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Try OpenStack for Yourself with the HP Cloud OS Beta

92167360b.jpgHP today enhanced its cloud architecture with new functionality that delivers customers an enterprise-grade solution to ease deployment, management and scalability of OpenStack-based solutions for hybrid clouds. We are announcing a public beta for HP Cloud OS, the technology foundaiton for the HP hybrid cloud architecture.

Labels: Beta| HP Cloud OS

Fedora 20 (“Heisenbug”) released and available in HP Cloud

HP is pleased to announce that the newly released Fedora 20 64-bit cloud image (build 20131211.1) is now available in HP Cloud 

Tags: Public Cloud

Growing into an HP CloudSystem solution

Cloud_tile.jpgFrom HP CloudSystem Matrix Software to a full-blown Anything-as-a-Service offering, HP CloudSystem delivers what enterprises need to complete their journey to the New Style of IT. But with a completely customizable solution, how do you know what’s the best way to meet your needs?


That’s the question we asked Brad Kirby, an HP CloudSystem expert. In his answer, he breaks the solution down into three easy-to-understand components that help enterprises get started. Read his views on how to start small and grow tall with an HP CloudSystem solution. 

From Automation to Orchestration : A Roadmap to Starting the Transformation

thankyou.png10,000+ attendees, 75+ sponsors, 500+ sessions, 85 media organizations, 35 industry and financial analysts – HP Discover last week in Barcelona has been a phenomenal success and an incredible meeting of minds. Thank you!



As we look back at our time spent with you, a common theme continues to resonate a message from IDC.  “IT teams need to find ways to work more effectively to better empower end users and reduce day-to-day operational complexity.”


Many IT executives today have costly, resource-intensive complexity of IT data centers. Learn about tasks and processes you can automate today, as part of initial steps toward a larger cloud transformation.


by Muneer Mubashir, Director Product Marketing (Automation and Cloud Management)

HP Discover Barcelona Comes to a Close

Today was the final day of HP Discover in Barcelona and the HP Cloud team was thrilled with all the enthusiasm from customers and technologists with our Hybrid delivery model.

It’s a Hybrid World Now – HP Cloud Changes the Game at HP Discover


This past week, the HP Cloud team launched our hybrid delivery model to over 10,000 customers and technologists in Barcelona, Spain. See for yourself how HP is changing the game in enterprise cloud computing.


Tags: cloud| event

Inside the new DMA 10.20: Even more database content, cloud integration and standardized workflows


Database technologies never stop advancing, so neither can the database automation platforms that streamline how you manage them. Here’s how DMA 10.20 extends its leadership as the most comprehensive solution in the market for managing the complete lifecycle of popular heterogeneous database and middleware platforms.



Writtten by Wayne Dalesio, HPSW Product Manager (Database and Middleware Automation) 

HP Cloud Service Automation – See new, do new at HP Discover!



Since our last meeting six months ago at  HP Discover at Vegas, we have been VERY busy over here at HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA).


Keep reading to find out what we have been up to during this time. I promise that you will be excited by the changes!


Empowering users and the new face of cloud

Empowering users is one of primary reasons that organizations are adopting the cloud.  The cloud allows the focus to shift away from the underlying restrictions of infrastructure and applications. It empowers users to be much more productive, as they work with a new service- oriented platform.


Graphic1 in Teaser.pngHP wanted to help users exploit the power of the cloud, so we are introducing “the new face of cloud” in the new release of HP CloudSystem we are announcing. It features a consumer-inspired interface that is designed to make each user more productive: consumers, cloud architects and cloud administrators.  CloudSystem is a single, open platform that manages a wide range of environments and cloud services.



The new face of cloud makes the process of creating and consuming services much easier and far more efficient. Read on to learn more.


Written by Ken Spear, Senior Marketing Manager (HP CloudSystem and OneView)

HP CloudSystems stand apart

Cloud1.jpgYou know the saying “Every cloud has a silver lining”? Well, in the New Style of IT every vendor has a cloud solution. A critial part of every journey to the Cloud involved choosing the right partner, with the right solution to meet your specific needs. For a better perspective on what set’s HP Cloud offerings apart from the rest, we asked HP expert Brian Kirby for insight.

NEW! HP's solution for managing private and hybrid clouds

G8658021032008_JPGHighres_300dpi_50pct.jpegHP recently brought to you the HP Hybrid Cloud Management platform, a cloud management solution that helps companies accelerate deployment of IT services while avoiding vendor lock-in. A platform that helps you minimize operational costs and complexity, and enabling the delivery of secure, compliant services.


Do these capabilities sound interesting? Let me tell you about this in a bit more detail, and of the seachange that HP Hybrid Cloud Management brings.



