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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, improved and still FREE! Operations Orchestration Community Edition gets an upgrade

upgrade-icon.pngHave you checked out the new version of HP Operations Orchestration Community Edition yet? Here’s what you get in the latest update of this free software.


With written contribution by Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing (HPSW Automation and Cloud Management)

Step #7 towards an orchestrated datacenter: maximize use of the cloud

metopera-a1.jpgThe cloud has changed how business users think about information technology and what they expect of it. Although the cloud offers ways for IT organizations to adapt and meet those demands for greater availability, agility and scale, it also forces IT to completely rethink how it operates. Here is a final look at how the datacenter must evolve in order to succeed in the cloud. 


By Muneer Mubashir, Senior Marketing Manager, Cloud and Automation

Step #6 towards an orchestrated datacenter: use data to tell IT's story

SFSO_DavisHall_L.jpgHow do you know if your orchestrated datacenter is succeeding? How do you track progress and encourage teams to continue expanding their automation efforts? How do you convince the bean counters and business executives that it’s working? As with any major IT initiative, you need to measure the impact your organization makes with its orchestrated datacenter transformation.


The good news is there are many ways to acquire and combine big data across systems and environments, using big data and connected intelligence to help tell your story.


By Muneer Mubashir, Senior Marketing Manager, Cloud and Automation


Step #5 towards an orchestrated datacenter: Accelerate feature releases to empower customers

NY philharmonic.jpgIT must deliver the tools and systems the business needs, so as business accelerates, so too must IT’s ability to refresh the supply of tools at its disposal. Here’s how you can more quickly release new applications and features, so the business can meet and adapt to the ever-changing competitive landscape.


By Muneer Mubashir, Senior Marketing Manager, Cloud and Automation

Step #4 towards an orchestrated datacenter: Assess the agility of application architecture

boston-symphony-orchestra.jpgWhen evaluating how you can most effectively automate IT services, you should in parallel assess their agility requirements. Here’s why identifying opportunities to transform application architectures can set you up for greater success with orchestration across IT environments.


By Muneer Mubashir, Senior Marketing Manager, Cloud and Automation


Step #3 towards an orchestrated datacenter: Integrate people, tools and environments across IT silos

la-phil.jpgChaotic, isolated pockets of automation within separate functional areas—servers, network, monitoring, service desk, etc.—lack the cohesion that IT really needs for lasting efficiency, error reduction and compliance. Here is how you can break down these silos with a disciplined approach.


By Muneer Mubashir, Senior Marketing Manager, Automation and Cloud Management


Step #2 towards an orchestrated datacenter: forge a culture of services not servers

cleveland symphony.jpgIT is more than a complex machine that must be engineered. IT is also built with people, and long-stand cultural barriers often persist between different departments that can prevent the extent to which you can succeed with automation and orchestration. Second of a seven blog series, this is how you can begin orchestrating not just a data center's technology, but the people and processes that run it. Read on to learn more!


By Muneer Mubashir, Senior Marketing Manager, Automation and Cloud Management

Step #1 towards an orchestrated datacenter: automate the repeatable and mundane

ODC1_Chicago.jpgAutomation is crucial for building the most efficient IT machine possible. But how do you ensure automation projects do not occur in functional silos, but apply tools and processes that scale across the entire organization?


This is first of a seven part blog series that takes a look at how you can begin to take steps toward creating an orchestrated datacenter that operates as a cohesive whole.


 By Muneer Mubashir, Senior Marketing Manager, Automation and Cloud Management


Introducing the Orchestrated Datacenter: Automate operations and bring harmony to IT delivery

orchestrate the full datacenter.pngHP is tremendously excited to announce a solution of multiple new products and capabilities that will help you manage the complexity of accelerated delivery of services across traditional IT or cloud environments—whether it is a full stack of infrastructure from storage, network, servers to databases or right up to the application layer. Discover our vision for delivering a well-orchestrated IT symphony.


By Manoj Raisinghani,  Senior Director, HP Software Product Marketing

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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.
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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.
  • 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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