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Technology, Cloud

What is a hybrid cloud and why do we care?

Beware "hybrid washing." Selected readings.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:27

Study after study shows that hybrid clouds are the way enterprises are going. What is a hybrid cloud? Or what are hybrid clouds?

Hybrid cloud is one IT buzz term that's self-defining and reasonably clear. In fact, hybrid is just another word for the long-standing concept of systems integration in IT - one system working with a different system. From this also sprung the notion of incompatibility. Systems incompatiblies were just accepted. Perish the thought a PC app would work on the Mac. Compatibility (a first cousin of hybrid and integration) can be granular and on many levels.

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Technology, Big Data

Elephants do not float on Clouds

Big Data / Data Analytics, Part 1 of 4.

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush, Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:58

Elephants do not float in the clouds nor do big data solutions function without a high-performance, secure architecture. Let’s take a look at a few key attributes you will want in your “big data” solution. This is part one of a four part blog series.   

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Business Issues, Big Data

Building a performance oriented data analytic solution

Elephants do not float on Clouds - Performance, Part 2 of 4.

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush, Thu, 01/15/2015 - 21:19
Elephants do not float in the clouds nor do big data solutions function without a high-performance, secure focused architecture. Let’s take a look at a few key attributes you will want in your “big data” solution related to the performance of your data.  This is the second of a four part blog series on data analytics.  
Performance of your data analytic solution includes the organization of the data in a way that we can use and make sense of the data collected.
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Technology, Cloud

Is your network pulling down your hybrid cloud?

The network can be the cloud enabler or bottleneck.

Blog-post by Chris Nerney, Thu, 01/08/2015 - 21:54

While some IT professionals remain leery of the cloud, a growing number recognize that cloud computing can enable enterprises to save on infrastructure costs while increasing scalability and flexibility. 

But cloud deployments aren’t necessarily free-floating computing platforms, unbound by the restrictions of legacy technology. The effectiveness of hybrid clouds, specifically, is tied in large part to the quality of an enterprise’s existing network. 

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Technology, Cloud

What is the impact of a gazillion personal and device clouds on enterprise clouds?

That's our first #CIOchat topic for 2015. Join in on Thursday.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 01/06/2015 - 19:29

With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) generating a tech news geyser this week, I wondered about the clouds behind all those gadgets. We are talking millions if not billions of clouds, all data silos in their own right. 

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Technology, Converged Infrastructure, Security

The Internet of Things carries significant security risks

Blog-post by Mark Painter,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 08/01/2014 - 20:58
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New technologies serve to increase productivity and can improve a myriad of things. However, new technology invariably comes with a hidden security cost. To wit, there was a recent report of a refrigerator doling out spam (digital, not canned).   As it turned out, this refrigerator (like many other things ranging from door locks to thermostats) was wired and connected to the Internet.

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Technology, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure

Six Barriers To Cloud

Interest in the cloud is sky-high. You understand that “the cloud” can help your business become more agile, cost-effective, and innovative. In fact, your business is probably among the 81 percent of businesses that expect to deploy cloud architecture in the next five years, according to a Frost and Sullivan report at HP.com.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Security

Critical Application Resiliency

Building cyber security into apps from the start.

Blog-post by HP Security Strategists, Sat, 12/06/2014 - 21:57

by Stan Wisseman

 

As threat actors grow in sophistication and effectiveness (as we’ve seen with Sony Pictures this week), organizations must enhance their understanding of failure states and their potential impacts. While infrastructure and systems also need to be resilient, applications are taking the brunt of successful attacks. We need to take more proactive steps to ensure that applications can resist attack.

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Technology, Cloud

Sizing a cloud can be tricky

Look at CPU, RAM and vCPUs

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush, Fri, 12/05/2014 - 21:36
Let’s discuss virtual CPU’s and their place in cloud environments.  How many CPUs and RAM does your application that is targeted for the Cloud currently use?

Cloud technology primarily leverages virtual computers.  Each of the virtual computers have a defined amount of compute power, represented as processors and RAM.

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Technology, Services

7 crucial questions that get left out of the Software-defined Infrastructure discussion

Commentators and industry players are taking far too narrow a view of SDI.

Blog-post by Chris Coggrave,
HP Blogger
, Thu, 12/04/2014 - 01:11
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The buzz around software-defined and its impact on the data center has really taken off over the last year – everywhere you look there are articles in the press, on the Internet and in blogs about how wonderful the various vendors’ software-defined solutions are, and how they can run your data center at the click of a mouse.

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