CloudTweaks Interview with Sandeep Johri, VP of Strategy at HP

Interview with Sandeep Johri, VP of Strategy and Industry Solutions at HP

HP announced this week a suite of new products and services that enable businesses and governments to leverage the power of the cloud. In an exclusive interview this week with Sandeep Johri, VP of Strategy and Industry Solutions at Hewlett-Packard, Cloudtweaks discussed the latest announcement regarding Enterprise Cloud Solutions.

Johri is responsible for driving the overall strategy for HP’s Enterprise Business and also is responsible for driving the industry solutions across HP. He has an MBA from Stanford University, a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University, India.

Anthony Park:

Good Morning Sandeep. Thanks very much for meeting with Cloudtweaks. Please give us an overview of the announcement regarding Cloud services.

Sandeep:

Our new services means HP can now offer a wide range of industry specific services to the CIO in Enterprise Level companies. The new suite of products and services enable large businesses and governments to leverage the power of the cloud while ensuring they meet required levels of security, performance and availability.

Anthony:

How do you define the Hybrid Model?

Sandeep:

Every CIO has a wide range of choices and platform options to select from: traditional, private clouds and public clouds. To gain the benefits of a hybrid environment, enterprises must have an IT delivery model that is both flexible across different sourcing options and is managed as an integrated technology environment.

Anthony:

Integrated in what way?

Sandeep:

HP’s Instant-On Enterprise product is designed, built and delivered in the form of technology-enabled services. Large Enterprises can select from across the full spectrum of delivery options. We can assist our customers in selecting the right service delivery model to meet their needs and help them integrate it into their specific IT infrastructure and environment.

Anthony:

HP has traditionally offered Enterprise Level private cloud services. How is this new bundled approach different?

Sandeep:

HP of course offers state-of-the-art data centers. All large Enterprises are governed by specified policies for service, performance, security and privacy and HP allows our customers to rapidly deploy and secure their platform with scalable IT capacity. HP is a leader in Converged Infrastructure and with the large menu of HP’s software portfolio in automation and management we can deliver all the IT resources necessary for a company to access a hybrid private cloud.

Our Cloud Product options are the most complete, integrated system to build, manage and consume services across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. It combines the strength of HP’s Converged Infrastructure with the established leadership of HP Cloud Service Automation software to deliver unified security, governance and compliance across applications, as well as physical and virtual infrastructure.

Anthony:

How have tradition IT environments reacted to the current options in Cloud computing.

Sandeep:

The HP Cloud options can help address the need for Enterprise Level companies to innovate and rapidly modify business processes. However if they are without a comprehensive and integrated approach with a trusted partner it will slow progress. Enterprise Level organizations are seeking a solution that addresses the complexity in managing private and public clouds yet work with the current in-house IT platforms and infrastructure.

Anthony:

Can you give us some specifics about your Instant On and Cloud Maps services?

Sandeep:

Our Cloud Maps are a simple to use navigation system, which can save an enormous of time when a company is trying to architect and build a new platform/infrastructure for applications and services. The HP Cloud Maps speed up the automation of this making selections and quickly bringing them online.

Anthony:

What type of selection parameters do you mean?

Sandeep:

Customers can select templates for their hardware platform needs, configure them and import automatically within minutes. We assist in guiding the workflows and scripts, which automate installation.

Anthony:

Historically, HP has had a large presence in Europe. Do you envision your clients there will utilize this suite of products?

Sandeep:

As you know EDS, now owned by HP has increased our presence in Europe and our business in the region continues to grow. We now have a presence in more than 120 major cities, serving both the Public Sector and the Private Sector. Our European clients will also be able to leverage as well as utilize all of our services in the same way as North American customers.

Anthony:

Thanks very much for time today Sandeep. Cloudtweaks appreciates your time and looks forward to hearing about HP’s progress in the Cloud during 2011.

More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

By Anthony Park

About CloudTweaks

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading authorities in connected technology information and services.

We embrace and instill thought leadership insights, relevant and timely news related stories, unbiased benchmark reporting as well as offer green/cleantech learning and consultive services around the world.

Our vision is to create awareness and to help find innovative ways to connect our planet in a positive eco-friendly manner.

In the meantime, you may connect with CloudTweaks by following and sharing our resources.

View All Articles

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Comic
In The Fast Lane: Connected Car Hacking A Big Risk

In The Fast Lane: Connected Car Hacking A Big Risk

Connected Car Hacking Researchers and cybersecurity experts working hard to keep hackers out of the driver’s seat. Modern transportation has come a million miles, and most all of today’s vehicles are controlled entirely by digital technology. Millions of drivers are not aware that of the many devices in their digital arsenal, the most complex of…

Having Your Cybersecurity And Eating It Too

Having Your Cybersecurity And Eating It Too

The Catch 22 The very same year Marc Andreessen famously said that software was eating the world, the Chief Information Officer of the United States was announcing a major Cloud First goal. That was 2011. Five years later, as both the private and public sectors continue to adopt cloud-based software services, we’re interested in this…

