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Cloud computing’s numerous draws and benefits were highlighted at this year’s Cloud World Forum (CWF), but what level of commitment and investment are needed to fully benefit from them? HP Helion Managed Cloud, an established ‘pay for what you use’ system was being showcased by HP, which allows individuals to rent enterprise grade virtual private cloud servers for as long as needed, that can be simply returned when not in use. This flexible system looks set to appeal to businesses who need to focus upon operational expenditure rather than capital expenditure, making the cloud a far more flexible prospect, perfect for those with big ambitions.
As the Cloud World Forum (CWF) 2014 in London drew to a close, we were able to catch up with HP’s Andrea Nicole Garcia. With the company’s new Helion network being launched, there was a huge buzz around the HP stand at the event, with customers keen on learning how HP would be moving ahead with its cloud-based operations. It was clear that this was more than a traditional fanfare product launch, but more of a way to educate potential customers on how expansive HP’s cloud services already are.
The rush to get onto the cloud has left many adopters of the technology under informed as to the potential that it holds for both public and private entities. At the Cloud World Forum (CWF) 2014 in London, we were able to get a more complete picture of how much the cloud can offer. HP’s Neil Waller has been showcasing the company’s cloud computing roadmaps, which draw out the many different avenues of cloud-computing facilities that can be utilised. These have been extremely well received, with dedicated client workshops being planned to fully run through with individuals what the cloud can offer them.
At technology expos, it’s always a pleasure when there are some genuine surprises thrown into the usual expected releases. At this year’s Cloud World Forum (CWF), there was a great deal of interest around the HP system of managing Agile applications – consumers are using these in more and more projects, but are unsure of how to successfully control them. At the HP exhibition stand at this year’s event, we were able to see highlighted the different ways that HP can offer support to even the most ambitious Agile projects.
With a free distribution of the new Helion Openstack Community software package, HP has gathered a huge amount of interest at the 2014 Cloud World Forum (CWF) in London. For customers wanting to move towards updated cloud solutions and infrastructure, this investment in and providing of Openstack technology has shown HP to be a key player in the field. All eyes are now on HP Helion packages, to see what additional features will be included in the commercial releases. Boris Devouge has been fielding questions throughout CWF this year.