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“Sharks” in the press at HP Discover, Barcelona – Day One coverage

Chris Purcell on ‎12-10-2013 01:47 AM

After getting in into Barcelona on Sunday, its been like a blur with everything moving really fast. Although the show floor was not open to the public until Tuesday, we were hosting a large press announcement that went out over the wire on Monday at 3 pm local time (CET).


Here’s a brief summary of the announcement that was presented by Tom Joyce,  Senior Vice President and General Manager, HP Converged Systems. The HP ConvergedSystem is a new product line completely reengineered up based on 21st-century assets and architectures for the New Style of IT. This is an important point as Tom emphasized - this is not a collection of piece parts, this is a completely new engineered solution, built on core building that are workload-optimized systems which are easy to buy, manage, and support - order to operations in as few as 20 days, with ONE tool to manage and most importantly having ONE point of accountability.


Built using HP Converged Infrastructure’s best-in-class servers, storage, networking, software and services, the new HP ConvergedSystem family of products deliver a total systems experience “out of the box.”

•     HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization helps clients easily scale computing resources to meet business needs with preconfigured, modular virtualization systems supporting 50 to 1,000 virtual machines at twice the performance, and at an entry price 25 percent lower than competitive offerings.

•     HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Vertica speeds big data analytics, helping organizations turn data into actionable insights at 50 to 1,000 times faster performance and 70 percent lower cost per terabyte than legacy data warehouses.

•     HP ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops, based on the award-winning HP Moonshot server, delivers a superior desktop experience compared to traditional virtual desktop infrastructure. This first PC on a chip for the data center delivers six times faster graphics performance and 44 percent lower total cost of ownership


The physical press release in my opinion was pretty cool, and one of the better ones  I have attended. The new HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization 300 and 700 debuted on stage with the theme from Jaws, with much snapping of camera flashes. Tom explained why the sharks theme was so integral to this particular system with core attributes of  most “efficient”, ”best in class”, extremely “fast”, very “agile” and that it “never sleeps”!!


The best one liner from Tom Joyce during the session was “If I were VCE I would be getting out of the water!!” which was capture on the HP live streaming video s found here. Check it out as it is worth watching. I have also included the full “HP Shark” press release HP Introduces Innovations Built for the Data Center of the Future


The show floor is just about to open and I am currently sitting in the blogger lounge Hall 5 with a lot of the bloggers sitting around me. Their day is full of briefings, so please make sure you follow them as they make most interesting reading. My plan for today is to attend sessions, talk to customers and try to capture as many snap shots of Discover to report out to you on a daily basis, so stay tuned.


For information on all sessions, demos and more that these bloggers will be covering, head off to the HP Discover event site. Mark your calendar through Dec 10 – 12 and starting picking up the buzz from the event, online or in person, you will find invaluable information coming out of HP Discover.




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