Today’s enterprises are under immense pressure to perform better, innovate faster, and develop new products and services that drastically increase customer success. With this paradigm shift, called the “idea economy,” enterprises of every size and scope must learn to innovate on a larger scale, converting ideas into value faster than their competition. At Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), we are embracing this rapidly changing marketplace to realize a whole new generation of innovation.
A year ago I wrote a blog summarizing the Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems results—and what a year it has been! This segment has remained very active throughout the year, with Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) continuing to represent the fastest growing area in the data center. And as you would expect, HCI continues to receive lots of attention from analysts, press, vendors and customers alike. And in this year’s report, Gartner again claims that “Hyperconvergence is disrupting the integrated system market, with major system vendors joining the growing number of startups (some of which are now mature).”
The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital transformation case study explores how data-analysis services startup BlueLabs in Washington, DC helps presidential election campaigns better know and engage with potential voters.
We'll learn how BlueLabs relies on high-performing analytics platforms that allow a democratization of querying, of opening the value of vast data resources to discretely identify more of those in the need to know.
I’m proud to be part of the “Chain of Trust” that begins here in Sunnyvale California for the HPE Atalla HSM (Hardware Security Module). When I joined Tandem Computers 20 years ago I was awed by what the Atalla security products provided our Payment Card Industry (PCI) customers. Since the mid-1970’s, Atalla products have led the way in shaping the payments industry and ensuring the security of not only my personal banking transactions but also the way in which global trade is conducted to this very day. If you use an ATM machine (anywhere in the world), buy gas at the pump, or swipe your credit card at a store, the chances are highly likely that transaction was protected and authorized thru an Atalla HSM appliance on the back-end.
The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer security transformation discussion explores how home-maintenance repair and services provider ServiceMaster develops applications with a security-minded focus as a DevOps benefit.
To learn how security technology leads to posture maturity and DevOps business benefits, we're joined by Jennifer Cole, Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of IT, Information Security, and Governance for ServiceMaster in Memphis, Tennessee, and Ashish Kuthiala, Senior Director of Marketing and Strategy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise DevOps. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
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Using dependable, high-performance Wi-Fi networks, mobile access to digital data is revolutionizing healthcare. Entirely new types of medical devices such as wireless EKGs, infusion pumps, and blood pressure cuffs now permeate hospitals and clinics. As a backbone to enable electronic health records (EHR), a complete picture of the patient can be delivered to surgeons, doctors, and nurses to help them work together to bring about better outcomes.
As government agencies move to the public cloud computing model, the use of more than one public cloud provider can offer economic benefits by a competition and choice. But are the public clouds standardized efficiently for true interoperability, and can the large government contracts in the offing for cloud providers have an impact on the level of maturity around standardization?
To learn how to best procure multiple cloud services as eGovernment services at low risk and high reward, we're joined by our panel, Dr. Chris Harding, Director for Interoperability at The Open Group; Dave Linthicum, Senior Vice President at Cloud Technology Partners, and Andras Szakal, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at IBM U.S. Federal. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
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The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital transformation case study explores how powerful and diverse financial information is newly and uniquely delivered to the ubiquitous Excel spreadsheet edge.
We'll explore how HTI Labs in London provides the means and governance with its Schematiq tool to bring critical data services to the interface users want. By leveraging the best of instant cloud-delivered data with spreadsheets, Schematiq democratizes end-user empowerment while providing powerful new ways to harness and access complex information.
To learn how complex cloud core-to-edge processes and benefits can be better managed and exploited we're joined by Darren Harris, CEO and Co-Founder of HTI Labs, and Jonathan Glass, CTO and Co-Founder of HTI Labs, based in London. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
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There are a lot of government and industry interoperability/security standards and regulations in place. Yet, it seems there is another reported breach of data every week. Yahoo recently reported losing information connected to 500 Million accounts. I have Yahoo, well, I did have Yahoo.
The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer performance engineering case study discussion examines how JetBlue Airways in New York uses virtual environments to reduce software development costs, centralize performance testing, and create a climate for continuous integration and real-time monitoring of mobile applications.
We'll now hear how JetBlue cultivated a DevOps model by including advanced performance feedback in the continuous integration process to enable greater customer and workforce productivity.
The next BriefingsDirect innovation discussion focuses on how technology, data analysis, and digital networks are transforming procurement and the source-to-pay process as we know it. We’ll also discuss what it takes to do procurement well in this new era of business networks.
Far beyond just automating tasks and transactions, procurement today is a strategic function that demands an integrated, end-to-end approach built on deep insights and intelligence to drive informed source-to-pay decisions and actions that enable businesses to adopt a true business ecosystem-wide digital strategy.
The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital business transformation case study examines how Canadian nonprofit SOCAN faced digital disruption and fought back with a successful storage modernizing journey. We'll learn how adopting storage innovation allows for faster responses to end-user needs and opens the door to new business opportunities.
To describe how SOCAN gained a new competitive capability for its performance rights management business we're joined by Trevor Jackson, Director of IT Infrastructure for SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, based in Toronto. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
In today’s evolving marketplace, the size of the business isn’t everything. Any company—from the smallest to the largest—can make an impact and drive toward growth and greater competitive advantage. To reach those goals, you need to take advantage of new technologies. And for countless organizations today, the cloud is the key to success.
