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HPEStorageGuy on ‎04-06-2013 04:22 PM

CJZ headshot.jpegBy Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy  


Yesterday I told you about NAB coming up next week and mentioned I'll also be dropping in at Microsoft Management Summit.  I wanted to give you a bit more on what we have going there. 


First, I had mentioned that we'll be live streaming with Andy McCaskey ( and Jeffery Powers ( hosting interviews all day Wednesday April 10.  You can watch the live stream on Andy's website starting at 9:30 AM PDT wrapping things up at 5 PM PDT.  Here's what we have scheduled (subject to change):


  • 9:30 AM:  HP and Microsoft partnership and HP's Converged Cloud for Microsoft offerings (Jeff Carlat, Director Software in HP ProLiant and Mark Hassell, Director Server and Tools Business Group, Microsoft)
  • 10 AM: HP StoreEasy with Windows 2012. Mike Rolison, HP Storage, Technical Marketing Engineer
  • 10:30 AM: HP Insight Control with Microsoft System Center. Doug de Werd, Product Manager
  • 11 AM:  HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft.  Alain Inugai, Product Manager
  • 11:30 AM: HP Business PC Support for Microsoft manageability solutions.  Jonathan Lam,  HP R&D Software Engineer
  • 1145 AM - 1 PM: LUNCH BREAK
  • 1 PM:  HP Departmental Private Cloud Reference Architecture. Travis Newton, HP Product Manager
  • 1:30 PM:  Tight integration of HP Storage management with System Center 2012 SP1.  Amit Kumar, HP Storage Program Manager
  • 2:30 PM:  Inside scoop on setting up HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft at MMS for Serverquarium. Steve Cole, Director of Technology Services at Xtreme Consulting
  • 3 PM: What's showing at the Serverquarium.  Dung Hoang, HP Principal Engineer
  • 3:30 PM New Reference Architecture with 3PAR StoreServe 7000 with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and System Center SP1.  Parissa Mohamadi, HP Solution Manager
  • 4 PM Client Virtualization with HP Servers, Storage, and Microsoft System Center. Alex Balcanquall, Citrix
  • 4:30 PM Microsoft Management Summit Wrap-up

I'm really looking forward to seeing the Serverquarium - I got to spend a lot of time there last year and did a podcast with Dung that you can check out.


If you're coming to MMS, here are some things to check out while you're there:


  • A session on Monday 2-3:30 PM, HP Private Cloud Management with System Center (Banyan C)
  • Another session, Wednesday 10:15-11:30 AM Serverquarium Unwrapped - HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft that powers the MMS Hands-on-Labs (Banyan C)
  • Tour the Serverquarium - this is in the same space as the Hands-on-Labs and I think its open every day at 8 AM.
  • Stop by the HP Booth and see how HP and Microsoft partner with solutions like: HP StoreSystem, Insight Control for System Center, HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft, and much more!


Lastly, over on the Converged Infrastructure team's blog there are several blog posts from many of the people we'll be talking to during our live steam talking about activities at Microsoft Management Summit, so check that out.


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on ‎04-11-2013 01:31 AM

I'm at MMS 2013 and had to go check out the Serverquarium for myself. I was fortunate to find Jeff Woolsey from Microsoft there. He was kind of enough to give me and my co-workers a tour of the lab. (the guy is just awesome, even the hp guys seem a little awe struck by him) The HP hardware and MS software makes a pretty unbeatable combination. With 32 blades they're running thousands of vms every hour and every one of these labs comprises a minimum of 5 VMs and some of the bigger labs have about a dozen vms spun up in just a few seconds. I later went into a hands on lab to see what that experience was like. I did a VMM lab and performance was lightning fast.


I want one. I want one bad. I'd take half a one.  :-)

on ‎04-12-2013 05:55 AM

@Rob A2534 - wasn't the Serverquarium outrageously cool?  We did a couple of video interviews on the Serverquarium that I'll have on the blog hopefully some time next week.  You're right about the number of VM's per lab - it ranged from a minimum of 4 to 10 or 12 VMs for each lab.  Dung Hoang (Principle Engineer who designed the Serverquarium infrastructure) told me that they hit a maximum 2,200 VMs during the day and as of Tuesday night had spun up a total of 22,000 VMs. 

Watch for the videos with not only Dung but Xtreme Consulting Group who put it all together.

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