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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.

Applications in the Cloud: Make the right choices

Cloud Computing has been hyped for the last several years. It was going to solve every problem. Slowly but surely it is becoming mainstream. Companies are using Cloud, and see the actual benefits of doing so. As a result, new terms are being invented. One in particular Platform as a Service (PaaS) includes Cloud technology and platforms. But will it really solve all IT problems? Frankly no. So when you think about moving to the Cloud, make sure you look at all aspects and make the right decisions.

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HP Helion Network, creating a Cloud of Clouds

At HP Discover, Bill Veghte announced the HP Helion Network. Intrigued, I wanted to know more. So I took the opportunity to sit down with Colin I’Anson, one of the people involved in the development of HP Helion, and asked him a series of questions. Here's what he had to say.

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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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  • 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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