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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….

HP Atalla Brings New Encryption Capabilities to HP Helion

176829387.jpgEarlier today, HP released a new Atalla solution for the safeguarding of sensitive data in the cloud. HP Atalla Cloud Encryption delivers trust in the cloud through key management, robust key encryption, and integration. It combines partially homomorphic split-key encryption with patented key management to protect critical data in public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.


Read the blog for more information.

Labels: security

HP Cloud Security Research: What Does the Market Think?

P6210042.JPGThe HP Cloud team recently completed a global cloud security survey to better understand how cloud customers and technologists not yet leveraging the cloud view security. The results of this survey are now available.


Continue reading to learn the results and how your organization compares.

Labels: Cloud| security| survey

5 things to consider when moving to the cloud

Cloud+automation.pngThere is a big question out there and I think I am just brave enough to ask it: What are the key things to think about when considering a move to the cloud?


There are five major points to keep in mind as you consider moving processes to the cloud. Keep reading to find out what they are.


Guest post by Ken O’Hagan, Director Software PreSales UK&I

Security and Software as a Service discussed at HP Discover 2013

Christian Verstraete, HP Chief Technologist for Cloud Technologies interviews Nir Yitzak, Chief Information Security Officer for HP Software as a Service regarding the state of security on SaaS, what to ask a SaaS vendor regarding security, and how HP SaaS addresses security issues for its customers.

Tags: HP Discover| SaaS
Labels: Cloud| security

Cloud in the Enterprise–Security 4–Where is Safe?

safe.jpgIs there really a locked vault where data centre security is impenetrable?  Or, is a move to the innards of a mountain in order?

How have Virtualization and Cloud evolved differently?

Virtualization is often confused with being a necessary step towards cloud adoption. While there are similarities in the adoption of virtualization on x86 technology-there is a fundamental difference between how cloud is maturing and how it is being adopted across enterprises, large and small.

Cloud in the Enterprise –Entrusting your Crown Jewels for Safekeeping

vault-istock_000008366284small1.jpgPrivacy. This is more than ensuring the confidentiality of corporate information (a big enough concern in its own right). This is about the legal and business risk ramifications of entrusting Privately Identifiable Information (PII) to a third-party supplier.


This is like putting your money in a bank, rather than buying and protecting your own vault. It is about trust.


Many, if not most, enterprises have strict privacy policies, with procedures in place to ensure that PII is dealt with securely.

Labels: security

Why I treat cloud security like a teenager

Cloud Security is one of the biggest concern when it comes to cloud adoption. In this article we discuss the fundamentals of cloud security and how we can successfuly address the security needs in a comprehensive fashion.

Cloud in the Enterprise – Security 1 – Losing the Perimeter

Is yocastle.jpgur castle wall thick enough to protect your inhabitants? When it comes to Cloud, a thick “castle” wall is not enough. Much ado is made about security in cloud computing. Advocates highlight that enterprise class providers deliver the services that many organisations need.  Either they don’t have the resources or investment to provide them or they simply don’t provide these services.

Labels: security

Day 2. Feeling insecure?

Our desire to feel secure and in control is preventing many from freely embracing SaaS and Cloud. But with HP SaaS and HP Labs, you can sleep better.

Cloud Security: Could we learn from the hotel business?

In my last entry I talked about the lack of trust many CIO express for public cloud. The origin, lack of transparency. Understanding the need for discression regarding the technologies, processes and procedures used to ensure security of a public cloud, I take the thinking a little further. Could we learn from the hotel business? You're intrigued why I use that title, keep reading, you'll understand.

And if you happen to be at HP Discover, and you enjoy my contributions, don't hesitate to contact me. I'll be there.

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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.
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  • 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.
  • 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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