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Data privacy: an ounce of prevention ...

By Michael Ryan, HP Services Segment Manager


Michael Ryan_MG_9161.jpgData privacy is an ounce of prevention that can save you a ton of trouble and expense. Here’s an overview of the basics and how HP services can help.

Tags: Data privacy

For storage transformation, go with the flow

By Patrick Porto


Every journey begins with a single step. And a great first step for businesses needing to update their storage strategy is an HP Data Management Transformation Experience Workshop.

Taking the fear out of network transformation

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


Kevin_Kramer.jpgNetworks have become something like rambling old mansions with doors and stairs that lead nowhere. But they are the mansions our businesses live in, so renovation is challenging. Here are some ideas to ease the process.

Tags: Network| SDN

Don’t let your Cloud leave you high and dry

You're not asking too much at all. Before you say "yes" to the Cloud, you just want to make sure the Cloud you get is exactly the Cloud you want and need. HP's Mark Esparza shows you a proven way to get the answers to help you make the right decision. 

Big Data as a Service architecture


What are the key elements of an IT infrastructure that can help you realize all the benefits of new Big Data as a Service technology?


Wait for it!

Virtualize now. Virtualize better. Virtualize beyond the data center. It's all made possible ...and easy with Consutling Services from HP Technology Services. Wherever you are in your virtualization initiative, find out how HP can take you farther. 

A great HP Discover 2014

By Ian Jagger, Global Portfolio Marketing Manager, HP Technology Consulting Services


Ian Jagger.jpgHP Discover is winding down, but the excitement will linger for a long time yet. Here's a glance back at some of the highlights of the world's premier technology event.

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Converged Management for data centers: The marriage of IT and facility management

By Ian Jagger, Global Portfolio Marketing Manager, HP Technology Consulting Services


photo 3.jpgI’ve met with several vendors of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions this week at HP Discover, and even done a couple of podcasts with them. Common to all vendors in this space is that they come at the issue from the facility perspective, but recognize some of the difficulties they face when trying to take their software solution into the IT space. That's where HP comes in.


Tags: DCIM| HP Discover

Podcast from the floor at HP Discover: a unique partnership in DCIM

Data center infrastructure management is opening new pathways to energy efficiency in the data center by tightening the links between IT and Facilities. HP is at the forefront of DCIM through partnerships with companies like Schneider Electric, a global giant in energy management.


Check out this podcast interview with Schneider Electric's Tony DeSpirito to learn how the partnership is shaking up the DCIM space ...

Tags: DCIM

How data center transformation starts with ... chocolate

By Ian Jagger, Global Portfolio Marketing Manager, HP Technology Consulting Services


Transformation_Experience_Workshop.JPGHere at HP Discover there’s a whole series of consulting workshops, covering a range of IT and data center transformation topics. Here's a snapshot of one that I sat in on, with an IT leader from a global, well known consumer brand.

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HP Storage Integration Services: 200 mph the safe way

By Patrick Porto, HP Technology Services


HP storage systems provide better price-performance than a Lamborghini. And, as with a  Lamborghini, an expert’s touch can help you get the most value from it.

Spotlight on HP Technology Services: Blending the New Style of IT

by HP Technology Services' roving reporter at DiscoverLV 2014, Ian Jagger


lasvegas2013.jpgIt’s Wednesday at HP DISCOVER, and that means the keynote address from Jean-Paul Wagner. Jean-Paul is the VP of Technology Services, whose team do the actual creation of the Converged Infrastructures that transform IT environments for the New Style of IT.

75 years of innovation, invention and creation (Mickey Mouse was the first customer!)

By Ian Jagger, Global Portfolio Marketing Manager, HP Technology Consulting Services


Ian Jagger.jpgThink as hard as you can to recall a technology company that has lasted 75 years. Hard isn’t it? There might be one other, but today in her General Session Keynote at HP Discover Meg Whitman was proud to discuss, in a snapshot, the heritage of HP.


