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Living Labs at HPE Discover 2018


By guest blogger Vinay Jonnakuti, Sr. Manager of Technical Marketing, HPE Software-Defined and Cloud Group

I have been part of HPE for over a year now, joining from the SimpliVity acquisition last year. HPE Discover 2017 was the first time HPE customers and partners were able to see HPE SimpliVity technology in action on the demo floor, in HOLs and Living Labs.

Living Labs got a lot of attention as it was situated right in the middle of the show floor where you could not miss it. It allowed our customers and partners to experience firsthand how our products work. Also it was a great networking event for us to answer questions and get feedback live.

Fast forwarding one year, I lead the Technical Marketing team for HPE’s Software-Defined and Cloud Group and my team has been responsible for bringing Living Labs back to HPE Discover Las Vegas. On June 19-22, the Living Labs will once again showcase key products and solutions from Hewlett Packard Enterprise.  HPE OneSphere and HPE SimpliVity powered by Intel® will be showcased, along with HPE OneView, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE Nimble, and HPE Active Health Viewing System. Mark Evans from the team did an amazing job coordinating all the teams to get us prepared for the show. During the entire four day event, attendees will have the opportunity to attend the six Living Lab sessions. Take one or take all! Experts like Mark will be available for questions and assistance.

The HPE OneSphere Living Lab allows attendees to experience a single point of access to all their applications and data from anywhere. HPE OneSphere is unique in that it provides a unified view of your hybrid IT estate—consolidating IT operations, developer tools, and business analytics in a single, collaborative platform. Attendees will interact with the user interface and see how HPE OneSphere can simplify operations through visibility and automation. 

Living Labs-blog.jpgIT managers can view their entire hybrid IT environment – from a variety of public clouds to traditional on-premises IT across containers, VMs and even bare metal. Automation and a unified portal to easily manage resources and applications from anywhere delivers a low-ops experience, giving IT more time to pursue new, strategic tasks that can help grow the business.

For people who are interested, this year at HPE Discover Las Vegas there will also be the HPE Hackathon. Come prepared to build useful API integrations, cool automation apps and leave with bragging rights and maybe even some cool prizes at the first-ever HPE Hackathon. Please come and talk to Matt Haron and Denis Choukroun who can help answer any questions you might have on HPE OneSphere.

The HPE SimpliVity Living Lab introduces attendees to an enterprise-grade hyperconverged platform that speeds application performance, improves efficiency and resiliency, and restores VMs in seconds. By combining IT infrastructure and advanced data services into a single, integrated all-flash solution, HPE SimpliVity converges the entire IT stack and offers the industry’s most complete guarantee. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more and speak in person to Chris Buzzy and Richard Greenwalt who can help answer any questions you might have on HPE SimpliVity. Register for this session to get a closer look at the technology: Deep dive into the technology that powers HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure (B5100)

The HPE OneView Living Lab walks attendees through an interactive lab highlighting key new features. OneView 4.1 adds several new enhancements to lifecycle operations, including new cluster profiles and rolling cluster updates for VMware, and online firmware and BIOS updates for HPE ProLiant DL. For faster problem resolution, HPE OneView Remote Technician offers secure, live troubleshooting with an HPE service technician. Additionally, HPE OneView now supports CNSA mode and is FIPS 140-2 verified for the highest security protocols. 

Learn more about HPE OneView here: HPE simplifies infrastructure management with announcement of HPE OneView 4.1

The HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE Nimble Living Labs guide attendees in a process of basic array configuration including creating arrays and volumes. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is the industry’s #1 midrange storage array and a leading all-flash array. The architecture has helped thousands of customers eliminate complex storage silos and modernize storage infrastructure.

HPE Nimble storage leverages the power of flash storage and predictive analytics to eliminate the performance gaps that occur when apps slow down. HPE Nimble Storage guarantees 99.9999% availability and delivers the best all-flash capacity per TB in the industry.

The HPE Active Health System Living Lab teaches attendees how to troubleshoot their servers like a professional. HPE Active Health System (AHS) is like a black box recorder for the server. The tool will let you capture, upload, and analyze server logs to determine what happened on HPE ProLiant, Synergy, and Apollo Servers.

Learn more by visiting the Transformation Zone at HPE Discover Las Vegas next week, or go online to the website: HPE Discover Las Vegas

Look forward to seeing you all. Drop by the Living Lab area to get hands-on experience on the products which can help your journey of making Hybrid IT Simple.


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