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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….

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

CentOS 7 released and available in HP Helion Public Cloud

centos.jpgI am pleased to announce that the HP Helion team and the CentOS community have completed work to offer HP Helion Public Cloud customers access to the latest CentOS Linux image. 

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HP Helion Week in Review: Sept 27 - Oct 3: Attend HP Helion Technical Workshop

Triple0_2.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.

HP scaling out for the Internet of Things

bobbypatrck.jpgIn the next five years, the Internet of Things will generate a tsunami of data. In a keynote address at the Connected Cloud Summit in Boston, Bobby Patrick, Chief Marketing Officer for HP Cloud, revealed how HP is scaling out on all fronts to handle the zettabytes of data that will flow when everyone – and everything – is connected.


Guest Post: Bobby Patrick, Chief Marketing Officer, HP Helion

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HP OO and SCM Lock Mechanism – A glimpse into Multi-Authoring done right

SCM updateWhat happens when you have a teammate that is struck by genius in the middle of the night? He/she makes changes to the flow and then forgets to commit or unlock it.


When you arrive to the office in the morning, you open the latest version of the saved flow and proceed to work on the problem flow, (unaware that the problem was solved last night), or cannot continue your teammate's work since the flow is locked.


Find out what steps this team could have taken to protect their progress overnight.

PodCast: Tesora Launches Database as a Service for OpenStack

tesora_logo_color.pngListen to Ken Rugg, Founder and CEO of Tesora on the new Database as a Service solution based on OpenStack Trove in this week's Podcast.

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Change or Die! Revamp IT processes to meet business demands

If you had a chance to document your current IT processes, the odds are good that you’d see a lot of manual steps. And the diagram would likely be described as components, networks, applications, and operations, a standard pattern for enterprise IT. However, to keep pace with growing business needs, IT must instead focus on providing services, not components, and delivering them via cloud in an automated fashion.

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DevOps epiphany – yin and yang in the cloud era

devops5.jpgVasu Sankhavaram, Chief Strategist, Product Foundation Services, HP Software shares a recent epiphany about DevOps and the connections and the disconnections of Development and Operations in the cloud computing era.

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HP Helion Week in Review: Sept 20 – Sept 26: HP SDN App Set to Go Live

0914vrm_hp_app_store.pngThis 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.

Community means many things: what it means to me on my automation journey

talking over a computer.PNGKnowledge sharing is a powerful tool. It is especially helpful in the automation world. It is wonderful to speak to someone who is ahead of you on your journey and who can help you find some “shortcuts”.


This is why I feel community is such a powerful thing. Keep reading to find out what I have learned from communicating with others and how you can join us.


Written contribution from Chris Saunderson, Program Manager/Lead Architect for IT Automation at Sprint. He evangelizes automation at Sprint.

Calling all Developers: HP Helion Launch Event in San Francisco

HelionDevPlat_QRinviation.jpgJoin the HP Helion team next month in San Francisco for our launch of the HP Helion Development Platform.


Keep reading to find out how you can join us for this amazing event!


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HP Addressing Bash Security Vulnerability

A software vulnerability was discovered in the bash (Linx shell) package. This post addresses HP's reponse in relation to our HP Helion solutions.

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Tollgates, Potholes, and Gridlock – Roadblocks on your DevOps journey

vasu_hp.jpgVasu Sankhavaram,  Chief Strategist, Product Foundation Services, HP Software provides insight into DevOps and cross-portfolio architecture alignment. In this blog, he provides background into his recent talk at the 14th International Cloud Expo in New York.

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HP Helion Week in Review: Sept 12 - Sept 19: Hear from Marten Mickos Directly

20140916_111019.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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HP Cloud Stories: Experience the Impact of HP Helion



We help many businesses and IT departments define a cloud strategy that aligns to business and IT needs, implement the solution with products and services that best adapt to the objectives, and support you in your journey to new style of IT. Therefore we have many stories to tell about HP Helion implementations. Learn more about our customer case studies.


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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.
  • I've devoted more than a decade to writing about technology products, solutions and services.
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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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