HP Product Manager Mike Verdugo releases new info on the next generation of the Cloud System portfolio, with major enhancements to the solution. HP's over all cloud portfolio includes a complete set of build and operate solutions and complementary consume operations such as public cloud and managed cloud services. The new product expands the build and operate solution, which is already in use with over 1200 customers worldwide. The new system introduces a self service marketplace portal and major enhacements to the user experience. There is also increased integration with HP OveView offering the same integration services at the hardware and cloud services level.
Both enterprise and hosting provider customers will find the new solution of interest. Mike discusses HP contributions to OpenStack. This next version of Cloud System is build on HP Cloud OS, a major contribution to OpenStack. This offers protection against lock-in and allows customers long term flexibility in Cloud environments.
In this SDRNews interview, Langton Blue Ltd Founder Chris Evans expands on his recent article in Computerweekly on the topic of types of storage architectures that are able to respond to the massive volume of data expected in IT environments over the next few years. He sees Scale-Out storage, where the storage infrastructure is loosely-coupled and expanded by adding nodes ,as the long term winner.
The introduction of storage area networks, iSCSI and Fibre Channel removed many of the physical barriers for storage and server connection, but issues such as multiple workloads on a storage asset, maintenance and upgrade complications increase with storage capacity.
Chris predicts that over the next five years that the Scale-Out technology will clearly gain traction on the replacement plans of most enterprise architects. He offers some predictions concerning specific companies that appear to be well positioned to help those plans.
Chris M. Evans is an independent consultant with Langton Blue, a London-based consultancy. He has worked in the IT industry since the late 1980s, after receiving a BSc (Hons) in computational science and mathematics from the University of Leeds. For most of the last 20 years, Chris has worked as an independent consultant, focusing on open systems storage and more recently virtualisation and cloud. In addition to his consultancy work, Chris blogs at architecting.it and produces articles for online publications. You can contact him on twitter @chrismevans or via email at email@example.com.
HP Group Manager Brent Allen of HP Converged Systems reveals some of the thoughts that HP used as a basis for the newly introduced 300 and 700 series converged systems, code named Shark. These systems focus on dedicated workloads such as Virtualization, Private/Hybrid cloud, Client Virtualization (VDI), Big Data systems such as Hadoop or HP Vertica. Working closely with partners such as VMware and SAP as well as channel partners, HP is able to address issues such as speed of deployment (less than 20 days in some cases), rapid quote time for systems, and efficiency of design throughout the product life cycle.
This is a bit different from some go to market strategies that HP has used in the past, with a "Channel First" plan that has evolved out of the theme of converged infrastructure that HP has been promoting for several years, but moving integrated deployment up to the system level.
The offerings include financing and the ability to reduce the time required to meet a requirement, as well as templates for various application deployment schemes, saving costs in consulting and configuration settings for both channel partners and end customers.
You are here: Home
HP's Printing and Personal Systems addresses this growing trend in IT - designing products for mobile access and flexibility. At HP Discover in Barcelona, laptop products, displays and terminal products from HP were all displayed, with emphasis on security of deployment combined with the appearance and user interface features that other consumer products offer.
HP's strategy is to achieve a balance between these factors, and at the same time offer a variety of tools for mobile workers, either in the field or upon return to the office. The latest 4G LTE and wireless standards are an important part of assuring connectivity, as well as commercial desktop systems that are still a major component of the overall set of devices that today's knowledge worker needs.
Paul Muller, from HP Cloud joins AVOA exec Tim Crawford in a discussion of strategic junction of business, strategy and IT. Paul is involved in HP's Enterprise2020 effort, looking at the challenge of pulling in pockets of disconnected data, and its impact on both IT and customer relationships.
Bringing data elements together to present a clear picture of reality that is actionable is a challenge because of the nature of some of the information. CRM and ERP systems represent only a small portion of the data available, with perhaps 80% of the data in unstructured data form. Add in geographically disparate data locations and the increased value of data not owned by the company, and the challenge grows to keep data fresh yet retained for intervals appropriate for the business.
Site Design by: Press75.com