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HP fashions the new style of IT

F.Y. Teng | June 26, 2013
CEO Meg Whitman wants you to know HP can take customers through the currents of change brought on by the cloud, Big Data, mobility and infosecurity trends, and more.

"We're unique because we're equally strong in hardware, in software and services from security to Big Data, and we are uniquely qualified because invention and innovation are heritage values for Hewlett-Packard...and today we are investing more in R&D than ever before," Whitman said. "But what else do you want in a technology partner? You've told us that you want to see a secure financial footing. You have to have confidence that your partner will be around today and tomorrow and the day after that. And believe me, HP is here to stay. Next: you want your partner to understand what makes you successful. You also want partners with great assets, like a trusted brand name, and resilient employees that will work hard for you every day. And finally, you want a partner with the ability to see what's ahead, to gauge your situation and help navigate at your speed on your terms."

"IT remains the defining change agent of our time, and we stand at the next major inflection point in our industry. This shift is being driven by trends you all know about and are living every day: cloud, security, Big Data and mobility. The shift also changes the way technology is consumed, delivered and paid for. And this shift demands what we call the 'the New Style of IT' which in reality is a new style of business that is powered by IT. This type of shift happens once every 10, 15 years, like the shift from the mainframe to client-server environment, from the client-server to Web 1.0, from Web 1.0 to mobile and Web services," Whitman said. "And when these shifts happen, everything changes and IT becomes even more important to your enterprise. In the shift that we're going through now, this new style of IT promises opportunities such as lower costs, greater agility, simplicity and most importantly, speed."

Whitman further elaborated on the impact of the trends in cloud, security, Big Data and mobility, then cited specific examples of HP breakthrough technologies, and did a show-and-tell of customer success stories in China using those same technologies. When her keynote was done, she'd set the stage for HP's major announcements of the day. These were done by HP's COO Bill Veghte, and included the reiteration of the Converged Infrastructure message, releases and enhancements specific to the Moonshot server system, 3PAR and StoreOnce, and, clearly the highlights of the day, those pertaining to the HP Converged Cloud.

New HP Converged Cloud solutions and services launched on the day were: the CloudSystem Enterprise Starter Suite; the HP Cloud OS Sandbox; Enterprise cloud services for Enterprise Apps; the HP Mobile Enterprise Cloud Solution; the Autonomy Marketing Cloud; Converged Cloud Professional Services Suite with consulting and support services; and, the Capacity on Demand for CloudSystem and Global Relationship Management. Enhancements announced were on: Enterprise cloud services for private cloud, and HP Cloud Compute for data driven workloads and enhanced networking. HP executives have also shared that the HP Moonshot running on HP Cloud OS will be made available soon.


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