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Get a great view of OneView administration at HP Discover 2014

Enhance your HP OneView skills for environment planning, installation, configuration and management of HP Converged Infrastructure (CI) components by participating in the hands-on “HP OneView Administration” lab at HP Discover 2014. 

Really, InfoWorld - OpenStack adoption by a “big dog in the hunt” will benefit enterprise users





Recently, published an article by David Linthicum entitled “4 years on, OpenStack still can’t get in the door.  As an IT professional in the front lines of enterprise cloud computing, I have a couple of personal insights I’d like to share with the author and Infoworld readers...

Success begins at home: How HP achieved the world’s biggest Microsoft Lync implementation (Part 2)

One of the most noteworthy Microsoft Lync implementations in the world happened right here at HP. To date, our implementation is the world’s largest. In the second part of this two-part blog, I share the highlights of the project and results to date.

Success begins at home: How HP achieved the world’s biggest Microsoft Lync implementation (Part 1)

One of the most noteworthy Microsoft Lync implementations in the world happened right here at HP. To date, our implementation is the world’s largest. In the first part of this two-part blog, I explain why we wanted truly unified communications and collaboration (UCC), and why we chose Lync.

Cisco still muddying the waters on SDN

By Kevin Kramer, Portfolio Leader, HP AMS Network & Mobility Consulting


Kevin Kramer.jpgI noted in my last blog that “as Software-defined Networking matures further, the blurred manner in which the term SDN is used will need to be clearer.”


I can’t see that the news coming out of the Cisco Live event this week moves us any further in that direction, though.


The opposite, in fact.

Tags: SDN

Cold War: While Cisco and VMware battle, customers are safe at HP

Lee Kedrie Executive Portrait-small.jpgTo many of us, the Cold War is a long-gone era. But in the politics and power plays of enterprise IT – and especially in the network space – one wonders if we’re seeing the buddings of a fresh arms race. And, more important, one wonders where customers will seek shelter.


The answer is HP...

Labels: SDN

“Where do you guys come up with these things?” – Part 4, HP Datacenter Care

In his fourth blog on the HP Technology Services (TS) "Care" portfolio of services,  HP TS Vice President Mike Cronin introduces HP Datacenter Care - a service that can be easily customized to meet even the support requirements of the most demanding IT environments.   

How do you make cybersecurity matter? Get your nouns and verbs in order.

Tari Standing.jpgIn my mind, cybersecurity is a collective noun. Wait what? Yes my fellow practitioners, it is time to kick it old school and and hit the blackboard with some knowledge chalk. Collective nouns refer to groups of people or things. Cybersecurity is a body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, applications and information from attack, damage or unauthorized access. Sounds like cybersecurity is perfectly suited to be referred to as a collective noun (to me anyway).

Why OpenStack Wins

ellie.jpgby Jeremy Brann, Alliance Technology Executive, HP Software


OpenStack has an enterprise problem.


It’s the elephant in the room for the most talked about, best funded open source project in history. Engineers love it. CIOs and CFOs love it. So why are we still counting the number of enterprise-class clouds running it in the hundreds, not the thousands? I think the answer is a lack of confidence, and I believe HP’s recent announcements around our Helion Cloud are going to be the tipping point that helps OpenStack reach critical mass in terms of adoption...

Step on the gas with IaaS

By Tom Crowley, HP Consulting Delivery Director, Data Center/Cloud




Why wait around to get the efficient infrastructure your organization needs? HP can help you accelerate to the best Cloud solution for your business.

Tags: Cloud| IaaS
Labels: HP Helion

What data center execs can learn from TV’s “House Hunters International”

Small Pic B.jpgUnlike the space-hungry house hunters in the TV show, IT leaders should consider the right mount of “space” – capacity – for a new data center in order to choose a winning solution.

Cloud Computing requires building a team with the right chops

13515491_m.jpgBy Lee Kedrie, Managing Partner, Advanced Technologies


Transforming an IT organization to deliver on the promise of cloud requires building up a cloud team with the right chops. In the article Needling the haystack: Building a cloud team with the right chopsI was asked to share a few thoughts on what is important when considering how to build your cloud team. Here are some highlights, and I encourage you to read the full article...

Taking Heartbleed to heart: Targeted assistance to address a major threat

The Heartbleed bug is a serious, specialized threat. Attack it with a serious, specialized capability from HP? The HP Security Remediation Advisory Service helps you establish a command center onsite at your facilities to manage problems and deploy remediation.   

Propel your SDN initiative from strategy to reality

By Kitty Chow, Worldwide Portfolio Marketing Manager, HP Network Services


Kitty Chow.jpg

You understand the value that Software-defined Networking can bring to your organization, you’ve investigated the technology, and you’ve got your plan in place. Now here’s how to drive it home.

Tags: SDN

Cloud and SDN, two ecosystem plays: vendors scramble to catch up with HP

IBM and Cisco have finally acknowledged some market realities. But in one crucial area, they’re still on the wrong track.

HP Facility-as-a-Service: A new way to source data centers




by David Winn, Critical Facilities Services Director, Americas Region


Until recently, the trend was to build a “big” data center that would support IT needs for the next ten to twenty years. Now savvy business and IT managers are exploring ways to speed-up up the entire process of planning and implementing their long term IT strategies … Learn more.

The Power of UCC & Mobility Part 2

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to collaborate in the creation of a CIO Tech Dossier focused on the combination of Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC), and Mobility. This union will reap significant benefits to enterprise productivity as adoption increases.  Below is Part 2 following on from yesterday's post.

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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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