Around the Storage Block

Three storage guys talking storage industry trends

Adventures of John and Mike for blog.jpgThe Adventures of John and Mike is a video blog by John Bennett and Mike Meyer, a couple of HPE Storage guys out of Kentucky. They have a twitter account - @2StorageGuy - and mix fun with their insights on what is going on in storage.

We'd been talking about doing something together. Take two HPE storage guys and throw me in the mix and what do you get? No, not the three stooges (though we definitely were yucking it up!); three HPE storage guys! In this podcast version of their video blog we talked about how we each got started, what are some of the trends in storage, wild cows and a lot more. A fun discussion!

Here's a bit more detail with approximate timing of what we talked about in the podcast:

  • 00:00 - 1:00 Introduction
  • 1:00 - 3:00 How did Calvin start doing social media
  • 3:00 - 13:10 What are the big trends in storage (Big data and analytics, storage class memory, cloud storage, and simplifying infrastructure)
  • 13:30 - 14:15 Marvel or DC Comics?
  • 14:15 - 16:15 If HPE had a super power, what would it be?
  • 16:15 - 20:00 What is it that brought the Adventures of John and Mike together?
  • 20:00 - 26:30 Who are John and Mike and what drives them.  Other topics included wild cows, and water towers.
  • 26:30 - 29:30 Wrap-up

Listen to the podcast now!

To subscribe to the podcast, open this link and click on the "View in iTunes" button under my picture. If you don't use iTunes, you can find my podcast on, Google Play Music. and just added to Spotify Podcast, and Stitcher On Google, you'll get "invited" to try Google Play Music for 30 days - just click "no thanks" to get past this and get to the podcast.

Here's where you can find the YouTube version of the video blog that Mike and John did. 

Now I have to get to Kentucky for the Derby!

About HPE Storage Guy (aka The Storage Godfather)

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I'm Calvin Zito and November 16, 2018 marks 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. You can find me on Twitter as @CalvinZito. If you don't follow me on Twitter, do it now! You can also contact me via email

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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