Grounded in the Cloud
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….

How do you design a private cloud for cloud native apps?

pit.pngDeborah Martin, HP Helion Solutions Marketing Manager provides information on a newly released guide for the enteprise, Designing Private Clouds for Cloud Native Apps Business Guide. Learn more about the purpose of this guide and where to download it in this blog.

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The winning combination: OpenStack® technology strength and industry leadership

ser.pngDerek Howard, WW Service Provider Marketing Manager, HP Enterprise Group highlights the winning combination of OpenStack technology with HP industry leadership.

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Podcast: Scaling web applications: key challenges and HP best practices to address them

HP_Discover2015_13189.jpgAt the recent HP Discover event, we recorded several Discussion Forum sessions to release as podcasts. These sessions are small group talks where there are no slides allowing for the audience to engage directly with the speaker. This podcast is from the Scaling web applications - key challenges and HP best practices to address them.

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Accenture and HP Private Cloud Solution Session at HP Discover

Capture2.PNGAt the recent HP Discover in Las Vegas, the HP Helion team hosted a variety of content for customers and partners to better understand our cloud vision and technology. This blog focuses on the joint talk with Accenture and HP Helion.


Included is the session video, slides, and highlights.

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How Alestra automated cloud services provisioning to reduce labor effort and grow market share

user request 1.pngIn Mexico’s highly competitive market of integrated IT-Telecom managed solutions for enterprises, Alestra needed to improve its time-to-market with new services, while reducing operational for provisioning. Alestra CIO Carlos Lerma Vázquez explains how Alestra used HP Hybrid Cloud Management solutions to both — as well as deliver a uniquely competitive service offering.


Part of an ongoing series of guest posts by HP Automation and Cloud Management customers.

CENACE sees what’s truly possible—in the cloud

Cenace Logo.pngCenance wanted to improve coordination and technical management of Ecuador’s electrical National Interconnected System (NIS), including interconnections with Colombia. Its goal was to more effectively manage operational and information systems while expanding into new, more commercial service offerings through a new Network Operations Center (NOC).


Keep reading to find out how HP Helion CloudSystem Enterprise has helped.

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Why is a cloud provider like a restaurant?

HP_Discover2015_16496.jpgLes Pall, Consutling Services, HP Helion compares cloud providers to restaraunts to show the value of the HP Transform to Cloud workshops for your enterprise business.

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Stars shining bright at Prague customer forum!

Prague.jpgAcross two days in the beautiful city of Prague, around 70 likeminded individuals joined the HP Cloud & Automation Management (CAM) Customer forum to hear from Customers and HP Partners about their experiences of using HP CAM solutions. Read on to find out more!


Written by Andy Mackay, HPSW Cloud and Automation Management

You can have it all: Fast to market plus reliability and security

Graphic (Hybrid Cloud+OpenStack).pngDerek Howard, WW Service Provider Marketing Manager, HP Enterprise Group provides insight into finding the balance between getting new services to market first and doing it reliably and securely.

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Implementing DevOps in the Enterprise

176829387.jpgBert van Rij, IT Strategist, HP Helion provides details into the definition of DevOps and the implications of implementing within an enterprise.

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Podcast: Making DevOps a Reality with PaaS

HP_Discover2015_20326.jpgAt the recent HP Discover event, we recorded several Discussion Forum sessions to release as podcasts. These sessions are small group talks where there are no slides allowing for the audience to engage directly with the speaker. This podcast is from the Making DevOps a reality wtih PaaS talk from Sam Gazitt, Group Product Manager, HP Helion.

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Big ideas about cloud from a small nation

Forestals.pngForestals Group in Malta was looking to update an aging infrastructure and begin the journey to a cloud computing environment.


Keep reading to find out how HP Helion provides the cloud infrastructure to transform both Forestals’ business and its customers. 

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PCP Partner delivers services on demand with flexible pay-as-you-go cloud

PCP Partner logo.jpgPCP Partner Oy was struggling with capacity shortfalls and the impact it had on customers and the business.


Keep reading to find out how HP Operations Orchestration tools helped automate much of its service offering and HP Flexible Capacity helped remedy capacity issues. 

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Cloud Foundry: Avoiding Vendor Lock-In

P1160039.JPGRickEvans, Senior Evangelist Technologist, HP Helion presents the case on how building applications in a Cloud Foundry environment prevents vendor lock-in.

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How Société Générale used automation to improve application deployment time and quality

CSA Platform.pngIs your deployment process easily repeatable? With more than 500 applications in production, French financial giant Société Générale (Socgen) needed to reduce the time it took to deploy these applications. Here is an inside look at how they’ve used automation and orchestration to implement a nearly perfect deployment process.


Part of an ongoing series of guest posts by HP Automation and Cloud Management customers.

