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HP Helion brings together all the speed, agility and cost benefits of cloud computing, and with all the possibilities and interoperability of open source. Providing the cloud practitioner in you, the flexibility, reliability and security that enterprises need to move forward with confidence.

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….

HP Helion Week in Review (Oct 25 - 31): HP Helion OpenStack is Out


This post is a wrap-up of the latest news and information on HP Helion and a great way for you to quickly follow our cloud portfolio of solutions.

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IT4IT and SAFe: How compatible are these two frameworks?

IT4IT 3.pngThe new IT4IT Reference Architecture was launched last week at The Open Group conference in London. It’s designed to be a new industry standard for IT operating models. But how well does it align, if at all, with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)? Are they complementary or do they conflict? In this post we compare the frameworks’ primary purposes, target audiences, central concepts and applicability.


Guest post by Ulrich Feyer, Senior Architect, CTO Office – Production Foundation Services, HP Software

and Tomer Engel, CTO Office – Production Foundation Services, HP Software

How Manufacturers can protect brand reputation with Big Data

188023026.jpgSameer Nori, Sr Product Manager at MapR provides insight into how manufacturers can leverage the power of big data to improve product quality, real-time servicing and disaster recovery processes.


Keep reading to find out how big data can help you.

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Have an enterprise app looking for a cloud?

sitalowman.pngSita Lowman, Director HP Helion Managed Cloud SaaS Portolio announces an ISV contest in the US and Canada offering promotion at HP Discover in Barcelona, a free year of hosting, customizable branded storefront in the HP Helion cloud, and sales engagement with HP cloud sales teams.

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Podcast: Distributed Virtual Routing Now Available in OpenStack

JoeStevens.jpgWhile in Ireland a few week ago, I recorded a new podcast with Joe Stevens, Master Technologist, HP Helion who has been an active participant in the HP led Distributed Virtual Routing (DVR) in the OpenStack Neutron project. This post contains the podcast and additional informaiton on thiew new OpenStack feature.

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Use the cloud to prepare for disaster scenarios

alexfroyo.jpgJoin Alejandro Froyo, Director of WW Continuity Services at HP as he provides details on the newly announced enhancements to the HP Helion Continuity Services offering.


Keep reading to find out how you can lessen the impact of system outages on your business.

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Clear the highest hurdles with HP Helion OpenStack Professional Services

tomnorton.jpgTom Norton, VP, HP Helion OpenStack Professional Services discusses the three main hurdles that HP can assist customers with in their cloud jouney: Network, Security, and Storage.

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Get the most out of topology designs in your hybrid cloud services

Servers-to-services2.pngThe goal of HP Cloud Service Automation is to provide fast, easy and reliable provisioning of cloud services to customers. This is enabled by using different “recipes” to quickly process the request. Keep reading to find out how the Topology Model within CSA can help make this job easier.


Written by  Kumar Munirathnam, HP CSA Technical Ambassador

HP Helion Week in Review (Oct 18 - 24)

This post is a wrap-up of the latest news and information on HP Helion and a great way for you to quickly follow our cloud portfolio of solutions.

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Cloud Foundry and HP: the Future is Unfolding

MarkAtwood.jpgMark Atwood, Director of Open Source Engagement provides a follow-up to his post last May about the coming revolution in PaaS and HP Helion Development Platform.  

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New HP Helion Content Depot to Address Massive Growth in Unstructured Data, Images and Media

513758423.jpgThe HP Helion team announced today our first optimized solution for HP Helion, HP Helion Content Depot. It was designed to specifically addresses the most popular use case in distributed cloud storage. HP Helion Content Depot is designed to ease the data surge pain for customers.


Keep reading to find out how it can help you.

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HP Helion OpenStack and HP Helion Development Platform available! Integrated to simplify cloud apps

513758423.jpgToday, the HP Helion team released  fully-supported, commercial versions of OpenStack® software and a fully integrated development environment based on Cloud Foundry technology.


Keep reading to learn more about these new fully integerated solutions.

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Podcast: RICON 2014 Sneak Preview

riconplams.pngNext week is RICON 2014, a developer conference series dedicated to distributed systems. This annual conference brings together an audience of developers, industry leaders, technology vendors and users of distribution systems technologies.


I recorded a Podcast with Adam Wray, CEO Basho Technologies and Bobby Patrick, CMO HP Helion for insight into this event. 

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Why PaaS represents the future of IT-- for both users and providers

480446677.jpgBernard Golden, Vice President of Strategy, Active State provides insight into the evolution of cloud computing from IaaS to the rapidly approaching PaaS revolution. 


