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Discover 2016: Be one step ahead - Join us to learn about HPE’s approach to synthetic monitoringOpen in a New Window

By Haim Snir

Join us to our Breakout session (BB8864 ) to learn about our approach for to synthetic monitoring that enables you to better identify, isolate and solve application problems.

 In today's competitive environment, organizations must find new ways to improve operational efficiency while providing customer satisfaction. Managing applications with first-rate customer quality of experience can be a challenge when you use the traditional systems-centric, bottom-up approach to application management. Many times the bottom-up approach is not scalable to handle ever-changing, distributed environments and challenges.

To see an end-to-end application health, operations teams relies on having data for each component and setting a threshold or status check for everything that can go wrong. In essence, systems monitoring focuses on looking for what could go wrong instead of focusing on the desired results. Web applications, Enterprise applications, Composite applications, Mobile, and Cloud make this approach impossible to deploy and maintain.

HPE AppPulse Active, takes a fundamentally different approach to managing applications, starting by focusing on the experience that your Ops organization is striving to deliver to the end user. By monitoring from the end user’s perspective, you can validate performance and availability across all tiers and infrastructure components, even if you don’t monitor each individual component. You can focus on a small subset of things that must work to satisfy the end user instead of an endless list of things that could go wrong.

Going to HPE Discover Vegas 2016? Join us to our Breakout session (BB8864 ) to learn about our approach that enables you to better identify, isolate and solve problems.



Discover Las Vegas 2016Open in a New Window

Discover 2016 Las Vegas June 7 – 9 is our largest event of the year.

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Are You Eligible for the HPE Software Innovator Awards?Open in a New Window

The 2016 HPE Software Innovator Awards program is now open for nominations.

Have you successfully leveraged HPE Software solutions to transform and enable your business with game-changing results? Nominate yourself to receive an HPE Software Innovator Award at our HPE Discover celebration in Las Vegas. Join our prestigious group of winning companies who are recognized for leveraging solutions that embrace change, harness data, manage risk, empower agility and enable workforce productivity.

This Awards program equates to our Software version of the Oscars with a big celebration at HPE Discover in Las Vegas. It’s a unique opportunity to be part of the exclusive Software Hall of Fame and join past winners including Bell Canada, JP Morgan Chase, The World Bank Group, T-Mobile and Kaiser Permanente.

Winners will be treated as our V.I.P guests while at HPE Discover, our largest event of the year, and receive:

  • Trophy presented at the Champagne Toast and Reception in the HPE Transformation Zone;
  • HP Slate;
  • Exclusive invitations to V.I.P Software networking and executive sessions;
  • Spotlight recognition on the Discover main stage;
  • Potential speaking opportunities at Discover; and
  • Public recognition via HPE social media channels.

To apply, simply complete the brief Nomination Form here.

Note: Permission and approval to participate in this public recognition program must be confirmed when submitting the Nomination Form. Anonymous/Internal Only submissions are not accepted.



Meet The Software Support Experts at Discover LondonOpen in a New Window

Want to know one of our top recommendations for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Discover 2015 London? Make sure you take the opportunity to meet with one of our HPE’s Software Support Experts at the Software Support Zone. This year our experts will be on hand to help you:

  • Get answers to your top support questions—Want to understand more about how we can assist you when planning a migration or upgrade, or what critical details to include when logging a support case? Just ask one of our experts.
  • Learn more about our latest Support offering; HP Software FlexCare Support—Discover how you can achieve an unprecedented level of flexibility. Our new, FlexCare Credits system enables you to create a Support package—tailored to your individual business requirements—to help you to maximize your HP IT investment. I encourage you to speak to one of our experts for more details.
  • Understand how to get more value from our Software Support Portal—While you’re at the Support Zone, why not talk with us about the Support Portal – your one-stop shop for finding what you need, fast.

Location: In the Transformation to a Hybrid Infrastructure solution area.


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Start your IT transformation at Discover 2015 LondonOpen in a New Window


Discover 2015 is fast approaching. This is a great opportunity to engage with Hewlett Packard Enterprise for three days of learning and growth.


The Session Catalog is now available online to view sessions at Discover 2015. Search by track, session type, presenter or other criteria. This year at Discover, there are four tracks, based on four Transformation Areas.


