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The science behind the simplicity of HP OneView—Part three

try-it-free-305x246.jpgIn this third post in our series on HP OneView, we get into the nuts and bolts of what went into developing HP’s new systems management tool. To get a better understanding of how HP OneView was built (and how to get started) I asked Bryan Jacquot, HP Distinguished Technologist to explain development and deployment. Here’s what he had to say.

The science behind the simplicity of HP OneView—Part two

OV.pngPerhaps the best view of HP OneView is the part you can’t see. HP’s new systems management tool rolls four years of customer input and HP innovation into a solid task-driven package that redefines systems management. To understand the essential differences, I sat in on a briefing by HP Converged System’s Jeff Carlat, Director of Project Management and Bryan Jacquot, Distinguished Technologist.


In this second post in the series, Jeff Carlat how HP OneView was developed around a single question—What’s stopping you from working faster and more efficiently?


Here’s what he had to say.

Quick tips on understanding the VALUE & DIFFERENCE of HP OneView for infrastructure mgmt.

As the interest mounts with HP OneView, I decided a blog that made it easier, faster, and informative to gain a bit more depth and 'comparative view' was in order. I hope this helps.


The science behind the simplicity of HP OneView—Part one

c03931676.pngPerhaps the best view of HP OneView is the part you can’t see. HP’s new systems management tool rolls four years of customer input and HP innovation into a solid task-driven package that redefines systems management. To understand the essential differences, I sat in on a briefing by HP Converged System’s Jeff Carlat, Director of Project Management and Bryan Jacquot, Distinguished Technologist. 


In this first post in this series Jeff Carlat covers what makes HP OneView different from other lifecycle management solutions.

Do your infrastructure management tools have you relying on last century’s technologies?

Using a smartphone, you can get directions in just about any well-developed area of the U.S. and then quickly link to online info about your destination (unless you are in the United States National Radio Quiet Zone, in which case you’re stuck with dial-up service).  However in your data center, you use traditional infrastructure management tools -- it’s as if you’ve wandered into that quiet zone and are forced to rely on last century’s technology.

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When it comes to infrastructure convergence do you have a best of breed technology blind spot?

Guest blog written by: Scott Wood, Vice President, HP US Solution Architects


In many information technology organizations technologist will often identify their role or position by the technology brand.  There are many reasons why this identification happens. It would be completely natural for people to become defensive and put their positions, jobs, or value to the organization above the solution decision.  This brand bias can lead a company to continue down the best of breed approach in opposition to more important business goals.

Is SIMPLIFYING IT realistic when 100s, even 1000s of apps bog you down? There is a better way.

Does this sound like you:  Hundreds of applications to manage, deliver, add, and change; more and more clamoring business demand; and, lots of technology solution considerations. As I ‘peel back’ the infrastructure convergence onion, my next topic is to start talking about the ‘app-centric’ approach (and solutions) required to simplify and align IT to the speed of the business – for any workload at any scale.

Close alignment through the technology stack for HP and VMware at #VMworld 2013

At VMworld in Barcelona I spent time with Nigel Page, Chief Technologist for HP Converged Infrastructure in EMEA, who gave some interesting perspectives on the show. 


Here’s the second part where he talks in more depth around where HP & VMware show some great alignment throughout our portfolios.

HP & VMware deliver strong vision at #VMworld 2013

One of the features of VMworld is the sheer number of experts that customers have access to, providing briefings, one to ones and delivering hands on labs.


I caught up with one of our own experts, Nigel Page, Chief Technologist for HP Converged Infrastructure in EMEA, asked him for some perspectives on the show and I’ll post them in two parts, today and tomorrow.

Can social collaboration boost IT infrastructure productivity?

Collaboration is key to creative problem-solving.   It follows, then, that infrastructure management tools that make it easier for data center teams to work together could also lead to better problem-solving, and a more productive workplace. When troubleshooting takes less time, that leaves more time for coming up with innovative ways to meet business demands.

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Tight integration with OpenStack at #VMworld 2013

On stage at the general session at VMworld today, Kit Colbert, VMware Senior Principle Engineer demonstrated a number of features of VMware’s cloud offerings, in an exchange with Carl Eschenbach where they debated the benefits to the line of business and the IT department.  Net net, there’s a lot of benefit to both...


One of the areas they discussed was their focus on tight integration with OpenStack.  As some customers are interested in an open, standard API and want to be able to choose from a variety of best in class components to build their cloud, VMware will support heterogeneous cloud environments based on OpenStack. 


Integration with OpenStack is something HP is working on with our own cloud offerings.

Leading cloud, storage and client virtualization solutions from HP at #VMworld 2013

At today’s VMworld general session, CEO Pat Gelsinger gave an overview of the latest VMware offerings from cloud, through software defined storage and networks to end user computing.


One of his points that resonated was how in his conversations with customers, he found they are looking to get cloud management capability from their infrastructure vendors.

What to look for from a Converged Systems vendor at #VMworld 2013

VMworld kicks off for customers on Tuesday 15th October, but today, Monday 14th, it was partner day.


In his presentation Carl Eschenbach, President and COO for VMware, stated one of the first things VMware customers are looking for from partners is converged infrastructure to provide the foundation for their next generation datacenters.


The embodiment of HP Converged Infrastructure is in our Converged Systems portfolio. As there are a number of converged systems offerings in the market, we see a lot of discussion around the best ways to evaluate and choose between them to get the best technology and experience, so I thought I’d give you some of our perspective on the advantages that HP delivers.

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