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Docker, OpenStack, and HP Cloud—looking to the future


Have you experienced a moment where you are so busy at the moment with the current technology, that you aren’t looking ahead to what’s next?


I would like to introduce you to Docker—an open source project that is quickly gaining momentum with cloud and virtualization technologists. Keep reading to find out how it works and what it means for you. 

Prepare your shift from servers to services

Servers-to-services2.pngSooner or later, cloud computing will change your job in IT. The good news is that if you’re able to change with the times to embrace the service-centric model and the roles that IT process automation and operations orchestration will play, you can offer more value to the business than ever. Here are some thoughts on how you can get ready.



Written by Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing Manager, HP Automation and Cloud Management

HP a Platinum Sponsor of Cloud Foundry Open Governance Model



Yesterday, Pivotal announced the creation of a new Open Governance Model for Cloud Foundry with the support of many industry leaders including HP, which is a Platinum sponsor. This new group will collectively establish an independent non-profit foundation to accelerate the adoption of the Cloud Foundry open source project.


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Mobility and Cloud come together at Mobile World Congress

Emailsignature.jpgJoin the HP Cloud team in Barcelona next week for Mobile World Congress 2014. With over 75,000 attendees this event is your opportunity to see how we are providing the infrastructure to delivery mobile applications to users around the world. 


Keep reading for more on our sessions and booth at the event. 

It's Time Once Again to Vote for OpenStack Summit Sessions

openstacklogo.jpgThe OpenStack Summit session voting is now underway with all submitted sessions available for consideration. As is customary in the OpenStack community, the final event schedule is determined by the community. 


To assist you in finding all HP submissions, please continue reading this blog to find the session titles, speakers, and links for voting,

Labels: Event| Session| Voting

Miron Mizrahi podcast on customers, the cloud journey, and HP service offerings

Cloud_Mountain.JPGHP Cloud Professional Services has a variety of offerings to assist customers looking to better understand their options for cloud computing. These programs enable customers to obtain a unique cloud roadmap for their business. 


In this blog, Miron Mizrahi from HP Cloud Professional Services discusses one such program: the HP Cloud Workshop. His experience working with many HP cloud customers provides insight into the issues faced by customers and how the HP Cloud Workshop delivers exactly what the customer is looking for.

Cloud Computing and Chinese Restaurants in the latest HP Cloud Tech Talk

sdrnews.pngIn today's HP Cloud Tech Talk, John McDermott from HP Cloud Education Services talks with Andy McCaskey about the importance of experience first hand how a hybrid cloud delivery model can radicaly transform your IT operations. 

How to boost IT efficiency by 75% and create time for innovation

G8641097032008_JPGHighres_96dpi_800x600.pngService drives the new IT. But how do you deliver new innovative services when most IT staff and budget are focused on maintenance and remediation? Here’s how you can quickly achieve big improvements in efficiency and leap ahead on service quality.


Written by Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing Manager, HP Automation and Cloud Management

Infrastructure Alone Does Not a Cloud Make

People in meeting.jpgLearn how you can simplify your transformation to the cloud with the industry's most comprehensive, unified cloud management platform for managing application and infrastructure cloud services.


Keep reading to find out  how to tackle your organization’s plans for providing internal cloud services, the challenges you’re facing, and how HP can help address your challenges.

Continuing the conversation: Amazon is right about the cloud…mostly

cloud from sky.jpgGetting an application for a mobile device is as easy as “click, pay and use.” Your business users enjoy this experience on their personal devices and now they are demanding that you give it to them within the business as well.


If you deny the existence of this undercurrent of discontent, you risk becoming irrelevant.  If you don’t meet the users’ requests, they will look outside your organization for the services and experience they desire.


Keep reading to find out how you can achieve customer satisfaction while maintaining your IT presence and control.

Road to Open Cloud Conference Travels to Southeast Asia

2.14-Road-to-Open-Cloud.jpgDevelopers and IT technologists interested in cloud computing and OpenStack are invited to join HP in the Road to Open Cloud series of events starting next week. This kickoff is starting in Hong Kong next week followed by several other major cities in Southeast Asia. 


Keep reading complete details

Labels: Asia| Cloud| Developer| Event

HP Cloud is heading to SCaLE 12x!


The HP Cloud team is getting ready for the twelfth annual Southern California Linux Expo. The event is happening February 21-23 in Los Angeles.


Keep reading to find out where we will be and how you can connect to get all of your cloud questions answered. 

Labels: Cloud| HP cloud

Automating IT reduces time and errors in user provisioning

G5278013062006_JPGHighres_96dpi_800x600.pngManually provisioning new users on to disparate boxes can be an error-prone headache — and decommissioning can be worse. When you let machines do the heavy lifting by automating the repetitive workloads of user provisioning, you can collapse the time it takes, reduce errors and achieve a significant and quantifiable ROI. Here is a look at one example of how automated user provisioning with HP Operations Orchestration works.



By Nimish Shelat

Product Marketing Manager, HP Automation and Cloud Management

Forrester Webinar: Top Trends for Private Cloud Computing

Elite900 OFFICE.jpgOver half of North American and European enterprises are prioritizing building a private cloud in 2014. The private cloud market is rapidly evolving, making it challenging to understand key trends, market adoption, areas where private cloud solutions will develop, and which criteria you should consider when evaluating vendors.


Join us in a webinar with the author of the Forrester Wave™ : Private Cloud Solutions (Q4 2013) report, Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson, as we provide insights into some of the key findings in the report. 

Contributing HP Cloud PHP Bindings To OpenStack

Around two years ago, we released open source PHP bindings to work with the HP public cloud. PHP is one of the most popular programming languages in the world, and as PHP users we wanted to share the tools we used with others. Today, I'm happy to share that we've taken this a step further and contributed back our PHP bindings to the OpenStack community in the form of an OpenStack SDK for PHP.

4 Steps to Automate Server Patching

20130201_RS_FACTORY_017P3601.jpgKeeping servers in compliance with updated patches is an essential part of maintaining a secure and reliable IT environment. But manual lifecycle server management for hundreds or thousands of servers can quickly overwhelm an organization, and expose it to errors and inconsistencies. Here is how to automate the entire process to become more efficient and accurate.



With written contribution by Andy Mackay (HP Software Product Marketing)

Hands-On Experience Running a Global Cloud Enterprise

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HP Cloud Education Services offers enterprise customers a valuable opportunity for in-house training on the economics of global cloud computing. The HP Cloud Simulation Tool offers customers a holistic understanding and immediate realization of the benefits of cloud can computer. 


Learn more about this service in Podcast and Video format. 

Tags: podcast| video

Amazon is right about the cloud…mostly

cloud from sky.jpgI recently read  a recent article, “Nine Questions for Andy Jassy, Head of Amazon Web Services,” where the cloud evangelist prepares to regale a Las Vegas re:Invent conference audience, his observation is that Amazon is right about the cloud…mostly.


After taking a few deep breaths, I expanded on his thoughts. Keep reading to see what my thoughts are on this topic.  

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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 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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