Written by Ken Won, Director of Product Marketing (HPSW Automation and Cloud Management)

GreenButton Simplifies Hadoop

As the quantity and complexity of unstructured data increases, so does the need to process it.  Businesses are finding clever and innovative ways of turning this data into a source of revenue, not directly, but through a better understanding of their business, their customers and the habits exhibited by them. Because of this growth, we’re often finding the traditional data analysis techniques aren’t up to the task and as a result of this Hadoop has become a leader in the Big Data and Analytics spaces.

Tags: big data| Partner

HP Cloud 13.5 Release Supports Our Customers

Following this week’s post announcing new features to HP’s Public Cloud, we would like to share some additional context about our policy of transparency when we release new functionality. 

Tags: Public Cloud

3 steps to simplify the madness of data center operations on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any day

Black Friday.jpgImagine the craziness that IT deals with to keep the data center operating with minimal errors on the some of the busiest shopping days of the year. IT has never been more essential to a successful enterprise, but on such days, most organizations struggle to survive the growth in traffic and demand for their goods.


To become more responsive and agile, IT operations need to transform their data center operations service delivery—but this won’t happen overnight.


In this blog, I will take you through the simple secrets of untangling the complex knots of repetitive manual tasks and processes that prevent IT from streamlining itself and helping the business adopt better models.


Guest Post by Manoj Raisinghani, Senior Director, HP Software Product Marketing

Why Hybrid Cloud Matters: Interview with SDR News and HP Cloud

Andy McCaskey from SDR News and HP Tech Talk discusses the emergence of hybrid clouds with Stephen Spector, Social Media Strategist, HP Cloud and Sunil Chhabra, Senior Director of Marketing, HP Cloud.

HP CloudSystem—A seamless transition to the New Style of IT

Written by Grant Byington


As enterprises take that first critical step on the path to the New Style of IT, it’s critical that they know their journey will be unique. Their path to the Cloud will look different based on workloads, performance and security requirements, not to mention their appetite for change. But the benefits of cloud computing are clear enough that the migration is a matter of when, not if. To gain a better understanding of how HP views the path to the Cloud, we asked HP expert Brad Kirby to share his insight about HP CloudSystem and how that solution can help enterprise customers on their way to Cloud adoption.  

HP Cloud at Discover - Making Hybrid Real

Next week, over 10,000 HP customers, partners, and employees are coming together for a week of knowledge sharing and collaboration at HP Discover 2013 Barcelona. The HP Cloud team has put together over 95 sessions, 20 demonstrations, 7 theater sessions, and 6 discussion forums to enhance your understanding of cloud solutions at HP regardless of your stage in the cloud journey.

Tags: cloud| Europe| Events
Labels: discover| HP cloud

Lots of great new features in HP Public Cloud

I am pleased to announce the release of a new set of features for our existing HP Public Cloud which officially launched this weekend.

Tags: Public Cloud

Are you ready to Discover?


With less than eight days until HP Discover, we are busy putting on the finishing touches to what will be an epic event for you in Barcelona!


This is your opportunity to hear from the HP Automation and Cloud Management team, for a prelude to what they have in store for you.


Read on to learn more about the rich breakout sessions and immersive demo experiences that you can expect at HP Discover. A testimony to why HP is the industry leader for private clouds.


We look forward to seeing you soon at HP Discover in Barcelona! 



HP eats its own dog food with HP Cloud solutions (Part 2)

scan.jpgThe Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau of the International Chamber of Commerce states that the counterfeiting industry accounts for an estimated $600 billion a year of world trade. Consumers who purchase counterfeit products suffer from inferior product quality and value, and their satisfaction could be greatly impacted. For manufacturers of genuine products, counterfeiting poses a challenge in revenue loss, brand erosion and declining customer loyalty.


Keep reading to find out how HP is using cloud to help fight this battle.

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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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  • Lisa-Marie Namphy is one of HP Cloud’s thought leaders, evangelists, and community organizers around OpenStack, open source, and cloud computing. Lisa-Marie is currently responsible for HP Helion and OpenStack solutions marketing, as well as running the local SFBay OpenStack user group meetups. Prior to that at HP Lisa-Marie ran product marketing initiatives for HP Cloud OS and HP Cloud Service Automation. Throughout her 20+ year career in enterprise software, Lisa-Marie has led efforts to evangelize product lines, launch brand new technologies such as HP Helion OpenStack®, and generate partnerships and business in previously untapped areas. Prior to joining HP’s Cloud Marketing team, Lisa-Marie held senior product marketing roles at Business Intelligence, Business Performance Management, and Operational Intelligence companies including Oracle, Hyperion, Vitria, and Adaptive Planning.
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  • 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 @SpectorID
  • 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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