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….

Secure and defend your cloud

Srihar.jpgUsing cloud brings a unique set of security challenges. This is where HP’s Security Intelligence Platform delivers security capabilities to protect and defend your business functions that rely on the cloud.


Keep reading to find out how you can deploy security information and event monitoring for the cloud.

HP receives new CSA STAR Certification in the UK by BSI—it’s a first!


It was very important to us that we earn our Cloud Security Alliance STAR (Security, Trust and Registration) Certification.Keep reading to find out how we are the first large Cloud Service Provider to achieve this honor and how it will benefit our customers.


Will the ‘real’ IT security researcher please stand up?

In contrast to 10 years ago, security news and flaw reports are becoming common in the mainstream media. It would not be long before we see a permanent section in technology news reporting security flaws from so-called security researchers.  But are these ‘real research’ and is this information helping the situation in the long run? Is there something fundamentally wrong or missing, and what are the available options?

Demystifying the cloud at the Canadian roadshow in Montreal

Best laid plans do not always pan out, which described what happened to me yesterday. After sitting at the airport in Houston for most of the afternoon, my flight connection to take me to the HP Master the Cloud roadshow in Montreal was delayed to where I could not travel. I was a little disappointed, but it has given me the opportunity to try and follow one of these events online. Hopefully you have been able to follow a lot of the tweets that have been coming out from the event #HPCloudCA and have been finding them as useful as I have.


Even though I did not hear the presentation in person, I am familiar enough with the material to provide a summary of the keynote that Lu Kabir Vice President, Global Cloud Computing, HP delivered this morning about Demystifying the cloud.

Make sure your cloud provider is STAR registered

Like the impact of restaurant hygiene grade cards, the Cloud Security Alliance’s Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) may be the simplest yet most impactful policy-based security approach to uphold the trust and professionalism in the cloud computing service provider landscape.

Cloud Security: An operations management best practice

If you ask an IT organization who is responsible for “Security” typically the response is the name of someone within the enterprise security  group. Many enterprises don’t think of “Security” in the context of data center or cloud computing best practices, especially in the area of operations management, but they should.

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How could we trust public cloud services

CIO's keep highlighting the lack of security for justifying the non adoption of public cloud. Is it that they believe cloud services are not secure, or that, in absense of the appropriate understanding of what security procedures are in place, they do not trust the services? I believe it is the latter. How can we address that lack of trust? Here are some ideas...

HP SaaS and Application Security; A Q&A With an Expert.

Why do enterprise customers trust HP SaaS with crucial security assessments? What is unique about HP Application Security Center on SaaS? What can we expect in 2011? Listen what HP SaaS Product Manager Kathy Lam has to say.

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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.
  • 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 @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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