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HP Discover

2012

HP Discover is the Enterprise event for all alumni of HP Software Universe, HP Technology Forum and HP Technology@Work.

HP Discover is the showcase technology event where you can learn how HP makes technology work for you. Held annually, this event brings the power of people, technology and ideas to solve your most difficult Enterprise IT challenges.

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HP Discover - Unstructured Big Data with Valerie Logan

2012-06-04

Valerie Logan is VP, Information Management and Analytics Solutions for Hewlett-Packard.

The transition from structured data, monitoring, and data warehousing to big data - tremendous volumes of unstructured data arriving continuously from multiple sources, such as the supply chain, environmental monitors, and transactions results in challenges in maintaining relevance to business objectives. Information is the new currency of business. The data itself is provided by consumers and end users, a goldmine of information in the aggregate.

The patterns and systemic view of how the information is matched up with externally available information is a primary task that companies face. HP brings answers to how to build a Big Data strategy, and then assist customers with the implementation details.

Valerie is responsible for the information and analytics theme of HP's global industry vertical solutions- focused on driving innovative, differentiated IP/product-based solutions. She is a Global practice leader of the information management practice within HP's Consulting & Integration services division, charged with facilitation of strategy setting, portfolio development, market position, delivery enablement and talent development across regions.

HP Discover - Global Crowdsource Strategy - Lori Lewis Explains New HP Crowdsource Project

2012-06-04

In her current role, Lori has responsibilities to establish and execute the outbound and digital marketing objectives and activities, including thought leadership and social media channel promotion.

Enterprise2020 is a new initiative - seeking a perfect 20/20 view of the Enterprise in the Future. Combining insights of clients, academics, HP stockholders and experts from all sorts of industries, HP is providing an open and inclusive approach to capturing the best set of solutions that will reflect the needs of real people.

This crowdsourcing initiative will roll out a total of six chapters, with discussion and interaction at each stage, providing opportunity to capture and challenge thoughts from many different points of view.

Placing Applities in Infrastructure - E.G Nadhan on Cloud Deployment

2012-06-04

E.G.Nadhan, Lead Technologist, HP Enterprise Services, has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry delivering solutions in distributed environments. As the Lead Technologist for Global Strategic Capabilities within HP Enterprise Services (Applications), Nadhan leverages his experience to build and grow the standardized set of processes and tooling direction within Application Services.

Did you know your applications have their own personalities? At HP, they call these "Applities." Like people, Applications need to have the right home. They must be housed in the right infrastructure for them to be most effective at the business purpose they serve. How do you ensure that your applications are running on the right infrastructure in your House of IT? Extend the psychology of Applities to the infrastructure.

Some questions asked were,

1. How does the nature and type of an application impact the infrastructure it runs on?
2. Shouldn't the enterprise already have the right infrastructure in place for all their applities?
3. Can you use the concept of Applities to determine if Applications are ready to be deployed on the Cloud?

Nadhan is the co-chair for the Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure project within The Open Group's Cloud Computing Work Group. He chairs the HP Open Group Strategy Steering Committee that enforces consistency in the level and nature of HP participation and contributions to The Open Group

Jason Cohen: CIO Diversified Agency Services / Omnicom Group - A Two-Year Consolidation Challenge

2012-06-07

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc., manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing disciplines, including customer relationship management, public relations and specialty communications. DAS includes more than 190 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

DAS CIO Jason S. Cohen outlined some of the challenges that HP faces in a large consolidation project.

With offices all over the world, DAS has many offices - and they have to be able to provide data and technology anywhere in the world for their clients, providing PR, Marketing and CRM services. Cost savings is a side benefit to the consistent quality and level of service that they are able to provide.

Jerry Kelly is the North American CIO for DAS : During the interview, he emphasized the change management portion of the strategy and use of HP 3PAR, Tipping Point, and the HP Server line. In the evaluation of various competing products, a clear vision of the HP Partnership emerged. Virtual network technology allowed DAS to address agency concerns on the security of agency data - shared IP space yet logically separate .

Roz Reich - Director of Communications at Consolidated Data Services emphasized the need to communicate among various stakeholders, emphasizing clear advantages that the consolidation will bring, and listening to agency concerns. Newsletters, websites, conference calls and in person meetings were essential tools that were deployed.

Partner App - Dave Twohy Demos Partner App for Android

2012-06-04

David Twohy is HP Vice President for Global Channels, responsible for Global Channel Partner Services organization. He leads a team of 200+ services sales professionals, and holds a $3B annual orders target.

In this interview, we see how ServiceOne helps HP to be more responsive to customers and service partners. There are over 2300 partners worldwide, and HP wants to enable the partner community to offer an entire lifecycle sales context. For example in Cloud Services, developing a strategy for public and private clouds or burst technology, specific offerings such as Cloud Workshops can be sold by the partner and delivered in.

HP CloudStart is another example: HP and the sales partner can stand up a fully functional Private Cloud service in less than 30 days.
Partners can also set up recurring revenue streams that they have never had before. And, with new awareness and emphasis on mobile platforms, there are opportunities for more partners to use HP enabled resources to be even more responsive to customer needs

Lee Kedrie: Enabling Cloud Computing - Planning in Real Life

2012-06-07

Lee specializes in developing cloud vision, and plan the transformation with customers.

While IT traditionally has been spending time in optimization, employing point technologies to drive out cost. Cloud computing requires a holistic view of infrastructure, applications, and operations.

Lee talks about the process used by HP, over a 12-14 week examination of the overall IT strategy for clients. Lee notes that companies that have invested strategically in bringing in experts to help with the development of a comprehensive strategy see the benefits in agility and savings from cloud based systems. Those who are thinking about cloud but are not investing in third party assistance may not be aware of the best practices that successful companies.

The workshop and consulting engagements are tools based, allowing consistent delivery of the service globally. Future state definition, baseline and gap analysis, culminating in development of a specific plan to bridge those gaps and set a plan to go forward.

Blogging About Storage - HP Blogger Calvin Zito Reveals His Path to Fame

2012-06-04

Calvin Zito is Storage Blogger & Social Media Strategist at HP. In this role, he manages all aspects of Social Media for HP Storage including but not limited to blogging, Twitter, and communities like LinkedIn.

Eric Siebert, Solutions Manager in the HP Storage Division focused on storage for server virtualization, A former HP customer, Eric is an IT industry veteran, author and blogger with more than 25 years of experience, most recently specializing in server administration and virtualization. His most recent book is Maximum vSphere from Pearson Publishing, and he has authored VMware training videos in the Train Signal Pro Series. Siebert also maintains his own VMware information website, vSphere-land.com, and is a regular blogger and contributor on several TechTarget websites.

Calvin Zito and Brian Knudtson: First Impressions of a VMware Expert Blogger

2012-06-04

Calvin Zito is Storage Blogger & Social Media Strategist at HP. In this role, he manages all aspects of Social Media for HP Storage including but not limited to blogging, Twitter, and communities like LinkedIn.

Eric Siebert, Solutions Manager in the HP Storage Division focused on storage for server virtualization, A former HP customer, Eric is an IT industry veteran, author and blogger with more than 25 years of experience, most recently specializing in server administration and virtualization. His most recent book is Maximum vSphere from Pearson Publishing, and he has authored VMware training videos in the Train Signal Pro Series. Siebert also maintains his own VMware information website, vSphere-land.com, and is a regular blogger and contributor on several TechTarget websites.

Duncan Campbell: Converged Infrastructure - Thinking Differently about IT

2012-06-04

Converged Systems are especially interesting to customers because it enables them to increase responsiveness and help the line of business. Mobility, Cloud and Big data all need a modern converged infrastructure. HP provides specific entry points in mobility to connect, converge and control - offering authentication at the application level as well as the device level.

