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HPE Primera: designed for simplicity podcast


Phill Gilbert is my go-to guy on the HPE Primera team when I want to understand something. When we announced it, we called it "the world's most intelligent storage". I wanted to get some details from Phill around how the HPE Primera was shutterstock_1125707303.jpgdesigned for simplicity and that's what we talked about in this podcast. 

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Here's what we discussed:

  • 00:00-01:00 Introduction
  • 01:00 - 07:10 Overview of the simplicity with Primera (user interface, customer installation and servicability, guided workflows)
  • 07:10 - 12:00 The services-centric OS and the benefits
  • 12:00 - 16:45 What makes day to day management easier than other mission-critical arrays?
  • 16:45 - 18:45 AI makes HPE Primera intelligent
  • 18:45 - 20:00 Conclusion

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About HPE Storage Guy (aka The Storage Godfather)

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I'm Calvin Zito and November 16, 2018 marked 35 years with HP/HPE. I've worked in HPE Storage since 1990. I was just recognized as a 9 time VMware vExpert. As an early adopter of social media and active in communities, I've blogged for 10 years. I'm also an avid Boise State fan. You can find me on Twitter as @CalvinZito. If you don't follow me on Twitter, please do it now! You can also contact me via email

Calvin Zito
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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I have worked at HPE since 1983, all of it around storage but 100% focused on storage since 1990. I'm expanding into other areas of focus at HPE like HPE GreenLake, compute, containers, AI, and more. I blog, create videos, and podcasts to help you better understand HPE Storage. Find my podcast at