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Around the HP Cloud week ending March 4, 2011

mackey on ‎03-04-2011 03:45 PM

Another Friday is here and it’s time to give you a round-up of all the news that’s fit to print regarding HP and the cloud.  First, let’s share some fun videos. 


HP Enterprise Cloud Services-Compute is getting around.  It recently took to the "Sky" in Los Angeles at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards not long after making a similar skywriting appearance at the Super Bowl event in Dallas, Texas. Check out the cool Grammy video below.





This bonus skywriting event follows the recent Super Bowl event in Dallas promoting our Enterprise Cloud Services-Compute offering. Watch the video below.



















As they are every week, our bloggers and editors were busy talking up cloud.  Here’s a recap of the most recent blog posts and articles:


Whatever you call it, the cloud is just plain good business.  Lisa Wolfe, worldwide SMB Marketing and Strategy Manager for HP, talks to SMBs about the benefits of cloud computing, whether you call it cloud, Software as a Service, SaaS or whatever. 


Ryan Reed, of Enterprise Services agrees with Lisa. There are as many ways to describe cloud as there are people talking about it. Ryan offers cloud definitions from NIST, Gartner and HP in his first post, Cloud—what is it?” Read and then tell us how you describe cloud.


What does bowling have to do with cloud computing?  More than you might think.  Find out in Judy Redman’s post that compares the history of the pinsetter with automation in the cloud


Prolific blogger Charlie Bess delves into and disagrees a bit with a recent PCWorld article titled “SaaS won’t succeed with some apps.”  See if you agree with Charlie’s view on the four broad sectors of software that PCWorld says are considered SaaS obstacles.


Cloud technology is here to stay according to research. Find out what other companies are spending on cloud, what they consider to be the biggest obstacles and other details on the 2011 CIO Cloud Survey.


What does it take to build a better cloud? Start with storage that’s efficient, agile and self-optimized, secure and multi-tenant. This new article details the how’s and why’s behind these recommendations plus an overview of the HP 3PAR storage portfolio.


Until next time, see you around the HP Cloud.


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