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How the HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 came to life

I’m a big fan of product history, how products develop and come to life.  This is the story of how the HP Proliant MicroServers came to be.  I spoke with Shad Madina, Group Manager, Portfolio Planning and Solutions at HP and he offered a bit of insight on how HP developed its MicroServer. Why a MicroServer When […]

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Seven opportunities to win an HP Microserver and PS1810-8G switch (updated x5)

This week kicks off the first two of seven opportunities to win your own HP Microserver and an HP PS1810-8G.  Over the next month, seven different bloggers and sites will be giving away a combination HP Microserver and companion switch.  I have been blogging about the pair of HP products for the last several weeks.  I’ll […]

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Endless possibilities for a MicroServer

Lots and lots of Possibilities This weekend, I was able to get the Proliant MicroServer Gen8 setup and powered on in my lab.  Its currently burning in and I’m doing some testing with it.  What do I think?  Well, you’ll have to wait until I have had more time with it before I share my […]

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Introducing the mystery product – an HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8

I teased you earlier that I had a special product coming to review and, today, I’m glad to announce that my HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 has arrived.  Since I had other things going on yesterday evening, I didn’t even get to unbox it, but it will be soon. So, you may be wondering – what is […]

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A mystery product is on its way to review…

That’s right readers.  I’m expecting something to be delivered any day now for me to review.  I’m incredibly excited to get my hands on this particular hardware and I have been admiring it since it was released this summer.  I’ll give you a clue – I work with this particular hardware’s big brothers every day […]

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Solarwinds hosting a ‘demo challenge’ worth $10K in prizes

Starting today and for the next 20 days, Solarwinds is giving away a ton of prizes in their SolarWinds Network Performance Manager Demo Challenge.  The contest is pretty simple.  You go to SolarWind’s contest site, you register with your information, answer 5 questions by looking at a demo install of Network Performance Monitoring, and you’re entered […]

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My best blogging experience so far, the Bloggers Reality Contest

The past month has been one of the most fun and challenging things since I started blogging.  I have been participating with Thomas Jones’ Bloggers Reality Contest.  We posted our third and final posts of the contest last week and each of us has been patiently waiting for the final results this week at VMworld. […]

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FlexNetwork Architecture

Converging network with HP FlexFabric and FlexManagement

This week, we shine the spotlight on network convergence and management in the FlexNetwork portfolio, specifically the HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules and the Intelligent Management Control (IMC) software.  Networking is generally not my forte, so some of this is a stretch for me, but I use and understand Virtual Connect. FlexFabric is an implementation […]

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Announcing the Bloggers Reality Show

1:30pm – Updated with revised judging panel. When I think of a reality show, I think of people competing for prizes, being judged and getting voted out of the house, off the stage or off of the island.   Take that concept and apply it directly to tech bloggers and what would it be?  It would […]

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Congrats to Blake Loring, the winner of the HP Proliant Microserver

I wanted to formally extend my congratulations to Blake Loring, the winner of the Tech Talk Giveway – a HP Proliant Microserver.  Blake was selected from 33 entries submitted on my blog.  The selection process was completely random.  I wrote a MySQL view with a seeded rand() statement to select the winner a week before […]

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