Pete Johnson: Developing HP Public Cloud

2012-06-04

Developer Experience Manager Pete Johnson provided a demonstration of the public cloud interface during one of the keynote presentations at HP Discover 2012.

The Public cloud services provided by HP is based on the OpenStack community, allowing you the flexibility to change services to another OpenStack provider in the future.

HP's experience in building data centers - enabling customers to bring processes back into a private cloud as needed - yet offer major CAPEX savings during periods of peak load for only a few days.

HP also has a number of public beta offerings, including CDN partnering with Akamai for media delivery.

Lorenzo Gonzales -Cloud Implementation - How Does the Cloud Happen

2012-06-04

Lorenzo Gonzales is a Business Consultant for HP Technology Services. assists customers with real world environments which are by definition hybrid environments: Cloud services when appropriate and traditional environments with critical core processes.

Many clients are aware of "Shadow IT", but do not understand the scope of the problem - how many portions of the enterprise are bypassing official IT solutions. The role of IT has to move towards an internal consultative approach.

Mobile devices present a special challenge, in that "Bring Your Own Device" is a fact, not reachable by simple policy decrees to "not to use". Often employees have superior technology in their homes and will not accept a technology downgrade in their work.

Networking dependencies are a critical piece of the infrastructure that are often neglected, and the plan must include evolution of devices, storage and flexible communications to support essential services.

E.G. Nadhan: Synergies - Big Data, Cloud Computing and Analytics

2012-06-04

E.G.Nadhan, Lead Technologist, HP Enterprise Services, has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry delivering solutions in distributed environments. As the Lead Technologist for Global Strategic Capabilities within HP Enterprise Services (Applications), Nadhan leverages his experience to build and grow the standardized set of processes and tooling direction within Application Services.

There are certain synergies that apply across multiple industries thanks to the powerful combination of Cloud and Big Data, which opens up a wealth of data for context-specific analysis.

In this interview, Nadhan discusses:

1. Is the realization of such synergies within an industry unique to this combination? Have similar synergies been realized in the past?

2. How do you analyze historical data on multiple platforms - legacy or otherwise? What are the challenges involved?

3. Which industries are likely to take the lead on the realization of industry clouds and why?

Nadhan is the co-chair for the Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure project within The Open Group's Cloud Computing Work Group. He chairs the HP Open Group Strategy Steering Committee that enforces consistency in the level and nature of HP participation and contributions to The Open Group.

Christian Verstrate: Converged Cloud - Private, Managed, Burst, Conventional Capacity

2012-06-05

Christian Verstraete is the Chief Technologist for Cloud Strategy at HP- with the mission of defining HP's Enterprise Business-wide functional and reference architecture and working across the CTO organization to coordinate activities around HP-wide Cloud offerings.

CIO's in this economic are looking for agility and responsiveness - allowing them to grow, flex or shrink as necessary. Christian talks about the process and discipline needed. The distinction between Core and Context functions is a key strategic skill in planning converged capability, tying things together in an open environment and providing the flexibility to move.

Christian discusses the difference between public cloud services and managed cloud services and why the needs of a business might require a combination the two approaches.

Calvin Zito and Eric Siebert: VMware Blogging - HP Social Media for VMware and Storage

2012-06-05

Calvin Zito is Storage Blogger & Social Media Strategist at HP. In this role, he manages all aspects of Social Media for HP Storage including but not limited to blogging, Twitter, and communities like LinkedIn.

A former HP customer, Eric is an IT industry veteran, author and blogger with more than 25 years of experience, most recently specializing in server administration and virtualization. His most recent book is Maximum vSphere from Pearson Publishing, and he has authored VMware training videos in the Train Signal Pro Series. Siebert also maintains his own VMware information website, vSphere-land.com, and is a regular blogger and contributor on several TechTarget websites.

Brian Ng: Foundational Competencies for Big Data - Top Tier Company Innovation

2012-06-05

Brian Ng is Director of Strategy and Portfolio for Information Management and Analytics. Strategic management of Big Data is understanding what Big Data can mean to Top Tier companies.

Big data is really an evolution of the environment that includes a new level of challenges. in structure and volume - but with the biggest factor being the speed at which the data streams in, often in unstructured form. Technology has enabled the mechanics of reacting to this new environment, but the real challenge remains making sure that the business units are in alignment.

HP works with clients to take a holistic view. Business alignment and participation in a monetization strategy for the opportunities that big data presents a constant target in all sorts of industries. The new insights have to be integrated into existing traditional enterprise data to generate the greatest value for the company.

Other critical success factors include focus on foundational capabilities and apps, not directing all attention and investment on complex realtime processing, clickstream monitoring, etc.

Jeff Carlat: Proactive Service and Support

2012-06-05

Jeff Carlat is Director of Marketing at Hewlett-Packard, and is responsible for working with customers to minimize the cost and downtime impact of remedial action - which can be as much as $12-18 Million per hour in certain situations. The problem facing almost every CIO is that the expense of keep existing operations running consumes 75-80% of the IT budget- the majoritiy of the IT spend being labor.

Reducing human error and delay in finding and fixing problems is key part of a proactive strategy, integrating logistic support and response to the support telemetry. Logging in from a mobile device, the manager using Insight Online can monitor service, contract, warranty and license information.

Tinker Twins: Enterprise Escalations - Team Strength on the Ground When Seconds Count

2012-06-05

Chris Tinker is an HP Master Technologist with more than 12 years experience supporting "Mission Critical" enterprise customers on a broad range of technologies including but not limited to HP and third party hardware/software at or above a master level.

Greg Tinker is also an HP Master Technologist. Greg has more than 14 years experience in the same functional areas.

Both Greg and Chris Greg have managed technical operational outages with millions of Dollars/Euros hanging in the balance, and created Communication plans for everyone ranging from Master Architects to the CIO and higher executives of Fortune 500+ companies.

In this interview, Chris and Greg talk about the challenges of quickly orienting to an emergency outage situation, performing triage on multiple presenting problems, and establishing a clear response and recovery strategy. WIth outstanding technology skills as a base, their job entails a great deal of psychology and understanding of the business impact of resolving the problems.

Donald Livengood: Windows 7 and Beyond - Applications and Transformation

2012-06-05

Distinguished Technologist Donald Livengood gave several presentations on the challenges of converting applications to Windows 7 and bringing various mobile devices into the portfolio.

Industry leaders approach the task by thoroughly understanding their users and use case. Apps must reflect their customers needs, and be bought into the corporate desktop strategy. A different type of employee is emerging, and the Transformation Experience Workshops offered by HP help IT managers to develop strategies for Cloud, Applications, or enterprise level technology policies for Prosumer products.

George Ferguson: Business Continuity - Protecting Data vs Protecting Businesses

2012-06-05

George Ferguson is Product Marketing Manager for HP Continuity Services. In this interview, George discusses Disaster Recovery as a cloud based service. The goal of an effective program is protecting business processes and applications, not just protecting data. The most frequent disasters are component failure, human errors and longer term data center electrical failures.

Enterprises must know where the data is - within region or within country. This sort of approach rules out the public cloud offerings. George also mentions some risky short-cuts using the test and development that might be tempting, but could be very expensive in the long run.

High agility and very low recovery time and very low costs are major advantages of the Cloud Based system.

Raf Los: Building Enterprise Resiliency - Threats to Security; Silos and Shadow IT

2012-06-05

Rafal Los Chief Security Evangelist for HP Software works with HP customers, the 'industry', and community effectively bringing business and technology together securely for the modern InstantOn Enterprise. Raf helps organizations tactically and strategically support the vast array of business technology platforms, corporate initiatives, and disruptive consumer technologies in a risk-averse manner while being able to measure the positive impact to their business performance (via IT Performance Suite).

During the interview, Raf discusses major threats to security: Siloed information and Shadow IT - an indicator of customers moving elsewhere. Security thought processes often assume control that in fact does not exist. Building resiliency into the system overall - with security as a key component will enable IT to regain an element of control.

