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Cloud leadership that makes a difference

Written by guest blogger Ken Spear


Forrester Research, a prominent industry analyst firm, has recognized HP as the sole leader in their Forrester Wave™ Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013. The HP CloudSystem was compared with private cloud solutions offered by nine other vendors. Forrester conducted a very thorough analysis that included 61 criteria for the evaluation. It rated HP CloudSystem among the highest in 8 of 15 categories. After a thorough review, this independent authority declared that “HP leads the pack” for private cloud solutions.

Let your light shine: Margaret Dawson speaks at Xchange: Women of the Channel 2013



"When girls are little they are told to dream big and that they can be anything they want to be. Then something happens on the way to adulthood, and women tend to shy away from their own possibilities," Margaret Dawson. 


On Dec 3, Margaret Dawson, VP Product Marketing and Evangelism, HP Cloud speaks at Women of the Channel Workshop in NYC.

Stop by and visit with HP Cloud Partners at HP Discover

HP Cloud is pleased to have an array of partners attending the event in Barcelona offering our customers a complete cloud solution. Keep reading for more details on our partners and special sessions.

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Virtual appliance trial offers unique and fast value!

download.jpgInterested in having an easy to use, self contained virtual appliance, that you can have up and running in less than 3 hours? Where automated provisioning and patching will help you in time savings and minimize risks.  If so, then you will be interested to learn of this 30 day HP Server Automation Standard trial, that you can download today. With 4 simple steps to get started, automate configuration change across physical and virtual servers, decrease downtime and risk associated with manual configuration errors, and experience remediation in minutes with the most up-to-date compliance requirements information.


Learn how you can do so today, and enjoy the use of this 30 day trial.


With written contribution by Mike Zuber (AMD Cloud Lead)

Beware of vendor lock-in!

vendor lock0in.jpgThroughout its history, the IT industry has with each successive generation of technology grappled with some form of vendor lock-in. 


Procurement decisions made at one point in time can limit future options, taking organizations down a path where they have little choice but to continue working with a particular vendor, or face exceptionally high costs to make a change. 



Will the cloud be any different? Read on to learn how you can avoid getting caught in a vendor lock-in situation. 


With written contribution by Andrew Wahl


Editor's Note : This is the last in a series of thought leadership blog posts on the seven things you need to know about becoming a successful cloud services broker.

Are you investing in technology that offers optimal handling and acceleration for your business?

158996739n.jpgHP Cloud Management drives down cost for enterprises through automation and a platform that increases greater flexibility, simplifies operations, and comprehensive end-end cloud solutions.  You can learn more about how to optimize this management system by speaking to the experts in person.

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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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  • 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. .
  • Ortega has been working for HP for 7 years across their Global Marketing organization. "Tega" is an HP Cloud Senior Marketing leader accelerating messaging around HP Cloud Solutions. Her professional passions range from but are not limited to: globalized messaging on cloud solutions, learning from, interacting with, & influencing enterprise executives in their IT & business model investment strategies. Tega enjoys sharing her social media voice, global network experience, and innovative thoughts. In addition, she keeps her followers connected on world events, industry trends, & global demands that impact the need for technology solutions. Her professional passion stems in outreach to decision makers from startups to enterprise who want to change the world. Tega offers inspiration to her followers that they embrace becoming or comtinue to expand as "forward thinkers". Let's do this! Your enterprise is counting on you.
  • 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
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