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Bringing a new simplicity to data center management

IT organizations are struggling with the complexity of managing their infrastructure, while other key parts of the data center remain isolated in silos. Steve Wibrew looks at the way forward for data center integration and management via a single pane of glass


Tags: Convergence

DCIM business value, security and HP Converged Management Consulting Services

google-datacenter-tech-15.jpgBy Christophe Maisonnave, Asia Pacific and Japan Critical Facilities Strategies practice principal


With the new style of IT, all business processes and operations are integrated and must be supported.   A predictive, granular converged management solution is necessary to ensure the successful delivery of services in today’s datacenters...

Looking for a Cloud service that exactly fits your needs? Try Contrail

You can’t buy cloud services as easily as you might reserve, say, a plane ticket or a hotel room. But a new European initiative will help cloud service users easily connect with multiple providers, moving them closer to instant access to the services they need.

Unlocking big value through Big Data

From email, to collaboration documents, to legacy databases can meld your disparate and distributed data sources into a platform for accurate, real-time decision making.



Tags: Big Data

Blast through the barriers to DCIM with 4 new HP services

Data center infrastructure managChris Coggrave.jpgement offers great promise for rooting out inefficiencies. But the road to end-to-end DCIM has always been challenging and confusing — until now.

“Where do you guys come up with these things?” – Part 2, HP Foundation Care

This is the second in a series of blogs by HP VP Mike Cronin that talks about why HP recently developed and introduced an entire new line of services, referred to as the “Care” portfolio. It discusses one of the services in the portfolio - HP Foundation Care – and demonstrates how it responds to changes in computing and business realties, and meets the evolving needs of HP customers.


Privacy please: the growing challenge of protecting private information

With the emergence of new approaches like the Cloud and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), the complexity associated with maintaining compliance with HIPAA/HITECH and other privacy regulations has never been greater. Neither have the risks and potential costs associated with non-compliance. HP’s Mark Colaluca explains how the expertise and tools available from organizations like HP Technology Services have evolved to allow any organization to create an effective and tailored response to even the toughest privacy challenges.

Accelerate your drive to DCIM with converged systems

Data center infrastructure management can help you tackle a host of challenges, from managing capacity constraints, to monitoring resource availability, to improving capital resource efficiency. If you’re investigating DCIM, you should definitely check out innovative converged systems.

To start your Storage transformation, look in the "Mirror"

By Matt Lennie, Transformation Consultant, HP Storage Consulting


Misconceptions about the impact of transformation and the time and effort it involves can de-rail your storage initiative. HP understands the pitfalls and can help you avoid them. The HP Storage Transformation Experience Workshop is the first step in a proven methodology which will guide you around the common pitfalls and get your transformation off on the right foot.

Tags: Storage

Postcard from Barcelona: Cloud-y with a certainty of business transformation

Barcelona Clouds.jpgBy Kate Stanton Whalen, Technology Services Writer & Editor


At Discover Barcelona, HP customers learned how to partner with HP to adopt cloud technologies to transform their businesses.  If you weren’t able to attend you can still find the Cloud-answers you are looking for...


Taking the measure of Mobility: Can your network do THIS?

Here’s a super-fast, one-question “test” of how far your organization has progressed in the age of Mobility:


Can your enterprise provide universal access to people, applications, and data?

Fool me once …

Can you really get support that’s “just like HP’s” at a lower cost from an unauthorized service provider? Finding the answer to this question involves asking a few questions of your own. Details in this blog.   

Accelerate beyond "legacy" IT with HP's comprehensive command of Cloud

To hear vendors like Amazon Web Services tell it, you might be tempted to think that the rise of public cloud is turning everyone and everything into a “legacy." HP’s view is broader and more nuanced.


Thoughts from HP Discover: The days of flat, rigid networking are over

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Today’s usual practices prevent networking from providing the performance, speed and quality of service that businesses need at sustainable costs. Elastic connectivity is the answer.


