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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….

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Terence Ngai Takes the Stage at HP World Mexico


On February 5th, the HP World Tour 2014 event travels to Mexico City for an interactive experience with HP executives and technology. The HP Cloud team is taking part in this global tour with a variety of cloud sessions to enhance your understanding of the technology and how it can enable substantial enhancements to your business.


To ensure you get the complete HP Cloud story, I encourage you to attend the session delivered by Terence Ngai, Director of Global Marketing, HP Cloud titled Cloud spotlight: Transform your enterprise with hybrid service delivery.


Labels: Cloud| Event| Mexico

Best practices for decommissioning cloud service resources

HP - Cloud - Reister - decommissioning graphic3.pngManaging the resources that create cloud services is important for maintaining a properly functioning cloud environment. Here is how what to do when decommissioning services so no resource is left behind.


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By Sebastien Reister, HP Senior Cloud Architect

HP Talks Enterprise-grade Cloud and Open Source at OpenStack Enterprise Forum


HP took part in the OpenStack: Breaking into the Enterprise Forum as a sponsor and participant in the Q&A disucssion with Lydia Leong from Gartner. Video interviews from the event are included in this blog.  

Labels: Cloud| Event| OpenStack

Are you looking to stay in your comfort zone or do you have a desire for change?

comfort zone.jpgImagine what life would be like if you never tackled any adventures or pushed yourself beyond your limits.  You would never know what you could accomplish or how brave you truly are.


The same applies to your business. If your business constantly remains in the “safe zone” you may miss out on opportunities for growth. Keep reading to find out how you can reach for the stars and step outside of your comfort zone.


HP Technology Expert Lee Kedrie Talks Hybrid Cloud and Responds to Amazon’s Cloud Viewpoint


Lee Kedrie, HP Technology Expert talks about the importance of the hybrid cloud delivery model and responds to some recent statements from Amazon executives. 


Is your business “fit” enough to win?

Rocky.jpgTen notes. That is all it takes to identify one of the most iconic movie scores in history –Rocky.


I love this movie—and it is not simply because I was born in Philadelphia. I love the message about being the underdog, training hard and (sometimes) beating your opponent.


The same is true with your IT Infrastructure. Think about how “fit” your IT infrastructure is currently and what you may need to do to be prepared for your business to win and be successful. Keep reading to find out what is involved in your training regimen.


HP Tech Talk – Why Lifecycle Management Matters

In this edition of HP Tech Talk, Andy McCaskey of SDRNews talks with Neelam Chakrabarty , Senior Marketing Manager in HP Software Cloud and Automation about Cloud Service Automation


Neelam explains the fit between HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) and the broader HP Converged Cloud Strategy.  She reinforces the theme that we have discussed in earlier episodes that in the real world customers need to manage the deployment of workloads regardless of the origin of the application, either on private or public cloud or in a managed asset environment.

Discussing the importance of Cloud and customers with Jeremy Epstein, VP Marketing at Sprinklr

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Join me for this week’s podcast where I sit down with Jeremy Epstein, VP of Marketing at Sprinklr. Sprinklr is a cloud-based software platform that enables large businesses to manage experiences for their customers and their community.


The company understands the importance of identifying users and creating the desired experiences for them. Keep reading to find out how Sprinklr and HP work together to help you build customer relationships. 

Labels: Partner| podcast

Do you know how to pick innovative partners with clarity for cloud?

clarity.jpgAs we look to the future of Cloud, how will your needs be met. According to research performed by Gartner, it is predicted that at least 20 percent of all cloud services will be consumed via internal or external cloud service brokerages, rather than directly.


Meeting the demands of these upcoming Cloud demands is going to require innovation now. Keep reading to find out what we are doing today to prepare you for the future.

7 Warning Signs You’re Analyzing Your Data Wrong


It doesn’t matter how much data you can store or process if your analysis isn’t yielding valuable business insights. Yet it seems many businesses tend to put all of their time and resources into storing and maintaining their data rather than taking meaningful action based on insights from the data analysis. These are seven warning signs that you may have fallen into the data collection trap and are not gaining the insights that you need and want.

Labels: Big Data| MapR

Are clouds capable of supporting the Internet of Things?


A panel of thought leaders working directly on the infrastrucure for the Internet of Things are meeting next week in Hawaii at the Pacific Telecommunications Council Conference providing insight into where the cloud industry is heading.

