Come say hello at Frankfurt VMUG !!!

On Wednesday this week I will be travelling to the Frankfurt VMware User Group (VMUG). The event is on at the Marriott downtown Frankfurt. I’m filling in for one of my colleagues on the desk at the conference and have taken the opportunity to come visit Germany. I am bringing my laptop so anyone who wants to come along and talk to me about why I believe Hitachi Converged platforms Read More …

Hitachi CB2500 Blade Chassis – Power & Flexibility for SAP HANA

Disclaimer: I work for Hitachi Data Systems. However this post is not officially sanctioned by or speaks on behalf of my company. These thoughts are my own based on my experience. Use at your own discretion. Did you know that the world’s largest SAP HANA implementation runs on Hitachi servers and was installed by HDS. It’s true, and the whole area of in-memory database systems is growing rapidly. Before I begin I have Read More …

Opinion Piece: The truth about Converged Systems

Disclaimer: I work for Hitachi Data Systems. This post is not authorised or approved by my company and is based on my personal opinions. I hope you read on. A couple of weeks back Pure Storage announced their converged stack called the Flashstack. So now Hitachi has UCP Director, VCE has Vblock, Netapp has Flexpod. Now Pure is in the Club. A Personal Experience of a converged deployment Last year I worked Read More …

HDSPOST: Hitachi Blades …. Have your cake and eat it. Part 1: The introduction

At the Hitachi Data Systems Community Website you will find some posts that are related to my role at HDS. Several people have asked me about our blades. I plan to write the second in a number of articles shortly but wanted to link across to give people an introduction. The original article is posted here:   https://community.hds.com/people/pmeehan/blog/2014/11/14/hitachi-blades-have-your-cake-and-eat-it-part-1-the-introduction I have also posted the article on my personal blog here to ensure no Read More …