After the Big Data announcements at the start of the week, we received a number of positive comments in the press about our approach and solutions sets from Information Week.
To frame things up, Greg Battas, Chief Technologist for Converged Systems discussed our overall strategy with John Furrier and Jeff Kelly on theCUBE, explaining how HP is taking Hadoop integration to the next level across the stack.
Day 2 at HP Discover saw a major focus on Converged Cloud with announcements for:
- HP Converged Cloud Professional Services - a comprehensive portfolio of consulting services to help customers manage their cloud journeys and investments with an end-to-end lifecycle approach
- HP CloudSystem Enterprise Starter Suite - a bundled offering providing a rapid, cost-effective way for customers to get started with private cloud
Tom Joyce, Senior VP and General Manager, discussed the role HP Converged Systems have in delivering Converged Cloud, and how customer requirements have evolved over the last four years to focus on a higher level of systems integration for key workloads, so IT departments can more rapidly deliver against business needs. You can see more from Tom in the video below.
8,000 customers from 90 countries gathered together on Tuesday in Las Vegas to hear from HP about how our latest innovations are helping to shape the industry.
Meg Whitman’s main message on stage at the evening keynote was that HP’s driving ambition is to be the best company to partner with in the industry, for customers, ISV’s and solution providers.
For Converged Systems this is critical to everything we do, as we optimize systems in partnership with industry leading software vendors to deliver the best customer experience for Cloud, Virtualization, Big Data and Collaboration workloads, and this was the theme of the announcements we made at the outset of the show.
Over recent weeks we’ve brought you suggestions on the top sessions for Converged Systems at HP Discover Las Vegas 2013 including those for Virtualization & Cloud, Big Data and Collaboration.
We’ve saved the best for last: Here are two sessions, recently announced on the Discover calendar, which give you the strategic insight to make future proofed decisions on infrastructure convergence in your organization today, presented by the new leader of HP Converged Systems, Tom Joyce.
Solutions that maximize IT performance are always in demand and as a result convergence is a hot topic. The promise of simplicity, efficiency, and the speed that a converged infrastructure delivers is appealing, but it requires change. Recently, my colleagues and I explored why some customers embrace change. Let me share my experience and insights from customers who have made the decision to change to a converged infrastructure.