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Podcast: Software-defined storage - defining the abstract


CJZ headshot.jpegBy Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy  vexpert 2012 logo.gif

Last week I was in Boston for a meeting with colleagues from HP Storage.
While at the airport, I got a few minutes with Kate Davis. Kate is our product marketing manager for HP StoreVirtual  (formerly HP LeftHand) and is now focused on software-defined storage.

Kate has been my most active guest blogger on ATSB and I'm really happy to hear she'll be leading software-defined storage at HP.  This is an important emerging topic and I think the source of a lot of confusion.  Since we both had a bit of time waiting for our flight, so I grabbed my audio recorder and did a podcast.  We briefly discussed software-defined storage and Kate committed to future blog posts on ATSB.

Listen to the podcast here!

You can also subscribe to my podcast on iTunes - go to the iTunes store and search for "Around the Storage Block" or you can open this link and click on the "View in iTunes" button under my picture.

 I've said it a few times in the past but if you want to play with our HP StoreVirtual VSA you can get a full featured trial by going to  

And just to show you I actually did get out (albeit for about an hour), here's a picture I took of the Old State House in Boston, site of the Boston Massacre and the Declaration of Independence was read for the first time from that balcony.


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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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