  customers just like you  ... especially enterprises putting mission-critical demands on their Microsoft apps. HPE Storage Solutions for Microsoft let organizations push the envelope with their Microsoft software and services – in terms of scale, transactions/second, or cross-cloud architectures.  I’m in regular contact with our field teams and am seeing where the world’s largest organizations rely on HPE integrated storage solutions to ensure that data access to their Microsoft systems is highly available, performing, efficient and intelligent.

If you get the chance to swing by our booth, you’ll get an in-person look at some of the innovative Microsoft Storage solutions that are solving problems in key areas like: 

  • Making SQL Server run faster – We’re doing this with our Flash storage platforms, namely HPE Nimble and HPE 3PAR StorServ storage, which can serve up 3.8M IOPS with consistent sub-millisecond latency.
  • Delivering enterprise-scale Exchange – With our Apollo 4200 platform, we can provide over 200TB of capacity within a cost-effective 2U system, allowing the largest of organizations to scale-up Exchange server within a manageable footprint.
  • Ensuring highly available Azure Stack – Through our native data protection features and new Cloud based services, we protect data wherever it lives. We are also showing off innovative solutions that use HPE StorServ Cloud Bank storage with Veritas NetBackup for enterprise, hybrid cloud data protection. 

Other key capabilities and new features we’ll be previewing at the booth include an updated PowerShell toolkit, SCOM and SCVMM integrations, enhanced Microsoft SQL Server solutions as well as new solutions involving Azure.

So if you’re in Orlando for the Ignite show, please stop by booth #2125 to see what we’re up to.  Otherwise look for our tweets with the tag #HPEMSFT and follow along online.  Information on HPE's presence and activities at Microsfot Ignite is available here

Mike Harding leads Product Management for Microsoft Storage solutions at HPE. He came to HPE via Nimble Storage, and prior to that led the marketing of the NetApp Converged Infrastructure effort, including the multi-billion dollar FlexPod solution. Mike has over 25 years of marketing experience at both start-ups and larger tech companies and tweets regularly under the handle @mhardi01

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