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Move aside Messi, Neymar, Suarez – HP Discover is in town!

Move aside Messi, Neymar, Suarez – HP Discover is in town!


Written by Andy Mackay, HP Software (Cloud and Automation Management)


fc-barcelona-club-crest.jpgBarcelona is a beautiful, surprising city, well known for its Gaudí architecture and of course amongst sports fans for FC Barcelona. But as much as I love these aspects of Barcelona, Sagrada Família and the football genius of Messi, Neymar and Suarez will have to wait. Because at this time of year, we are all much too busy preparing for the showcase event that is HP Discover 2014 at Fira Barcelona, Gran Via.


We are working hard to ensure you find a different kind of beauty and innovative genius at the many HP Automation and Cloud Management sessions during this 3-day conference. Here is just a glimpse into the many sessions and solutions that you will be able to experience.


Best Practice Forums

Get a jump start on the main event at a brand new type of forum. Our Best Practice Forum is running at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 2 and will be an opportunity to hear from a panel of customers sharing their best practices for Automation and Cloud Management. Attendees will be able to ask literally any question to the panel, whether you are new to the solution or just considering the solution. But seats are limited and are reserved on a first come first served basis, so click here to register, and select Automation and Cloud Management for this particular session.


Hear what’s new in Automation, Orchestration and Cloud Management

Once the main event is underway, you will probably want to hear from HP about what’s new!  Make sure you attend the following to get the latest information on all things Automation, Orchestration and Cloud Management:



Automate your data center today! (HP Automation solutions)


Orchestrate your way to being an IT superstar (HP Orchestration solutions)


Service designing for the Cloud (HP Cloud Management solutions)


DevOps end-to-end with HP Software Stack and CODAR


Optimize your cloud and reclaim infrastructure capacity today!


IT's next top (operational) model: IT Service Broker


Customers and Partners

As well as hearing from HP, you will of course want to hear from our customers and partners, so I highly recommend that you attend the following sessions:



Taking the right flight path to cloud with Air France KLM


Gartner Review: NNIT moves to cloud using HP Automation and Cloud Management solutions and enables the life science.


Using HP Operations Orchestration to industrialize service delivery (Capgemini)


Dramatically reduce the time to market with a DevOps approach: a banking example of application deployment automation (Société Générale and Open Groupe)


Exploiting HP Automation and Cloud Management capability, Lloyds Banking Group’s automation journey


Security and IT Compliance in the data center with HP Server Automation (Garanti Bank)


In the New Style of IT, it’s not about herding the cats, it’s all about herding the clouds! (AVNET)


Lively Discussions and Demos

My next recommendation is the HP Discussion Forum, which we first introduced at HP Discover Barcelona last year to great success. These sessions are held in the Discover Zone very close to the Software Pavilion and provide you with an opportunity to discuss the latest releases with HP product managers before heading to see the demos in the Automation and Cloud Management zone. This year we will also hear from a key Partner in the region, who I highly recommend visiting.



Automated Application Release


HP IT’s Global Data Services – the only way is DMA!


TAAP – Take-off Agile’s Automation Project (Novabase)


Discover.pngDiscover the Discover Zone

After you have been to one of the Discussion Forums, be sure to head over to the Software Pavilion in the Discover Zone. As always, we will be showing some great demos of the latest releases and you’ll also have an opportunity to meet our subject matter experts. In this area, you will find our Guru Bar, where you can get a deeper technical expertise on your Automation and Cloud Management implementations.


Also, new for this year and specifically for Automation and Cloud Management is a hands-on experience centre, affectionately called the “playpen” in the corridors of HP. Located in the same area as the demo booths, this is an opportunity for you to sit down and get hands-on experience with some use cases for the latest releases from HP Automation and Cloud Management.


You will definitely want to stop by this area!



Hands on experience with Automation and Cloud Management


Hands on experience with Automation and Cloud Management


HP Server Automation and HP Database and Middleware Automation: Automate provisioning, patching and compliance


HP Operations Orchestration: Orchestrate self-healing, IT service requests and disaster recovery


HP Enterprise Maps and HP Cloud Service Automation: Deliver IT transformation based on business strategy while providing hybrid cloud management and transform into an IT cloud service broker


HP Score and HP Codar orchestrating Docker containers


This ought to keep you busy enough for three days, although I am sure you will still find some time to enjoy other parts of Barcelona! 


I look forward to seeing you at the show and be sure to tweet about your experience with us. Remember to use these hashtags: #HPHelion  #HPACM  #HPDiscover



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