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HP Helion brings together all the speed, agility and cost benefits of cloud computing, and with all the possibilities and interoperability of open source. Providing the cloud practitioner in you, the flexibility, reliability and security that enterprises need to move forward with confidence.

In this blog, we will explore the unique challenges and solutions of enterprise cloud deployment and usage. And in so doing, help you on your way to design, build and manage enterprise-grade infrastructure, platform and application services for the Cloud. Come join us now on this journey….

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Knife-HP 0.4.0 Released for Support of HP Helion Public Cloud

chef.jpgThe team at Chef has just released a new update of the knife plugin for the HP Helion Public Cloud. Matt Ray, Director of Parnter Integration, Chef provides highlights on this new announcement. 



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Get the key to removing wasted time and money at your company—for free

Do you ever sit back and think about what is truly possible in your organization? With the HP Operations Orchestration Community Edition, you can understand the “art of the possible” –all for free!

download OOCE.jpg Written by Mike Zuber, VP GTM Sales

OpenStack® in Production: HP Deploys SwiftStack for Cloud Storage

swiftstack.pngHP is currently running OpenStack® clouds in production for internal employees. These clouds are also running OpenStack ecosystem solution partners and I had a chance to videotape the founder and CEO of SwiftStack, Joe Arnold about their solution.


Read more to understand how SwiftStack meets HP's cloud storage needs. 

CloudFoundry and HP: What does the future hold?


While an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) such as OpenStack provides basic "building blocks" such as hypervisor-contained virtual computers, VLAN-contained networks, and various abstractions of data storiage, a PaaS such as CloudFoundry provides the APIs needed by web application developers, in a way that is on-demand and scalable.


Find out how HP is working with CloudFoundry as a significant component of HP Helion.


Guest Post by Mark Atwood,

Director of Open Source Engagement, Hewlett-Packard

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Step #2 towards an orchestrated datacenter: forge a culture of services not servers

cleveland symphony.jpgIT is more than a complex machine that must be engineered. IT is also built with people, and long-stand cultural barriers often persist between different departments that can prevent the extent to which you can succeed with automation and orchestration. Second of a seven blog series, this is how you can begin orchestrating not just a data center's technology, but the people and processes that run it. Read on to learn more!


By Muneer Mubashir, Senior Marketing Manager, Automation and Cloud Management

The future is here - experience it for 30 days free!

Gift.jpgWhen we launched Server Automation Standard, we wanted to try something a little different and special for our clients and partners, because we think this enterprise-ready automation and compliance
solution for Microsoft and Linux is the future, and a key element as you start your journey for your orchestrated datacenter. Here’s how you can experience it for yourself, for free.


Written by Mike Zuber, VP GTM Sales

HP Helion and the CliQr Public App Store: IT as a Service is here

cliqrlogo.jpgCliQr and HP Helion are delivering IT as a Service today wtih the newly launched CliQr Public Application Store. In this blog, I provide details on the CliQr solution running on the HP Helion Public Cloud for customers as well as our internal HP OpenStack clouds. Keep reading to find out what it can do for you! 

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Vision, strategy, open source and cloud: HP Helion executives at HP Discover


The HP Helion executive team has finalized their sessions for HP Discover. Our industry leading cloud executives will highlight the HP Helion vision and strategy in three key sessions that should be an automatic attend on your HP Discover session schedule. 



Read more to learn more about these three sessions, you won't want to miss them!

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Does your company or department exercise and take its vitamins every day?

vitamins.jpgWhat if a single dose of a special medicine could add ten years to your life with no detrimental side effects and completely replace the need to exercise or take vitamins—would you take it? Of course you would. We all would, if it was affordable enough. 


Unfortunately, no such magic elixir exists. But something like it does exist for your business. Find out how easy it is to improve the health of your IT organization, and in defining your orchestrated datacenter.


Written by Mike Zuber, VP GTM Sales

Why an open and modular approach to cloud is best

Lego blocks3.jpgWhen I was a kid, I loved to build things with Lego blocks. Different colors, different shapes, different sizes, they all plugged into each other with the same reusable components. I see a parallel in the evolution of cloud computing to the open, modular system of the OpenStack-based HP Helion—our expansive portfolio of private, public, and hybrid IT solutions incorporating hardware, software, and services.


Keep reading to find out how to build your cloud with an open, modular approach.

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Step #1 towards an orchestrated datacenter: automate the repeatable and mundane

ODC1_Chicago.jpgAutomation is crucial for building the most efficient IT machine possible. But how do you ensure automation projects do not occur in functional silos, but apply tools and processes that scale across the entire organization?


This is first of a seven part blog series that takes a look at how you can begin to take steps toward creating an orchestrated datacenter that operates as a cohesive whole.


 By Muneer Mubashir, Senior Marketing Manager, Automation and Cloud Management


HP Helion at HP Discover: Must Attend Cloud Sessions

helion.pngAttending HP Discover? Be sure to attend HP Helion sessions to learn how cloud is a key component of your enterprise's future. In this blog, I highlight a series of sessions that I strongly recommend you attend.

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Secure File Sync and Share with Gladinet on HP Helion

Logo_Gladinet_trans512_vertical.pngThe HP Helion partner ecosystem provides value-add solutions for enterprise customers. One such partner, Gladinet, recently recorded a video and blogged about a new opportunity in secure file sync and share.


Read more to see how this partnership can help you...

