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OpenStack Summit Sessions: Enterprise IT Strategies

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Enterprise IT Strategies  talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: Networking

openstacktall.jpgThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Networking talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: Community Building

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Community Building talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: Storage

openstacktall.jpgThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Storage talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: Targeting OpenStack

openstacktall.jpgThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Targeting OpenStack talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: Private and Hybrid Clouds

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Private and Hybrid Clouds talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: Telco Strategies

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Telco Strategies talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: Compute

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Compute talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: Products Tools Services

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Products Tools Services talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: Hands on Labs

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Hands on Labs talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: Planning your OpenStack Project

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Planning your OpenStack Project talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: Operations

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Operations talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: Related OSS Projects

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Related OSS Projects talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: User Stories

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the User Stories talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: How to Contribute

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the How to Contribute talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Sessions: Cloud Security

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. This post contains the Cloud Security talks for your review.

OpenStack Summit Session Submissions Available for Voting

OpenStackSummit_Paris.pngThe OpenStack community has released all the submitted talks available for voting. As is the practice in OpenStack, the community votes on all the submissions to create the final event agenda. The HP Helion team has many talks for your voting consideration.  

Webinar Next Week - OpenStack in the Enterprise: Challenges & Opportunities

gigaom.jpgJoin GigaOM for a unique webinar on OpenStack in the Enterprise with industry leaders including Monty Taylor from HP Helion and Paul Miller, Janakiram MSV, and Caroline McCrory. The webinar is August 6 at 10am PDT.

HP Helion Week in Review: July 19 – July 25

newn.jpgThis post is a wrap-up of the latest news and information on HP Helion and a great way for you to quickly follow our cloud portfolio of solutions.

Labels: News| Weekly Reivew

Show some appreciation for your System Administrator!

Thank you.jpgIn recognition of the great work System Administrators provide to IT and of course because July 25, 2014 is SysAdmin Appreciation day, we thought this would be a good opportunity to talk about what companies can do to help improve the work/life balance of their IT Superstars, the System Administrator!

 

Keep reading to find out how you can simplify the life of your SysAdmin and help them don their super hero cape on a daily basis!

 

Written contribution from Matt Eash (Sr. Product Manager) and Andy Mackay (Sr. Product Marketing Manager), HP Software Automation and Cloud Management

HP Helion Blog Series: Developers, Developers, Developers

152116306-920508de-2c5b-43b8-a6ac-8871e895afe3-1057204260_p.jpgA shift is underway in cloud computing with the growing awareness of how cloud computing will rise in the stack once again and revolutionize enterprise application development. The improvements seen in the latest editions of Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings such as Cloud Foundry are now enabling application developers to build applications for the cloud.

18 Hadoop Features You Can't Live Without

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If you’ve been looking into an Apache Hadoop distribution for your big data, you’ve probably been hammered with lots of differences in opinion concerning the real necessities. This article details eighteen specific characteristics within four different categories that are critical in your final Hadoop distribution selection.

 

Guest Post: Sameer Nori, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, MapR

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HP Helion Week in Review: July 12 – July 18

newn.jpgWelcome to the new weekly review of all things HP Helion. This post is a wrap-up of the latest news and information on HP Helion and a great way for you to quickly follow our cloud portfolio of solutions.

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3 mistakes that will get you fired as you move to cloud

You are fired.jpgMany enterprises know they need to move to the cloud, but they don’t have a sense of how to get there. While you hear a lot about the advantages of cloud, there’s risk associated with doing it wrong or going in without a plan. You may want the faster time-to-market and increased agility that cloud can deliver, but how do you navigate the pitfalls and get to that desired state?

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HP Helion Awarded the Latest in SOC Certifications

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HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud (Managed VPC) has been awarded SOC 2 and SOC 3 certifications based on the architecture and processes in place for security, availability, and confidentiality.

 

 

Guest Author: Jeff Moyer, Senior Director, Cloud and Data Center Services HP Enterprise Services

Labels: SOC 2| SOC 3

Case Study: CADFEM Engineering Simulation Cloud powered by HP Helion

cadfem.jpgCADFEM, a leading provider of CAE simluation software, consulting, and support has chosen HP Helion and our HPC cloud offerings to enhance the value and capabilities of their simulation software.

 

Continue reading to find out how HP Helion is helping CADFEM.

Labels: HP cloud| HPC

Showing some open source love at OSCON

oscon2014_logo.pngNext week, the open source community gathers in Portland, OR for OSCON, a fantastic gaterhing for developers and technologists sharing ideas and solutions in the open source community. Of course, HP Helion is there with plenty to offer.

 

Keep reading to find out how to join us at the event.

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HP Helion Week in Review: July 5 – July 11

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Case Study: Ricoh Transitions to Cloud Backup with HP Helion

ricoh.jpgRicoh, a global brand specializing in printers, industrial products, and digital cameras has chosen the HP Helion portfolio of cloud solutions to solve their backup needs supporting over 110,000 users.

Labels: public cloud| Ricoh

HP Helion Series: Real World Clouds in the Enterprise

helion.pngIn this post, I want to focus on the reality of clouds in the enterprise and the important concept that there is no one size fits all cloud product for every organization. The ability to leverage private, public, managed and hybrid clouds is the reality in today’s cloud rollouts and each offering has its unique solution set for best fit.

Remote Debugging with HP Operations Orchestration

debug.pngThis post describes the usage of remote debugging which is, in my opinion, one of the coolest enhancements of HP Operations Orchestration 10.10! Keep reading to find out what remote debugging means in the context of OO flow authoring, and understand why am I so enthusiastic about it!

 

Written contribution by Tal Schoenfeld, HPSW RnD

 

OpenStack Announces Significant Capability for Object Storage

openstacklogo.jpgThe OpenStack community announced today a new feature within the object storage project, storage policies. Storage policies allow enterprise deployers and application developers more control over how they store, replicate and access data across multiple globally located backends

What the Tour de France teaches us about OpenStack

Tour de France.jpgThe Tour de France – the world’s premier bicycle race – is racing across the French countryside. And while most Americans think of bicycle racing as a battle between individual riders, I see it as the greatest example of open-source collaboration on the planet.

 

Keep reading to find out what insipired me to make this analogy and why I am so excited for the Tour de France to start.

 

Guest Post by Warren Volkmann
PSO Cloud Writer

Labels: HP cloud

Automate a “desired state” model for datacenter management

Balanced.jpgRegularly running scripts is necessary to keep servers updated, but this can suffer from a crucial shortcoming: the servers may still not be operating in the state you expect or require.

 

The Desired State model of datacenter management is a more effective approach. Here’s how policies in HP Server Automation help you create a persistent desired state for the servers in your datacenter.

 

Written by Lucian Nicolae Ciufudean, HPSW Automation and Compliance RnD

You cannot fix the Internet, how about fixing your apps instead?

Do you truly understand how end user network speed will impact your application and the end user experience? This is a complicated topic and can be difficult to truly understand. There are a number of moving parts and conditions that can change the outcome.

 

Keep reading to find out what ordering lunch has to do with performance testing your application.

HP Helion Week in Review: June 28 – July 4

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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.
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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 Xen.org 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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