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HP TechDay 2009 Day 0: Colorado Springs


Officially HP TechDay kicks off tomorrow (Monday – 28th of September).

It’s a two day event focused around various HP related Storage & Virtualization Technologies. This event is an “Invitation Only” event and folks attending will be Storage & Virtualization industry bloggers including Analyst.

Agenda over the next two days include

Enterprise Storage Virtualization

HP Lefthand

Enterprise Virtual Arrays

Hands on Labs

Unified Storage and Deduplication

Topics around Convergence

Some of the Storage Bloggers attending will be

Nigel Poulton: Ruptured Monkey
Stephen Foskett: Stephen Foskett’s Blog
Greg Knieriemen: Storage Monkeys Infosmack Fame
Robin Harris: StorageMojo
Ray Lucchesi: RayOnStorageBlog
and myself Devang Panchigar: StorageNerve

Some Virtualization experts include

Rich Brambley: VM/ETC
Simon Seagrave: TechHead
Frank Owen: Tech Virtuoso
John Obeto: Absolute Windows

HP Connect President

Nina Buik: 4th Source

And from HP

Calvin Zito: @hpstorageguy: Around the Storage Block Blog

HP is planning to bring in some of their Storage and Virtualization experts for this event. Looking forward to meeting up with some known and unknown faces from HP tomorrow.

After a long day of travel got to Denver and then drove down to Colorado Springs. The weather here is amazing, 75 degrees Fahrenheit and nice cool breeze.

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Starting tonight HP has put together an aggressive agenda for all the attendees, with a kickoff Dinner tonight and then back-to-back two days of information technology and training sessions.

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Had a chance to rest for a while and then decided to go to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.

Headed to the Phantom Canyon Micro Brewery in downtown Colorado Springs, unfortunately no pictures.

Stay tuned for a new blog post everyday during the HP TechDay 2009 Event.

See you folks tomorrow, an early AM start.

Cheers
@Storagenerve