Nina Buik: HP Connect at Discover 2012 - Helps Attendees Find Others Like Me

2012-06-05

Chief Marketing Officer Nina Buik joins us at HP Discover 2012 for a quick overview of upcoming plans.Throughout the week, HP Connect sponsored a number of Special Interest Groups - (SIG) , and helped members get the most out of the experience. Social media is one of the key ways that HP Discover launches communications with members. Nina also talks about the Youth Scholarship program and her initial interactions with HP CEO Meg Whitman.

HP Connect is the largest user community of HP business technology customers in the world with over 50,000 members worldwide. An independent membership organization, Connect was formed in 2008 from the consolidation of three former HP user groups: Encompass, which originated as a group for users of the former Digital Equipment Corp., ITUG, which represented users of HP NonStop fault-tolerant systems, and HP-Interex EMEA, a Brussels-based affiliate of the former Interex.

E.G. Nadhan: Right Homes for Applities

2012-06-05

E.G.Nadhan, Lead Technologist, HP Enterprise Services, has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry delivering solutions in distributed environments. As the Lead Technologist for Global Strategic Capabilities within HP Enterprise Services (Applications), Nadhan leverages his experience to build and grow the standardized set of processes and tooling direction within Application Services.

In this interview, he introduces the following questions:

Did you know your applications have their own personalities? At HP, they call these "Applities." Like people, Applications need to have the right home. They must be housed in the right infrastructure for them to be most effective at the business purpose they serve. How do you ensure that your applications are running on the right infrastructure in your House of IT? Extend the psychology of Applities to the infrastructure.

1. How does the nature and type of an application impact the infrastructure it runs on?
2. Shouldn't the enterprise already have the right infrastructure in place for all their applities?
3. Can you use the concept of Applities to determine if Applications are ready to be deployed on the Cloud?

Nadhan is the co-chair for the Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure project within The Open Group's Cloud Computing Work Group. He chairs the HP Open Group Strategy Steering Committee that enforces consistency in the level and nature of HP participation and contributions to The Open Group.

Valerie Logan: Unstructured Big Data - Scalable Solutions in Human Understandable Data

2012-06-05

Valerie Logan is VP, Information Management and Analytics Solutions for Hewlett-Packard.

The transition from structured data, monitoring, and data warehousing to big data - tremendous volumes of unstructured data arriving continuously from multiple sources, such as the supply chain, environmental monitors, and transactions results in challenges in maintaining relevance to business objectives. Information is the new currency of business. The data itself is provided by consumers and end users, a goldmine of information in the aggregate.

The patterns and systemic view of how the information is matched up with externally available information is a primary task that companies face. HP brings answers to how to build a Big Data strategy, and then assist customers with the implementation details.

Valerie is responsible for the information and analytics theme of HP's global industry vertical solutions- focused on driving innovative, differentiated IP/product-based solutions. She is a Global practice leader of the information management practice within HP's Consulting & Integration services division, charged with facilitation of strategy setting, portfolio development, market position, delivery enablement and talent development across regions.

Glenn Keels: Serving Hyperscale Customers - Project Moonshot

2012-06-05

Glenn Keels, Director of Marketing at HP leads worldwide product and segment Marketing for HP's Hyperscale Business Unit within ISS. Primarily focused on product development and go to market for ProLiant SL and private/custom designed servers, Glenn has also been involved in HP PODs (Performance Optimized DataCenters) helping to power the world's largest cloud infrastructures and lead the industry in high performance computing (HPC).

In this interview, Glenn talks about HP's Project Moonshot , where servers are designed for Hyperscale customers - those who provide independent clouds , facing a real crisis in power cost and complexity. For these customers, the datacenter is their business. HP's offering is not focused particularly on ARM versus Intel based designs - but rather on the overall design of an architectural infrastructure that will develop over several years into a family of products.

Ortega Pittman:Enterprise Cloud Services - Benefits of External Management

2012-06-05

Ortega Pittman is an HP Worldwide Product Marketing professional who is responsible for liaising and networking with a range of stakeholders including customers, global sales force, colleagues, suppliers and partner organisations; communicating with target executive audiences and managing customer relationships.

Dave Twohy: New for HP Channel Partners - Thinking Differently

2012-06-05

David Twohy is HP Vice President for Global Channels, responsible for Global Channel Partner Services organization. He leads a team of 200+ services sales professionals, and holds a $3B annual orders target.

In this interview, we see how ServiceOne helps HP to be more responsive to customers and service partners. There are over 2300 partners worldwide, and HP wants to enable the partner community to offer an entire lifecycle sales context. For example in Cloud Services, developing a strategy for public and private clouds or burst technology, specific offerings such as Cloud Workshops can be sold by the partner and delivered in

HP CloudStart is another example: HP and the sales partner can stand up a fully functional Private Cloud service in less than 30 days.
Partners can also set up recurring revenue streams that they have never had before. And, with new awareness and emphasis on mobile platforms, there are opportunities for more partners to use HP enabled resources to be even more responsive to customer needs.

Kfir Godrich:Industrialized IT - Responsiveness and Economy

2012-06-05

Kfir Godrich is Vice President and Managing Partner heading the Global Innovation Office for HP Technology Services (TS). In this role, he drives innovation for TS while serving as a "consulting ambassador" for HP TS Consulting around the world and providing thought leadership. Godrich also focuses on green initiatives including creating high efficiency data center topologies supporting "green IT" and is a messenger of the sustainability concept worldwide.

The optimization of CAPEX and OPEX in the data center was the focus of IT Management for the past several years. This led to the POD, containerization of Data Center hardware and the idea of a Flexible Data Center that can be hooked together in an independent form.

Gene Kim / Paul Muller: Changing CIO Roles - Thinking Differently about IT

2012-06-06

Chief Software Evangelist Paul Muller (officially VP Software Marketing at Hewlett-Packard) talks about focusing on IT Performance and Business and Enterprise goals, and the changing role of the CIO, moving from doer to designer. You can often over-optimize sub-systems that result in an overall decrease in performance. The change required is a change in mindset is from Project Manager to technology manager - introducing design thinking into the process.

Gene Kim is a researcher, author and multiple award-winning entrepreneur as the founder and former CTO of Tripwire. He is author of the books "Visible Ops" and "Visible Ops Security," and is working on two books being published in August, "When IT Fails: A Business Novel" and " The DevOps Cookbook."

Jeremy Brann: The Promise of Cloud Computing

2012-06-06

Master Cloud Strategist Jeremy Brann has 11 years IT consulting experience on projects ranging from systems integration and process improvement to enterprise IT transformation and planning.

During the interview, he notes that the obvious physical advantages saving capital expense outlay has in appealing to some customers. Other customers focus on business outcomes, to scale to seasonal demands. Cloud computing gives IT an opportunity to engage with the business leadership of the company, and react to customer demands for mobility, which is the driver twice as often as conventional cost savings.

Jimmy Daley: How Storage Evolves - Enterprise Storage Evolution

2012-06-06

Jimmy Daley is Director of Smart Storage at Hewlett Packard in Industry Standard Servers. In the past year, the new Gen8 platform was introduced and there were over 150 innovations in Proliant Gen8. Management features such as Active Insight, and remote management have been added. Gen7 to Gen8 offers improvements of 40 to 60% on real-world process benchmarks, delivering benefits in power consumption and cooling costs.

Each year brings incredibile advances in memory and processor power - yet storage has not kept pace. The challenge was to develop a more efficient and elegant architecture. HP Smart Caching offers a much more efficient dynamic and adaptable

Jimmy talks of some of the challenges that designers faced in development - uncovering bottlenecks in the entire storage stack.

