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5 key lessons to learn from your peers about Automation and Cloud Management

birds of a feather.jpgWhat happens when five IT experts from major companies get on stage to share their experiences with automation and cloud management? The audience comes away much more enlightened about what it will really take to orchestrate in their own organization. Here five important lessons they shared.


By Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing Manager, HP Automation and Cloud Management

What to do when “Software eats the World”

software eating the world.pngA few years back, Marc Andreessen was quoted as saying “Software will eat the world”.  In 2011 this quote was catchy for its imagery but if we are honest most people probably just had a quick laugh and moved on. 


But just three years later, and I feel this statement was quite prophetic. Keep reading to find out how software truly is eating the world now and how you can support the changes this has brought with it.


Guest post by Mike Zuber, VP of Go-to Market Sales, HP Software

Finally, a slick way to automate your repetitive service desk requests

help.jpgNearly every organization has a long list of manual and low-value service desk requests that they wish would magically be resolved. Now there is a way. Here’s how you can get free access to a world-class automation tool and get started in just two hours.


Written by Mike Zuber, VP GTM Sales

Vegas, baby! 10 must-see stops on your tour of IT process automation

royal flush.jpgHP will be putting on quite a show in Las Vegas this year (June 10-12), and some of the hottest tickets are sure to be for sessions on IT process automation and orchestration. As sure as a royal flush at the poker table these 10 sessions will help you win big.


Guest post by Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing Manager

Clear the queue! Accelerate your service request fulfillment with IT process automation

G8485024022008_JPGHighres_96dpi_800x600.pngLike most of us, business users don’t like waiting. But manual coordination between IT administrators can lead to overloaded work queues that cause even simple service requests to take too long. Here’s how you can use IT process automation and orchestration to improve both the speed and quality of service request fulfillment.


By Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing Manager, HP Automation and Cloud Management


IT process automation : Get control of your incident remediation today!

Elite900 OFFICE.jpgBy Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing Manager, HP Automation and Cloud Management


One of the poster children for quick successes with substantial ROI in IT process automation is self-healing incident remediation. The large portion of your IT teams’ time is probably spent manually remediating a fairly limited range of event alerts. These remediation processes are ideal targets for IT process automation and process orchestration.

Prepare your shift from servers to services

Servers-to-services2.pngSooner or later, cloud computing will change your job in IT. The good news is that if you’re able to change with the times to embrace the service-centric model and the roles that IT process automation and operations orchestration will play, you can offer more value to the business than ever. Here are some thoughts on how you can get ready.



Written by Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing Manager, HP Automation and Cloud Management

How to boost IT efficiency by 75% and create time for innovation

G8641097032008_JPGHighres_96dpi_800x600.pngService drives the new IT. But how do you deliver new innovative services when most IT staff and budget are focused on maintenance and remediation? Here’s how you can quickly achieve big improvements in efficiency and leap ahead on service quality.


Written by Nimish Shelat, Product Marketing Manager, HP Automation and Cloud Management

Automating IT reduces time and errors in user provisioning

G5278013062006_JPGHighres_96dpi_800x600.pngManually provisioning new users on to disparate boxes can be an error-prone headache — and decommissioning can be worse. When you let machines do the heavy lifting by automating the repetitive workloads of user provisioning, you can collapse the time it takes, reduce errors and achieve a significant and quantifiable ROI. Here is a look at one example of how automated user provisioning with HP Operations Orchestration works.



By Nimish Shelat

Product Marketing Manager, HP Automation and Cloud Management

From Automation to Orchestration : A Roadmap to Starting the Transformation

thankyou.png10,000+ attendees, 75+ sponsors, 500+ sessions, 85 media organizations, 35 industry and financial analysts – HP Discover last week in Barcelona has been a phenomenal success and an incredible meeting of minds. Thank you!



As we look back at our time spent with you, a common theme continues to resonate a message from IDC.  “IT teams need to find ways to work more effectively to better empower end users and reduce day-to-day operational complexity.”


Many IT executives today have costly, resource-intensive complexity of IT data centers. Learn about tasks and processes you can automate today, as part of initial steps toward a larger cloud transformation.


by Muneer Mubashir, Director Product Marketing (Automation and Cloud Management)

Semaphores in HP Operations Orchestration

6-global-semaphore.pngIn computer science, a semaphore is a variable or abstract data type that provides a simple, but useful, abstraction for controlling access, by multiple processes to a common resource in a parallel programming or a multi-user environment.


HP Operations Orchestration can utilize this concept to increase automation adoption. Read on to find out how it can power your environment.

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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.
  • 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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