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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.

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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Reducing costs by cloud-enabling your developments

Any CIO will tell you that one of their primary concerns is keeping their cost structure lean, all while fulfilling their responsibility to the enterprise and end customer. The percentages vary, but the discussion is pretty consistent. One of the areas instrumental in reducing costs is the enterprise’s software development- an area that is surprisingly not often considered. After considering this habit of companies missing a cost-cutting opportunity, I came up with eight savings resulting from the use of cloud computing in the development process. Let me share what I came up with and tell me if I missed anything.

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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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