Muller-Dorr-Verstrate: IT Strategy of Industry Leaders - Surprising Lessons

2012-06-06

Market Leaders have a clear strategy for use of IT to achieve business goals - and surprisingly, market leaders in the survey of over 650 companies identified seven key factors that were the same, regardless of industry. Laggards tend to have more IT than they need, and they tend to use it less efficiently. Laggards also tend to focus on security, but in a negative way as a boundary - keeping bad people out. Leaders build security into everything that they do, and look upon it as an enabler to bring in teams, customers and resources to take advantage of market opportunity.

Christian Verstraete is the Chief Technologist for Cloud Strategy at HP- with the mission of defining HP's Enterprise Business-wide functional and reference architecture and working across the CTO organization to coordinate activities around HP-wide Cloud offerings.

Daniel Dorr is Worldwide Sr. Marketing Manager at Hewlett-Packard for HP Instant-On Enterprise, and Author of Kissing Killimanjaro: Leaving it All on Top of Africa

Chief Software Evangelist Paul Muller (officially VP Software Marketing at Hewlett-Packard) talks about focusing on IT Performance and Business and Enterprise goals.

E.G. Nadhan: Cloud Standards - Service-Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure

2012-06-06

E.G.Nadhan, Lead Technologist, HP Enterprise Services, has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry delivering solutions in distributed environments. As the Lead Technologist for Global Strategic Capabilities within HP Enterprise Services (Applications), Nadhan leverages his experience to build and grow the standardized set of processes and tooling direction within Application Services.

World's first Cloud Computing Technical Standard: The Open Group has released the first technical standard for the cloud: Service-Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure (SOCCI). As a platinum member of The Open Group, HP played a leadership role in defining this standard. In this session, the co-chair who led this project within The Open Group will explain how the standard works and walk through the architectural building blocks that it offers. He will also explain how enterprises can use this standard to deploy new solutions and validate existing solutions in SOA and cloud environments.

In this interview, he introduces the following questions:

1. Why do standards take time to evolve? Waiting for Standards is like Waiting for Godot.
2. What is unique about SOCCI? Don't we have existing SOA and Cloud Computing standards that address this?
3. When can an Enterprise apply this standard?
4. What was HP's role in the definition of this standard?

Nadhan is the co-chair for the Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure project within The Open Group's Cloud Computing Work Group. He chairs the HP Open Group Strategy Steering Committee that enforces consistency in the level and nature of HP participation and contributions to The Open Group.

Security in the Mobile Enterprise - Consumerization of IT Broadens Attack Targets

2012-06-06

As the threat landscape evolves beyond the OS to the root kit level, data loss and data security become an increased challenge. With the rise of these new threats, there is an evolution of IT trends - virtualization, mobile devices, and the general consumerization of IT has created a larger attack surface. Intel and McAfee are seeking combinations of hardware in mobile devices and software to fend off these threats and attacks, in a hardware enhanced security approach.

Deepak Thakkar, PhD is responsible for the development and execution of the server and storage security product marketing strategy at McAfee. He has over 15 years of marketing and business development experience in the Network Security, Healthcare, and High Performance Computing space.

John Skinner is Director of Secure Enterprise and Cloud Initiative, and is also on the NASCIO Security and Privacy Committee.

In previous roles at Intel, he was one of the principle drivers of the Intel Open Energy Initiative. He works closely with the Intel Capital investment team where he had oversight responsibility for business development agreements with clean tech startup companies.

Liz Roche: CIO Priorities - Thinking Differently

2012-06-06

Liz Roche is a Strategist with Strategic IT Advisory Services and global leader of portfolio management for HP Technology Consulting. In this role, she is responsible for creating, bringing to market, and managing the portfolio of strategic IT advisory services.

In her most recent blog post , she talks about her presentation at HPDiscover 2012 on CIO priorities. In the interview, she speaks about some of the findings at an MIT-Sloan conference and discusses how CIO's have to demonstrate business value and return from adaptation of the latest technologies.

Karl Kovacs and Chris Wahl: ExpertOne - Success Story

2012-06-07

A first time attendee at HP Discover, IT professional Chris Wahl was able to use the ExpertOne process to extend his professional certification.
Karl Kovacs is Social Media Manager, HP. Karl recently completed a number of years with HP as a Learning Solution Architect - Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking. He has a certification and learning architect with experience in HP Networking, Enterprise servers (ProLiant and Integrity) and HP Storage.

Chris Wahl is the "Virtualization Whisperer," with over 13 years of IT experience in enterprise infrastructure design, implementation, and administration within a diverse set of business and regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, SOX, PCI-DSS, ITIL and ePHI.

Chris is recognized by VMware as a vExpert and holds an active "Expert" rank on the VMware Technology Network (VMTN) community forums assisting users in solving technical challenges. Co-Leader of the Chicago VMware User Group (VMUG) to help spread knowledge and encourage collaboration among virtualization professionals.

Planning for Versatility - Christian Verstrate Introduces Several Concepts

2012-06-07

Christian Verstraete is the Chief Technologist for Cloud Strategy at HP- with the mission of defining HP's Enterprise Business-wide functional and reference architecture and working across the CTO organization to coordinate activities around HP-wide Cloud offerings.

CIO's in this economic are looking for agility and responsiveness - allowing them to grow, flex or shrink as necessary. Christian talks about the process and discipline needed. The distinction between Core and Context functions is a key strategic skill in planning converged capability, tying things together in an open environment and providing the flexibility to move.

Christian discusses the difference between public cloud services and managed cloud services and why the needs of a business might require a combination the two approaches.

Best Practices in Cloud Design - Lee Kedrie's Presentation at HP Discover

2012-06-07

Lee specializes in developing cloud vision, and plan the transformation with customers.

While IT traditionally has been spending time in optimization, employing point technologies to drive out cost. Cloud computing requires a holistic view of infrastructure, applications, and operations.

Lee talks about the process used by HP, over a 12-14 week examination of the overall IT strategy for clients. Lee notes that companies that have invested strategically in bringing in experts to help with the development of a comprehensive strategy see the benefits in agility and savings from cloud based systems. Those who are thinking about cloud but are not investing in third party assistance may not be aware of the best practices that successful companies.

The workshop and consulting engagements are tools based, allowing consistent delivery of the service globally. Future state definition, baseline and gap analysis, culminating in development of a specific plan to bridge those gaps and set a plan to go forward.


UpStream Articles

Unstructured Big Data with Valerie Logan

posted Tuesday Jul 3, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Unstructured Big Data with Valerie Logan

Valerie Logan is VP, Information Management and Analytics Solutions for Hewlett-Packard.

The transition from structured data, monitoring, and data warehousing to big data - tremendous volumes of unstructured data arriving continuously from multiple sources, such as the supply chain, environmental monitors, and transactions results in challenges in maintaining relevance to business objectives. Information is the new currency of business. The data itself is provided by consumers and end users, a goldmine of information in the aggregate.

The patterns and systemic view of how the information is matched up with externally available information is a primary task that companies face. HP brings answers to how to build a Big Data strategy, and then assist customers with the implementation details.

Valerie is responsible for the information and analytics theme of HP's global industry vertical solutions- focused on driving innovative, differentiated IP/product-based solutions. She is a Global practice leader of the information management practice within HP's Consulting & Integration services division, charged with facilitation of strategy setting, portfolio development, market position, delivery enablement and talent development across regions.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Global Crowdsource Strategy - Lori Lewis Explains New HP Crowdsource Project

posted Tuesday Jul 3, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Global Crowdsource Strategy - Lori Lewis Explains New HP Crowdsource Project

In her current role, Lori has responsibilities to establish and execute the outbound and digital marketing objectives and activities, including thought leadership and social media channel promotion.

Enterprise2020 is a new initiative - seeking a perfect 20/20 view of the Enterprise in the Future. Combining insights of clients, academics, HP stockholders and experts from all sorts of industries, HP is providing an open and inclusive approach to capturing the best set of solutions that will reflect the needs of real people.

