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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….

Using Java in JavaScript in HP Operations Orchestration scriptlets

js1.pngLet’s explore the richness of scriptlets enabling advanced users of HP Operation Orchestration 10 (HP OO) to fully use all of the functionalities that comes with Java in order to create advanced operations. Keep reading to find out more about these operations.


(Note, this blog was written for the advanced OO user.)

Anatomy of a successful Proof of Concept

In the current IT subscription economy, the ability to easily acquire, install, and use new solutions has created some complex situations.  Organizations can spend their time churning with multiple Proofs-of-Concept (POC’s), endless trials and deployments that never quite hit the mark.


Keep reading to find out what makes a successful Proof of Concept and how to best utilize it within your organization.

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Move to the new style of business with Hybrid IT

Cloud.jpgCloud computing has reached a new state of maturity. Two big trends are driving hybrid IT and cloud decision making today. The first is workload placement driven by business requirements; the second is a cloud brokering solution giving a single integrated view of cloud vendors, governance, service management and security.


Guest post by Gouri Chandramouli,

Outbound Marketing Manager- Workload and Cloud Solutions

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Looking to transform IT into a Service Broker? HP Codar and HP Propel to the rescue!

Propel at Discover.pngMuch like a genie can grant your wishes, I am here today to grant you a wish. (The catch is that I am choosing the wish.) Today I am freeing you from legacy technologies and processes. The next part is up to you—what are you going to do with your IT?


Keep reading to find out what is possible when your resources are freed up to work on strategic projects.


Guest post by Stephane Maes, CTO and Chief Architect, Cloud Product Unit, HP Software

Northern Ireland Civil Service anticipates significant savings from HP Helion Private Cloud

IT assist 2.PNGThe Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) is one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers with over 27,000 people providing or supporting a range of public services including benefits and pensions, employment advice, road maintenance, industry development, and agriculture. The NICS is comprised of twelve departments and are responsible for supporting Northern Ireland’s Assembly, executive branch, and its institutions of government.  


Keep reading to find out how HP Helion Private Cloud helped NICS with its cloud solution needs.

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Week in Review: Cloud computing by the numbers, federal CIOs want better cloud vendor support

interrantesummit.jpgLatest news from HP Helion for the past week and next week's meetups and events related to OpenStack and Cloud Foundry.


Image - Mark Interrante at Cloud Foundry Summit

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Unleash the Hydra...I Mean Hybrid Cloud

Digital Film Tree.PNGIn Greek mythology, the Hydra is a multi-headed monster which grows two heads when one is cut off, quickly overpowering all who attempt to bring it under control. A hybrid cloud deployment done wrong can also escalate into something fierce and unpredictable. BUT, done correctly, a hybrid cloud combining elements of both private and public cloud can successfully accomplish what neither can achieve alone.


Keep reading to find out how to accomplish this.


Guest post by André Bearfield, Senior Director of Product at Blue Box

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Podcast: Alex Williams from The New Stack Talks Cloud and Journalism

alexwilliams.jpegIn this week’s podcast, I speak with Alex Williams, Founder of The New Stack; a site about the services and infrastructures that developers build and the cultural impact that has on the way we work and live.

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HP is at TiECON 2015!

santaclara.jpgTiECON 2015 - a meeting of minds of industry experts and entrepreneurs here in the Silicon Valley. From May 15-16, join us at the Santa Clara Convention Center as HP participates in the Cloud and Security track.


Read on to learn more. Better yet - see you there!

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Don't tackle security on your own

paul Kaeley.jpgI am sure like many you have seen the headlines – no one wants to be in the middle of data security leak! If you’re a service provider, data security – for both you and your customers – is a huge concern. And if you’re a cloud service provider, it may be the one thing slowing down customer acquisition.


Keep reading to find out how you can protect your data.


By Paul Kaeley, Vice President Service Providers, HP Enterprise Group Americas

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Podcast: CloudSlang Open Source Project for DevOps Automation

Avigail.jpgHear from Avigail Oron, System Architect of CloudSlang, a new open source project sponsored by HP for automation of DevOps via a flow-based orchestration tool. 

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Re-Post: HP Helion Development Platform, HP’s Cloud Foundry Distribution More Sharing Services

DDD.jpgRick Evans, Senior Evangelism Technologist provides a series of Q&A on the HP Helion Development Platform, Cloud Foundry and PaaS. (This is a re-post of a blog from last week; technical issues removed the URL so we are posting again)

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Australian IT provider sees revenue soar with HP Helion CloudSystem

blue apache.jpgblueAPACHE is one of Australia’s leading IT service providers, offering an extensive portfolio of technology and communications services, including managed services and support, Internet and private network, telephony and collaboration, software and solutions, consulting and procurement, and—more recently—hybrid and private cloud services. In 2010, with the launch of public cloud environments, the Melbourne-based company started evaluating how it could deliver greater value to its clients.


Keep reading to find how blueAPACHE decided to remain relevant to its clients with HP Helion.

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Erasure Coding promises to reduce object storage costs in Openstack Swift

bigdata.jpgAlistair Coles, HP Helion Engineering discusses the new OpenStack Swift Erasure Coding feature launced in the new Kilo release. 

