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Displaying articles for: October 2011

What to look for in a SaaS-based ALM solution

Many organizations are increasingly turning to Application Lifecycle Management delivered as software as a service (SaaS). Software development today often presents more challenges than traditional ALM solutions are equipped to handle. The SaaS model, with its flexibility and built-in scalability, may answer those challenges head-on. Here’s what to look for in a SaaS-based ALM solution.

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4 steps to build a secure end-to-end cloud

Lack of transparency of how security is addressed in public cloud is one of the major barriers for cloud adoption. But what do we mean by security and how should security be addressed in a cloud environment. During the development of applications, during operations, key information has to be analysed to find key threats and take action. Interested in knowing how?

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Cloud computing:Three steps to preparing with automation

steps.jpgAutomation helps IT organizations provide services—such as faster delivery and reduced cost—associated with cloud computing.    Everyone knows that. Unfortunately, the business doesn’t always understand what’s involved with cloud computing. As long as the business gets its deliverables on time, on budget and at the right levels of quality, it doesn’t particularly care whether the infrastructure is on-premises, in the cloud or a hybrid. IT, on the other hand, does care. It wants to understand the underlying services so it can maintain compliance and quality while keeping the business satisfied.

 

Lack of Transparency in Public Cloud

For the last several months I have been working with collegues from other IT companies on defining what we should do to address the trust issues related to using public cloud in larger enterprises. I am advocating that one of the main reasons for the lack of trust is the lack of transparency in the public cloud. Some disagree and don't see an issue. This is why I decided to discuss this with a wider audience. Do you agree with me that public cloud lacks transparency?

Expanding the HP CloudSystem Ecosystem

To drill into the detail a little more around the HP announcement event in Singapore Oct 18th, specifically around cloud, you will find new set of services and solutions that empower service providers and enterprises to rapidly deliver cloud services while leveraging existing investments, minimizing risk and lowering costs. 

The cloud is booming in Asia

If you have been keeping up with the cloud news this week you will have heard that on Oct 18th, HP announced new cloud programs and services to assist customers in making the transition to the Cloud easier and faster with HP CloudSystem. The announcement and press event was hosted out of Singapore in the APJ region.

In Cloud, it's definitely not 1 size fits all

Many cloud discussions are related around the subject, public cloud versus private cloud, as if it is an exclusive choice. The more I speak with customers, the more I think about this, the more I realize this is absolutely not true. In their quest of the best service at the lowest cost, companies will increasingly combine public and private cloud services with their existing legacy. You're interesting in knowing why?

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What’s powering your cloud services? Is it reliable?

I think we get caught up some times thinking that as reliable as cloud computing has started to become, and that because it’s “in the cloud”, the separation of hardware reliability, from users processing work in the cloud has truly happened. Less attention is being paid to the actual hardware running the cloud.

Make sure your cloud provider is STAR registered

Like the impact of restaurant hygiene grade cards, the Cloud Security Alliance’s Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) may be the simplest yet most impactful policy-based security approach to uphold the trust and professionalism in the cloud computing service provider landscape.

HP CloudSystem and Cloud Advisors at InterOp New York

If InterOp – New York is on your list of events to follow or visit this week, I would encourage you to check out Steve Dietch’s Navigating cloud complexities presentation, Wednesday at 11.00 am eastern at InterOp-New York. Steve’s the VP of Cloud solutions and Infrastructure at HP and he always has a lot of very interesting insights to disclose on new activities that are happening in the cloud.

HP’s Cloud Strategy, 3 pillars to address varying needs

I keep reading about people not understanding HP's cloud strategy. It seems difficult to put individual announcements in perspective, or is is just a lack of realization that HP addresses many of the cloud needs in the market. So, I took the liberty to explain HP's cloud strategy in all its aspects, trying to put the different elements in context. If you are interested in understanding what we do, take a minute to read this entry. It should give you a real good understanding of where we are and what we try to achieve.

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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 Xen.org 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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