This crowdsourcing initiative will roll out a total of six chapters, with discussion and interaction at each stage, providing opportunity to capture and challenge thoughts from many different points of view.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Placing Applities in Infrastructure - E.G Nadhan on Cloud Deployment

posted Tuesday Jul 3, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Placing Applities in Infrastructure - E.G Nadhan on Cloud Deployment

E.G.Nadhan, Lead Technologist, HP Enterprise Services, has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry delivering solutions in distributed environments. As the Lead Technologist for Global Strategic Capabilities within HP Enterprise Services (Applications), Nadhan leverages his experience to build and grow the standardized set of processes and tooling direction within Application Services.

Did you know your applications have their own personalities? At HP, they call these "Applities." Like people, Applications need to have the right home. They must be housed in the right infrastructure for them to be most effective at the business purpose they serve. How do you ensure that your applications are running on the right infrastructure in your House of IT? Extend the psychology of Applities to the infrastructure.

Some questions asked were,

1. How does the nature and type of an application impact the infrastructure it runs on?

2. Shouldn't the enterprise already have the right infrastructure in place for all their applities?

3. Can you use the concept of Applities to determine if Applications are ready to be deployed on the Cloud?

Nadhan is the co-chair for the Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure project within The Open Group's Cloud Computing Work Group. He chairs the HP Open Group Strategy Steering Committee that enforces consistency in the level and nature of HP participation and contributions to The Open Group.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Partner App - Dave Twohy Demos Partner App for Android

posted Tuesday Jul 3, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Partner App - Dave Twohy Demos Partner App for Android

David Twohy is HP Vice President for Global Channels, responsible for Global Channel Partner Services organization. He leads a team of 200+ services sales professionals, and holds a $3B annual orders target.

In this interview, we see how ServiceOne helps HP to be more responsive to customers and service partners. There are over 2300 partners worldwide, and HP wants to enable the partner community to offer an entire lifecycle sales context. For example in Cloud Services, developing a strategy for public and private clouds or burst technology, specific offerings such as Cloud Workshops can be sold by the partner and delivered in.

HP CloudStart is another example: HP and the sales partner can stand up a fully functional Private Cloud service in less than 30 days.

Partners can also set up recurring revenue streams that they have never had before. And, with new awareness and emphasis on mobile platforms, there are opportunities for more partners to use HP enabled resources to be even more responsive to customer needs.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Blogging About Storage - HP Blogger Calvin Zito Reveals His Path to Fame

posted Tuesday Jul 3, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Blogging About Storage - HP Blogger Calvin Zito Reveals His Path to Fame

Calvin Zito is Storage Blogger & Social Media Strategist at HP. In this role, he manages all aspects of Social Media for HP Storage including but not limited to blogging, Twitter, and communities like LinkedIn.

Eric Siebert, Solutions Manager in the HP Storage Division focused on storage for server virtualization, A former HP customer, Eric is an IT industry veteran, author and blogger with more than 25 years of experience, most recently specializing in server administration and virtualization. His most recent book is Maximum vSphere from Pearson Publishing, and he has authored VMware training videos in the Train Signal Pro Series. Siebert also maintains his own VMware information website, vSphere-land.com, and is a regular blogger and contributor on several TechTarget websites.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Best Practices in Cloud Design - Lee Kedrie's Presentation at HP Discover

posted Tuesday Jul 3, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Best Practices in Cloud Design - Lee Kedrie's Presentation at HP Discover

Lee specializes in developing cloud vision, and plan the transformation with customers.

While IT traditionally has been spending time in optimization, employing point technologies to drive out cost. Cloud computing requires a holistic view of infrastructure, applications, and operations.

Lee talks about the process used by HP, over a 12-14 week examination of the overall IT strategy for clients. Lee notes that companies that have invested strategically in bringing in experts to help with the development of a comprehensive strategy see the benefits in agility and savings from cloud based systems. Those who are thinking about cloud but are not investing in third party assistance may not be aware of the best practices that successful companies.

The workshop and consulting engagements are tools based, allowing consistent delivery of the service globally. Future state definition, baseline and gap analysis, culminating in development of a specific plan to bridge those gaps and set a plan to go forward.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Planning for Versatility - Christian Verstrate Introduces Several Concepts

posted Tuesday Jul 3, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Planning for Versatility - Christian Verstrate Introduces Several Concepts

Christian Verstraete is the Chief Technologist for Cloud Strategy at HP- with the mission of defining HP's Enterprise Business-wide functional and reference architecture and working across the CTO organization to coordinate activities around HP-wide Cloud offerings.

CIO's in this economic are looking for agility and responsiveness - allowing them to grow, flex or shrink as necessary. Christian talks about the process and discipline needed. The distinction between Core and Context functions is a key strategic skill in planning converged capability, tying things together in an open environment and providing the flexibility to move.

Christian discusses the difference between public cloud services and managed cloud services and why the needs of a business might require a combination the two approaches.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Karl Kovacs and Chris Wahl: ExpertOne - Success Story

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Karl Kovacs and Chris Wahl: ExpertOne - Success Story

A first time attendee at HP Discovery, IT professional Chris Wahl was able to use the ExpertOne process to extend his professional certification.

Karl Kovacs is Social Media Manager, HP. Karl recently completed a number of years with HP as a Learning Solution Architect - Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking. He has a certification and learning architect with experience in HP Networking, Enterprise servers (ProLiant and Integrity) and HP Storage.

Chris Wahl is the "Virtualization Whisperer," with over 13 years of IT experience in enterprise infrastructure design, implementation, and administration within a diverse set of business and regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, SOX, PCI-DSS, ITIL and ePHI.

Chris is recognized by VMware as a vExpert and holds an active "Expert" rank on the VMware Technology Network (VMTN) community forums assisting users in solving technical challenges. Co-Leader of the Chicago VMware User Group (VMUG) to help spread knowledge and encourage collaboration among virtualization professionals.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Liz Roche: CIO Priorities - Thinking Differently

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Liz Roche: CIO Priorities - Thinking Differently

Liz Roche is a Strategist with Strategic IT Advisory Services and global leader of portfolio management for HP Technology Consulting. In this role, she is responsible for creating, bringing to market, and managing the portfolio of strategic IT advisory services.

In her most recent blog post , she talks about her presentation at HPDiscover 2012 on CIO priorities. In the interview, she speaks about some of the findings at an MIT-Sloan conference and discusses how CIO's have to demonstrate business value and return from adaptation of the latest technologies.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Security in the Mobile Enterprise - Consumerization of IT Broadens Attack Targets

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Security in the Mobile Enterprise - Consumerization of IT Broadens Attack Targets

As the threat landscape evolves beyond the OS to the root kit level, data loss and data security become an increased challenge. With the rise of these new threats, there is an evolution of IT trends - virtualization, mobile devices, and the general consumerization of IT has created a larger attack surface. Intel and McAfee are seeking combinations of hardware in mobile devices and software to fend off these threats and attacks, in a hardware enhanced security approach.

Deepak Thakkar, PhD is responsible for the development and execution of the server and storage security product marketing strategy at McAfee. He has over 15 years of marketing and business development experience in the Network Security, Healthcare, and High Performance Computing space.

John Skinner is Director of Secure Enterprise and Cloud Initiative, and is also on the NASCIO Security and Privacy Committee.

In previous roles at Intel, he was one of the principle drivers of the Intel Open Energy Initiative. He works closely with the Intel Capital investment team where he had oversight responsibility for business development agreements with clean tech startup companies.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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E.G. Nadhan: Cloud Standards - Service-Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

E.G. Nadhan: Cloud Standards - Service-Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure

E.G.Nadhan, Lead Technologist, HP Enterprise Services, has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry delivering solutions in distributed environments. As the Lead Technologist for Global Strategic Capabilities within HP Enterprise Services (Applications), Nadhan leverages his experience to build and grow the standardized set of processes and tooling direction within Application Services.

