HPE Hyperconverged portfolio boosts with the new HC380
Mar18

HPE Hyperconverged portfolio boosts with the new HC380

This week HPE announced its 3rd offering in its Hyperconverged portfolio. After the HC250 for VMware vSphere and the HC250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System (both based on Apollo’s 2U chassis with up to 4 server blades) now there is a DL380 based solution called the HC380. 2 remarks returned quite often when offering the CS250 solution: Storage options are limited: there are SAS only, SSD tiering and even all-flash offerings, but 6...

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HPE announces Synergy, the hardware platform behind the Composable Infrastructure
Dec01

HPE announces Synergy, the hardware platform behind the Composable Infrastructure

HPE Discover 2015 in London started instantly with a BIG accouncement, that big that the storage announcements were done 2 weeks ago… Says enough. Last summer at the previous Discover event in Las Vegas, HPE announced a new thing called the Composable Infrastructure… Three principles define the Composable Infrastructure: Fluid Resource Pools: compute, storage and fabric networking that can be composed and recomposed to the exact need...

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Some great Demartek reports you should be aware about
Oct21

Some great Demartek reports you should be aware about

Last year I discovered the Demartek reports. Demartek is a computer industry analyst organization with its own ISO 17025 accredited computer test lab. The majority of the work they do involves running hardware or software solutions in their test lab for the purpose of validation testing, performance testing, power efficiency or other types of testing. Below I highlight 2 reports that I often use as well in my training and consultancy...

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HP OneView for free? Yes indeed!
Sep09

HP OneView for free? Yes indeed!

I often get questions (and some complaints) about the price of HP OneView. Price? It is for free! And then you get those funny faces and even more despair. Well since version 1.20 (which is out since the end of 2014 already) you have the option, when adding a server or enclosure into OneView, to do this in Monitored or Managed mode. Monitored mode does not require a license (HP calls it a Standard license but it is for free, you...

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New FCoE Cookbook for Virtual Connect released
Aug24

New FCoE Cookbook for Virtual Connect released

HP released recently the latest version of Virtual Connect firmware 4.45. Find here the release notes of this version 4.45. For this new firmware release, also a new Cookbook is released. Download here the latest release of the Virtual Connect FCoE Cookbook. These are the updates of this updated cookbook:  Changed recommended vfc binding method for all Cisco scenarios Added the minimum firmware version required to support FCoE on...

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New HP ExpertOne ASE Server Integration certification released
Jul29

New HP ExpertOne ASE Server Integration certification released

To all my fellow HP ExpertOne friends out there, be aware that there is a new version released of the HP ASE Proliant Server Solutions Integrator certification. The previous version V8.1 gets replaced by version V2. All information can be found via http://www.certificationexplorer.com/ in the Servers section, or directly via http://h10120.www1.hp.com/expertone/datacard/Certification/ASE-PSerSolIntV2   For people who hold the...

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