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A Single View of the Data Center Truth … Is That Even Possible??

Ever wander around your data center and see an Ethernet jack on the air unit control panel?  What you say?  Or ever installed a power distribution unit (PDU) in a rack and seen an Ethernet jack on it?  As engineers we always ask why … in this case, why in the world would someone do that?

Storage transformation is all about the journey: planning for your successful arrival

You know where you are coming from, with a clear understanding of your current environment; and you know where you are heading, with a clear understanding of your vision - courtesy of the HP Storage Transformation Experience Workshop. The next step in the Workshop will help you join the dots and transform your plans into reality.

A telling statistic: 7 of the top 8 Telco leaders choose HP Datacenter Care

Telecommunications companies are finding great value in HP's Datacenter Care service in terms of helping them reduce complexity, risk, time, and cost. Many say that one of the most valuable features of this service is the Primary Service Provider (PSP) that provides cost-effective, tailored support solutions for their complex  heterogeneous/multivendor data centers. In this blog, Scott Weller shows the great results a major Telco was able to achieve with PSP.   

Meet an HP Master Cloud Strategist at Mobile World Congress – and chart your course to the cloud

HPP MWC14 WorkshopHow can an HP Cloud Workshop help you clarify your vision and get a jump-start on planning and implementation? Join Jim Figler, HP Master Cloud Strategist at MWC, Barcelona to find out more.

The promise of Network Functions Virtualization: a podcast interview with Alastair Winner

Today, HP announced a program of new NFV offerings that will help telecom providers and ISPs accelerate innovation and bring new services to market faster. HP Technology Services' Alastair Winner, VP for Networking and Mobility, explains why NFV is such a big deal.

Tags: NFV| OTT

Business-driven project portfolio management strategies for a successful IT transformation

By Mohammed Safder, Worldwide Lead, HP IT Strategy Consulting Services



When you’re juggling multiple projects with different timelines and goals, the discipline of project portfolio management becomes a crucial enabler of your transformation journey. A new HP service helps you develop a unified, consistent strategy.


Leveraging big data analytics in the converged data center of the future


15655744_s.jpgWill the growing trend of machine-to-machine automation be able to deal with the proliferation of radically abstracted technologies and services – without human intervention?




Christophe Maisonnave, Asia Pacific & Japan Critical Facilities Practice Principal



Achieving your storage transformation vision

A critical step in your transformation journey is developing a clear understanding of your desired end-state. The HP Storage Transformation Experience Workshop enables you navigate the common pitfalls which so often derail major transformation initiatives.

HP Datacenter Care: New approach. Impressive results.

When HP launched its new HP Datacenter Care service, it wanted to make sure it delivered what was needed in a rapidly evolving IT arena:  greater flexibility, simplicity, responsiveness, plus a stronger personal touch than ever before. To evaluate how well this service was achieving its goals, HP began working with TechValidate to surevey the use and effectiveness of this new service with a set of over 120 customers. This blog by HP VP Scott Weller outlines the initial findings of the TechValidate evaluation.

A security perspective on HP's new firmware policy.

Security Firmware.jpg"Access to firmware updates and Service Packs for ProLiant (SPP) for HP ProLiant Servers will require product entitlement when accessed through the HP Support Center (HPSC) support portal." Wow at first glance these seem like pretty ominous words coming from a hardware vendor. How does this affect my security program?

“Where do you guys come up with these things?” – Part 3, HP Proactive Care

This is the third 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, which we refer to as the “Care” portfolio. It discusses one of the services in the portfolio - HP Proactive Care – and demonstrates how it responds to changes in computing and business realties, and meets the evolving needs of the rapidly-growing number of HP customers with complex, virtualized x86 environments.

IT Security and data privacy: is there a difference?

In creating a secure IT environment, the assumption is often made that security solutions will also address data privacy concerns. However, this is not always the case. HP’s Mark Colaluca explains the subtle differences between the two areas that enterprises need to keep in mind if they wish to maintain an environment that ensures both security and privacy.

“Amazon is right about the web… mostly”

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HP Expert and Technology Services Managing Partner,

Lee Kedrie reflects on a recent article by Amazon’s SVP for Web Services -

"Nine Questions for Andy Jassy, Head of Amazon Web Services”...

The Data Factory

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by Richard L Sawyer, Distinguished Technologist, HP Critical Facility Services



The data center has morphed over the years reflecting the technologies applied to IT solutions – from mainframes to cloud based server arrays.  


But what lies ahead?


Rick Sawyer explores this question in his first of several articles on the future of the data center...


Tips for a Tighter Backup, Recovery and Archiving (BURA) Strategy

A solid BURA  strategy should be a part of every tech refresh, and it should be closely aligned with business priorities. HP EMEA Storage Consultant Romuald Boutault looks at the success factors and key KPIs.

Tags: BURA

Big Data – It's not just about the Vs, it's the 5 Ws too

By Donald Livengood, HP Distinguished Technologist/Strategist


Velocity, Variety and all the other V words have had a big share of the limelight in the Big Data discussion. Now it's time for a closer look at what Big Data can do.

Tags: Big Data
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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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