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Business Issues, Technology, IT Infrastructure

Speaking the “System Management language” will reduce cost

part 2 of the Operational Challenge blog series

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:37

Several technologies come into consideration when discussing server management.  As new standards emerge, the industry in general rallies to support the standard.  As software developers / OEMs (ie: HP, Dell, Cisco, IBM) embrace the standard, it becomes “publicly available” as an “Open Standard”.  Some vendors to provide enhanced functionality will “lock down” a standard for their equipment only.  While vendor specific technology may be advantageous to the functional requirements, an “Open Standard” approach typically renders a more integrated management infrastructure,


CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure

Containers, and cloud, and security – oh my!

Blog-post by Edward Featherston, Tue, 04/28/2015 - 20:01

Dorothy the CIO was walking the yellow brick road of planning. She was on her way to the Emerald City to ask the great wizard of the agile data center for advice. Along the way she met two other CIO’s who joined her on the journey, nicknamed Tin Man and Scarecrow. Their travels brought them to the edge of the dark forest of datacenter hype and fear.

‘‘Do you think we’ll meet any wild technologies and fears in there?’’ she asked her companions.

‘‘We might.’’ responded Tin Man.

‘One’s that devour IT projects?’’ whispered Scarecrow.

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure

IT infrastructure discussion starts with the hybrid cloud

Looking up, one builds on the other.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:15

In the world of enterprise technology, there's a lot of overlapping or should I say connective terms.

Two terms where the circles deeply intersect are hybrid cloud and IT infrastructure. They both overlap and connect.

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CIO Leadership, Technology, IT Infrastructure

Digital transformation and its effect on IT infrastructure

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:02

If you’re in the IT world, you’re well aware that the need for digital transformation is vital and will only continue.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Services

How internal IT should charge for cloud services: The 4Ps of success, part three

The last of a three-part series examines what’s driving IT leaders to ask how to charge for cloud services—and looks at participation and processes: what services to offer and how to control them financially

Blog-post by Keith Macbeath,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:01
Keith Macbeath

In my two previous posts in this series, I explained the pricing and planning aspects to keep in mind when determining how internal IT should charge for cloud services.

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Technology, IT Infrastructure, SDx

Exceed customer SLAs with SDN

Software Defined Network (SDN)

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush,
HP Blogger
, Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:36

In my youth, tuning the carburetors once a week and adjusting the distributor was routine maintenance on my 1964 Mini Cooper S. It would take a few minutes on a Saturday morning, and the car would run great for the entire week.  As I grew older, tuning the 1964 Mini Cooper every week became less of a joy and more of a burden. I did not want to risk myself or my family being stranded by an old car. As a result, in 2015, some 35 years later, we still love driving the 1964 Mini, although if we have to drive a distance, the 2011 Mini is always used.

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Technology, IT Infrastructure

Making Infrastructure Moves that Matter

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:06

Ensuring that any infrastructure changes you make are the right changes is challenging – you have to keep budget, security, and agility topmost in mind. Following are some options that can be used separately or in any combination that works for your particular enterprise in the infrastructure planning process.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, IT Performance, Services

How internal IT should charge for cloud services: The 4Ps of success, part two

The second of a three-part series looks at how to use planning as a way to lessen financial risk

Blog-post by Keith Macbeath,
HP Blogger
, Thu, 04/09/2015 - 20:14
Keith Macbeath

In my previous post, I explained my view of how internal IT should price its cloud services. Today I am going to look at planning, the second of the 4Ps of cloud finance. These are the issues you need to consider when determining how internal IT can recover the cost of its services from business units in ways that support the cloud goals of speed of execution, a variable cost model, and cost transparency:

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Technology, Big Data, Security

Big Data: Trust No One

A Big Data Take on the Zero Trust Model

Blog-post by jamal khawaja, Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:32

What do Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, Sony, Apple, Ebay, PF Chang’s, and Domino’s Pizza have in common? 

In three words: pwned by hackers.

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