It is crucial that your organization transforms to a hybrid infrastructure to achieve the necessary flexibility for success and growth. You need to protect your digital enterprise and secure your applications, data and interactions. With HPE, you’ll see how we are empowering the data-driven organization, so you can analyze and utilize all your available information to leverage business outcomes. Get equipped to enable workplace productivity to assure the best user experience possible.


Learn more about the tracks and subtracks, session types, event policies and information.


Stay tuned to the Discover 2015 website to hear about agenda updates, speakers, entertainment and more.


Follow us on Twitter at @HPE_Discover and Discover on Facebook to keep up with the latest event news.


HP Protect general session panelists announcedOpen in a New Window


HP Protect 2015 takes place soon at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD on September 1-4, 2015.

We’re pleased to announce that General Keith Alexander (Ret.), former director of the NSA, and journalist Glenn Greenwald, widely known for writing a series of reports detailing U.S. surveillance programs based on classified documents disclosed by Edward Snowden, will participate in a discussion on privacy versus security. These two opposing voices will debate the right balance between protecting the data of your enterprise and protecting the privacy of your people.

Read more and register here to save $200


HP LeanFT - kostenfreies Webinar am 18. August um 11 UhrOpen in a New Window

"Shift left" - so bezeichnet HP seine Ausrichtung hin zum Softwareentwickler, der zukünftig funktionale Tests seiner Anwendung mit HP LeanFT direkt in der Entwicklungsumgebung auf Basis von C# oder Java erstellen kann.

Thomas Jähnig erklärt, wie das funktioniert und was die Unterschiede zwischen LeanFT und HP UFT sind.


HP Protect 2015 is just weeks away! Save $200Open in a New Window

Register today and save $200

We want to see you at HP Protect 2015!

This year, we’re focusing on the new world of cyber security, one in which we need to monitor and protect massive data sets outside our organizations’ perimeter, while still guarding the traditional data center environment. Hear from Nate Silver, statistician and editor-in-chief of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight blog, and other experts on how analytics can protect your users, applications, data and the interactions between them.

Register using this link to save $200

What do you have to gain?

When you attend HP Protect, you benefit from:

We hope to see you at HP Protect 2015.
September 1-4, 2015
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, MD


Modern apps require CIOs to build a camp fireOpen in a New Window

You know what your customers want and what your IT departments can do. Here’s how to bring them together to create heat in the market.



DevOps is a new approach to innovation and roll out that relies on true collaboration between development and operation teams. The organisations that get DevOps right create environments that foster continuous integration and testing, continuous delivery and deployment, and continuous operations and assessment.


The need for heat

The upsurge in the availability of cloud-based solutions and mobile apps is making for a very competitive market landscape. Timely development, deployment and updating of software has never been more important to winning customer approval and loyalty. The more connected people become, the more empowered they are to seek out information, the greater their choice – and the greater your competition. Your response must be fast, consistent and helpful.


The bottom line: your IT teams must build impressive, meaningful applications that meet and anticipate the needs of your target market. The apps must not only be available but modular in order to evolve with technology. The process of creating and delivering them doesn’t have a definitive start and finish. Your organisation must be agile and your IT teams must maintain continuous buy-in and involvement to be responsive to feedback and open to improvements. This is DevOps.


Build a fire

CIOs that want to leverage DevOps to strengthen the performance of their organisations need to treat innovation like a camp fire. There are many ways to start a fire but whichever way, it requires strategic balance – you need a variety of different components to get it going, too many resources can smother it, if you stack it too heavily in the beginning, it can collapse, if you don’t protect it from outside elements, it may extinguish.




The role of the CIO


The leader must be present to enable an integrated style of working and collaboration. The leader sets the tone. This means, YOU must be involved right from the first planning meeting and so should each sub-team; they must all participate in that conversation and throw in their own opinions and suggestions. Collaboration by all starts at conception and continues throughout.


Beyond that, Forrester Research[i] advises:

  1. Decouple your applications, service by service

Have your team work bit by bit, byte by byte. There is no big bang launch – with DevOps, the strategy is to consistently, persistently chip away at the application.

