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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.

Private cloud is doomed to fail. Or is it?

I like to stay updated on what is published about cloud, and this week, an article by Matt Asay (@mjasay) in TechRepublic came to my attention: Private Clouds, a very public failure. My initial reaction was, really? Sure, Amazon Web Services will tell you the private cloud is doomed, but would you expect anything else? But beyond that statement, what are we really talking about? Before starting the discussion, let me point out I’m talking from my own experience. The only thing I can say is that, in the environments I work in, the private cloud is well established and growing fast. Let me highlight why.

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Is Cloud the Response to Integrated R&D?

Being the first to market with a new product or a new feature offers the benefits of the first entrant, larger marketshare, better prices. This implies an agile and responsive R&D organization. How do we establish that, how do we focus all the energy and creativity of our engineers to developing these new products and features/ That is the fundamental question. Can new technologies such as cloud computing support R&D teams in their quest to innovation? Actually at HP we have done it. Interested in knowing how you could embark on such journey?

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Stop looking at your SLAs, think business.

How often has IT been focused on reporting its SLAs are green. Whether these demonstrate infrastructure or applications are up, if the business cannot do its work, that won't help. What counts is taking orders, delivering products and services, respond to customer demand, issue bills and receive payments. If that is not happening, the company has no future, regardless of the state of its IT SLAs.

But how do we change the mentality of IT? How do we engrain that in the organization and measure it so the IT teams are fully aligned with the way the business works? That's what we should implement in todays increasingly digital enterprise. But how? Let's look at a couple steps to do just that.

Public Clouds aren’t secure, are they?

When the discussion turns to the use of public cloud, the majority sentiment seems to be that the cloud is not secure. Public Cloud is defined by NiST (The National Institute of Standards and Technologies) as “The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for open use by the general public. It may be owned, managed, and operated by a business, academic, or government organization, or some combination of them. It exists on the premises of the cloud provider.


Where enterprises do not question the security of their private clouds, they do not have the same impression regarding public clouds.


Why is that?

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As 2015 arrives, 10 topics highlighting the digital transformation (Part 2)

Last week, or I should rather say last year, I shared with you 5 key topics for 2015. I also promised you there would be another five coming. So, here I am to fulfill my promise. But first, let me wish you a happy 2015. May you experience all the best.


In this article I am focusing more directly on the digital enterprise and its implications as far as mobile, applications and IoT is concerned. Again, I probably forgot a number of points, so give me your feedback, lets keep the dialogue going. And who knows, your comments may become the subject of a new blog entry.

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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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