And believe it or not, it started with Mickey Mouse. Bill and Dave’s first sale was 8 audio oscillators to Disney to enhance the sound of the movie experience of Fantasia!

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HP 3PAR StoreServ Integration Service: a great place to start

By Lorenzo De Amici, EMEA Portfolio Manager, HP Technology Services Consulting


Your experience with storage systems will take you far—just maybe not far enough when it comes to implementing HP 3PAR StoreServ solutions. They’re actually easier to implement than some earlier systems. But if you apply legacy storage systems’ configuration best practices, you’ll probably reach only a fraction of StoreServ’s potential. Our new 3PAR StoreServ Integration Service can help you get the most value from your investment.

Tags: Storage

Crossing the Big Data chasm

By Amos Ferrari, Global Strategist, HP Big Data Services




Big Data analytics needs to become an enterprise IT service, like corporate email. HP is working to help IT organizations deliver the value of Big Data to every part of the organization.

Tags: Big Data

Software-defined Networking: trend or fad?

by Ron Irvine, HP Global Portfolio Consulting Director for Mobility and Networking


Ron Irvine.small.jpgSoftware-defined Networking will do for the business what server and storage virtualization and automation have done. And the business is waiting.


HP's new Trusted Network Transformation, newly announced for HP Discover, can help you get there fast.

Tags: SDN

HP Trusted Network Transformation: de-risk the journey to SDN


 By Yanick Pouffary, Distinguished Technologist, Chief Technologist of HP Network Services



Software-defined Networking is a journey — and enterprises are going there whether they like it or not. HP has worked out a way to help you travel with minimum risk and the greatest chance of arriving at the right destination: the HP Trusted Network Transformation.

Get all the latest on Converged Management at HP Discover

If you’ve been following the exciting news about HP Converged Management Consulting Services at this blog, you have some great opportunities to learn more at HP Discover next week. (And if you need to catch up on that news, see the list of blogs at the end of this post).


Our hands-on lab “Converged Management and HP OneView: A demonstration of HP OneView and DCIM tools integration” is filled to capacity – sorry if you didn’t get in! But there are lots of other ways you can connect with us at HP Discover:

Tags: DCIM

“What’s gotten into our Storage?” Learn how to figure it out fast at HP Discover 2014

If you’d like to learn great ways to provide the answers, action, and results that everyone expects you to deliver when something goes wrong with your storage, then put this this HP Discover hands-on lab titled “Know the performance of your enterprise storage” on your session scheduler. 

Advanced debugging: yours to learn at HP Discover 2014

Check out this 2-hour Lab at HP Discover 2014 that will let you see  first-hand the advanced debugging and technical tactics HP Enterprise Technical Service Engineers use to triage events which result in critical business impact.

See the future of IT Management – available NOW – at Discover

Simplified, streamlined IT management that's more effective and comprehensive than ever. See it in action at this HP Discover 2014 Demo session.

My, my, how you’ve grown

Where do you go for help when your data center has become an under-performing, space-grabbing, power-munching, heat-creating monster?  This blog describes a sure way to tame the monster and transform it into the data center you need.

Introducing the HP SAP HANA Migration Service

By Kevin Lange, HP Worldwide Datacenter Consulting Service Line Solutions




Big news today, just in time for the SAPPHIRE NOW event starting tomorrow in Orlando – here’s how HP can help you accelerate your drive to the proven advantages of the SAP HANA platform.

How to select the right DCIM and get the most from it: HP can help

HP experts can help you procure and implement the right DCIM system to bring control of all the various technologies and current operating practices under one umbrella. Find out how by reading this blog AND attending the DCIM Hands-On Laboratory session at HP Discover 2014. 

Why buy when you can better?

In many cases, the best way to enhance the capabilities of your IT environment is not by purchasing new equipment. It’s by making sure your current staff knows how to make the best possible use of the equipment you have. Read about how HP Education Services can deliver comprehensive, interactive training right to the desktop anywhere in the world.

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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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