  1. Simplify and shorten your delivery cycle.

Faster delivery, reduction of wait times and rework to improve. Automate repetitive tasks the second time you have to perform them to eliminate waste.

  1. Create richer customer experiences

Keep your eyes on the prize. Use data and analytics technology to better understand customer needs and gaps. Ensure your apps are designed and delivered to enrich customer experiences.

  1. Establish a singular measure for success.

Individual team goals and rewards are not the way to go. Success is all or nothing – there is no individual team or person that can take the fall for a defect while the rest pat themselves on the back for a job well done. If an app delivers business value, it is plaudits all round.

DevOps isn't a simple click of a button. It necessitates a shift in mindset and while it is not a top-down (or bottom-up) approach, the initiation of a new way of working must come from the CIO. When you have your development and operations teams working collaboratively and continuously to deliver better software, you have an organisation working toward creating business value – not just an app.


Bridge the gap between development and operations and accelerate innovation Hear more from Forrester on the future of DevOps and see How HP is applying the DevOps mindset within our own IT Department Join us for a day of insight and learning.

We invite you to DevOps Is Now Register today:


[i] Forrester, “Application Delivery In The Modern Age”, February 2014


5 reasons why you need DevOpsOpen in a New Window

There are very good reasons why, by 2016, DevOps is predicted to evolve from the niche strategy of large cloud providers into a mainstream strategy employed by a quarter of global 2000 organisations[i].


In case you missed it, DevOps is the modernisation of the software delivery journey – particularly in the age of the cloud and the app. DevOps is a new approach that breaks down silos between product management, development and operations in order to create an environment where progress is fluid, reliability constantly improves, security is maintained, availability is forthcoming and customer value is delivered. Importantly, it is gradually gaining momentum and the success many pioneering innovators have achieved through DevOps lead many to believe it is vital for thriving in a digital environment.


The value of DevOps is that it takes the focus off individually assigned roles and tasks, places focus on a shared outcome and alleviates the problems inherent in the traditional model of delivery:


  1. The pressure of ‘perfect first-go’ has to go

If you expect perfection first go, in order to get it right, the development process will take a lot longer. Eventually, when you finally give deployment the green light, if there are any problems, no one wants to own them, admit responsibility or take accountability and it takes even longer to be remedied. With the continuous, collaborative DevOps style of innovation, systems can be created that can pre-empt glitches and a last known good state or working version can be redeployed. With DevOps, apps are developed and delivered in stages, allowing scaling following feedback. Risks are mitigated and progress and availability is faster.

  1. Pipelines don’t break

With DevOps the deployment pipeline has transformed into more a life cycle where the end point is indistinguishable from the start. According to Forrester[ii], “Organizations that deliver at rapid release cycles create a stable basis for funding a continuous stream of innovation. They use customer feedback and business priorities to continuously prioritize the capabilities that will result in the greatest business value.” Automated processes, dedicated teams and smaller batch sizes are used to avoid delays associated with deliberations over coding, flawed scheduling plans, in-fighting and waiting on infrastructure.

  1. There is no Blame Game

In DevOps, blame is replaced by curiosity, learning and improvements. In DevOps, the boundaries of responsibility are widened. Feedback loops are created, issues are identified earlier with 50 percent fewer failures[iii] and 33 percent more time to spend improving infrastructure compared to non-DevOps organisations[iv]. When there is no expectation of the final, finished product by an end-date, and when no one’s job is done until quality software has been achieved, problems are seen as clues to resolution rather than failures and organisational learning is boosted.

  1. The clock isn’t ticking

Say good-bye to waiting on bouts of lengthy code-writing and laborious testing. Your customers are waiting. In fact, they are not waiting – for anyone. If you’re not meeting their needs, someone else will be able to, so failure to release is a failure to compete. High-performing DevOps organisations accelerate releases and respond to demands 30 times more frequent than lower performing organisationsiii. DevOps allows faster time to market through inclusive collaboration, automation and the continuous approach to delivery.

  1. The objectives of the team and the enterprise are one and the same

In DevOps there is no gap between the functioning of the team and the functioning of the enterprise. DevOps requires a collaboration culture devoid of silos and finger pointing. IT teams are not working on assigned tasks in a linear operation; they are working together for an end goal. The task starts at the final outcome and works back to the technology rather than vice versa. The question is never what people are working on and with; the focus is always on why they are doing it.