Tags: Hawaii| Panel| PTC14

Offloading and Accelerating Data Warehouse Processing Using Hadoop

Over the years, the amount of transaction data has grown dramatically and so has the volume of unstructured data - because of which, the challenge of data extraction, transformation and loading (ETL) has become more and more complex. Efficient and scalable ETL processes have to address the needs of not only the data warehouse but of all analytical processes.

Tags: big data| Partner

You can’t hit a target you can’t see!

CESphoto_280.jpgI spent last week watching all of the news and gadgets that came out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I am excited to see what the next year will bring in technology.


But the announcements also got me thinking about how we can dream big and then focus on the target to make our dreams a reality. Keep reading to find out how HP Cloud can help you attain your goals.

HP CloudSystem Matrix is the cheese—it stands alone

Cloud-Computing_marq.jpgFor the past few posts, we’ve taken a deep dive into HP CloudSystem and HP CloudSystem Matrix Software with Brad Kirby and Andy Schneider. Along the way, we’ve discovered why the journey to the cloud is unique, and how HP can help make the transition to the New Style of IT both efficient and cost-effective.


To conclude our series, we asked HP CloudSystem product manager Andy Schneider to offer his insight into what makes HP’s software solution unique. 

HP Hybrid Cloud Delivery Model Spans the Globe with the HP World Tour


HP is spending this spring globe hopping and we would love to see you there.


The HP World Tour is the must-attend local business conferences featuring dozens of sessions focused on the hottest topics in the industry today – Big Data, Converged Cloud, Mobility, Security and more. Keep reading to find out how you can attend

Labels: Cloud| hybrid cloud

7 Resolutions for Becoming a Cloud Service Broker in 2014

20130918_HpLondon_Courtroom_088.jpgThe cloud will continue to dramatically alter the IT landscape in 2014. Here is how IT executives can prepare for the long-term transformation of their organizations.



With written contribution by Andrew Wahl

Managing your Floating IPs in HP Cloud 13.5

Simple instructions to connect a Floating IP to your virtual instance in HP Cloud 13.5. 

The time is now to automate!

Time is now_2.jpg IT administrators have enough to do besides manually provisioning OS servers. Here is how HP Server Automation simplifies the process with out-of-the-box components and content. The time is now to automate!


With written contribution by Andrew Wahl

Experience the power of the cloud journey in one day


Did you know that one day can change the course of your IT? That is the goal of the HP Cloud Workshops—to investigate your current situation and explore how cloud can propel you forward.


Keep reading to find out what occurs during these personalized workshops and what you can expect to achieve at the end of the day. Imagine the power of one day…

Labels: Cloud| Video| Workshops

Innovation for the Cloud – HP Cloud OS on Moonshot

Cloud computing is more than just a software stack running on standard severs; it is a complete paradigm shift in the way IT operates and provides consumable services. HP Cloud OS on Moonshot establish the framework for next generation enterprise cloud computing.

Tags: HP Cloud OS

The unexpected joy of shock treatment and the cloud experience

The hobbit Desolation of Smaug.jpgOver Christmas break I found myself experiencing shock treatment. (No, I am not talking about that kind of shock treatment.)


I recently viewed “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and experienced it in High Frame Rate (HFR) 3D. At first I wasn’t sure I what I thought about this new view of movies, but after experiencing it firsthand—I can honestly say that I love it.


The same can be said about business culture, it often takes a shock to introduce a new innovation. Keep reading to find out how you can learn how to “embrace the shock”.


The why, what, how, and who of HP CloudSystem Matrix

cloudbuilding.jpgFor the past few posts, we’ve covered HP CloudSystem from a high-level view. To gain even more insight into how HP CloudSystem Matrix works, we asked Andy Schneider, the Product Manager in charge of planning for HP CloudSystem Matrix to give us some examples of how CloudSystem Matrix works, and what makes it unique.


Andy not only gave us a broad understanding of the common software set, but also a view of the roles involved with HP CloudSystem Matrix, who is involved and what they do to make sure the system is deployed easily, runs smoothly and recovers quickly from failovers. 

How to Move a Hadoop Deployment from the Test Phase into a Full Production System

Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst with Forrester Research joined MapR for a webinar titled Productionizing Hadoop:  Seven Architectural Best Practices. Following the webinar, Mike answered a number of questions from participants, including a question about productionizing Hadoop.

Tags: big data| Partner

Configure an Open Source Framework with OpenStack on HP Cloud


Have you attended any of the OpenStack Online Meetups? Your next opportunity is coming up this week, and I know you won’t want to miss it.


Keep reading to find out how you can join and what topics our guest presenters will be discussing. 

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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
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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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