Category Archives: HP

HP v1910-24G Switch Review

When my Cisco 3750 finally died, I was bummed out but looking for a replacement.  No sense in crying about my loss, or trying to decide IF I’m going to replace my switch since, my whole lab would be kind of useless without it.     My requirements for a new switch were pretty simple.… Continue Reading

HP 9470m Laptop Review

I recently purchased the HP 9470m EliteBook and wanted to give it a quick review. The Good The laptop has a pretty slim design as you would expect from an EliteBook.  Be aware however that this is not as slim as a Macbook Air, or the Samsung Series 9 laptops.  The good news though is… Continue Reading

Add SSDs to HP Microserver

My brand new shiny HP Microserver arrived in the mail and I was excited to try it out.  I had four 480GB OCZ SSDs to add to this baby server and wanted to get it up and running.  Unfortunately, the HP Microserver is built for 3.5 inch drives.  Luckily I found great solution. Newer Technology… Continue Reading

HP OneView

Hewlett-Packard is unveiling a new product called HP OneView which is designed to give you a one stop shop to managing all of your data center management responsibilities. If you’re familiar with the HP System Insight Management and Insight Control, you are probably aware of the difficult setup procedures required to get everything setup correctly and… Continue Reading

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HP StoreOnce VSA

HP announced a new virtual storage appliance (VSA) recently at their annual HP Discover conference.  This is a virtual appliance based on the StoreOnce line (formerly known as D2D) of hardware appliances that HP has sold for a long time.  These appliances have the catalyst software which allows for deduplication of all your backup data,… Continue Reading

New HP Business Desktops

Only a few years removed from when HP announced they were ditching the workstation part of their product line, they’ve announced a new set of desktops this week. The EliteOne 800 G1 The EliteOne 800 G1 is an all in one solution for companies that include the newer Intel 8 Series Q85 chipset which includes… Continue Reading

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HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8

HP has a new MicroServer out that would be perfect for the anyone who is looking for a solid home lab server.  The Microserver G7 was a fairly popular server for home computing enthusiasts and HP decided to add upon that line. The original reason for this server was for small businesses that wanted a… Continue Reading

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New HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Announced

HP officially announced the new HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 today to some oohs and ahhs at HP Discover. The new 3PAR is an all flash array that can be utilized for small, medium or large business needs.  HP is touting that some of their competitors are having difficulty with the flash hurdle because their systems… Continue Reading

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HP Virtual Connect Throughput

  I want to address a concern that many HP Virtual Connect customers have had about monitoring their Blade Chassis.  A question I’ve received was “How do I know if I have sufficient uplinks for my traffic?” Depending on the size of the organization and their familiarity with their networking equipment, they could be monitoring… Continue Reading