HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 3

HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 3

Master The Cloud

It had been a whirlwind day, folks. I’d like to thank Laura Mackey (@HPsoftware) for hosting us bloggers, and Rebecca Pallister (@HPenterpriseCA) for putting it all together. You two deserve a round of applause all your own. It takes a dedicated individual to greet someone so warmly that early in the morning. Good luck in Toronto and the rest of Canada with Master the Cloud 2012. Thanks also to HP and Intel, who as partners really know how to put on a good show.

Well everyone, Yesterday’s Master the Cloud 2012 event in Montréal was jam-packed with more information that any one person could hold all to themselves, which is why I was tasked on behalf of CloudTweaks to blog and tweet all the goings-on. Watching Lu Kabir (VP, Global Cloud Computing for HP) give his keynote with such passion and animation certainly shows how vertical HP’s excitement and commitment to improving and servicing the cloud really is. He knows that Canada wants to embrace the cloud… the hesitation stems from uncertainty on how to justify the move, as well as guaranteeing that all concerns about security and privacy are fully met. With their three “flavors” of cloud, however, HP is more than ready to integrate your business into the cloud fully, securely, and individually.

Explaining how Intel would help them do just that, Denis Gaudreault (Business Development Manager & Enterprise Solution Sales for Intel Canada) addressed cloud security innovations as well as open standards within cloud computing. His 12 years of experience, combined with his relationship of both enterprises and the Canadian Government, give Intel a very focused vision for cloud computing goals by 2015. They see security developments by then that will isolate, encrypt, enforce, and connect… but at the hardware level. (This ties in greatly with the HP R&D Labs here in Montréal, where they have made innovative strides with total network protection at the hardware level. They make your infrastructure secure before anything makes it to the software layer.)

Another example of HP’s vision for cloud configurations and implementations that present challenges right now is that of the changing landscape created by something as simple as a hockey stadium filled with onlookers. They’re not there with just a foam finger anymore. They’re texting, tweeting, pushing video to friends and the web; maybe even pulling video for instant replays or action from other games. And that’s just your average game goer. Imagine that multiplied by thirty thousand. You now have a situation that a mobile phone provider just can’t handle. It needs a new solution, because it will only continue to grow exponentially as more devices make it to the hands of more people. HP knows that cloud solutions, coupled with bleeding edge wireless hardware, can make that situation nothing but positive. Imagine showing up at a Habs game, only to find out that you’ve been auto-notified of a free app to download that will let you see others’ videos, exclusive attendance offers, discounts at nearby establishments, etc. What was once a logistical nightmare has now become a win-win solution for the device owner and the cloud provider.

With twelve breakout sessions to attend, I obviously couldn’t cover them all. HP has cloud solutions for all stages of making that leap though, from (1) considering the cloud (how to write your business case & making decisions now for a cloud-ready future), (2) building your roadmap (How do you decide on the right service, can you decide on more than one, and how do you consider your security and privacy options?), (3) moving to the cloud (preparing your apps for the move, building cloud-optimized data centre networks, and doing it quickly), and finally (4) life in the cloud once you’re there (storage requirements, meaning-based computing, and the new role of IT).

Canada: the time is now to grab that big wave…” Denis Gaudreault had mentioned. HP knows that yes, the cloud is already here, but many companies, and those in Canada in particular, have been hesitant to embrace transitioning to the cloud. They are here to show that it’s less complicated, less expensive, and easier than ever for those businesses to embrace the cloud, whether publicly, privately, or in a hybridized fashion. They know the cloud is here, and they want to help you be at the forefront of that arrival.

Bonne nuit, Montréal, et merci.

I’ll leave you with some interesting facts about HP and the cloud: HP is a solid leader in the cloud. From Dave Frederickson, VP and General Manager of Enterprise Servers and Storage Networking. HP is powering the world’s biggest clouds, deploying hundreds of private clouds:

  • 8 out of 10 of the world’s most trafficked websites
  • 4 out of 5 of the world’s largest search engines
  • 3 of the most popular social media properties in the U.S.

Forrester forecasts that the global market for cloud computing will grow from $40.7 billion in 2011 to more than $241 billion in 2020” — Sizing The Cloud, Forrester Research, Inc., April 21, 2011

Some other key Cloud computing benefits:

  • Server Efficiency (average utilization up from 10-15% to 30-35$)
  • Storage Efficiency (90% less management time; Total Cost of Ownership cut by half)
  • Staff reduction of at least half
  • Up to 30% savings in licensing costs
  • Faster time-to-market
  • Improved service reliability and peak service performance
  • Improved employee efficiency and seasonal capacity management
  • Rapid development of New Businesses

Businesses are adopting the cloud 2.5 times faster than IT, with 70% of businesses considering, or already using, private clouds. The main driving factors are:  Speed, flexibility, and economics.

Yes, the time is now!

By Josh Horner

Post Sponsored by HP 

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