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  • I’m a Global Strategist, a certified (PMI) Project Manager, specializing in business to IT alignment, agility consulting, Infrastructure Transformation and Strategic Architecture for Big Data, Mobility, Private Cloud, Unified Communications and Collaboration. I drive the strategy, vision and content of strategic consulting services in the Big Data IT Infrastructure services area at HP. As part of this, I meet with senior level customers to understand their challenges, conduct workshops to determine future vision and roadmaps as well as presenting at industry and analyst events.
  • Craig Partridge is the WW strategy lead for HP Technology Services Networking group. His role now covers strategy for consulting, professional and support services. The major areas of focus are Mobility, UC, Cloud Networking and IPv6. All aligned to core HP networking solutions - simplified, secure, optimized and available.
  • Don has held roles with the business and marketing of consulting for HP. Currently he supports HP's Client and Microsoft Solutions and the emerging Mobility Consulting services. He holds a MBA from UCLA's Anderson School.
  • Over 12 years of consulting, new technology services development and marketing experience covering data center, IT infrastructure, cloud technology domains. Hande holds a M.B.A degree from Bentley College, MA.
  • Having joined HP in 2003 Ian Jagger is the world-wide marketing and program manager for HP Technology Consulting's Strategic Consulting Services, Critical Facilities Services and Energy and Sustainability Management Services, as well as emerging IT services Prior to his current role, he served as the HP Services Marketing Manager for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, having joined HP in a similar role in the Middle East. Prior to HP Jagger had a 15 year international sales career, culminating in being Sales and Marketing Director for Steelcase Inc addressing Northern Europe before focusing more specifically on marketing. His initial focus was consultancy and interim marketing management, primarily for small to mid-sized customers based or looking to expand in the Middle Eastern region. Immediately prior to joining HP he was a strategic marketing consultant addressing investment targets for a technology fund. Born in Rochdale, United Kingdom, Jagger holds an honors bachelor of science degree in economics and a degree in social psychology from Loughborough University, England. He also holds a Masters Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Chartered Marketer. He has one daughter and lives in Cary, North Carolina.
  • Jeff Enters works in the HP Technology Services Networking organization and consults with customers on their IT strategies. He has over 20 years of consulting, design and integration experience in multi-vendor Voice and Data environments.
  • Jeff James is a Content Marketing Strategy Manager for HP Enterprise, focusing on HP Technology Services. He is the former Editorial Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, and also was the Editor-in-Chief of both Windows IT Pro and Microsoft Technet Magazine. Jeff also served as an editorial director at the LEGO Company, and has more than 20 years of experience as an award-winning technology writer, journalist, and digital content producer. Jeff started writing technology articles for AmigaWorld, Computer Gaming World, and other tech publications and websites in the early 1990's.
  • Editor and writer with 12+ years experience in the corporate software and technology sectors.
  • Jordan owns the strategic direction and evangelism of HP’s mobility and digital workplace services portfolio. He engages with customers around the world to discuss the tremendous potential of mobility for building more responsive, more nimble businesses and agencies by redefining end user productivity and innovation with IT solutions for the New Style of Business
  • Ken Larson has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology aligning business to technology. As an Enterprise Architect, he has delivered many successful architecture related services across business and government sectors in manufacturing, insurance, banking, oil, utilities, US state and federal governments. He is certified in TOGAF and IT Service Management.
  • Laura Cunningham is a CPA and business consultant with HP Technology Services Consulting. She helps CIOs and their teams bridge the gap between what the CIO wants and what the CFO requires by building a comprehensive business case that can withstand financial scrutiny.
  • I am on the WW Cloud and Big Data Solutions Team. I help our customers adopt HP advanced solutions that are made up of products and services from across HP. I have over 30 years experience in the technology business including 17 years of business ownership.
  • Strategist for large, complex and/or innovative solutions and projects. Broad mix of experiences developed in more than 20 years of technology-driven innovation. Fascinated by changes triggered by mix of behavior, needs and technology (now Cloud, Mobility, Big Data and more). Bachelor in Theoretical Physics. Certified HP Master ASE.
  • Working for EMEA TS Consulting, I am a Specialist in end to end management of customer data, from creation through consumption, to protection and preservation and ultimately (controlled) destruction. This includes, host, connectivity, storage, data protection and backup and archive, from a technical and more importantly, operational perspective. I have worked in the storage and data management industry for over 15 years, on both sides of the desk, as a customer and now as a consultant.
  • Patrick Lownds is a Senior Technology Consultant and is involved in designing and delivering both Client Virtualization and Cloud Computing solutions in the datacenter. Patrick co-authored “Mastering Hyper-V Deployment
  • I’m a Global Chief Engineer certified Exchange Architect and Master (MCA and MCM), specializing in Messaging, Mobility, Private Cloud, Unified Communications and Collaboration. This relates to all work to coordinate sales, pursuit and delivery readiness in all services that relate to HP's portfolio around Microsoft Exchange. Includes internal readiness as well as external events, analyst briefings. With 25+ year’s experience in the industry. Thomas has been involved with Microsoft products since 1993. Specialties: - Architecting complex public and private Cloud solutions for Exchange, SharePoint and Lync in standard, dedicated or hybrid scenarios. - Lead the HP specialists team unit to win and acheive our business targets and budget - Drive HP's Exchange Services for Private Cloud - Working with partners, vendors and internal teams to align, expand and grow HP's strategy.
  • Tim Swiader has twenty plus years in the Information Technology industry. He has worked primarily with the fortune 100 and legacy carriers transforming their applications, networks and data center facilities.
  • Tari is a Distinguished Technologist with 30 years of IT and cyber security experience. He is dual board certified in information security/business continuity and is responsible for a wide range of management and technology consulting services encompassing information security, disaster recovery, privacy, and risk management. His problem-solving skills, knowledge of various technology platforms, compliance statutes, industries, as well as his experience in deploying defense-in-depth and InfoSec Program solution architectures is commonly applied when advising CIOs/CISOs as well as leveraged in numerous HP client engagements throughout the world. Tari has designed, built, and managed some of the world’s largest InfoSec programs allowing them to defend against even the most aggressive attackers.
  • I provide technical consulting services at all phases including analysis, planning, design and implementation. I have a wide range of experience in WAN and LAN technologies, as well as providing security solutions and deploying operating system infrastructure. Besides working directly with clients to deploy technology in their data centers, I also find myself architecting or discussing solutions with a business’s chief information officer, helping to lay out a roadmap for the coming years.
  • Bill Kosik, PE, CEM, BEMP, LEED AP BD+C, is a Distinguished Technologist at HP Data Center Facilities Consulting (DCFC). He is responsible for execution of project work, training and mentoring of internal engineering and consulting teams, research and analysis of topics related to data center energy use, and industry presentations and writing assignments. He is one of the main technical contributors who have shaped the DCFC technical expertise in energy use optimization and sustainable design practices in data centers. He is a member of the Consulting-Specifying Engineer Editorial Advisory Board.
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