Day 2 of the HP Discover Vienna event was well received with a mixture of keynote sessions, in depth customer sessions and an opportunity to meet some of the sponsors/vendors at their booths. The highlights for me were:
- The keynote by Dr Mike Lynch which not only explained the background to the Autonomy value proposition and the mechanics but displayed the technology in the end user context which you can see here – it really is amazing.
- David Donatelli on HP’s Cloud System and how they are not only preparing the technology, but also helping customers with their transition into the cloud and using cloud technology as a real empowerment, both in terms of on demand capacity as well as using it as a vehicle to consume infrastructure as a service, reducing complexity and cost in the enterprise.
- Learning about HP Peer Motion was interesting and illustrated how with the right technologies in place we can reduce the complexity of storage as a platform and at the same time enhance the functionality and accessibility of it.
- Participating in a live demonstration of HP Cloud which saw us building out a dual hosted WordPress platform in minutes, comprising of the database and application load in a series of mouse clicks based on template configurations, stunning technology which looked easy to use and developed with the end users’ application requirements in mind.
It’s been great to attend HP Discover in Vienna this year, and I look forward to seeing how HP will continue to innovate their technology and solutions to meet the business need.