I am very grateful and fortunate to have been invited by HP to attend their Discovery 2013 event in Las Vegas next week along with a small number of other bloggers from all over the world. This is my first time to HP Discover and I’m looking forward to learning a lot about all things HP infrastructure and applications, especially as it relates to Virtualizing Business Critical Applications and Software Defined Datacenter. HP are expecting 12000+ attendees at the event, which is being hosted at the Venetian Conference Center. One of the interesting stats I found out is that 46% of the attendees are in IT management positions. So that makes it a good place to network. This article will cover some of the sessions I’m going to be attending and looking out for. Note: Travel to HP Discover 2013 was paid for by HP; however, no monetary compensation is expected nor received for the content that is written in this blog.
VMware is a platinum sponsor of HP Discover 2013 so naturally they have a few breakout sessions and they look to be very interesting, including with guest speaker Eric Siebert. There are also a number of VMware speakers at other sessions. I’ll include the list below. Apart from the pure VMware content I’m really looking forward to learning more about HP storage from @HPStorageGuy Calvin Zito. I’ll be checking out content related to business critical applications and the HP software related to transforming software development and testing. Given the scale of HP as an organization and the different areas of technology that they touch Discover looks to be an incredible event. Few other industry events have the breadth of technology on display all in one place all at the same time and across so many platforms. I hope to be meeting up with a lot of the key people from HP and will post information and updates from the event.
If you’re going to HP Discover 2013 in Las Vegas then here are the VMware and related sessions that you might like to check out, if you are so inclined:
VMware Sponsored Sessions
Managing the Software-defined Datacenter – Richard Brunner, Chief Platform Architect, Wednesday June 12, 10:30- 11:30am, Marcello 4402
VMware End User Computing Transforming your Workspace – Tommy Walker, VMware, Principal SE – EUC, Thursday June 13, 9:30 – 10:30am, Delfino 4102
Optimizing HP Storage for VMware: Current Integrations and Software-Defined Storage – Shruti Bhat, Product Line Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Product Marketing VMware with Eric Siebert, WW Solutions Marketing Manager, HP Storage Division, Wednesday June 12, 4:30 – 5:30pm, Lando 4302
Top Strategies to Simplify Datacenter Management with vCenter Operations Manager and vSphere Web Clients Integration – Shruti Bhat, Product Line Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Product Marketing VMware with Eric Siebert, WW Solutions Marketing Manager, HP Storage Division, Wednesday June 12, 3:00 – 3:30pm, Demo Theater 1
Sessions with VMware Speakers
HP 3PAR StoreServ 10000 integration with VMware
HP StoreVirtual Storage: streamlining storage resources
FLEXing your cloud muscle: how HP CloudSystem optimized for VMware is transforming cloud-service infrastructure
Managing your HP infrastructure with VMware vCenter and HP Insight Control
Building VMware vSphere 5.1 with blades,Virtual Connect and EVA
Integration of HP Insight Control 7.2 and VMware vSphere 5
A hardened cloud infrastructure with VMware and Microsoft
Accelerate your VMware environment with HP ProLiant Gen8 servers
Managing HP infrastructure from within VMware vCenter—integrated physical and virtual management
The Virtualization Games: How HP is transforming converged infrastructure to best meet physical, virtual and cloud services needs
Master the Cloud: Applying lessons from 1,000’s of hybrid cloud customers who have gone before you
Real-world insight: HP Data Protector & StoreOnce implementation at Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
Continuous integration and performance testing: a hands-off approach
Delivering data protection for your own Cloud environment
Thanks so much to HP for inviting me to this event and for all the organisers that are helping with arrangements. It’s shaping up to be a great event and there will be some great content. There are so many sessions packed into only 3 days, plus the huge exhibition floor. Don’t forget to register for any of the sessions you like the sound of as they are filling up fast and some sessions already have a wait list. If you’re going to HP Discover maybe we’ll bump into each other. It’s always nice to meet people who read my articles. Hope to see you there.
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