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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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