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In this blog, we will explore the unique challenges and solutions of enterprise cloud deployment and usage. And in so doing, help you on your way to design, build and manage enterprise-grade infrastructure, platform and application services for the Cloud. Come join us now on this journey….

Around the HP Cloud (Week ending March 25, 2011)

I want to start this week by telling you about two new blogs/communities that you may be interested in following.


Several of our Grounded in the Cloud bloggers are participating and blogging on the Executive CIO Forum which speaks to the CIO and CXO level.  Check out the IT Delivery area for a wealth of info on cloud and related topics.  Some recent posts in that area are:

If you are a developer, you might be interested in a new HP blog called Scaling the Cloud.  The blog will focus on developer topics related to cloud computing. Some of their recent posts include:


Recap of cloud posts this week around HP


Where are enterprise apps headed in the next few years? Will public or private cloud prevail? Should we move everything to the cloud? HP blogger Loretta Nierat shares highlights and insights from the recent 2011 IDC Datacenter Conference, including where the cloud and enterprise apps are headed.


Christian Verstraete had the opportunity to be at HP’s Industry Analyst summit where HP’s top management discussed HP’s vision and strategy. In this blog post Christian shares about the excitement around HP’s vision and how cloud  is at the center of it.


Jim Gardner writes about how SaaS-based service management is not just for SMBs anymore. Are you seeking to learn more about the benefits of SaaS-based service management in the enterprise? Dimensional Research recently interviewed IT executives at 14 different enterprises who have implemented SaaS-based Service Management solutions. Read Jim’s post for the details.


Fred Myers, HP BPO Document Processing Services Product Marketing, asks “Is the Cloud the Answer to TOO Much Paper?”   Read what he says and let us know what you think.



Cloud happenings


Don’t miss the Innovation INSIGHT live broadcast by HP’s Russ Daniels March 31, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EDT. He’ll discuss how hybrid architecture can help enterprises optimize cost, performance, flexibility and demand; support always on and always available; and help you realize the advantages of the connected world.


Everyone likes hearing from a cloud expert! On April 6, at 12 p.m. EDT, join HP expert, Kevin Karcher to discuss cloud trends and tackle the question, “Which cloud has a silver lining?”


Until next time, see you around the HP cloud,



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