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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….

Webinar Next Week - OpenStack in the Enterprise: Challenges & Opportunities

gigaom.jpgJoin GigaOM for a unique webinar on OpenStack in the Enterprise with industry leaders including Monty Taylor from HP Helion and Paul Miller, Janakiram MSV, and Caroline McCrory. The webinar is August 6 at 10am PDT.

HP Helion Blog Series: Developers, Developers, Developers

152116306-920508de-2c5b-43b8-a6ac-8871e895afe3-1057204260_p.jpgA shift is underway in cloud computing with the growing awareness of how cloud computing will rise in the stack once again and revolutionize enterprise application development. The improvements seen in the latest editions of Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings such as Cloud Foundry are now enabling application developers to build applications for the cloud.

HP Helion Keynote at Cloud Foundry Summit

keynoteclod.jpgHP's commitement to open source and cloud continues to grow as we recently were one of three keynotes at the Cloud Foundry Summit. The HP Helion team is commited to delivering an enterprise PaaS for the OpenStack community and is fully engaged wtih the Cloud Foundry project.

Day 4 of the OpenStack Summit – Final Day with Plenty of HP Sessions

20140512_135938.jpgGood morning and welcome to the final day of the OpenStack Summit. HP is participating in many sessions today sharing our knowledge and ideas with the community.


Read more for the session information

Day 3 of the OpenStack Summit – Latest Schedule of HP Activities

20140513_175534b.jpgGood morning and welcome to the third day of the OpenStack Summit. Today's highlight is a presention from Bill Hilf, Sr. VP Product and Service Management, HP Helion.


Read more for all the details...

OpenStack® Summit – Day 2 Summary

20140512_104112_resized.jpgA late night at the OpenStack Summit with a great party hosted by HP. This blog contains several videos with various interviews from attendees as well as the video from the OpenStack Online Meetup LIVE from the Summit.


Read more to see all the videos..

Day 2 of the OpenStack Summit – Latest Schedule of HP Activities

5x7 Daddy.jpgDay 2 gets underway this morning in Atlanta at the OpenStack Summit. In addition to the HP booth and interactions wiht HP community members, HP is sponsoring the premier party of the event.


Read more for the complete schedule...

OpenStack® Summit Day 1 – Recap of all things HP

20140512_141851.jpgThe OpenStack® Summit is underway in Atlanta, GA with 4500 attendees and 90 sponsors. HP is proud to not only sponsor this event but also be an active participant in all aspects of the OpenStack community.


Read more for an overview of Day 1...

HP Kicks-Off Day 1 of the OpenStack® Summit with New Solutions and an Afternoon Track

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Time again for another OpenStack Summit conference and HP is pleased to be a sponsor supporting the continued growth of the community and its technology. Each morning I will post a schedule for the day highlighting sessions and activies affiliated with HP and our team.


I look foward to seeing everyone in Atlanta this week.  

Tags: Events| HP Helion

HP Helion is here with $1 Billion Investment

helion.pngHP Helion, a portfolio of cloud products and services that enable organizations to build, manage, and consume workloads in hybrid IT environments was just announced.


Keep reading to learn more about today's announcement and what it means for you.

Tags: cloud| HP Helion

Chat with Product Manager of Newly Launched Next Generation Cloud System

utealbert.jpgUte Albert, HP Product Marketing Manager for CloudSystem discusses the new features and design principles behind HP's latest cloud platform release. 


Go to the blog to watch the video of the podcast discussion.

Attending the OpenStack Summit in May? Be Sure to Schedule HP Sessions

openstacklogo.jpgThe OpenStack community meets twice a year at the OpenStack Summit. HP is a proud sponsor and supportor of the community and is pleased to release our schedule of sessions during the event. 


Read more for the complete list of HP sessions at the OpenStack Summit Atlanta.

Docker, OpenStack, and HP Cloud—looking to the future


Have you experienced a moment where you are so busy at the moment with the current technology, that you aren’t looking ahead to what’s next?


I would like to introduce you to Docker—an open source project that is quickly gaining momentum with cloud and virtualization technologists. Keep reading to find out how it works and what it means for you. 