World's first Cloud Computing Technical Standard: The Open Group has released the first technical standard for the cloud: Service-Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure (SOCCI). As a platinum member of The Open Group, HP played a leadership role in defining this standard. In this session, the co-chair who led this project within The Open Group will explain how the standard works and walk through the architectural building blocks that it offers. He will also explain how enterprises can use this standard to deploy new solutions and validate existing solutions in SOA and cloud environments.

In this interview, he introduces the following questions:

1. Why do standards take time to evolve? Waiting for Standards is like Waiting for Godot.

2. What is unique about SOCCI? Don't we have existing SOA and Cloud Computing standards that address this?

3. When can an Enterprise apply this standard?

4. What was HP's role in the definition of this standard?

Nadhan is the co-chair for the Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure project within The Open Group's Cloud Computing Work Group. He chairs the HP Open Group Strategy Steering Committee that enforces consistency in the level and nature of HP participation and contributions to The Open Group.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Muller-Dorr-Verstrate: IT Strategy of Industry Leaders - Surprising Lessons

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Muller-Dorr-Verstrate: IT Strategy of Industry Leaders - Surprising Lessons

Market Leaders have a clear strategy for use of IT to achieve business goals - and surprisingly, market leaders in the survey of over 650 companies identified seven key factors that were the same, regardless of industry. Laggards tend to have more IT than they need, and they tend to use it less efficiently. Laggards also tend to focus on security, but in a negative way as a boundary - keeping bad people out. Leaders build security into everything that they do, and look upon it as an enabler to bring in teams, customers and resources to take advantage of market opportunity.

Christian Verstraete is the Chief Technologist for Cloud Strategy at HP- with the mission of defining HP's Enterprise Business-wide functional and reference architecture and working across the CTO organization to coordinate activities around HP-wide Cloud offerings.

Daniel Dorr is Worldwide Sr. Marketing Manager at Hewlett-Packard for HP Instant-On Enterprise, and Author of Kissing Killimanjaro: Leaving it All on Top of Africa

Chief Software Evangelist Paul Muller (officially VP Software Marketing at Hewlett-Packard) talks about focusing on IT Performance and Business and Enterprise goals.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Jimmy Daley: How Storage Evolves - Enterprise Storage Evolution

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Jimmy Daley: How Storage Evolves - Enterprise Storage Evolution

Jimmy Daley is Director of Smart Storage at Hewlett Packard in Industry Standard Servers. In the past year, the new Gen8 platform was introduced and there were over 150 innovations in Proliant Gen8. Management features such as Active Insight, and remote management have been added. Gen7 to Gen8 offers improvements of 40 to 60% on real-world process benchmarks, delivering benefits in power consumption and cooling costs.

Each year brings incredibile advances in memory and processor power - yet storage has not kept pace. The challenge was to develop a more efficient and elegant architecture. HP Smart Caching offers a much more efficient dynamic and adaptable

Jimmy talks of some of the challenges that designers faced in development - uncovering bottlenecks in the entire storage stack.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Jeremy Brann: The Promise of Cloud Computing

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Jeremy Brann: The Promise of Cloud Computing

Master Cloud Strategist Jeremy Brann has 11 years IT consulting experience on projects ranging from systems integration and process improvement to enterprise IT transformation and planning.

During the interview, he notes that the obvious physical advantages saving capital expense outlay has in appealing to some customers. Other customers focus on business outcomes, to scale to seasonal demands. Cloud computing gives IT an opportunity to engage with the business leadership of the company, and react to customer demands for mobility, which is the driver twice as often as conventional cost savings.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Gene Kim / Paul Muller: Changing CIO Roles - Thinking Differently about IT

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Gene Kim / Paul Muller: Changing CIO Roles - Thinking Differently about IT

Chief Software Evangelist Paul Muller (officially VP Software Marketing at Hewlett-Packard) talks about focusing on IT Performance and Business and Enterprise goals, and the changing role of the CIO, moving from doer to designer. You can often over-optimize sub-systems that result in an overall decrease in performance. The change required is a change in mindset is from Project Manager to technology manager - introducing design thinking into the process.

Gene Kim is a researcher, author and multiple award-winning entrepreneur as the founder and former CTO of Tripwire. He is author of the books "Visible Ops" and "Visible Ops Security," and is working on two books being published in August, "When IT Fails: A Business Novel" and " The DevOps Cookbook."

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Kfir Godrich:Industrialized IT - Responsiveness and Economy

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Kfir Godrich:Industrialized IT - Responsiveness and Economy

Kfir Godrich is Vice President and Managing Partner heading the Global Innovation Office for HP Technology Services (TS). In this role, he drives innovation for TS while serving as a "consulting ambassador" for HP TS Consulting around the world and providing thought leadership. Godrich also focuses on green initiatives including creating high efficiency data center topologies supporting "green IT" and is a messenger of the sustainability concept worldwide.

The optimization of CAPEX and OPEX in the data center was the focus of IT Management for the past several years. This led to the POD, containerization of Data Center hardware and the idea of a Flexible Data Center that can be hooked together in an independent form.

DC 2.0 is the combination of these techniques and Cloud Computing - allowing a better alignment between business and IT.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Dave Twohy: New for HP Channel Partners - Thinking Differently

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Dave Twohy: New for HP Channel Partners - Thinking Differently

David Twohy is HP Vice President for Global Channels, responsible for Global Channel Partner Services organization. He leads a team of 200+ services sales professionals, and holds a $3B annual orders target.

In this interview, we see how ServiceOne helps HP to be more responsive to customers and service partners. There are over 2300 partners worldwide, and HP wants to enable the partner community to offer an entire lifecycle sales context. For example in Cloud Services, developing a strategy for public and private clouds or burst technology, specific offerings such as Cloud Workshops can be sold by the partner and delivered in

HP CloudStart is another example: HP and the sales partner can stand up a fully functional Private Cloud service in less than 30 days.

Partners can also set up recurring revenue streams that they have never had before. And, with new awareness and emphasis on mobile platforms, there are opportunities for more partners to use HP enabled resources to be even more responsive to customer needs.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Ortega Pittman:Enterprise Cloud Services - Benefits of External Management

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Ortega Pittman:Enterprise Cloud Services - Benefits of External Management

Ortega Pittman is an HP Worldwide Product Marketing professional who is responsible for liaising and networking with a range of stakeholders including customers, global sales force, colleagues, suppliers and partner organisations; communicating with target executive audiences and managing customer relationships.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Glenn Keels: Serving Hyperscale Customers - Project Moonshot

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Glenn Keels: Serving Hyperscale Customers - Project Moonshot

Glenn Keels, Director of Marketing at HP leads worldwide product and segment Marketing for HP's Hyperscale Business Unit within ISS. Primarily focused on product development and go to market for ProLiant SL and private/custom designed servers, Glenn has also been involved in HP PODs (Performance Optimized DataCenters) helping to power the world's largest cloud infrastructures and lead the industry in high performance computing (HPC).

In this interview, Glenn talks about HP's Project Moonshot , where servers are designed for Hyperscale customers - those who provide independent clouds , facing a real crisis in power cost and complexity. For these customers, the datacenter is their business. HP's offering is not focused particularly on ARM versus Intel based designs - but rather on the overall design of an architectural infrastructure that will develop over several years into a family of products.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Valerie Logan: Unstructured Big Data - Scalable Solutions in Human Understandable Data

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Valerie Logan: Unstructured Big Data - Scalable Solutions in Human Understandable Data

Valerie Logan is VP, Information Management and Analytics Solutions for Hewlett-Packard.

The transition from structured data, monitoring, and data warehousing to big data - tremendous volumes of unstructured data arriving continuously from multiple sources, such as the supply chain, environmental monitors, and transactions results in challenges in maintaining relevance to business objectives. Information is the new currency of business. The data itself is provided by consumers and end users, a goldmine of information in the aggregate.

