Grounded in the Cloud
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….

Lessons from the trenches: What HP IT learned when deploying cloud services

HP_Dreamworks_Library3_441.pngHP Software doesn’t just make cloud management platforms, it uses them in its own business as well.  Learn about the best practices by HP’s own IT organization when it comes to transforming data centers - by deploying IaaS, PaaS and SaaS with unified processes through HP Software Automation and Cloud Management today.

Forrester Webinar: Top Trends for Private Cloud Computing

Elite900 OFFICE.jpgOver half of North American and European enterprises are prioritizing building a private cloud in 2014. The private cloud market is rapidly evolving, making it challenging to understand key trends, market adoption, areas where private cloud solutions will develop, and which criteria you should consider when evaluating vendors.


Join us in a webinar with the author of the Forrester Wave™ : Private Cloud Solutions (Q4 2013) report, Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson, as we provide insights into some of the key findings in the report. 

7 Resolutions for Becoming a Cloud Service Broker in 2014

20130918_HpLondon_Courtroom_088.jpgThe cloud will continue to dramatically alter the IT landscape in 2014. Here is how IT executives can prepare for the long-term transformation of their organizations.



With written contribution by Andrew Wahl

From Automation to Orchestration : A Roadmap to Starting the Transformation

thankyou.png10,000+ attendees, 75+ sponsors, 500+ sessions, 85 media organizations, 35 industry and financial analysts – HP Discover last week in Barcelona has been a phenomenal success and an incredible meeting of minds. Thank you!



As we look back at our time spent with you, a common theme continues to resonate a message from IDC.  “IT teams need to find ways to work more effectively to better empower end users and reduce day-to-day operational complexity.”


Many IT executives today have costly, resource-intensive complexity of IT data centers. Learn about tasks and processes you can automate today, as part of initial steps toward a larger cloud transformation.


by Muneer Mubashir, Director Product Marketing (Automation and Cloud Management)

3 steps to simplify the madness of data center operations on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any day

Black Friday.jpgImagine the craziness that IT deals with to keep the data center operating with minimal errors on the some of the busiest shopping days of the year. IT has never been more essential to a successful enterprise, but on such days, most organizations struggle to survive the growth in traffic and demand for their goods.


To become more responsive and agile, IT operations need to transform their data center operations service delivery—but this won’t happen overnight.


In this blog, I will take you through the simple secrets of untangling the complex knots of repetitive manual tasks and processes that prevent IT from streamlining itself and helping the business adopt better models.


Guest Post by Manoj Raisinghani, Senior Director, HP Software Product Marketing

Managing the bottom line for cloud services

G8658097032008_JPGHighres_96dpi_800x600.png There’s no way around it: IT is part of a business and that means IT projects must either save money or help make money. This is no less true for organizations that transition into cloud service brokers. Here are some important considerations for taking fiscal responsibility for this operating model. Read on to learn more!


With written contribution by Andrew Wahl


Editor's Note : This is the sixth in a series of thought leadership blog posts on the seven things you need to know about becoming a successful cloud services broker.


Must see Automation and Cloud Management sessions at HP Discover!



Do you have your HP Discover Barcelona schedule filled out yet? If you are looking for some “can’t miss” suggestions keep reading. I know that you are looking to fill your week with exciting and educational sessions!




Keep reading to find out how you can learn more about HP's Automation, Orchestration and Transform software solutions.  This is also your opportunity to meet one-on-one with our experts and get any questions answered.


With written contribution by Andy Mackay (HP Software Product Marketing)

Put Cloud into gear: How IT automation is like your car

gears.jpgThe automobile, which transformed society by largely automating the movement of people, offers a good analogy for how the cloud can automate the delivery of IT services to a point where individual business users can be in the driver’s seat without ever needing to know what’s under the hood.


By Manish Balooja, Cloud and Automation, HP Software - APJ

Why automation matters, with 3 steps to get started

Automation_RGB_blue_NT.pngWith so much activity around adopting cloud-based strategies, some IT organizations are overlooking the opportunities to automate processes. Here are some insights offered from Cloud and Automation architect Sebastien Reister about why it’s important to roll out automation projects, and how to get started.


by Muneer Mubashir, Senior Marketing Manager, Cloud and Automation

How predictive analytics can identify what processes to automate in the Cloud

Cloud+automation.pngAs IT organizations transform themselves for the Cloud era, they need to better automate processes. How do you know which processes need to be automated? My conversation with HP Distinguished Technologist E.G. Nadhan revealed important insights about the role that big data analytics and the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) can play in creating a roadmap for IT that delivers value to the business.


by Muneer Mubashir, Senior Marketing Manager, Cloud and Automation

Implementing Database-as-a-Service: It’s different for production clouds

DBaaS for Production - Complex Provisioning - What is Itteaser img.pngOrganizations that are looking to implement Database as a Service (DBaaS) for a production private cloud need to consider several important factors that are less relevant for dev/test environment. In this post, HP Software Infrastructure Development Engineer Steve Forsyth introduces a new series about those unique challenges, and how HP provides a solution.


Guest post by Steve Forsyth, HP Software Database and Middleware R&D

Getting control of IT’s complexity: Introducing HP Cloud Service Automation 3.2

Everything in the cloud moves more quickly than traditional IT. With cloud-based provisioning, IT administrators need to operate in real-time, with much higher visibility into the availability of resources and how they are being used. Here is a brief look at three key ways that the new release of HP Cloud Service Automation 3.2 addresses the complexity of this dynamic with intelligent resource utilization, greater heterogeneous support and improved financial and asset management.


By Ken Won, Director of Product Marketing, Cloud/Automation Solutions

3 Simple Steps to Automate Your IT

As the pressures on IT grow, with available resources typically either staying constant, or shrinking, IT organizations have little choice but to become ever more efficient. Increasingly, that means automating whenever and wherever possible. Here is a high-level look at HP’s three-step best practice approach for automation in the next-gen data center and across IT.


by Muneer Mubashir, HP Cloud and Automation product marketing

Cloud management redefined: how to achieve automated application delivery

Cloud mega image.pngA new era for Cloud Management is dawning. Discover HP’s solutions for how you can enable business efficiencies, agility and scale by automating end-to-end application delivery as well as building, orchestrating and brokering hybrid cloud services.


by Manoj Raisinghani, Senior Director, HP Software Product Marketing

Top 5 2013 Data Center and Cloud Automation Success Strategies

The fact is that data centers are getting bigger and more complex. Unfortunately the headaches caused by this complexity are too big for aspirin to handle.  You are looking for a way to meet the increasing demands of your shareholders while relieving some of the pressure points caused by complexity.


Luckily we have a solution for you. Keep reading to find out about the top five success strategies we are presenting at a webinar on April 25. You won’t want to miss it.

Cloud computing:Three steps to preparing with automation

steps.jpgAutomation helps IT organizations provide services—such as faster delivery and reduced cost—associated with cloud computing.    Everyone knows that. Unfortunately, the business doesn’t always understand what’s involved with cloud computing. As long as the business gets its deliverables on time, on budget and at the right levels of quality, it doesn’t particularly care whether the infrastructure is on-premises, in the cloud or a hybrid. IT, on the other hand, does care. It wants to understand the underlying services so it can maintain compliance and quality while keeping the business satisfied.


Using Cloud Service Automation to overcome IT challenges

In this informal interview, Michael Procopio of the HP Software organization visits with Thomas Goepel, product manager for Cloud Service Automation within the HP Software organization.Goepel shares his insights into Cloud Service Automation and how it can help organizations overcome cost, agility, and risk-mitigation challenges.

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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
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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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