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What 5 questions should you ask to determine the best cloud computing model?

HP Pathways to the Cloud Road ShowBy Dan Klein, HP Enterprise Services Marketing


We’re always looking for some quick way to help us make key decisions. While listening to several speakers at the HP Pathways for the Cloud road show in Boston, I picked up a good set of questions to consider when thinking about implementing a cloud computing environment. There are, roughly speaking, 3 broad kinds of cloud computing. Read on to learn more.

What questions are you asking about Cloud Computing?

HP Master the Cloud

By Dan Klein, Enterprise Services Marketing


Today I’m attending the HP road show, Master the Cloud in Boston where I’ve had the opportunity to listen to and question a number of HP experts on cloud computing. Read on to find out what I've learned.

HP Enterprise Services at the HP Master the Cloud Event in Toronto

As I continue to walk around the various booths at the HP Master the Cloud Event in Toronto and see the DEMO stations showcasing the service offerings HP has, I see the booth from HP Enterprise Services and stop by to chat with my colleagues. I am thinking: Home ground ;-)


I am first introduced to Ann Keffer, WW Marketing Manager for HP Enterprise Cloud Services as well as Kirk Gillette who is from the HP ES Application Service Marketing team. I am thinking: Deploying Applications (Kirk) to the Cloud (Ann). Cool!

The Perspective of Gibraltar Solutions at the Master the Cloud Event in Toronto

As I walk around the HP Master the Cloud Event in Toronto at the Direct Energy Center, I see booths from our various partners. One such booth happens to be that of Gibraltar Solutions, a Converged Infrastructure Elite partner of HP.  I am naturally curious about what Trent Dilke, Vice President for Strategy and the Chief Security Officer for Gibraltar solutions has to say.

Cloud Computing Myths vs. Realities: Keynote at HP Master the Cloud in Toronto

I am at the HP Master the Cloud road show in Toronto attending the Demystifying the Cloud keynote by Patrick Harr, Worldwide VP, Cloud Computing, HP. Patrick outlines various Cloud Myths prevalent in the industry today. For each one, he explains why these are not myths and how they can be addressed effectively.


As Patrick outlines them, I am forming my own views on his assertions. Here’s my perspective on Patrick Harr’s observations in the keynote session:

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