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What's the future of intelligent storage and flash storage? Two podcasts


What does the future of intelligent storage and flash storage look like? In this post, I share a couple of podcasts that together make for worthy listening and help answer this question. 

I'm enjoying a delightful time in Europe, speaking at the arrows_ATSB_blog_sized.jpgPrague VMware Users Group yesterday (and that helped me forget that I wasn't getting any turkey). The pork knee was a fabulous substitute! 

I used some downtime I had to turn a couple of our sessions from the storage Tech Day last month into podcasts. I thought these would be good content leading into HPE DIscover in Madrid, whether you are coming to the event or not.

A technologist's view of intelligent storage

As I was listening to this session from Omer Assad, VP and GM of our HPE Nimble Storage business, I realized I missed a lot of what he said when I was in the room for this. (Probably because I was busy making sure things were running smoothly.) You'll see more about intelligent storage next week (maybe a new Chalk Talk?) but I really liked this because it's presenting a technologist's view on intelligent storage. This is definitely worth the time to listen to.

Listen to the podcast now or click here to download itIf you'd rather watch this session, you can see it on YouTube

NVMe and Storage Class Memory impact on storage

Phill Gilbert is on the 3PAR product management team and looks after software but is also looking at the future of the 3PAR platform. I've heard from several customers that they've heard from channel partners or competitors that there is no future for 3PAR. That is an outright lie and FUD. In this podcast, Phill talks about how NVMe and SCM will impact the near-term future and shares his thoughts about the longer term future of storage. 

Listen to the podcast here or click here to download it. Here's also the YouTube version of this

Today's really my only day to see Prague during the daylight, so I'm off ot explore it. For those of you coming to Madrid for Discover, be sure to check out my blog post that has the eAgenda, I highly recommend it. And if you aren't coming, I have a blog post for you as well. It has the video livestream that you can watch starting on Tuesday

 About HPE Storage Guy (aka The Storage Godfather)

I'm Calvin Zito and November 16, 2018 marks 35 years with HP/HPE. I've worked in HPE Storage since 1990. ICJZ Headshot fixed 150 x 150.jpg am an eight-time VMware vExpert. As an early adopter of social media and active in communities, I've blogged for 9 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