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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….

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Around the HP Cloud (week ending January 28, 2011)

It was cloud and hybrid delivery week here at HP as we announced a suite of new products and services that enable businesses and governments to leverage the power of the cloud while ensuring they meet required levels of security, performance and availability. Check out the press kit for a wealth of information including press releases, fact sheets, product descriptions, white papers and a video overview by Ann Livermore.

Unlocking the full potential of cloud and hybrid delivery

How do you solve the puzzle of cloud computing?  What you need is a way to crack the code, put the pieces together, and automate and control services so that the right service is delivered from the right cloud at the right time based on the SLA.  

Labels: cloud computing

HP’s Cloud Vision: The CIO as the Strategic Service Broker

HP just made some major announcements in the cloud area. They include both CloudSystem and Enterprise Cloud Services. But why did we choose the functionalities included in both? To understand that, it's key to take a look at HP's vision of the role of the CIO moving forward. This is what I'm trying to explain here. Interested, take a look.

HP SaaS Portfolio Manager Neil Ashizawa Talks to at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

HP Talks to at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley — HP's SaaS Portfolio Manager Neil Ashizawa speaks to Cloud Expo Chair Jeremy Geelan in this video recorded live at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, held November 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Cloud requires virtualization? No.

general-virtualizatoin.jpgEverything I read would lead you to think that cloud requires virtualization, but it is not true.


At this point I’d be asking “so how do I get cloud without virtualization”. The answer - automated bare metal provisioning.

Labels: virtualization

Around the HP Cloud (Week ending Jan. 21, 2011)

Cloud predictions?  You want them?  We’ve got them.  There were a number of blog posts across HP predicting what’s next in cloud computing and software-as-a-service.  HP Cloud Advisors and experts gazed into the crystal ball and saw mostly good news.  Here is a listing of the various cloud forecasts for 2011.

HP experts provide sunny forecast for cloud computing in 2011

With the start of a new year, we put our most knowledgeable cloud computing experts on the spot and asked them to predict what’s next for cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service in 2011.

Labels: cloud computing

Multi-tenancy, oops, I said the word...

Multi-tenancy is one of those over-used words that mean different things to different people, making discussions difficult, guaranteeing headaches and mis-understandings. So, I took a shot at summarizing different aspects of multi-tenancy. Interested? keep reading.

Labels: Cloud| cloud advisor

Around the HP cloud: Week of Jan. 4, 2011

With the holiday break, it’s been awhile since I posted Around the HP Cloud.  But cloud news and innovations keep on at HP regardless of the time of year.  Here’s a brief round-up of the latest.

Most popular Grounded in the Cloud blogs of 2010

It’s that time of year when you see a lot of “top ten this” and “top ten that” lists.  So I thought I would research which Grounded in the Cloud blog posts were the most popular in 2010 based on total readership.  I haven’t ranked them in a particular order because some of them are very close and the traffic counts vary from day to day. 

Drum roll, please.  Here are the ten most popular Grounded in the Cloud blog posts of 2010.

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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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