I have just realised that the times are Adelaide times, not local :) Lunch time, so after that I'll continue with Part 2.
HP Enterprise Cloud Services: Global Availability, Communications & Collaboration, Enterprise and SaaS Applications. One of the bigger benefits is Testing as a Service which should dramatically decrease configuration and setup times. The big goal is to doing the right scale for the right cost. HP do end to end migrations.
The current evolving state of hybrid delivery is a mix of traditional, private, managed and public. The future envisioned will be using common architecture, coverged management & security, open & standards based, develop once - run anywhere, and flexibility & portability. This is needed to reduce complexity of managing too many different evironments by too many different methods.
HP Converged Cloud is built on OpenStack technology, and works on a hybrid delivery. Choice, Confidence and Consistency are the 3 main aspects of this. HP's public Cloud services have now gone beta. The great challenge for clients is 'how do I get started?'. Start with the 'low hanging fruit' (for those playing management buzzword bingo, that should help). Start with Dev/Test for the private cloud as there is little to no impact to end users. Then, in managed cloud there is the application transformation, including enabling the management of apps and servers in different ways. Most applications aren't ready or aren't designed for Cloud yet. Third is public cloud, which includes SaaS applications and Application Transformation.
If you believe that services can be anywhere, the role of the IT Leader becomes 'builder/broker' which changes the competencies of IT. Moving from building to buying, when most IT staff were originally only trained in building. The IT Imperatives in a hybrid cloud delivery are:
- Build & consume right mix of services based on service requirements
- Leverage best of traditional IT, private, managed & public cloud
- Manage & secure hybrid environment to reap value & mitigate risk
New technology access methods. The barrier to innovation has been lowered, particularly due to cloud technologies. Blogging back in the old days meant you had to build your own website from scratch, or use poor limiting services such as geocities (sorry to bring that one up). Bottom up adoption and CIO's spending most of their time fighting fires are the more troublesome outcomes of this (in my opionion) but at the same time, a lot of people have some great ideas, but because the switch to turn it on is so easily accessible, people do it without proper thought or analysis of the business.
Top level view of HP Cloud and the announcements from yesterday is what we're about to discuss... many model changes around the world. A shift from West to East culture for business models. There is a higher demand for more agility and change, and working in an uncertain market and be flexible.
Introductios from everyone involved, there are some key HP staff here and the general focus is private/public/hybrid cloud.
I'll be live blogging this tech day as much as possible here on AUTechHeads, as well as smaller comments on twitter at @AdamFowler_IT. You can also follow the hashtag #HPTechDay.
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12th April 2012
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