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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.

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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OpenStack® versus PropStack, what choice for the long term?

The other day, my colleague Sean O'Leary and I talked about the positioning of OpenStack versus proprietary cloud stacks. Sean jokingly told me I had to write a blog entry titled OpenStack versus PropStack. I took up the challenge and wrote a piece. As he had inspired me, I forwarded it to him. He summarized what I had written so well, I decided to conclude the entry with his summary. So, when and why should you go for OpenStack and Open Source software? Read our arguments and give us feedback.

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Don’t let infrastructure dictate your journey to the cloud

As it happens, over the last week I have received three different situations where customers are migrating to cloud. And in all three, it is the infrastructure team which leads the charge. In one situation, the objective is to move out of a datacenter quickly, in another the goal is reducing costs, and in the third, the customer is looking to gain control over multiple service suppliers. In all three cases, the approach happens to be the same: get things moving quickly and invest as little as possible in the migration.

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Windows 2003 EOL, Migrate Your Applications Now (Part 2)

In my previous blog post, I discussed how to migrate Windows 2003 applications that needed to run on a new environment, but for which the business and usage requirements fundamentally remain the same. As I mentioned, this is what typically happens for about 80% of the applications. But there are applications for which more drastic changes are required.
What changes are we talking about and how are they performed?

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Windows 2003 EOL, migrate your applications now

As windows 2003 is reaching end of life in June 2015, it becomes important to start looking at how to migrate the many applications running in this environment, before they become irrelevant. In a world where information technology is increasingly cloud based (private, managed or public cloud), exploring how to migrate such applications to cloud based environments should be envisaged. Let’s review the options available to you and how such migrations can take place.

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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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