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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: June 2014

Bezos' law overlooks the conservation principle, changing the equation

A couple weeks ago I discussed how cloud services come with hiden costs. I actually compared it with budget airlines. My colleague George McKee, from Global Cyber Security, pointed out the fact that Bezos' law does not seem to take the ecosystem service conservation principle into account. In other words, what are you receiving from your IT department in a traditional environment, and is now your responsibility as you switch to cloud. And what cost is associated to it? Read how he puts it.

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Complement The machine with a distributed mesh cloud, welcome to the future

Last week I talked about "The Machine". Let's continue our trip to the future. What can we do with such small machines located everywhere. Well, we can set-up a distributed mesh cloud. You may scratch hour head asking yourself what this means and what purpose this might well have. That's precisely what I want to highlight in this blog entry. Embark to the future, let's think through what we can do with such technologies. And by the way, why don't you share your own examples? That would help all of us think the future.

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The Machine, a view of the future of computing

HP Discover is always an exciting moment and frankly this year was no exception. Plenty of interesting things were discussed and I'll spend a number of blog entries describing them. Let me start with probably the most exciting one. It won't change our lives in the near future, but "The Machine" is a research project that may change computing forever, and it should be out in the next 5 years. But what is it? That's what i will try to explain in this blog entry, going back to the roots of computing. In a next entry we'll see how it can be used to exploit the information we generate with the "Internet of Things", or maybe I should say, the Internet of Everything.

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Take a minute, assess whether your applications are suitable for cloud

Over the next couple days at HP Discover I'll be sharing with attendants a way to check whether their applications are suitable for the cloud. But even if you can't make it to Las Vegas I want to give you the opportunity to do the same. Answer 32 multiple choice questions and know on which cloud your application will run best and what you would need to look at to make it run on another cloud. I describe in details how to do it and how to read the reports. Take a moment, it's worth it.

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Transform big data in real understanding, tomorrow’s challenge

As companies transform themselves for the digital world we are living in, gaining understanding of the data accessible to us, will be the next challenge. In the world of the blind, the one with one eye is king. The same is true in the business world. Many enterprises are so focused on their internal operations, they forget to look around them and understand the game in which they are playing. Making it possible to gather that understanding will make the difference between a leader and a laggard. What should we look at?

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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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