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SDN and all that jazz

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For those working as network engineers in the enterprise space, they might need to ready themselves for some big changes. In particular network vendors like HP Networking are really filling out the offering in the virtualised networking area. Be prepared to be transformed.

Enabling the New Style of IT (Part 2 of 2)

What’s driving the rise of convergence, and what does it mean for the future of your data center?

 

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When disaster strikes, count on HP to help communities strike back

Over the past year, a series of natural disasters – from Hurricane Sandy to huge fires in the U.S West to tornado outbreaks in the U.S. Midwest to serious flooding in Mexico, Colorado and Canada - have put HP to the test. In this blog, HP's Al Quadros provides a great example of how well HP responds in support of our customers' recovery efforts.     

HP OneView + your people + training: a surefire recipe for success

The announcement today of our breakthrough HP OneView environment is a huge boost for your drive toward the New Style of IT – and our new training course will help you accelerate your journey to success.

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Converging the Data Center for a Hybrid Future

by Chris Coggrave, Worldwide Director, HP IT Infrastructure Services

 

 

Chris Coggrave.jpgWhatever your vision for the future of your data center, you’ll want to build it without major disruptions to the business, and while doing more with less. Here are the key questions to ask and a straightforward, systematic approach to the convergence journey.

New services help you maximize the power of HP OneView — fast!

Our breakthrough infrastructure management platform, announced today, gives you single-pane insight into previously siloed IT infrastructure. An array of new support, deployment and training services accelerates the return on your investment.These services are not just good  but better than typical standard services offered in the market. Here is why..

 

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Using the HP Converged Systems & Solutions ERT Global Labs to prevent problems as well as solve them

The HP Converged Systems & Solutions ERT Global Labs usually respond to urgent cries for help. However, customers are increasingly asking the Labs to take a different approach: intervening before the solution is delivered to prevent problems in the first place, while also ensuring that the new solution will conform to best practices and deliver the results they expect and need. HP’s Mike Romick describes how this approach recently worked with a major Public Sector customer.  

Enabling the New Style of IT (Part 1 of 2)

Jordan_Lee.jpgThis is Part 1 of a 2 part series on Enabling the New Style of IT, as presented by HP speaker Jordan Lee at recent HP client events in New York and Boston, with an emphasis on the next major shift in IT - convergence and converged solutions.

Flash Arrays: News Flashes

If you’ve been following Storage expert Andre Carpenter’s thoughts on backup, recovery and archiving at this blog (most recently on how a solid BURA strategy can generate strategic business value), you won’t want to miss his latest post over at our sister blog, Around the Storage Block.

 

It’s a piece called Flash-optimized HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 – for environments that can get a little crazy.

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Is the security of your converged infrastructure assured?

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The movement toward the convergence of data center infrastructure is prompting many CISOs to reevaluate the efficacy of their current information security program. Is your security program ready?

Data deduplication: the least sexy, most critical IT service ever

By Kenneth Brickhouse, Backup Recovery and Archiving Practice Manager, HP Storage Professional Services

 

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Like the comedian Rodney Dangerfield, data backup and recovery all too often “don’t get no respect.” But nothing is more critical to the business than protecting its data. And nothing is more critical to success with new data duplication appliances than having a business approach.

A Tech Postcard from Seattle: On Coffee and Convergence

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Converged Infrastructure, like Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, is a whole that’s much greater than the sum of its parts.

Achieving Strategic Business Value from a Sound BURA Architecture (Part 1)

If you lay the right foundations for your backup, recovery and archiving strategy, the payback goes far beyond peace of mind.

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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.
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  • Jordan Lee has over twenty years of consulting and industry experience, helping some of the world’s largest firms craft and implement their business and IT strategies. His priority is to advise Hewlett-Packard clients how to best prepare for and take full advantage of the dramatic shifts in the IT economy taking place today. Over his career, Mr. Lee has held executive positions both in industry and consulting organizations, where he has provided consulting to some of the largest firms in the US. Over the years, he has helped his clients redesign business processes and organizations, and implement strategic IT programs around ERP, System Integration, Business Intelligence, and IT Infrastructure.
  • Jordan owns the worldwide mobility portfolio for TS Network Consulting and is a OneHP Mobility ambassador. His expertise centers on mobility strategy, client and applications virtualization and enterprise mobility management technologies.
  • Eduardo Zepeda, WW TS Social Media Program Manager & Internal Communications for WW Technology Services Blogging on behalf of HP Technology Services (TS_Guest)
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  • 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.
  • Tom Clement has over 30 years experience in the areas of adult learning, secondary education, and leadership development. During this time Tom has been a consistent champion of “non-traditional” training delivery methods, including blended learning, virtual delivery (self paced and instructor led), the use of training games and simulations, and experiential learning. Tom has spent the past 25 years of his career at Hewlett Packard, focused most recently on HP’s global Virtualization, Cloud, and Converged Infrastructure customer training programs. Tom manages the strategic direction and overall performance of these training programs, ensuring these worldwide programs help HP’s customers capitalize on the business opportunities made available by IT advancements in each of these subject areas. Tom and his global teammates utilize best in class instructors, course content and supporting equipment infrastructure to deliver these training programs to HP’s customers. The team prides itself on providing the Virtualization, Cloud, and Converged Infrastructure content customers need when and where they need it, anywhere in the world. Tom is based in the Washington, DC suburbs and can be reached at tom.clement@hp.com.
  • 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 is the Principal Data Center Energy Technologist for HP Technology Services. Kosik is a licensed professional engineer, LEED Accredited Professional, a Certified Energy Manager, and a Building Energy Modeling Professional. He is responsible for research and implementation of sustainable, energy-efficient, and environmentally responsible design strategies for data centers. He is currently a subject matter expert for the USGBC on the new LEED Data Centers, the EPA/DOE on unification of energy metrics, and the Green Grid on responding to the EPA’s Energy Star for Data Centers program. He has an engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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