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Getting smart about cloud provisioning

HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) is the industry’s most comprehensive, unified cloud management platform for brokering and managing enterprise-grade applications and infrastructure cloud services. Improve your time to value through HP Cloud Service Automation’s  open extensible architecture, which  allows you to easily integrate with partners.


Become an enterprise-grade broker of cloud services, by using the most complete hybrid cloud solution for both infrastructure and application provisioning with HP Cloud Service Automation.


In this cloud automation partner series, we will explore how partner capabilities enhance CSA’s cloud management platform. We will look specifically at the use of Adaptive Computing and the Moab Cloud Optimizer® product. This extends CSA’s ability to develop a complex set of decision and policies around resource deployment and provisioning. For a policy based workload management system.



Consumerization of Big Data by Cloud Automation

I recently attended an insightful IDC analyst review on software predictions for 20131, that has in many parts validated key constructs which HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) was propose built to address. Cloud automation functionalities recently announced at HP Discover in Frankfurt of December 2012.


In this article, we will explore how HP Cloud Service Automation, as an enterprise-grade broker of cloud services, is well poised to take on cloud automation challenges in 2013. And in doing so, be a key enabler to the consumerization of Big Data for the Real Time Enterprise in 2013.


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1 “Riding the Momentum : In a Diverse World of Software, Where is the Growth ? ”, IDC Software Predictions 2013.

Pragmatic ITSM: maturing and adding value 1 step at a time

My colleague Chuck Darst is active on the ITSM blog - not only is he posting often - he is posting interesting articles. Quantity and quality... who says you can't have both? This time out, Chuck, who manages product marketing for SaaS based HP Service Anywhere,  speaks to the maturity if IT Service Desks from (low) firefighting to (high) nirvana. He'll tell us where the pendulum between these extremes is swinging now.

Cloud in the Enterprise–Security 4–Where is Safe?

safe.jpgIs there really a locked vault where data centre security is impenetrable?  Or, is a move to the innards of a mountain in order?

Six ways HP Service Anywhere differs from HP Service Manager

No gluhwein-ing from me: HP Discover Frankfurt was a great event for HP Service Anywhere. Chuck Darst shares the details, and six ways the new HP Service Anywhere differs from HP Service Manager.

Innovate your organization through Flexible Application Modeling

According to a recent Gartner survey*, IT organizations are recognizing the acute need of application development teams and operations teams to work better together. In an effort to overcome this disconnect and develop closer collaboration, the “DevOps” trend has been born. 




In this article, we will explore the innovative use of HP’s Flexible Application Modeling, with HP’s Continuous Delivery Automation. HP plays an integral part toward resolving existing dissonance and fostering better collaboration across DevOps today.


* “Catalysts Signal the Growth of DevOps”, Gartner survey Feb 2012.

For HP Discover in Frankfurt 2012 – We continue to keep the Cloud lights on for you

I think everyone who attended the HP Discover event in Frankfurt in early December 2012 would agree it was a great technology show…in my opinion I think it was the best Discover show I have attended to date. Granted it was extremely busy for me, but to all the customers I spoke to, I received a strong sense that they all felt it was a great investment of their time.

A "down under" perspective on IT trends

By Roger Lawrence, Chief Technologist, Strategic Enterprise Services - HP South Pacific


The fireworks on Sydney Harbour were, as ever, spectacular and now it’s time to consider what 2013 holds.  From further integration of SaaS and Iaas to augmented reality with 3D printing thrown in, the next 365 days will be an adventure. 

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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.
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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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