HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Toronto) – Part 1 Today, HP brought its cloud solutions roadshow to Toronto, bringing some heavy hitters up from the US to explain cloud computing to an interested but very reserved crowd of 700 IT managers, CIOs, and software gurus. The event, held at the Direct Energy Centre, can be described as a tasteful hybrid of trade show and conference, with an army of HP staffers outfitted in black with orange lanyards, primed and prepared to explain the intricacies of cloud management with nicely-produced videos, sample slices of hardware, and coolest of all, a full-sized mock-up of their HP Performance Optimized
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the Taiwanese Clouds First, some clarification on the cryptic title: the animals, both the real and the imaginary one, refer to Taiwan native and acclaimed Hollywood director Ang Lee’s martial arts epic of the same name that took the world by storm in 2000 and become the highest-grossing foreign-language film in American history, winning four Academy Awards in the process. The “Taiwanese clouds,” of course, refer to the bustling cloud computing industry in the tiny island state, something covered earlier (See: Cloud Computing: Taiwan’s Next Trillion Dollar Industry). This industry got a shot in the
Overcoming Complexity and Dynamics to Move Data Centers to the Cloud IT will never be the same. Analysts expect that IT budgets will not be growing in 2012. Since the last financial crisis an ongoing volatile economy has been pushing IT professionals to do more with less, increasing the amount of delivered business projects with the same or reduced resources and decreasing operational costs. Consolidation through server virtualization has been a key initiative in many data centers focusing on lowering costs of operations and infrastructure. This was really the initial move for taking the data center from the physical level
Pixar’s Cloud Computing Reignites the Debate: Art Versus Commerce Pioneer Pixar continues to push the envelope. The legendary animation studio recently announced their most serious entry to date into the cloud, with Renderman On Demand. The cloud-rooted rendering application was launched in collaboration with GreenButton, a respected cloud services company. Currently available on Microsoft Azure, and soon to be accessible via Linux later this year, Renderman On Demand is a seminal step forward in the integration of the cloud into both arts and entertainment. Producing animation in 3D is a potentially highly lucrative enterprise for film studios; just last year,
How Does the Green Hat Acquisition Help IBM’s Cloud Strategy? IBM has made its intentions clear as far as cloud computing is concerned – it sees a lot of potential in this field and wants to be recognized as a serious player (See: IBM Expects to generate $7 billion In Cloud Computing Revenues By 2015: CEO). To this effect, it has invested big bucks to set up is own centers across the world (See: IBM Invests $38 million In Singapore Data Center To Address Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing Needs) besides buying up smaller companies (See: Some Recent Cloud Computing Acquisitions). This
HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 3 Continued from: Part 1 , Part 2 It had been a whirlwind day, folks. I’d like to thank Laura Mackey (@HPsoftware) for hosting us bloggers, and Rebecca Pallister (@HPenterpriseCA) for putting it all together. You two deserve a round of applause all your own. It takes a dedicated individual to greet someone so warmly that early in the morning. Good luck in Toronto and the rest of Canada with Master the Cloud 2012. Thanks also to HP and Intel, who as partners really know how to put on a good show.
Cloud Computing: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility The cloud delivery model gives vendors a great amount of power. It is easier to create, deploy, maintain and enhance a service than it has been at any other point in computing history. Just look at Facebook, which grew to 500 million members in a very short period of time. People readily share within it, many with a limited understanding of the potential risks to their private information. The ability to make an enhancement and almost instantly put it into the customer’s hands is immensely powerful – and immensely dangerous. If you’re
CloudTweaks all set for HP’s Master The Cloud Update 8:10 am: Josh Horner will be covering the HP Event in Montreal today as our Social Media Representative. You can follow the Twitter Event at: #HPcloudCA ——————————————————————————————————————————————– HP’s up and coming Master The Cloud event regarding Cloud Computing will be happening across Canada starting from 24 January 2012 in Ottawa to 9 February 2012 in Calgary. CloudTweaks.com is proud to be attending the events with Josh Horner covering the Montreal event on 26 January 2012 while Steve Prentice will cover the Toronto event on 31 January 2012. Our bloggers will be covering keynote speakers, tweets