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Clear the queue! Accelerate your service request fulfillment with IT process automation

G8485024022008_JPGHighres_96dpi_800x600.pngLike most of us, business users don’t like waiting. But manual coordination between IT administrators can lead to overloaded work queues that cause even simple service requests to take too long. Here’s how you can use IT process automation and orchestration to improve both the speed and quality of service request fulfillment.


By Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing Manager, HP Automation and Cloud Management


Attending the OpenStack Summit in May? Be Sure to Schedule HP Sessions

openstacklogo.jpgThe OpenStack community meets twice a year at the OpenStack Summit. HP is a proud sponsor and supportor of the community and is pleased to release our schedule of sessions during the event. 


Read more for the complete list of HP sessions at the OpenStack Summit Atlanta.

HP World Tour Update for April 2014

175116449b.jpgThe HP World Tour continues in April with sessions around the globe. These one-day events highlight HP technology and conversations with our top executives and technologists. 


Keep reading to learn where we will be and how you can join us.

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Operating your Hybrid Cloud with HP


Have you ever heard the saying, “too much of a good thing”? The same is true around cloud. They say knowledge breeds confidence and likely, in the case of cloud adoption, too much knowledge can also have the opposite effect. 


Keep reading to learn how to keep it simple and meet the desires of your customers

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Changing reality one person at a time with 60 + EarthHour & HP Cloud

EarthHOur.jpgOn March 29, I am switching off all my lights for EarthHour, This global campaign strives to remind people to think about the environment and conserve resources to protect it.


I know that I am not alone in this journey, but I am asking: Will you join me in making a difference. Keep reading to find out how.

HP Cloud at Cloud Connect and Interop


interop.jpgNext week, HP Cloud heads to Las Vegas for Interop and Cloud Connect at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from March 31 – April 4. HP is supporting the event as a Platinum SDN & Network Virtualization Workshop Sponsor and Mobility & BYOD Workshop Sponsor, and Global Partner.


For a list of sessions from HP, read more

HP Global Partner Conference: 1+1 = 3


Next week, HP welcomes our global partner community to Las Vegas for the Global Partner Conference.  Working together, HP and our partners deliver customers the latest solutions and technologies to meet the new style of IT. 

Learn more about HP Cloud's activities at this event.

Labels: Cloud| Event| Partner

What’s in your cloud? A holistic management for service providers

cloud management.pngThe role of service providers has changed drastically over the past five years.  The major force that created these changes was the evolution of Cloud Computing.

As a result, we have a disjointed system of traditional IT mixed with virtualized systems.


Keep reading to find out how HP solves the problems associated with this type of system and how we can help service providers better serve the enterprise.


Guest post by Alain Decartes, Strategic Software Initiatives Lead, Cloud and Service Providers, HP Software Marketing

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ODCA 2014 Solution Summit - Increase what you know about your customer needs

odca2.jpgThe ODCA Solution Summit held on March 19, 2014 was a great day of innovation sharing and education around the power in understanding their usage models and partnering with enterprise members.  Are you motivated to understand what your end users are looking for? 

OpenStack Online Meetups: Global Education on the Web


HP and Mirantis jointly offer the OpenStack community a web-based meetup group covering a wide range of technical topics within the community. Learn more about this educadtional opportunity to not only learn more but also share your knowledge globally. 


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Manage Big Data in the Cloud to Increase Business Agility

Terence Ngai, Director of HP Cloud Solutions Go-to-Market, offers insight into how to manage Big Data in the cloud to increase business agility.  This post focuses on the advantages cloud can deliver for storing, synchronizing and analyzing data.  Read more.


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HP IT accelerates service delivery with hybrid clouds

20130130_OFFICE_GUYS_TALKING-424.jpgHP Cloud Service Automation is transforming the way IT is utilizing cloud technology. The most amazing transformation has been within HP's own environment!


Keep reading to find out how Cloud Service Automation is revolutionizing HP IT.  

IT process automation : Get control of your incident remediation today!

Elite900 OFFICE.jpgBy Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing Manager, HP Automation and Cloud Management


One of the poster children for quick successes with substantial ROI in IT process automation is self-healing incident remediation. The large portion of your IT teams’ time is probably spent manually remediating a fairly limited range of event alerts. These remediation processes are ideal targets for IT process automation and process orchestration.

HP Cloud Security Research: What Does the Market Think?

P6210042.JPGThe HP Cloud team recently completed a global cloud security survey to better understand how cloud customers and technologists not yet leveraging the cloud view security. The results of this survey are now available.


Continue reading to learn the results and how your organization compares.

Labels: Cloud| security| survey

Running Konect Elite on HP Public Cloud in under 10 Steps

HP Public Cloud 5.pngLast week, I posted a new Podcast  with Kane Micheletti, VP Sales & Marketing for desktopsites, talking about our new partnership around their Konect Elite solution for Cloud.  In this dog food blog, I show you how to enable the solution on HP Public Cloud.


Keep reading to find out how easy it is--in under 10 steps!

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Secure and defend your cloud

Srihar.jpgUsing cloud brings a unique set of security challenges. This is where HP’s Security Intelligence Platform delivers security capabilities to protect and defend your business functions that rely on the cloud.


Keep reading to find out how you can deploy security information and event monitoring for the cloud.

HP Cloud hosts OpenStack TripleO developer meet-up

12913816684_737db3e06f_b.jpgThere is real value in a solid handshake and sitting in a room full of geniuses hashing out a problem over some coffee and pizza.


This is why the OpenStack community hosts developer meet-ups to facilitate project collaboration and solutions. Keep reading to find out what happened when we kicked off the TripleO project meet-up.

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Podcast on Remote Application/Desktop Access for SMB’s with Konect Elite

KAneMit.pngKane Micheletti, VP of Sales & Marketing from desktopsites talks with HP Cloud about thier Konect Elite solution for the SMB market using HP Public Cloud.


Read more for the podcast and information on desktopsites and their new HP Cloud partnership. 

Get answers to your data center questions "Down by the bay"

odca2.jpgThis is your chance to meet with IT experts and sit one-on-one in NDA meetings with leadership to identify potential business opportunities within your organization. You can also discuss targeted deployments and solutions testing to improve your data center.


The HP Cloud team is going to the Open Data Center Alliance Solutions Summit. Keep reading to find out how you can meet us there.

The Big Data Hadoop Market Overview and Why MapR Is A Leader

mapr.jpgGuest post from HP Cloud partner MapR on their ranking in the newly released Forrester Wave: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014 report. 



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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.
  • This account is for guest bloggers. The blog post will identify the blogger.
  • 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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