The patterns and systemic view of how the information is matched up with externally available information is a primary task that companies face. HP brings answers to how to build a Big Data strategy, and then assist customers with the implementation details.

Valerie is responsible for the information and analytics theme of HP's global industry vertical solutions- focused on driving innovative, differentiated IP/product-based solutions. She is a Global practice leader of the information management practice within HP's Consulting & Integration services division, charged with facilitation of strategy setting, portfolio development, market position, delivery enablement and talent development across regions.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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E.G. Nadhan: Right Homes for Applities

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

E.G. Nadhan: Right Homes for Applities

E.G.Nadhan, Lead Technologist, HP Enterprise Services, has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry delivering solutions in distributed environments. As the Lead Technologist for Global Strategic Capabilities within HP Enterprise Services (Applications), Nadhan leverages his experience to build and grow the standardized set of processes and tooling direction within Application Services.

In this interview, he introduces the following questions:

Did you know your applications have their own personalities? At HP, they call these "Applities." Like people, Applications need to have the right home. They must be housed in the right infrastructure for them to be most effective at the business purpose they serve. How do you ensure that your applications are running on the right infrastructure in your House of IT? Extend the psychology of Applities to the infrastructure.

1. How does the nature and type of an application impact the infrastructure it runs on?

2. Shouldn't the enterprise already have the right infrastructure in place for all their applities?

3. Can you use the concept of Applities to determine if Applications are ready to be deployed on the Cloud?

Nadhan is the co-chair for the Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure project within The Open Group's Cloud Computing Work Group. He chairs the HP Open Group Strategy Steering Committee that enforces consistency in the level and nature of HP participation and contributions to The Open Group.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Nina Buik: HP Connect at Discover 2012 - Helps Attendees Find Others Like Me

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Nina Buik: HP Connect at Discover 2012 - Helps Attendees Find Others Like Me

Chief Marketing Officer Nina Buik joins us at HP Discover 2012 for a quick overview of upcoming plans.Throughout the week, HP Connect sponsored a number of Special Interest Groups - (SIG) , and helped members get the most out of the experience. Social media is one of the key ways that HP Discover launches communications with members. Nina also talks about the Youth Scholarship program and her initial interactions with HP CEO Meg Whitman.

HP Connect is the largest user community of HP business technology customers in the world with over 50,000 members worldwide. An independent membership organization, Connect was formed in 2008 from the consolidation of three former HP user groups: Encompass, which originated as a group for users of the former Digital Equipment Corp., ITUG, which represented users of HP NonStop fault-tolerant systems, and HP-Interex EMEA, a Brussels-based affiliate of the former Interex.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Raf Los: Building Enterprise Resiliency - Threats to Security; Silos and Shadow IT

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Raf Los: Building Enterprise Resiliency - Threats to Security; Silos and Shadow IT

Rafal Los Chief Security Evangelist for HP Software works with HP customers, the 'industry', and community effectively bringing business and technology together securely for the modern InstantOn Enterprise. Raf helps organizations tactically and strategically support the vast array of business technology platforms, corporate initiatives, and disruptive consumer technologies in a risk-averse manner while being able to measure the positive impact to their business performance (via IT Performance Suite).

During the interview, Raf discusses major threats to security: Siloed information and Shadow IT - an indicator of customers moving elsewhere. Security thought processes often assume control that in fact does not exist. Building resiliency into the system overall - with security as a key component will enable IT to regain an element of control.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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George Ferguson: Business Continuity - Protecting Data vs Protecting Businesses

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

George Ferguson: Business Continuity - Protecting Data vs Protecting Businesses

George Ferguson is Product Marketing Manager for HP Continuity Services. In this interview, George discusses Disaster Recovery as a cloud based service. The goal of an effective program is protecting business processes and applications, not just protecting data. The most frequent disasters are component failure, human errors and longer term data center electrical failures.

Enterprises must know where the data is - within region or within country. This sort of approach rules out the public cloud offerings. George also mentions some risky short-cuts using the test and development that might be tempting, but could be very expensive in the long run.

High agility and very low recovery time and very low costs are major advantages of the Cloud Based system.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Donald Livengood: Windows 7 and Beyond - Applications and Transformation

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Donald Livengood: Windows 7 and Beyond - Applications and Transformation

Distinguished Technologist Donald Livengood gave several presentations on the challenges of converting applications to Windows 7 and bringing various mobile devices into the portfolio.

Industry leaders approach the task by thoroughly understanding their users and use case. Apps must reflect their customers needs, and be bought into the corporate desktop strategy. A different type of employee is emerging, and the Transformation Experience Workshops offered by HP help IT managers to develop strategies for Cloud, Applications, or enterprise level technology policies for Prosumer products.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Tinker Twins: Enterprise Escalations - Team Strength on the Ground When Seconds Count

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Tinker Twins: Enterprise Escalations - Team Strength on the Ground When Seconds Count

Chris Tinker is an HP Master Technologist with more than 12 years experience supporting "Mission Critical" enterprise customers on a broad range of technologies including but not limited to HP and third party hardware/software at or above a master level.

Greg Tinker is also an HP Master Technologist. Greg has more than 14 years experience in the same functional areas.

Both Greg and Chris Greg have managed technical operational outages with millions of Dollars/Euros hanging in the balance, and created Communication plans for everyone ranging from Master Architects to the CIO and higher executives of Fortune 500+ companies.

In this interview, Chris and Greg talk about the challenges of quickly orienting to an emergency outage situation, performing triage on multiple presenting problems, and establishing a clear response and recovery strategy. WIth outstanding technology skills as a base, their job entails a great deal of psychology and understanding of the business impact of resolving the problems.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Jeff Carlat: Proactive Service and Support

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Jeff Carlat: Proactive Service and Support

Jeff Carlat is Director of Marketing at Hewlett-Packard, and is responsible for working with customers to minimize the cost and downtime impact of remedial action - which can be as much as $12-18 Million per hour in certain situations. The problem facing almost every CIO is that the expense of keep existing operations running consumes 75-80% of the IT budget- the majoritiy of the IT spend being labor.

Reducing human error and delay in finding and fixing problems is key part of a proactive strategy, integrating logistic support and response to the support telemetry. Logging in from a mobile device, the manager using Insight Online can monitor service, contract, warranty and license information.

Using this online capability, HP has been able to achieve a 66% improvement in response time.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Brian Ng: Foundational Competencies for Big Data - Top Tier Company Innovation

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Brian Ng: Foundational Competencies for Big Data - Top Tier Company Innovation

Brian Ng is Director of Strategy and Portfolio for Information Management and Analytics. Strategic management of Big Data is understanding what Big Data can mean to Top Tier companies.

Big data is really an evolution of the environment that includes a new level of challenges. in structure and volume - but with the biggest factor being the speed at which the data streams in, often in unstructured form. Technology has enabled the mechanics of reacting to this new environment, but the real challenge remains making sure that the business units are in alignment.

HP works with clients to take a holistic view. Business alignment and participation in a monetization strategy for the opportunities that big data presents a constant target in all sorts of industries. The new insights have to be integrated into existing traditional enterprise data to generate the greatest value for the company.

Other critical success factors include focus on foundational capabilities and apps, not directing all attention and investment on complex realtime processing, clickstream monitoring, etc.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Calvin Zito and Eric Siebert: VMware Blogging - HP Social Media for VMware and Storage

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Calvin Zito and Eric Siebert: VMware Blogging - HP Social Media for VMware and Storage

Calvin Zito is Storage Blogger & Social Media Strategist at HP. In this role, he manages all aspects of Social Media for HP Storage including but not limited to blogging, Twitter, and communities like LinkedIn.

