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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….

NEW! Server Operations made easy with HP Data Center Automation Appliance

20130128_THEATER_CONCRETE_TABLET_MAN_020.jpgManaging organizational groups with competing priorities, running IT as a Service and moving to the cloud are enough to keep any IT department busy. But it’s almost impossible for IT to keep up with the demands of the business when the mounting pressure to deliver new applications faster as well as unexpected requests are added to the mix.


Server operations must be automated to help IT meet demands and improve the speed of service. The average data center can have more than 100 changes per month — this constant stream of changes can result in unintended consequences. These consequences include creating a huge increase in IT incidents and lower quality of services. Keep reading to learn how server operations is now made easy with the new HP Data Center Automation Appliance.


Written by Andy Mackay, HPSW Product Marketing

Join us for the EMEA HP Software Automation and Cloud Management Customer Forum 2015

Prague_image1.gifJoin us for the 2015 Automation and Cloud Management (ACM) Customer Forum on June 10 -11 in Prague. The ACM Customer Forum will provide an opportunity for our customers to come together to share successes and discuss challenges with other ACM customers, as well as HP executives and product experts. Read on to find out how HP Customers and HP Partners can attend for free!



Written by Andy Mackay, HPSW Product Marketing

IT Compliance for the New Style of IT

People_with charts.jpgWe are excited to announce the release of HP IT Operations Compliance (ITOC) Community Edition.  This FREE software will help you quickly get you started on the path to compliance for the new style of IT.

HP Codar helps bring automated DevOps to the enterprise!

Codar.jpgBetween the ubiquity of the cloud and the evolution of many development tools, developers really have what amounts to an à la carte menu of options for DevOps. This is some of the inspiration behind HP Codar, a new tool that facilitates how developers set up some Ops tasks, and could make it easier to bring DevOps practices to the enterprise.


Guest post by Stéphane H. Maes, PhD, CTO and Chief Architect of HP Software Cloud Product Unit

Announcing HP Codar: Your new DevOps secret weapon to automate application releases

Codar logo.pngOne of the practical challenges of applying DevOps principles is that each stage of the application release pipeline has differing complex environments, and different sets of tools and processes that require a unique application and infrastructure design.


Today, HP Software announced a new way for enterprises and their lines of business to accelerate application release, so they can seize market opportunities and respond quickly to changing customer needs. Here is how HP Codar manages complex multi-tier application release and deployment across the application lifecycle.


Guest post by Roy Ritthaler, VP, IT Operations Product Marketing, HP Software

Extend your DevOps flows: How to automate Docker with Operations Orchestration

Community_hpln.jpgIn this second post about automating Docker DevOps flows, you learn how to validate and test an app, as well as clear the environment. 


Written by Meir Wahnon, HP Software (RnD)

Move aside Messi, Neymar, Suarez – HP Discover is in town!

original.pngBarcelona is a beautiful city full of surprises, from Gaudí architecture to the genius football of FC Barcelona. But at this time of year, we are all much too busy preparing to show you a different kind of beautiful surprises, at HP Discover 2014 at Fira Barcelona, Gran Via. Here is just a glimpse into the many sessions and solutions that you will be able to experience.


Written by Andy Mackay, HP Software (Cloud and Automation Management)



Get the most out of topology designs in your hybrid cloud services

Servers-to-services2.pngThe goal of HP Cloud Service Automation is to provide fast, easy and reliable provisioning of cloud services to customers. This is enabled by using different “recipes” to quickly process the request. Keep reading to find out how the Topology Model within CSA can help make this job easier.


Written by  Kumar Munirathnam, HP CSA Technical Ambassador

Drinking our own champagne: Making product deployment easier with Operations Orchestration

Datacenter.PNGWhen the HP APM and Analytics DevServices group was asked to support a new product, they had to shift their current processes upside down. The team faced the requirement of delivering high-quality, tested builds to the QA team on a daily basis. They also needed to provide a single solution for automatically deploying and configuring the product. Find out how the team accomplished this difficult task and how you can learn from their experience.


Written by Liran Stern, HPSW RnD


Connected Intelligence empowers better DevOps!

Servers-to-services1.pngAre you challenged by the need to accelerate service delivery, to make your business self-sufficient, and better control your IT economics? Join us as we discuss how by adopting Connected Intelligence, this will empower your DevOps use case. Gain the competitive advantage by transforming your IT service delivery within the Orchestrated Datacenter. Read on!


Written by Manoj Raisinghani, Senior Director, HP Software Product Marketing

How HP Connected Intelligence will transform your IT

Tablet Reader.PNGIT is expected to simultaneously accelerate delivery, improve quality and lower costs. Fortunately, using big data analytics in the right ways can radically transform IT. Here is a brief look at how connected intelligence empowers the entire lifecycle, including Dev/Test, Monitoring, and root cause analysis.


Written by Manoj Raisinghani, Senior Director, HP Software Product Marketing

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

Clearing the bottleneck: Getting full value from the cloud by automating application databases

Slide2.pngMany companies have discovered that provisioning “ping, power and pipe” via internal clouds has only shifted bottlenecks up the stack into the application layers. To get the full benefit of cloud-based IT, data center automation must extend beyond the infrastructure layer to also include databases. Here’s why provisioning and manipulating discrete database services is key to supporting the rapid deployment and mass management of applications in the cloud.


By Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing Manager – HP Cloud & Automation


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.

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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.
  • This account is for guest bloggers. The blog post will identify the blogger.
  • 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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