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HP Helion is Everywhere at OpenStack® Summit in Atlanta

linuxcon2013.pngLast week, the HP Helion team participated at the OpenStack® Summit in Atlanta, GA. There was plenty for the team to do at the event with sessions, developer meetings, an exhibit hall, evening parties, and of course community interaction.


Read more for all the content including session videos, interviews, and various social media highlights. 

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Bethany Mayer named one of the Top 10 women in Cloud

CloudNow.gifI am pleased to announce that Bethany Mayer, SR VP and GM, HP was just announced as a finalist in the top 10 women in cloud by CloudNOW. Continue reading this blog to learn more about this award as well as the live pitch-style event on June 17 where Bethany and nine other industry leaders will complete for the #1 ranking. 

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Introducing the Orchestrated Datacenter: Automate operations and bring harmony to IT delivery

orchestrate the full datacenter.pngHP is tremendously excited to announce a solution of multiple new products and capabilities that will help you manage the complexity of accelerated delivery of services across traditional IT or cloud environments—whether it is a full stack of infrastructure from storage, network, servers to databases or right up to the application layer. Discover our vision for delivering a well-orchestrated IT symphony.


By Manoj Raisinghani,  Senior Director, HP Software Product Marketing

Not everything that happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas!

Las Vegas.jpgYou know how the saying goes, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” When you experience HP Discover, you won’t want to leave this information in Nevada.


Keep reading to find out what is happening in the Automation, Orchestration and Cloud management space. I promise that you won’t want to miss these sessions.


Guest Post by Andy Mackay,

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, HP Automation and Cloud Management

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Day 4 of the OpenStack Summit – Final Day with Plenty of HP Sessions

20140512_135938.jpgGood morning and welcome to the final day of the OpenStack Summit. HP is participating in many sessions today sharing our knowledge and ideas with the community.


Read more for the session information

Day 3 of the OpenStack Summit – Latest Schedule of HP Activities

20140513_175534b.jpgGood morning and welcome to the third day of the OpenStack Summit. Today's highlight is a presention from Bill Hilf, Sr. VP Product and Service Management, HP Helion.


Read more for all the details...

OpenStack® Summit – Day 2 Summary

20140512_104112_resized.jpgA late night at the OpenStack Summit with a great party hosted by HP. This blog contains several videos with various interviews from attendees as well as the video from the OpenStack Online Meetup LIVE from the Summit.


Read more to see all the videos..

Day 2 of the OpenStack Summit – Latest Schedule of HP Activities

5x7 Daddy.jpgDay 2 gets underway this morning in Atlanta at the OpenStack Summit. In addition to the HP booth and interactions wiht HP community members, HP is sponsoring the premier party of the event.


Read more for the complete schedule...

OpenStack® Summit Day 1 – Recap of all things HP

20140512_141851.jpgThe OpenStack® Summit is underway in Atlanta, GA with 4500 attendees and 90 sponsors. HP is proud to not only sponsor this event but also be an active participant in all aspects of the OpenStack community.


Read more for an overview of Day 1...

HP Kicks-Off Day 1 of the OpenStack® Summit with New Solutions and an Afternoon Track

OpenStackSummitSpring2014 HP BoothArtwork 2 smallb.jpg

Time again for another OpenStack Summit conference and HP is pleased to be a sponsor supporting the continued growth of the community and its technology. Each morning I will post a schedule for the day highlighting sessions and activies affiliated with HP and our team.


I look foward to seeing everyone in Atlanta this week.  

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Migrating your files with the Windows CLI

Not all of us have had the pleasure of using HP Cloud Object Storage yet. Some customers may keep their data on other storage systems like Amazon S3, Dropbox, or even Microsoft Skydrive. This can present a problem when migrating over to HP Cloud Object Storage. After all, we have better things to do with our time than copy our files one by one from system to the system.


Keep reading to find out what we have done to address this issue

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Behind the Scenes: HP Helion OpenStack® Community Edition


As part of the new HP Helion rollout, HP released a new open source distribution of the OpenStack® Icehouse release. The HP Helion OpenStack Community Edition is now available for developers, customers, and technologists interested in evaluating, developing, and deploying a private cloud based on OpenStack.


Keep reading for more details.

HP Helion is here with $1 Billion Investment

helion.pngHP Helion, a portfolio of cloud products and services that enable organizations to build, manage, and consume workloads in hybrid IT environments was just announced.


Keep reading to learn more about today's announcement and what it means for you.

Tags: cloud| HP Helion

You are invited to HP Discover Las Vegas, the 2014 ultimate technology event!

Discover 2014.jpg

Join us at HP Discover Las Vegas June 10-12, 2014.  Come and invest in advancing your business and technical knowledge on innovation at our ultimate technology event where you can learn about advancements in Cloud, Big Data, Security & Mobility.   Keep reading to find out how you can attend and meet with our experts in our on-site Meeting Center.

Next week is OpenStack Summit: HP Highlights for the Week

OpenStackSummitSpring2014 HP BoothArtwork 2 smallb.jpgAttending the OpenStack Summit next week? Be sure to checkout all the sessions, activities, and special events from HP. 

New OpenStack book available for architects

OpenStack Cloud Computing.jpgTwo HP Cloud experts have recently contributed to a new book on OpenStack. “OpenStack Cloud Computing Architecture Guide is an introduction to building a cloud based on OpenStack technologies.


Keep reading to learn more about the book and to find out how to get a copy for yourself.

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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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  • 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
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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.
  • 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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