IT Operations Management (ITOM)

HP Network Automation at cloud scale

HP Network Automation at cloud scale


Guest post by Brian Kaplan 


Management at the scale of cloud is hard. Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform has over 1 million servers which means the underlying network is also huge.


In this session, B1024 HP Network Automation to support Cloud Scale, you’ll hear from Dan Barrett, Senior Program Manager, Site Reliability Engineering, Microsoft Azure Networking and me on how HP Network Automation (NA) helps keep Azure running.


CIOs, VP IT, Network engineers, Enterprise Architects, Tools groups, and Operations professionals will learn:


  • NA’s key value to Azure
  • How NA enabled Microsoft’s software lifecycle management
  • How HP provides solutions, which in this case helped Microsoft succeed, in building and operating their networks
  • How the Microsoft Global Network Services team succeeds with the use of NA for building and operating Microsoft's global network, including supporting Azure
  • How HP Services provided feature enhancements that drive Microsoft products and services adoption


I’ll also be at Network Automation Meet the Experts, RT1287, where your peers and HP experts will share their challenges, experiences and best practices. Hopefully you will also share yours. Please stop by either session or both and say hello.


Addition sessions and where to get more information

Network management sessions


More information

Wednesday, 11 am -12 pm, Network Node Manager Meet the Experts, RT1286

HP Network Node Manager i, DEMO836

Wednesday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, HP Network Automation to Support Cloud Scale, B1024

HP Network Automation, DEMO837

Visit the NMC blog


Thursday, 9 am – 10 am, HP Network Management Center Update, Roadmap and Strategy, B1249

HP Network Virtualization, SDN, SDDC, NDA

Visit the HP Network Management Solutions LinkedIn Group

Thursday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Network Automation Meet the Experts, RT1287


Visit the Vivit Network Management SIG


About the author: Brian Kaplan has ten years of experience in network management and another seven years in selling HP Network Automation and HP NNMi.  He is presently the Product Manager for HP Network Automation since 2013, and works within the HP Network Management group on HP Network Automation and HP NNMi products.  He is responsible for developing and executing a vision of network management for HP customer benefits.


Brian has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering and a Minor in Computer Science from GMI Engineering and Management Institute in Flint, Michigan.


You can register for HP Discover here.






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HPE Software Product Marketing. Over 20 years in network and systems management.