A Technical Deep Dive into HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0

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At the recent HP Discover in Las Vegas, the HP Helion team hosted a variety of content for customers and partners to better understand our cloud vision and technology. This blog focuses on our HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0 announcement made at the event.


Included is the sesion video, slides and highlights.


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Why Containers are an essential component of the Cloud journey

HP_Discover2015_16502.jpgOmri Gazitt, VP Engineering, HP Helion provides background on the newly announced Open Container Project under the Linux Foundation. The goal of the project is to develop open standards for containers, specifically for interoperable container image formats.

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Service providers: Fuel for your business growth

Differentiation is everything.pngAs a service provider, you have to be ready to move fast when customers look to you for the latest and greatest services. If that means you need to upgrade to new technology to do it, you better be prepared to move fast there, too. Your business growth depends on it – because if you can’t deliver, your customers are going to find someone else who can.


But keeping up isn’t easy. Keep reading to find out how you can keep up.


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

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OpenStack is Ready – Are You? Forrester Report Released

image.PNGThe OpenStack community has just released a new Forrester Report written by Lauren E. Nelson concerning the viability of the technology and feedback directly from users such as BMW, Disney, and Wal-Mart.

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Podcast: Cloud Security for HP Helion from Catbird

Bart Vansevenant Picture.JPGIn this week’s podcast, Bobby Patrick, CMO HP Helion speaks with Bart Vansevenant, CMO Catbird about the recently announced partnership for cloud security from Catbird in HP Helion technology.

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The Rise of the cloud service broker function

wiernerkuik.jpgWiemer Kuik, IT Transformation Strategist, HP Helion provides insight into the cloud service broker function in the enterprise.


Keep reading to learn about his insights.

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Bill Hilf talks with The New Stack and RedMonk at HP Discover

Capture.PNGBill Hilf, SVP Product Management, HP Helion recorded a podcast wtih Alex Williams, The New Stack, Stephen O'Grady, RedMonk and James Governor, Red Monk at the recent HP Disover event. This post includes links to the podcast as well as Alex's blog post on this interview.

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Are you ready for the new HP Server Automation experience?

G5170002052006_JPGHighres_96dpi_800x600.pngServer automation deployments usually span multiple machines, and can be quite complex. Download this best practice guide now to learn more, and take your HP Server Automation 10.0 out for a test drive.

Follow #Helionflag this Summer with HP Helion EMEA

Picture1.pngThe HP Helion channel partner team and social media team are launching a joint social initiative with our EMEA Cloud Builder partners to “Plant the Flag in New Territory.”

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HP expands the ‘Avatar’ universe, shadow spending and its impact on the cloud

Slide1.PNGLatest news from HP Helion for the past week and next week's meetups and events related to OpenStack and Cloud Foundry.


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HP Helion Network Ecosystem Summit: The Helion Network Launches Push to Expand Membership

meg.jpgMatthew Garrett, Director, Helion Network Marketing highlights the HP Helion Network Ecosystem Summit held at HP Discover Las Vegas 2015 last week.

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FAIL FAST, FAIL CHEAP! The keys to the new idea economy

When you have a new product or idea, it is important to develop, release and improve quickly before the product goes final. This process allows you to experiment and innovate, but there is a key to this process that isn’t discussed much—failure.


Keep reading to find out why I am an advocate for rapid failure and how cloud can facilitate this process of turning ideas into reality.

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Read Giueseppe Paterno's OpenStack Explained eBook for Nepal Relief

9c698b8ce935d944dcef9e49be02370a3beef9d2.jpgGiuseppe Paterno’, leading European consultant, wrote “OpenStack Explained” to guide you through the OpenStack technology and reveal his “secret ingredient” to have a successful project. You can download the ebook for a small donation to provide emergency and reconstruction aid for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. Your donation is certified by ZEWO, the Swiss federal agency that ensures that funds go to a real charity project.


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HP Discover Recap: The Road to Hybrid begins with Private Cloud

CGaykP1WwAA3rWF.jpgLast week, the HP Helion team gathered in Las Vegas for HP Discover 2015. This blog provides links to a vareity of video content, news articles, the overall Hybrid strategy, and a list of all our HP Helion customers speaking at HP Discover. 

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HP Helion Partner Marketplace – Connecting Enterprises and Resellers in the Cloud

HP Helion Partner Mplace Blog Image.PNGThe new HP Helion Partner Marketplace is a cloud services platform that enables resellers to easily and efficiently sell, provision, maintain and invoice a comprehensive suite of cloud services for small and medium businesses. This Marketplace delivers customers the ability to access a broad portfolio of cloud services from their HP reseller.


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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
  • Cloud and Automation solution architect in HP Software Research & Development.
  • This account is for guest bloggers. The blog post will identify the blogger.
  • 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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