HP a Platinum Sponsor of Cloud Foundry Open Governance Model



Yesterday, Pivotal announced the creation of a new Open Governance Model for Cloud Foundry with the support of many industry leaders including HP, which is a Platinum sponsor. This new group will collectively establish an independent non-profit foundation to accelerate the adoption of the Cloud Foundry open source project.


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HP Talks Enterprise-grade Cloud and Open Source at OpenStack Enterprise Forum


HP took part in the OpenStack: Breaking into the Enterprise Forum as a sponsor and participant in the Q&A disucssion with Lydia Leong from Gartner. Video interviews from the event are included in this blog.  

Labels: Cloud| Event| OpenStack

Configure an Open Source Framework with OpenStack on HP Cloud


Have you attended any of the OpenStack Online Meetups? Your next opportunity is coming up this week, and I know you won’t want to miss it.


Keep reading to find out how you can join and what topics our guest presenters will be discussing. 

Empowering users and the new face of cloud

Empowering users is one of primary reasons that organizations are adopting the cloud.  The cloud allows the focus to shift away from the underlying restrictions of infrastructure and applications. It empowers users to be much more productive, as they work with a new service- oriented platform.


Graphic1 in Teaser.pngHP wanted to help users exploit the power of the cloud, so we are introducing “the new face of cloud” in the new release of HP CloudSystem we are announcing. It features a consumer-inspired interface that is designed to make each user more productive: consumers, cloud architects and cloud administrators.  CloudSystem is a single, open platform that manages a wide range of environments and cloud services.



The new face of cloud makes the process of creating and consuming services much easier and far more efficient. Read on to learn more.


Written by Ken Spear, Senior Marketing Manager (HP CloudSystem and OneView)

HP Tech Talk: Open Source, OpenStack and HP Cloud



HP regularly participates with SDR News to create a series of technology-oriented videos related to various technical areas including cloud computing; HP Tech Talk. This week, I recorded a new session with Mark Atwood, Director of Open Source at HP Cloud.

OpenStack Summit Recap – Not just another Cloud conference

IronicImae.jpegOver 3,000 “stackers” gathered in Hong Kong last week to collaborate for the future and celebrate the past. HP has been a long-time partner of OpenStack. Keep reading to learn more about this partnership and our new management console.

Labels: Cloud| OpenStack

It’s a Bright Horizon for HP, OpenStack and HP Cloud OS

OpenStack Hong Kong.jpgAt the OpenStack® Summit in Hong Kong this morning, HP announced the industry’s first commercially available public cloud management console using the OpenStack Horizon dashboard as part of the HP Public Cloud.

Heading to VMworld 2013?

If your sights are set on VWworld 2013 in San Francisco next week and you have an interest in the cloud, this article might be of interest to you. Earlier this year in June, HP announced new innovations to HP Converged Cloud portfolio. HP Cloud OS is an open and extensible cloud technology platform that leverages the power of OpenStack technology to enable workload portability, simplified installation and enhanced life cycle management across hybrid clouds.

3 important lessons we’ve learned about cloud and automation from working with clients


Experts in server room.pngFor decades now, HP has recognized that the surest way to design technology that will perform for customers the way they need it to, is to work closely with them in solving their operational challenges. Working with customers “in the field” has been instrumental in developing Automation, Orchestration and Cloud software. Here are some valuable lessons HP has taken to heart.


By Michael Zuber, HP Cloud Leader (Americas)

HP welcomes IBM’s rhetoric around stronger OpenStack® support

Written by Saar Gillai, senior vice president and general manager of Converged Cloud for Hewlett Packard


The growth and market acceptance of OpenStack has been a journey.  One that HP has been closely involved with for nearly two years.  Our decision to leverage OpenStack for our cloud platform was not made lightly, and was based on our experience of deploying cloud solutions for several years prior to our OpenStack participation. In fact, we have thousands of customers using our cloud solutions and services, and those numbers are growing quickly. 

Are you interested in deploying OpenStack-based KVM in a HP CloudSystem environment?

Earlier today, HP announced the technical preview of HP CloudSystem support for OpenStack-based Red Hat KVM resource pools. What does this mean and why is it important?


Some of our existing customers focus primarily use a single hypervisor today. This hypervisor is often a full feature virtualization platform that provides a robust infrastructure that works well for traditional enterprise applications. However, many, if not most, of those customers are already deploying or considering moving to a multi-hypervisor model.

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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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  • 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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