Building a Data Security Strategy – More Important Than Ever

Building a Data Security Strategy – More Important Than Ever

Data Security Strategy Article sponsored by SAS Software and Big Data Forum Security and privacy have been an integral concern of the IT industry since its very inception, but as it expands through web-based, mobile, and cloud-based applications, access to data is magnified as are the threats of illicit penetration. As enterprises manage vast quantities…

Pitney Bowes Selects Aria Systems for Billing on the New Commerce Cloud

Pitney Bowes Selects Aria Systems for Billing on the New Commerce Cloud

Top-Ranked Cloud Billing Company Enables Greater Speed and Frictionless Billing for Unparalleled Customer Experience San Francisco, CA – August 23, 2016 – Aria Systems, which helps enterprises grow subscription and usage-based revenue, today announced that Pitney Bowes has selected Aria’s cloud-based monetization platform as the key billing and monetization component of their new Commerce Cloud…

The Golden Age of Wearable Technology

The Golden Age of Wearable Technology

The Golden Age One of the biggest fads in the technology sector right now is wearable tech. From Smartwatches that let you check your emails, chat with friends and search the web, to fitness accessories that monitor your heart rate and your sleep patterns, this is truly the Golden Age of wearable technology. But some…

Why Security Practitioners Need To Apply The 80-20 Rules To Data Security

Why Security Practitioners Need To Apply The 80-20 Rules To Data Security

The 80-20 Rule For Security Practitioners  Everyday we learn about yet another egregious data security breach, exposure of customer data or misuse of data. It begs the question why in this 21st century, as a security industry we cannot seem to secure our most valuable data assets when technology has surpassed our expectations in other regards.…

What You Need To Know About Choosing A Cloud Services Provider

What You Need To Know About Choosing A Cloud Services Provider

Selecting The Right Cloud Services Provider How to find the right partner for cloud adoption on an enterprise scale The cloud is capable of delivering many benefits, enabling greater collaboration, business agility, and speed to market. Cloud adoption in the enterprise has been growing fast. Worldwide spending on public cloud services will grow at a…

Ending The Great Enterprise Disconnect

Ending The Great Enterprise Disconnect

Five Requirements for Supporting a Connected Workforce It used to be that enterprises dictated how workers spent their day: stuck in a cubicle, tied to an enterprise-mandated computer, an enterprise-mandated desk phone with mysterious buttons, and perhaps an enterprise-mandated mobile phone if they traveled. All that is history. Today, a modern workforce is dictating how…

Virtual Immersion And The Extension/Expansion Of Virtual Reality

Virtual Immersion And The Extension/Expansion Of Virtual Reality

Virtual Immersion And Virtual Reality This is a term I created (Virtual Immersion). Ah…the sweet smell of Virtual Immersion Success! Virtual Immersion© (VI) an extension/expansion of Virtual Reality to include the senses beyond visual and auditory. Years ago there was a television commercial for a bathing product called Calgon. The tagline of the commercial was Calgon…

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations Everyone knows what the cloud is, but does everybody know where the cloud is? We try to answer that as we look at some of the most unusual data centre locations in the world. Under the Eyes of a Deity Deep beneath the famous Uspenski Cathedral in the…

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Computing And SMEs

Cloud Computing And SMEs SMEs (Small/Medium Sized Enterprises) make up the bulk of businesses today. Most cloud based applications created today are geared toward the SME market. Accounting, Storage, Backup services are just a few of them. According to the European Commission, cloud based technology could help 80% of organisations reduce costs by 10-20%. This infographic provided…

Cloud Infographic: The Explosive Growth Of The Cloud

Cloud Infographic: The Explosive Growth Of The Cloud

The Explosive Growth Of The Cloud We’ve been covering cloud computing extensively over the past number of years on CloudTweaks and have truly enjoyed watching the adoption and growth of it. Many novices are still trying to wrap their mind around what the cloud it is and what it does, while others such as thought…

Low Cost Cloud Computing Gives Rise To Startups

Low Cost Cloud Computing Gives Rise To Startups

Balancing The Playing Field For Startups According to a Goldman Sachs report, cloud infrastructure and platform spending could reach $43 billion by 2018, which is up $16 billion from last year, representing a growth of around 30% from 2013 said the analyst. This phenomenal growth is laying the foundation for a new breed of startup…

Utilizing Digital Marketing Techniques Via The Cloud

Utilizing Digital Marketing Techniques Via The Cloud

Digital Marketing Trends In the past, trends in the exceptionally fast-paced digital marketing arena have been quickly adopted or abandoned, keeping marketers and consumers on their toes. 2016 promises a similarly expeditious temperament, with a few new digital marketing offerings taking center stage. According to Gartner’s recent research into Digital Marketing Hubs, brands plan to…

Fintech Investments Are Seeing Consistent Growth

Fintech Investments Are Seeing Consistent Growth

The Financial Services Cloud Fintech investment has been seeing consistent growth in 2015, with some large moves being made this year. The infographic (Courtesy of Venturescanner) below shows the top Fintech investors and the amount of companies they’re currently funding: Just this week, a financial data startup known as Orchard Platform raised $30 million in…