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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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