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Become a Cloud Service broker with the new CloudSystem Enterprise Starter Suite today !

Unlock your potential as a broker of cloud services, for both IT and line of business users. Now you can open doors with the new HP CloudSystem Enterprise Starter Suite, available today 01st March 2013. Leverage the benefits of CloudSystem Matrix, integrated with HP Cloud Service Automation. 


Learn how as a broker of Cloud Services, you can deploy a full range of services models (PaaS/SaaS and IaaS) delivered to IT as well as the line of business teams. Keep reading to find out the best service model for you.



What makes for a successful Cloud Services Broker?

The number of services and options moving to the Cloud is increasing exponentially. This is also increasing the confusion and complexity faced by IT departments. This doesn’t only  apply to  traditional, premise-based infrastructure services, but also the manner in which line of business users consume services from external cloud providers.


In this article, we explore the construct of a Cloud Services Broker in relation to IT, and key attributes that make for a successful Cloud Services Broker platform. We learn how CloudSystem Matrix enhanced with the integration of HP Cloud Services Automation (CSA) unlocks IT’s potential as a broker of cloud services on to itself and her line of business users.



Cloud Service Model in a XaaS world

As cloud computing evolves, the integration of cloud services can be too complex for IT to manage across a private and/or hybrid cloud environment.  So what should you do to keep pace and reduce complexity? 


The first step is to learn about the different cloud service models that IT is expected to support, and the scope of work behind each of these cloud service models. Continue reading to find out more about the full range of cloud services you can expect from HP Cloud Service Automation.

Check out the HP Transformation Workshops if you are heading to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Every time I talk to customers, regardless where they are in their cloud transition, the conversation typically comes back to the start. Be it clients beginning their journey or once started wanting to do things differently…all agree that getting off to the right start, with the right cloud blueprint is key.

Preparing your data center for the Cloud

As more customers embrace cloud computing to meet today’s constantly changing business challenges, IT’s traditional role of providing infrastructure services evolves to acting as a broker and consumer of other services from third- party cloud environments.


IT needs to develop a hybrid delivery model so it can deliver the right service from the right place at the right time. This is necessary for IT to extend its existing premise-based best practices and adopt external cloud providers.  It makes the managing and securing delivery of services from mixed resources possible. You begin by first automating repetitive tasks into best practices, where processes used are in accordance to company policies, and provide the least amount of disruption to existing operations. 


In this article, we’ll explore crucial steps taken by IT when automating their data center for the cloud by reviewing an insightful Forrester’s webinar on January 31, 2013. Continue reading to find out how HP enables your data center for the pragmatic cloud.




A two-fer offering from HP SaaS: HP Performance Anywhere and HP Agile Manager

This morning HP Software as a Service makes not one, but two important announcements about two important new tools to help organizations manage the DevOps process via the cloud!

Transform DevOps with Application Release Automation

Enterprises are in the midst of transformation because of changes with people, process and technology. These changes result in gaps and mismatches between business and development. Bridge these gaps with Agile development, Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Testing (CT).


Agile development has shifted the development process from one complete release to a series of releases. Agile allows development teams to create new applications and updates with an increasing release frequency.  Continue reading to reveal how this has helped organizations prepare for the DevOps journey.


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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
  • Cloud and Automation solution architect in HP Software Research & Development.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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 @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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