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The new kid on the block is the old kid on the block!

By:  Daniel Amor, EMEA Lead for Application Modernisation, Hewlett Packard Company


seeyouinbcn.jpgThree exciting days of HP Discover are over and we have seen a lot of innovation in basically all segments of HP's businesses, ranging from printers to servers, software and services, including the Machine. Now we're off to work with all the clients and are looking forward to the next HP Discover in Barcelona.


But before we leave, let's review the highlights from the 3 days at HP Discover in Las Vegas.


On day 1 we saw a lot of announcements around the HP Helion strategy. New services were introduced, like the HP Helion OpenStack Professional Services, we saw new software to help determine which applications should go to the cloud and the Helion Network of Cloud that brings together a global alliance of network providers running the Helion version of OpenStack.


Day 2 was all about The Machine. A key goal for The Machine is to replace the different storage technologies in use today with a single "universal memory" pool made from memristors, he said. That's a new type of memory, still at the research stage, that uses ions instead of electrons to represent the 1s and 0s of computer code. We are also designing new, application-specific processors for its architecture. It envisions pools of processors and memory chips interconnected with photonic cables, which Martin Fink said will carry data at up to 6TB per second.


In six words:

  • electrons compute,
  • photons communicate, and
  • ions store.

Day 3 focussed on transformation journeys. If the end-state is clear as defined on day 1 and day 2. How do we get there. And HP has a great story to tell about how it transformed itself and how we did it for our clients. The HP Client Story Wall provides all the stories to make it matter.


So it was exciting and exhausting, but we are looking forward to seeing you at Discover in Barcelona in December.


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danielamor2.jpgDaniel Amor, EMEA Lead for Application Modernisation, Hewlett Packard Company

Daniel’s expertise includes Applications Modernisation (AMod), Cloud, Portals, Web Apps and the SOA domain. He has designed and led the implementation of large-scale, complex applications-related projects with clients throughout Europe. Daniel has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and is the author of six books and numerous articles in European and US-based publications on IT change. More information about Daniel can be found at

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