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In This HP Cloud Source Blog, HP Expert, Christian Verstraete will examine cloud computing challenges, discuss practical approaches to cloud computing and suggest realistic solutions.

Open a window in the clouds, dream up your future way of operations

Many companies are confronted with the need to reduce IT costs and improve responsiveness to business demand. In doing so they think about cloud computing as the magical solution that will address all needs. And yes, getting a server in the cloud for 3 cents per hour seems a dream. And being able to source as many as you need only adds to it. Unfortunately, the reality often turns out to be rather different. So, how can enterprises achieve their objectives while ensuring they can build the environment of the future?

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Transform your application management when taking apps to the Cloud

Over the last few months I have extensively discussed how to migrate applications to the cloud. It’s not one size fits all, and depending on how much you plan to take advantage of the Cloud, you will want adjust your approach. Should you take the opportunity of this migration to become more agile and respond faster to the demand of the business? How can you do that, and what will be the resulting benefits? Last week I had a lengthy discussion on this subject with one of my colleagues. Let me share what we came up with.

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Migrating Titanic Workloads to the Cloud

HP Discover in Barcelona neares. From December 2nd to 4th,thousands of customers, partners and HP employees will be looking at the future of the new style of IT. Tuesday, Dec 2, from 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM– at Discover Theater 4.4 in Hall 4, Jim Fanella, HP Vice President and GM for the Enterprise Services Workload & Cloud Practice and myself will discuss how you transform your applications to cloud and on what platform you can host them. Read more on what we will discuss here. Come and join us to discuss how you want to address your applications.

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Will IT still exist in 2020?

The other day I was asked to do a keynote for a conference. The theme was “IT in 2020.” Well, in order to prepare for the topic I had to start by asking the most basic question: whether IT will still exist by that time. What I actually mean is that I see information technology creeping into all aspects of the business, so will a separate IT department still makes sense? Or is IT becoming a basic skill that every member of the organization needs to master? My conclusion is that I believe IT will still exist, but will be a very different organization from what it is today. So, with 6 years ahead of us- what should we do to prepare ourselves for 2020? Here are my thoughts.

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Upgrading to the right PaaS (Platform as a Service) for your enterprise.

“Infrastructure as a service” is quickly becoming a commodity. It’s all about “Platform as a Service” these days. But what does the term PaaS actually mean, and how do you choose the right one for a given application? I see at least two different kind of PaaS environments addressing different scenarios and needs. It’s important, when embarking on the development and/or migration of an application to a cloud environment, to thoroughly think through which PaaS environment to use. Intrigued?

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  • Christian is responsible for building services focused on advising clients in their move to cloud, particularly from a business process and application perspective, and establishing a global community to deliver those services to our customers worldwide.
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