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HP Helion Blog Series: professional services is the key to success

Stephen_Spector on ‎08-20-2014 01:00 PM

When considering a cloud solution for your business needs which of the following options makes the most sense:


  • Ignore your IT department, select a public cloud and immediately deploy the applications and data you need in the cloud
  • Meet with your IT department, create a plan to meet your business needs and then wait one to two years until it is delivered
  • Leverage credible professional services professionals who have experience in meeting business and IT needs via a cloud-based solution

While option number one seemed like the most logical solution during the past year, many organizations are now realizing that the creation of shadow IT is not only a significant security risk but it is also a non-scalable method of having IT meet the entire company’s business needs. Option number two,  is not a practical solution to meet today’s business challenges. Thus, option number three is now the de facto standard for global corporations looking to rapidly meet the needs of the business in a scalable and secure way.


To assist you, HP has created the HP Helion OpenStack Professional Services, a global organization to partner with your IT and business teams to meet your cloud requirements. Tom Norton, VP HP Helion OpenStack Professional Services provides more background on this new team:




About the Author


Stephen Spector is a HPE Cloud Evangelist promoting the OpenStack based clouds at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds . He was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, he founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow Stephen at @SpectorID

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