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Around the HP Cloud (Week of April 29, 2011)

Happy Friday everyone! Here are the cloud posts you won’t want to miss around HP.

Why Hybrid Delivery? To keep people alive.

What if your application is life critical, like monitoring cardiac patients at home? Is this a candidate for public cloud? I don’t think so but someone did. This is one of multiple reasons for private cloud.

Labels: hybrid delivery

The Cloud Computing and Compliance Collision

by Paul Muller



Cloud and compliance. I meet often with IT leaders around the globe and those three simple words pack a powerful punch.  Those in highly regulated industries tend to break out in a sweat after hearing those words.

History Repeats: From Card Catalogs to Public Cloud Service Catalogs

Could a new beta offering from HP be the "Bible" for the management of SaaS offerings in the enterprise? You could be selected as a beta customer and be among the first to find out.

3 reasons SMBs are adopting cloud computing

As the small and medium businesses that power the world’s economy begin to climb out of the recent global recession, the cloud is taking on more and more importance.  In fact, the recession itself is one of the main drivers for SaaS and cloud adoption.  According to three recent research reports, other reasons for increased cloud adoption are cost-savings, improved flexibility, growth and profitability.  How do you compare to those surveyed?

Labels: cloud computing

Is cloud computing just provisioning?

Every time I hear something speak about cloud, they speak about provisioning, preferably of a virtual machine. To me, that's the easy bit. There are many other aspects to look at when talking about cloud. Why are they mostly forgotten. Maybe due to lack of solutions. Well, we took the bull by the horns and just came out with the Cloud Service Automation that addresses not just provisioning, but also these other aspects. Interested?

Cloudy waters made clear with standards

I have sat down with many customers across the globe for the past few years and have listened to them intently on their desire to move toward the cloud, their challenges and their fears, as well as the opportunities and benefits that they seek. 

What really is pay-per-use in cloud?

Cloud is all about pay-per-use, isn't it. Actually the term is at the center of most cloud devfinitions, even the NiST one. But in reality there are not many service providers that do pay-per-use. So, it's one of those myths that are associated with cloud. I took a moment to describe what really ahppens and how it relates to other types of services. Want to know more?

Labels: Cloud| cloud advisor

Is SaaS part of Cloud Computing?

I was reading the article SaaS, Paas, IaaS: Which of These Things is not Like thefacebook-logo.jpgOthers? By: JP Morgenthal. He mentions a conversation on – Is Facebook a Cloud? He sits on the side of "no". I respectfully disagree.


In these discussions, I always start with the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) definition of cloud computing. We in the U.S.A. pay taxes to for their work so we should take advantage of those tax dollars.

Labels: SaaS

Aggregation: The ultimate private cloud?

You remember HP's vision, the CIO becoming the strategic service broker? But what do we need to really make that vision reality. The ultimate concept is "aggregation". Is that the ultimate private cloud? Well lets take a minute to identify what we mean and discuss how we put that in place.

Around the HP Cloud, week ending April 1, 2011

There was no cloud news around HP this week… Ha! Happy April Fools’ Day!  Of course there’s a lot happening around the HP cloud this week and here is your weekly wrap up.

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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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