Apotheker Takes The Stage, Paints An HP Cloud Vision
Hewlett-Packard crafted a media and analyst summit where it envisioned the company at the center of cloud, connectivity and software, providing the enabling technology and services on top. New company captain Leo Apotheker, who has been traveling the globe talking to business customers and employees, was expected to talk about bringing HP back to its roots: Innovation, R&D, and engineering, perhaps with a misguided desire for the company to be as hip as Apple. Despite a reliance on buzz words (o
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Apotheker set up the rest of the day with this little chart, which provided a view of the "stack" as HP sees it. Perhaps this was partly a poke at Oracle, its nemesis (later in the day Apotheker would talk about Coopetition with Oracle); Oracle has touted its stack approach to big data. However, HP sees these systems as an integrated stack as well, and indeed, provides many of the enabling stack components. Its vision involves not only providing that stack, but applying it to structured and unstructured data, and providing it as a secure platform.
Multicloud Infrastructure & Application ManagementEnterprise cloud adoption has evolved to the point where hybrid public/private cloud designs and use of multiple providers is common. Who among us has mastered provisioning resources in different clouds; allocating the right resources to each application; assigning applications to the "best" cloud provider based on performance or reliability requirements.