Keep reading to find out why PaaS represents the future of IT


Guest Post by Bernard Golden, Vice President of Strategy, ActiveState

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3 Ways Cloud Computing Rocks the World

Cloud computing is driving change in all aspects of business, large and small.  In this post, I’d like to share what I consider some of the most interesting uses of cloud, and how they help enterprises achieve faster time to market, increase customer engagement, and drive revenue. 

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Beat Marten Mickos Personal Best at Installing HP Helion OpenStack®

Mickos_NOWb.jpgMarten Mickos personally challenges our customers, partners and cloud technologists everywhere to install HP Helion OpenStack in less time than his personal best. Find out more about Marten's installation time and see how you can win a shirt and have the opportunity to attend our sold out HP Helion Development Platform launch event in San Francisco with Flo Rida.

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Drinking our own champagne: Making product deployment easier with Operations Orchestration

Datacenter.PNGWhen the HP APM and Analytics DevServices group was asked to support a new product, they had to shift their current processes upside down. The team faced the requirement of delivering high-quality, tested builds to the QA team on a daily basis. They also needed to provide a single solution for automatically deploying and configuring the product. Find out how the team accomplished this difficult task and how you can learn from their experience.


Written by Liran Stern, HPSW RnD


HP Helion Weekly Review (Oct 11 - 15) Women in OpenStack Scholorships Available

wim2.jpgThis post is a wrap-up of the latest news and information on HP Helion and a great way for you to quickly follow our cloud portfolio of solutions.

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Introducing IT4IT Reference Architecture: A blueprint for the end-to-end lifecycle of IT services

IT4IT.pngNext week at The Open Group conference in London, senior HP technologists will help launch the IT4IT Reference Architecture, a new industry standard for IT operating models. Here’s a first look at how it aims to transform IT for the future of delivering services.


Guest post by Tomer Engel, CTO Office – Production Foundation Services, HP Software


Coloring Our World for 100 Years: Technicolor on Cloud Post-Production

technicolor.pngBiren Ghose, Head of Technicolor India and President of ABAI (Assocation of Bangalore Animation Industry) provides insight into why his organization choose HP Helion as their cloud platform. 



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Podcast: Enterprises Do Run OpenStack at Scale

136757391.jpgIn this week's podcast, I sit down with two HP Helion OpenStack Professional Services architects who provide insight into their engagements wtih global enterprises deploying business critical applications at scale. This podcast is my first in a series of 5 recordings from this organization. 

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Connected Intelligence empowers better DevOps!

Servers-to-services1.pngAre you challenged by the need to accelerate service delivery, to make your business self-sufficient, and better control your IT economics? Join us as we discuss how by adopting Connected Intelligence, this will empower your DevOps use case. Gain the competitive advantage by transforming your IT service delivery within the Orchestrated Datacenter. Read on!


Written by Manoj Raisinghani, Senior Director, HP Software Product Marketing

Agenda Set for HP Helion Development Event - Are you Attending?

sanfranpic.pngJoin the HP Helion team on Oct 23 in San Francisco for the launch of our HP Helion Development Platform along with industry leaders from Docker, New Relic, RedMonk, Kidozen, MongoDB, and others. 

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HP Helion Week in Review: Oct. 4 - Oct. 10: HP Helion OpenStack Scholarship for Women

This post is a wrap-up of the latest news and information on HP Helion and a great way for you to quickly follow our cloud portfolio of solutions.

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Connect with OpenStack to determine the future

meetup.jpgAre you looking to connect with others who are interested in discussing OpenStack and its possibilities? A local OpenStack Meetup is your opportunity.


OpenStack is open source, everyone involved wants to share information, and the meetup is crucial face time with someone who can relate the granular details of the specific points of OpenStack technology. Keep reading to find out how you can connect with this developer group and be part of the growth of OpenStack.

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PodCast: Open vStorage, The VM Storage Router

OpenvStorage.pngI recently hosted an OpenStack Online Meetup with Wim Provoost from Open vStorage about their new open source project. The talk was very technical and was well received by the OpenStack Swift experts participating and I have created a higher level podcast with Wim for an overview of the technology without a deep dive into how it works.

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Advancing the Next Generation of Women in Technology-Introducing the HP Helion OpenStack scholarship

openstackscholarship.pngHP is proud to announce the HP Helion OpenStack scholarship program, designed to encourage and advance the next generation of collegiate women in technology.

Keep reading to find out the details of the scholarship and how to apply.