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Learn from your peers’ cloud and automation successes — HP Discover 2015 Las Vegas sneak peek

HPD_LV15_Banner_Lithium.jpgOur annual event has a ton of exciting sessions to offer on current and new technologies related to Automation, Orchestration and Cloud. In addition to a full slate of keynotes, roundtables, discussion forums and demo booths, 11 enterprise customers will present at breakout sessions, plus there will be two hands-on labs with new products you do not want to miss.


Let’s take a sneak peak at just some of what you’ll see and hear.

Announcing: HP Helion Development Platform (HDP) Support for Windows® Applications

BrandLogoWindowsServer.pngManav Mishra, Senior Director, HP Helion announces the support of .NET applications on Cloud Foundry technology via the HP Helion Development Platform.

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Join us for the HP and Cloud Raxak Demo of Automated Cloud Security at TIEcon 2015!

TiECON logo.pngExecutives from HP and Cloud Raxak will be demonstrating automated cloud security through Cloud Raxak Protect, at the TIEcon Conference in Santa Clara from May 15-16th. Keep reading to find out how you can connect with the team and to get the latest on Cloud Raxak Protect™, a SaaS-based security offering, which leverages HP Cloud Service Automation.


With wrtten contribution by Sesh Murthy, SVP of Sales and Customer Care, Cloud Raxak

Week in Review: HP creates NFV hardware, Mythbusting the open source cloud

walmart.jpgLatest news from HP Helion for the past week and next week's meetups and events related to OpenStack and Cloud Foundry.


Image - OpenStack Meetup at Walmart Labs

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HP Helion Development Platform, HP’s Cloud Foundry Distribution

DDD.jpgRick Evans, Senior Evangelism Technologist provides a series of Q&A on the HP Helion Development Platform, Cloud Foundry and PaaS. 

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Follow HP Team at OpenStack® Summit Vancouver

kilo.pngIn two weeks, the HP Helion team travels to Vancouver to celebrate the latest OpenStack® community release, Kilo, and start active development and planning on Liberty, the next release. The event runs May 18 – 22, 2015 with HP participation in over 45 sessions and a HP sponsored track on Monday.

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Run Windows Server on OpenStack and get full support from Microsoft and HP

HP_Helion_pos_RGB_300dpi.jpgHP is pleased to announce that we have received approval from Microsoft for customer support running Windows guests on HP Helion OpenStack. Juan Bettaglio, HP Helion Ready Program Manager provides more details. 

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HP and SAP Announce SAP S/4HANA on HP Helion Managed Cloud

SAP.pngHP and SAP announce a new joint offering for customers transitioning to SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA with HP Helion. 

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Week in Review: The road to hybrid cloud starts with private cloud

newspaper.jpgLatest news from HP Helion for the past week and next week's meetups and events related to OpenStack and Cloud Foundry.


Image - Wall Street Journal HP Helion Ad

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Discover how to transform your business – at HP Discover 2015

Don’t just look for ways to incrementally improve your datacenter efficiency, or tips to make your existing legacy applications run a little faster. Look for the BIG WINs – discover what are the pragmatic ways to transform your business and how you deliver IT and business services!! There is no better place to go for the BIG WIN than in Las Vegas, at HP’s premier event HP Discover from June 2 -4, 2015.

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Simplify scale without the complexity

Moonshot.pngOne of the biggest challenges I hear about from service providers who are scaling up services is how to keep infrastructure costs and complexity from scaling up with them. This is especially true if you’re delivering web services or web hosting. As your business grows in these workload-intensive areas, how are you going to support the increasing demand on your data center infrastructure?


Read on to find out the key to accomplish this challenge.


Guest post by Derek Howard, Worldwide Service Provider Marketing Manager, HP Enterprise Group

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Join us next week for HP Cloud Amplification Week

Jim Fanella.jpgDo you have any burning questions about cloud? Make sure you bring them to our cloud webinar next week where you can ask Jim Fanella, Vice President of Cloud Services, HP Enterprise Services anything.


Keep reading to find out how to join us.

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MyCloud gets a new business model to deliver cloud services with HP CloudSystem

myCloud.PNGMyCloud, a brand of Gemini Technology, provides enterprise cloud solutions to businesses throughout Europe. The company offers public, private and hybrid cloud services along with disaster recovery and back-up services.


The company was looking for flexible cloud that could support a lean and more efficient services delivery operation. Keep reading to find out how they solved their dilemma.

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Get to know the OpenStack Projects

openstack.pngJay Jamison, VP of Product Marketing, HP Helion has recorded a series of videos with HP engineers who are leading vairous OpenStack projects. This video series provides insight into each of the projects as well the HP engineers leading the efforts.

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Look your best: Demonstrate the ROI of your IT operations

Operations Orchestration Dashboard.PNGIT Operations professionals often face challenges explaining the value of their accomplishments to people that can help their career. As seamless as automation can be, don’t let it—and you—become invisible! This post looks at how HP Operations Orchestration provides a way to track the ROI of the automated flows that you monitor and maintain within your environment.

Week in Review: OpenStack enters its second epoch, HP leader in cloud infrastructure

devs.pngLatest news from HP Helion for the past week and next week's meetups and events related to OpenStack and Cloud Foundry.

Image - Some participants in the Great Indian HP Code Off @ GIDS

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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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  • 15 years in IT industry … started as sys admin, then became a consultant, instructor, solution architect and now in product marketing @HP
  • 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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