A former HP customer, Eric is an IT industry veteran, author and blogger with more than 25 years of experience, most recently specializing in server administration and virtualization. His most recent book is Maximum vSphere from Pearson Publishing, and he has authored VMware training videos in the Train Signal Pro Series. Siebert also maintains his own VMware information website, vSphere-land.com, and is a regular blogger and contributor on several TechTarget websites.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Christian Verstrate: Converged Cloud - Private, Managed, Burst, Conventional Capacity

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Christian Verstrate: Converged Cloud - Private, Managed, Burst, Conventional Capacity

Christian Verstraete is the Chief Technologist for Cloud Strategy at HP- with the mission of defining HP's Enterprise Business-wide functional and reference architecture and working across the CTO organization to coordinate activities around HP-wide Cloud offerings.

CIO's in this economic are looking for agility and responsiveness - allowing them to grow, flex or shrink as necessary. Christian talks about the process and discipline needed. The distinction between Core and Context functions is a key strategic skill in planning converged capability, tying things together in an open environment and providing the flexibility to move.

Christian discusses the difference between public cloud services and managed cloud services and why the needs of a business might require a combination the two approaches.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Lori Lewis:HP Enterprise 2020 - Envisioning IT's Future with Global Crowdsourcing

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Lori Lewis:HP Enterprise 2020 - Envisioning IT's Future with Global Crowdsourcing

In her current role, Lori has responsibilities to establish and execute the outbound and digital marketing objectives and activities, including thought leadership and social media channel promotion.

Enterprise2020 is a new initiative - seeking a perfect 20/20 view of the Enterprise in the Future. Combining insights of clients, academics, HP stockholders and experts from all sorts of industries, HP is providing an open and inclusive approach to capturing the best set of solutions that will reflect the needs of real people.

This crowdsourcing initiative will roll out a total of six chapters, with discussion and interaction at each stage, providing opportunity to capture and challenge thoughts from many different points of view.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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E.G. Nadhan: Synergies - Big Data, Cloud Computing and Analytics

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

E.G. Nadhan: Synergies - Big Data, Cloud Computing and Analytics

E.G.Nadhan, Lead Technologist, HP Enterprise Services, has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry delivering solutions in distributed environments. As the Lead Technologist for Global Strategic Capabilities within HP Enterprise Services (Applications), Nadhan leverages his experience to build and grow the standardized set of processes and tooling direction within Application Services.

There are certain synergies that apply across multiple industries thanks to the powerful combination of Cloud and Big Data, which opens up a wealth of data for context-specific analysis.

In this interview, Nadhan discusses:

1. Is the realization of such synergies within an industry unique to this combination? Have similar synergies been realized in the past?

2. How do you analyze historical data on multiple platforms - legacy or otherwise? What are the challenges involved?

3. Which industries are likely to take the lead on the realization of industry clouds and why?

Nadhan is the co-chair for the Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure project within The Open Group's Cloud Computing Work Group. He chairs the HP Open Group Strategy Steering Committee that enforces consistency in the level and nature of HP participation and contributions to The Open Group.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Lorenzo Gonzales -Cloud Implementation - How Does the Cloud Happen

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Lorenzo Gonzales -Cloud Implementation - How Does the Cloud Happen

Lorenzo Gonzales is a Business Consultant for HP Technology Services. assists customers with real world environments which are by definition hybrid environments: Cloud services when appropriate and traditional environments with critical core processes.

Many clients are aware of "Shadow IT", but do not understand the scope of the problem - how many portions of the enterprise are bypassing official IT solutions. The role of IT has to move towards an internal consultative approach.

Mobile devices present a special challenge, in that "Bring Your Own Device" is a fact, not reachable by simple policy decrees to "not to use". Often employees have superior technology in their homes and will not accept a technology downgrade in their work.

Networking dependencies are a critical piece of the infrastructure that are often neglected, and the plan must include evolution of devices, storage and flexible communications to support essential services

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Pete Johnson: Developing HP Public Cloud

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Pete Johnson: Developing HP Public Cloud

Developer Experience Manager Pete Johnson provided a demonstration of the public cloud interface during one of the keynote presentations at HP Discover 2012.

The Public cloud services provided by HP is based on the OpenStack community, allowing you the flexibility to change services to another OpenStack provider in the future.

HP's experience in building data centers - enabling customers to bring processes back into a private cloud as needed - yet offer major CAPEX savings during periods of peak load for only a few days.

HP also has a number of public beta offerings, including CDN partnering with Akamai for media delivery.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Duncan Campbell: Converged Infrastructure - Thinking Differently about IT

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Duncan Campbell: Converged Infrastructure - Thinking Differently about IT

Converged Systems are especially interesting to customers because it enables them to increase responsiveness and help the line of business. Mobility, Cloud and Big data all need a modern converged infrastructure. HP provides specific entry points in mobility to connect, converge and control - offering authentication at the application level as well as the device level.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Calvin Zito and Brian Knudtson: First Impressions of a VMware Expert Blogger

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Calvin Zito and Brian Knudtson: First Impressions of a VMware Expert Blogger

Calvin Zito is Storage Blogger & Social Media Strategist at HP. In this role, he manages all aspects of Social Media for HP Storage including but not limited to blogging, Twitter, and communities like LinkedIn.In this interview, we look at the history of social media at HP - and trace the involvement of HP product specialists and customers in blogging and new media.

Calvin also introduces a guest blogger, Brian Knudtson of Vital Support Systems, who gives some of his impressions of his first time visit to HP Discover.

Brian has been in the VMware world for a number of years. What started as a notebook of tips for personal use has evolved into a blog site that is referenced by system administrators and users worldwide. At Vital Support Systems, Brian provides engineering support for systems sales staff, help drive new business, and provides technical advice to customers and architect solutions for a wide variety of customer needs.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Lee Kedrie: Enabling Cloud Computing - Planning in Real Life

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Lee Kedrie: Enabling Cloud Computing - Planning in Real Life

Lee specializes in developing cloud vision, and plan the transformation with customers.

While IT traditionally has been spending time in optimization, employing point technologies to drive out cost. Cloud computing requires a holistic view of infrastructure, applications, and operations.

Lee talks about the process used by HP, over a 12-14 week examination of the overall IT strategy for clients. Lee notes that companies that have invested strategically in bringing in experts to help with the development of a comprehensive strategy see the benefits in agility and savings from cloud based systems. Those who are thinking about cloud but are not investing in third party assistance may not be aware of the best practices that successful companies.

The workshop and consulting engagements are tools based, allowing consistent delivery of the service globally. Future state definition, baseline and gap analysis, culminating in development of a specific plan to bridge those gaps and set a plan to go forward.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Jason Cohen: CIO Diversified Agency Services / Omnicom Group - A Two-Year Consolidation Challenge

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Jason Cohen: CIO Diversified Agency Services / Omnicom Group - A Two-Year Consolidation Challenge

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc., manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing disciplines, including customer relationship management, public relations and specialty communications. DAS includes more than 190 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

DAS CIO Jason S. Cohen outlined some of the challenges that HP faces in a large consolidation project.

With offices all over the world, DAS has many offices - and they have to be able to provide data and technology anywhere in the world for their clients, providing PR, Marketing and CRM services. Cost savings is a side benefit to the consistent quality and level of service that they are able to provide.

Jerry Kelly is the North American CIO for DAS : During the interview, he emphasized the change management portion of the strategy and use of HP 3PAR, Tipping Point, and the HP Server line. In the evaluation of various competing products, a clear vision of the HP Partnership emerged. Virtual network technology allowed DAS to address agency concerns on the security of agency data - shared IP space yet logically separate .

Roz Reich - Director of Communications at Consolidated Data Services emphasized the need to communicate among various stakeholders, emphasizing clear advantages that the consolidation will bring, and listening to agency concerns. Newsletters, websites, conference calls and in person meetings were essential tools that were deployed.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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