Guest post by Lisa-Marie Namphy, HP Helion

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3 Practical Steps to Surviving the Cloud Storm

How do you manage technology and organization changes without going crazy? The days of putting in a service request and waiting three weeks to get what you want are over. For the business to keep its competitive edge, IT has to deliver resources to employees and customers in a matter of days if not hours.  Read this article to learn 3 practical steps you can act on immediately to transform IT without a minimum of disruption.

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ODCA reaches out to developers via Hackathon sponsored by HP, Intel, and Disney

Helion logo.pngHP Cloud along with Intel and Disney co-hosted the first Annual Hackathon where a number of developers split up into groups to create an app to help match volunteers to non-profit organizations that fit their profile. The three-day event was a success and the developers utilized the HP Helion Development Platform to instrument and publish their apps for review.


Keep reading to find out more about the event and the submissions that were produced.

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How HP Connected Intelligence will transform your IT

Tablet Reader.PNGIT is expected to simultaneously accelerate delivery, improve quality and lower costs. Fortunately, using big data analytics in the right ways can radically transform IT. Here is a brief look at how connected intelligence empowers the entire lifecycle, including Dev/Test, Monitoring, and root cause analysis.


Written by Manoj Raisinghani, Senior Director, HP Software Product Marketing

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  • Archie delivers strategic solutions focused on today’s critical and evolving business needs, linked to the growing list of Strategic Enterprise Services including Hybrid Cloud, IM&A including Social Media, Security and Mobility from BYOD to mobile applications. Archie is the author of 4 books so far, and a founding director of the Australian Cloud Security Alliance chapter.
  • Lending 20 years of IT market expertise across 5 continents, for defining moments as an innovation adoption change agent.
  • Global Marketing Manager at HP in the Converged Application Systems organization, ESSN for Cloud Maps Solution which is a key part of HP’s Converged Cloud and CloudSystem strategy. Responsible for leading marketing for Cloud Maps with a focus on creating internal & external awareness, sales & partner enablement, and demand generation. You can follow me on Twitter @BelaniDeepak
  • HP Software Cloud and Automation solution architect serving largest customers in Europe, now leading the Community team for HP Operations Orchestration.
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  • I am on the WW Cloud and Big Data Solutions Team. I help our customers adopt HP advanced solutions that are made up of products and services from across HP. I have over 30 years experience in the technology business including 17 years of business ownership.
  • Matt is a Master Engineer leading the development of CLIs and SDKs for HP Cloud. Prior to this Matt led the development of the HP public cloud marketplace and developed the HP public cloud websites. He is a regular open source contributor having contributed to wide variety of projects in numerous languages including PHP, JavaScript, and Go. Matt is a published author and conference speaker.
  • Mike has been with HP for 30 years. Half of that time was in R&D, mainly as an architect. The other 15 years has been spent in product management, product marketing, and now, solution marketing. .
  • Nimish Shelat is currently focused on Datacenter Automation and IT Process Automation solutions. Shelat strives to help customers, traditional IT and Cloud based IT, transform to Service Centric model. The scope of these solutions spans across server, database and middleware infrastructure. The solutions are optimized for tasks like provisioning, patching, compliance, remediation and processes like Self-healing Incidence Remediation and Rapid Service Fulfilment, Change Management and Disaster Recovery. Shelat has 21 years of experience in IT, 18 of these have been at HP spanning across networking, printing , storage and enterprise software businesses. Prior to his current role as a World-Wide Product Marketing Manager, Shelat has held positions as Software Sales Specialist, Product Manager, Business Strategist, Project Manager and Programmer Analyst. Shelat has a B.S in Computer Science. He has earned his MBA from University of California, Davis with a focus on Marketing and Finance.
  • René J. Aerdts is chief technologist and leader of the Strategic Pursuits and Cloud Enablement organization within the Chief Technology Office for HP Enterprise Services. René is responsible for creating and delivering direction and content for consultative driven thematic pursuits, where leading edge technologies and offerings are part of the solution.
  • Roger has been trying to get out of Information Technology since programming COBOL on mainframes in the late '80's. But no matter in which continent he awoke, or whom employed him, his passion to enable people with technology was constant. So now he enables businesses to determine their strategy using the latest technologies like cloud computing, mobility, and big data. HP calls these Strategic Enterprise Services, Roger calls them "another day in the office."
  • Stephen Spector is a HP Cloud Evangelist promoting the OpenStack based clouds at HP for hybrid, public, and private clouds . He was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, he founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow Stephen at @SpectorTX
  • As a provisioning addict for 20 years, I was involved in projects in EMEA and the US as engineer, solution architect and project manager. In the last 2 years I'm in the Operations Orchestrations Community Assistance Team in HP Software R&D.
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