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Need help with the Cloud? The HP Cloud Advisors will be at VMworld 2011

Are you finding that there is tremendous amount of hype surround the cloud and that trying to cut through that hype is taking you longer to find real answer to your questions? Adding more fuel to the fire, do any of these sound familiar?


  • “My test and development team went outside company policy and bought 3rd party IT services with their credit card.”
  • “I can’t use cloud as I can’t guarantee sensitive data doesn’t leave this country.”
  • “I have way too much invested in traditional IT to think about moving to cloud now, even though it seems to be very compelling for my business.”

These are real world concerns that you will need real world answers to before moving to the cloud.


There are also many that want to know more about what the cloud can do for business, but are still not ready to get locked into a sales cycle. Knowing where to start and to knowing how to reduce risk are key elements that need to be answered, before embarking on your cloud journey.


If you are like me, and are attending VMworld 2011 plan on coming by the HP booth 301 and getting an opportunity to meet with some of the industry leading cloud advisors face-to-face.


See more details and the profiles of Cloud Advisors: Please also feel free to share questions by replying to this blog or tweet to us: #CloudAdvisors.


At the show the HP Cloud Advisors will also be giving away an HP TouchSmart All-in-One PC with AMD dual core processor, integrated full HD display, integrated webcam, wireless LAN and Bluetooth. All you have to win is send us your tweets. Every tweet sent between now and Wednesday, August 31 at 9:00 PM PST that meets the following criteria will be entered into a drawing. Eligible tweets must include these two things: 


1) A comment or question that’s relevant to the HP Cloud Advisors


2) All three of these hash tags:





We’ll draw and announce the winner’s Twitter Handle at 10:30 PST on Thursday, September 1. We’ll also send a tweet with the winning announcement and contact the winner directly. You don’t have to be present to win, but you do need to respond within 24 hours. If we can’t get the winner to respond within 24 hours, we will draw another name.


If you have questions about the Twitter Contest, want to schedule one-on-one meetings with an HP Cloud Advisor, or just need to contact us about HP at VMworld, please tweet your questions to me, here or on Twitter at @poppathp. 


Come by and check us out at the HP booth at (booth 301) VMworld, the Cloud Advisors will be there and looking forward to answering all your cloud questions. See you at the VMworld!!




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