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….

Welcome to your online meeting place from HP Helion

hpmyroom.pngHP Helion and our education services team have developed a fantastic online video communication and collaboration tool for both professional and personal needs all running on HP Helion clouds. In the past year, we delivered over 5
billiion+ user connected minutes.


To see this tool in action,

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The power of a cloud IT investment strategy – Did you consider this?

72968816.jpgCloud computing is often thought of in only technical terms but there is a broader business impact in transforming to this new style of IT including the financial impact. At HP Discover, I had a chance to videotape an interview with HP Financial Services to better understand how they enable customers to finance their cloud solutions.



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HP Helion Announcements at HP Discover – Latest and Greatest

helion.pngThe HP Helion team made several announcements this week at HP Discover. This blog is a wrap-up of the announcements and information on our just released pricing for HP Helion OpenStack.


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It’s a Hybrid World Now – HP Cloud Changes the Game at HP Discover


This past week, the HP Cloud team launched our hybrid delivery model to over 10,000 customers and technologists in Barcelona, Spain. See for yourself how HP is changing the game in enterprise cloud computing.


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Are you investing in technology that offers optimal handling and acceleration for your business?

158996739n.jpgHP Cloud Management drives down cost for enterprises through automation and a platform that increases greater flexibility, simplifies operations, and comprehensive end-end cloud solutions.  You can learn more about how to optimize this management system by speaking to the experts in person.

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HP CloudSystem, HP’s flagship for building cloud!! Check us out at HP Discover in Barcelona

At HP Discover Barcelona you will be to see the latest on CloudSystem technologies both within the product showcase and in the business and technical breakout sessions. Remember to bring you questions, as there are not too many opportunities within the year to have immediate access to all this intellectual HP Cloud knowledge under one roof. 

Got your head in the cloud?

If cloud is on your business agenda and you are still undecided about attending HP Discover in June…maybe this will help.  History continues to show that every 7-10 years, technology delivery undergoes a tectonic shift; one that opens up new business and access models.  Today, cloud computing is leading the path of this next technological evolution, offering IT new means of helping organizations accelerate towards solving their business and technology challenges to speed innovation, enhance agility and drive business model transformation

Converging Clouds over HP Discover, Las Vegas

A new style of IT is emerging.  Cloud computing is fundamentally changing the way people live and work. And just like client/server did, the changes will significantly impact Information technology – people, processes and technology.

Enterprises have been steadily embracing private and managed cloud environments and are increasingly finding use cases for the public cloud. We are past the point of the cloud being limited to shadow IT and startups.

Cloud Computing at HP Discover Frankfurt 2012

Written by Frances Guida


Last week, more than 9,000 people gathered in Frankfurt for HP Discover 2012 to learn the latest about industry trends and how they can leverage HP solutions to drive their business objectives.  Cloud computing is one of the most important trends.  It’s enabling organizations to transform their business, using a mix of private, public, and managed clouds, alongside traditional IT.  For those who couldn’t join us in Frankfurt, HP’s Frances Guida shares her perspective on the key takeaways Discover attendees had about cloud in this short video


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Heading to HP Discover Frankfurt? We have a great show exclusive for you if you are

HP recognizes the significance of cloud for business and is committed to helping you on your cloud journey. To help reduce risk, improve success and simplify your cloud journey experience, HP is providing an exclusive opportunity. The HP Converged Cloud Accelerator Pack is available for a limited time, exclusively to participants who attend HP Discover 2012 in Frankfurt. 

For Cloud sessions at HP Discover – We left the lights on for you

I read an interesting article just after HP Discover in Las Vegas titled Turn out the lights HP Discover is over, written by a friend and HP colleague of mine called Calvin Zito. If you follow Calvin, you will find he is a very pervasive writer that lives and breathes anything storage. His article came up for discussion yesterday during a meeting, which triggered a reminder to me that even though HP Discover was over, from the Cloud perspective, we left the lights on for you.

Got a question? Get your cloud-related technical questions answered from Cloud Experts

At HP Discover 2012 you’ll get direct access to all the leading Cloud subject matter experts from HP, HP Partners and peers, to help answer and address the most challenging technical questions related to Converged Cloud security, application and cloud services, HP CloudSystem,  application lifecycle management, cloud virtualization, networking, etc. 

7 Ways to Get Started in the Cloud at HP Discover

HP recently announced the Converged Cloud strategy and common architecture, based on open standards and multi-vendor, heterogeneous software and hardware support. Learn the core technologies that will power, store and connect tomorrow’s hybrid clouds in our Master the Cloud series of sessions at HP Discover, as well as learn how to create the business case, roadmap and to avoid security risks across private, public or hybrid clouds. 

Take Advantage of Cloud Implementation Best Known Methods (BKMs)

Leverage thousands of HP and customer hours of experience and best known methods for building and managing cloud services with HP cloud solutions and services at HP Discover Las Vegas 2012.

Looking for a good recap from HP Discover – Vienna 2011?

It’s hard to believe that a week has already gone by and the big HP Discover event in Vienna is now history. As what typically happens when you attend these events in person, is that it is very hard to know if we are actually providing good social media coverage or not. So, if I was not able to attend and were just following the event from another location, were we providing adequate coverage?

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SaaS soared at HP Discover Vienna 2011

HP Discover's third day indicates we are at the end. Or is it the beginning of something else?

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Building a Private Cloud in Zero to 90 Days

If you are getting a chance to go to HP Discover, here’s an interesting session to look out for. It's about a company called FICO that successfully implemented a 90 day transition into the Cloud using HP CloudSystem Matrix.

Are you HP Discover bound?

If you are going to HP Discover this year and are interested in new Cloud develops, there will be a lot of interesting things in store for you. On the exhibit floor you will find 9 specific Cloud demos in the Cloud Zone. These demos are made up of where to start your journey to the cloud with CloudStart, (a fully comprehensive, fixed rate, 30 day program to Cloud.)

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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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  • 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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