The many benefits provided by server virtualization, including the ability to optimize resource usage, reduce costs and provide for greater flexibility, are helping software-defined architectures gain prominence. Not surprisingly, these benefits can also be obtained when you virtualize your storage.
After a two-year drive to improve software development, speed to value, and improved user experience of customer service applications, Independent Health has further extended advanced testing benefits to ongoing apps production and ongoing performance monitoring.
Learn here how the reuse of proven performance scripts and replaying of synthetic transactions that mimic user experience have cut costs and gained early warning and trending insights into app behaviors and system status.
At HPE Global Partner Conference in Boston today, we announced that HPE Helion CloudSystem 10 is generally available and ready to install in your enterprise data center this week. Look under the hood at some of CloudSystem’s new functionality it’s gained from its new key components.
What’s new in CloudSystem 10
- New versions of HPE Helion OpenStack 3.0, HPE Helion Stackato 4.0, Cloud Service Automation 4.6, Operations Orchestration 10.5
- Tools for building apps and deploy across multiple clouds
- Updated service design and marketplace portal capabilities
- Improved management experience
- Faster, simpler, and more flexible deployment and lifecycle management through integration with HPE Synergy and HPE OneView.
- Expanded and more cost-effective choices of compute resources with HPE Linux KVM virtual environment
Helion OpenStack 3.0 - UPDATED
Helion OpenStack is HPE’s highly configurable, enterprise-grade cloud platform integrated into CloudSystem. CloudSystem 10 will launch with Helion OpenStack 3.0, our latest release build on OpenStack Liberty, which is true to all OpenStack APIs.
What HOS 3.0 brings to CloudSytem 10:
- Expanded configurability and deployment options, including more options for block and object storage, scalability improvements for larger resources deployments, and expanded hypervisor and bare metal support for traditional applications.
- Tighter administrative control for your private cloud, including security improvements supporting PCI enablement, enhanced controls for workload live migration and resizing, and encrypted communications between internal and external APIs.
Helion Stackato 4.0 - NEW
Helion Stackato is HPE’s open platform for cloud-native apps based on Cloud Foundry. It replaces Helion Development Platform in the CloudSystem stack, and it increases control and visibility for IT with limited development speedbumps and barriers.
- Offers similar functionality to Helion Development Platform while simplifying development and deployment in multi-cloud environments.
- Administrators gain more support for common public and private cloud providers, a multi-cloud control plane, load-based auto scaling, centralized logging, application and platform health monitoring, and a number or other benefits designed to centralize and standardize service offerings.
- Developers gain increased control over their own release cycle through self-service provisioning; automated CI/CD for build/test/deploy workflows; Docker support; and support for leading languages, tools, and data sources.
HPE software on HPE hardware
CloudSystem 10 continues our vision of a unified hardware and software solution for hybrid cloud through a spectrum of infrastructure options. Whatever the needs and preferences of your organization may be, there’s a CloudSystem that fits.
For smaller scale deployments, the Hyper Converged 380 offers rapid deployment with an instant-on wizard, enabling a user deployable hybrid cloud in as little as an afternoon. On the other end of the spectrum is the HPE ConvergedSystem 700, an enterprise-scale deployment offering the same hybrid capabilities and ease of management.
CloudSystem will also continue to support a number of HPE servers, BladeSystems, ConvergedSystems, and Hyper Converged systems to match existing investments and standardizations. And of course, if you have an existing CloudSystem deployment, there’s an upgrade and expansion path with CloudSystem 10.
Find your Right Mix with HPE
Each organization will have its own mix of traditional, private, and public cloud, as well as preferences around providers, workstyles, and infrastructure. HPE Helion CloudSystem 10 offers you that flexibility while maintaining security and control. See how HPE Helion CloudSystem 10–the unified hardware, software, and services solution–can help you define, power, and optimize your Right Mix. Explore it now.
For further reading, see how CloudSystem 10 streamlines management of heterogeneous resources and increased developer agility here.
We'll explore how adopting storage innovation protects the state's largest hospital from data disruption and adds operational simplicity to complex data lifecycle management.
The amount of data being generated by connected devices and sensors embedded in machines and systems of all kinds is reaching unprecedented levels. In fact, IDC forecasts that sensor-generated data will increase to 42% of all data by 2020, up from 11% in 2005.
The good news is this phenomenal growth is enabling new sources of organizational and customer value. By collecting and analyzing vast amounts of sensor data, many industries, from product manufacturers to large-scale farmers, are redefining operational planning, product development, customer service, and business processes.
The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital business transformation case study examines how loyalty management innovator Aimia is modernizing, consolidating, and standardizing its global IT infrastructure.
As a result of rapid growth and myriad acquisitions, Montreal-based Aimia is in a leapfrog mode -- modernizing applications, consolidating data centers, and adopting industry standard platforms. We'll now learn how improving end-user experiences and leveraging big data analytics helps IT organizations head off digital disruption and improve core operations and processes.
To describe how Aimia is entering a new era of strategic IT innovation, we're joined by André Hébert, Senior Vice President of Technology at Aimia in Montreal. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
Is EMC hedging their bet on enterprise storage products in the small to mid-sized business space?