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Are you Flexible Enough to Allow for Rapid Scalability?

By Roger Lawrence, CTO Stategic Enterprise Services - HP South Pacific


Agility is poised to be the differentiator with organisations in the 21st century. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is lowering barriers and globalisation is opening up markets. The strength of enterprise lies with the ability to bring new products and shift business models to meet changing markets. These strengths will set them up for success in the face of these changes.


There is still one topic that haunts the IT departments of most organisations I speak to: Scalability.


What’s new in the HP Cloud

If you are at VMworld 2012 today or just like to keep an eye open for new solutions supporting the cloud, here is summary of a new set off offerings from the HP’s Converged Cloud portfolio. These new solutions are mostly focused on VMware, providing users with solutions to easily transform traditional virtualization deployments into private and hybrid cloud environments with less risk and complexity.

Cloud Basics - How to Take Advantage of the Cloud

Written by: Jonathan Sharp 


Beyond all the hype about the cloud, some companies are achieving great savings, and some aren’t. So what’s the difference? What’s the key to using the cloud to your advantage rather than following the crowds to an overpriced, poor investment?

Large Enterprises and Elasticity

By Roger Lawrence, CTO Stategic Enterprise Services - HP South Pacific


Elasticity is one of the most compelling promises of (public) cloud computing. Speak to any public vendor, or their (start-up) customers, and they’ll wax lyrical about the benefits of public cloud. They will speak of not having to pay for what you don’t need, scaling automatically on demand and scaling back when workloads change.


They’re right.


But does this also apply to the Enterprise? 


NNIT develops the first GxP Cloud powered by HP CloudSystem


It's exciting to see customers moving from a virtualized environment towards a hybrid cloud environment.  With HP CloudSystem customers are creating test and development environments, building and managing core applications in the cloud, providing cloud services to others, and creating new lines of business. 


NNIT, a subsidiary of the healthcare supplier Novo Nordisk, a Danish IT service provider has approximately 1,500 employees in five countries.  They were looking to move to a cloud environment to lower operating costs, automate processes and create new value-added services.




Try HP CloudSystem Matrix software for non-HP servers!

I get to meet many customers who are interested in building their own private cloud services. These customers come from different industries and different experiences with cloud services. Many of these customers are starting to evaluate options for deploying their first private cloud services - often Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings targeted towards IT end users.


For these customers, integrated solutions, such as HP CloudSystem, offer a turnkey solution that can get them up and running a month or less. This is a great way to get started with a private cloud. This is a very important step since it will help customers understand the IT people and process changes that are also required to successfully move to a new delivery model.

Mobile Computing and Your Environment

By Roger Lawrence, CTO Stategic Enterprise Services - HP South Pacific


Last week we introduced the topic of Agility for the enterprise by discussing 3 main areas we can approach to remove/reduce latency, then we focused on Real Time Intelligence.

Today we will explore the topic of Mobile Computing in a little more detail.

Improve Your Enterprise With Real –Time Intelligence



Latency is the number one inhibitor to success in the enterprise.


That’s a pretty big statement, so let me try to unpack that a bit. 

Six reasons to sign up for HP Converged Cloud Workshop, while attending VMworld 2012

I think VMworld is one of the top "must attend" technology shows in the US. I remember attending about 4 years ago and started to see the promise of cloud computing creeping into several of the keynotes at the show. Now, only 4 years later, the cloud is well entrenched within a lot of businesses and with many more companies looking to make the transition. This can be a very challenging chasm to cross and so ensuring you have the right set of plans suited to your business is key.

HP CloudSystem: bringing real benefits to over 700 organizations around the world

It’s exciting to see the momentum of HP CloudSystem with over 700 customers to-date around the world, ranging from industries banking to healthcare to telecom.  Customers are building and managing private, public and hybrid environments to deliver cloud services powered by HP CloudSystem.

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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.
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  • 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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