Dr. Heinz-Hermann Adam is a long-time HPE data storage customer. I met him for the first time six or seven years ago at an HP Tech Forum (predecessor to Discover) and was introduced to him because of his involvement with Connect, the independent HPE users group.
This year at Discover, "H2" had a session talking about his experience using HPE 3PAR StoreServ and that was immediately followed by a session I cohosted in the Connect booth. Unfortunately, I had a conflict with a briefing I hosted with our bloggers - the executive Q&A that I posted recently. I tried to catch up with H2 at DIscover to record a podcast but I wasn't able to do it with him until after we left Las Vegas.
H2 is the Technical Director for the Natural Sciences Department at the University of Münster. In the podcast, we discussed some of the features that are very important to the university and H2 also talked a lot about their use of the 3PAR StoreServ Controller (based on StoreEasy) for unstructured data, which they have been doing for a long time - before we had the 3PAR File Persona.
After about 11 minutes of talking about their IT environment, H2 and I spent the last few minutes of the podcast talking about Connect. I strongly support Connect and am the HPE liason for the storage special interest group (SIG). I also have a regular column in the quarterly Connect Converge magazine. I also host the storage SIG on a HPE Storage LinkedIn Group I manage - so if you're a customer or HPE Storage partner, request to join the group.
Here's the podcast.
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About the Author
'm Calvin Zito, a 33 year veteran in the IT industry and have worked in storage for 25 years. I recently was named a VMware vExpert for the sixth consecutive year. As an early adopter of social media and active in communities, I've blogged for 8 years. I started my "social persona" as HPStorageGuy but with the HP separation, you can find me on Twitter as @CalvinZito. You can also contact me via email.