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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.

Displaying articles for: April 2014

Open Source does not stop you from doing your homework

Over the last couple weeks, the word Heartbleed has been on everybody’s lips. And it has quickly become an argument against Open Source. You see, the Open Source community is unable to write software that is security proof. I’m not a security specialist, so won’t drive into the intricacies of how and why this happened, but I’d like to share with you some of my thoughts about using Open Source software, and what you should do if you start using such software.

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If it is cloud, it will be hybrid

Just under one year ago, I spoke at a cloud conference. The speaker before me, the CTO of a well-known SaaS provider boldly told the audience to forget about their private infrastructures, the future was the public cloud. Speaking to companies all the time, I frankly don’t see that happen. Yes, cloud technology is increasingly used by organizations, but they are not going to the public cloud for all their workloads. What I see is the combination of multiple cloud models, from public to private. Understand why.

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From application modernization to continuous update.

One of my customers told me that he was tired of having to modernize his applications every five years. This was a costly and time consuming exercise. He challenged me of finding another way. I proposed him to set-up what I call a continuous improvement cycle. Intrigued by the words? Well, let me explain what I mean by that after having reviewed why you want your applications to run on up to date software and infrastructure.

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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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