If you want to bridge the gap between development and operations to accelerate innovation, join us for a one day event full of insight and learning – including practical information on how HP Software can be used throughout the delivery chain for continuous integration and testing; continuous delivery and deployment; and continuous operations and assessment.

We invite you to DevOps Is Now where we will shine a light on DevOps. Don’t miss out! Register today:



[i] Gartner, "Market Trends: DevOps — Not a Market, but a Tool-Centric Philosophy That Supports a Continuous Delivery Value Chain" 2015

[ii] Forrester, “The New Software Imperative: Fast Delivery With Quality - Eight DevOps Practices Are The Key To Success”, October 2014

[iii] Puppet Labs and IT Revolution Press, State of DevOps Report, 2013.

[iv] RebelLabs, DevOps Productivity Survey, 2013


DevOps: 4 companies, 4 revolutionary resultsOpen in a New Window

By working together more closely, developers and operations specialists have the power to improve the quality of apps that are impressing customers. DevOps is a change in approach and those that are embracing and honing it are experiencing greater profitability, market share and productivity increase (not to mention international acclaim).


Across the world, and now in Australia, forward-thinking companies are switching to a DevOps lead practice to roll out fresh digital products to receptive customers at a persistent pace. Any organisation striving to grow fast enough to keep up with market demand, lacking automated testing that will make them more agile and failing to provide an environment where developers are productive have the potential make the change and achieve outstanding levels of success if only. They can learn much from the trailblazing “unicorns” of DevOps:



Etsy has about 60 million monthly visits and 1.5 billion page views per month. This online marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods was also an early adopter of DevOps with strong results. Etsy’s approach is to make many small, continuous changes every day. The company has a fully automated pipeline, thorough application monitoring, a collaborative chat environment, developer virtual machines, continuous integration, one-click deployments, thorough graph-based application and system monitoring, no blame post-mortems and on-call policies for both dev and ops teams. Etsy updates code as often as every 20 minutes. Changes are made up to 70 times per day. In 2014, the company reported executing 10,000 code deploys.


Netflix’s streaming service is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The service has many components collaborating at any one time to run steadfast video streams to customers accessing via a range of devices. The Netflix blog states, “We have found that the best defense against major unexpected failures is to fail often. By frequently causing failures, we force our services to be built in a way that is more resilient.” In order to be confident in Netflix quality and reliability the Netflix engineers deliberately automate failure. They have created an environment where the application doesn’t crash or throw errors or reduce in quality during failures.

DevOps allows each Netflix team to apply their own changes at their own pace and time. There are many deployments each day and thousands of small scale changes. The company reports that thanks to the distributed DevOps model it has becoming seven to eight times more cost-effective and reduced 85 percent per stream in cost, and to innovate much faster.


HP (we’re great just ask us!)


HP IT organisation provides the technology resources that support both internal business needs (for HP employees and systems) as well as HP customers (via HP technology products and services). Among the many different departments within IT is HP Research and Development IT (R&D IT). This group is responsible for the tools and services that support the products and software that HP brings to market. Its credential includes over 30,000 developers working within thousands of development teams in hundreds of locations; thousands of builds per day; over 10,000 test run daily; 825,000 change requests in the past 12 months; and billions of employee transactions.

Adopting DevOps was very much a concerted approach by HP to solve our own real world problems – not simply having fun playing with the latest tech trend. Our approach to DevOps was that each pipeline would be developed in a phased approach, beginning with continuous integration and testing. Furthermore, processes needed to be automated wherever possible and appropriate. Finally, the implementations had to facilitate collaboration among stakeholders at every step, from initial input to shared feedback, thus paving the way for continuous innovation.

Curious about our process, finding, results and recommendations? …



Bridge the gap between development and operations & accelerate innovation. Join us for a one day event of insight and learning – includingend to end demos how HP can help you implementing DevOps practises.

We invite you to DevOps Is Now where we will shine a light on DevOps. Register today:



DevOps is Now - A new mindset for a new union - Australia eventOpen in a New Window

A new mindset for a new union

A new kind of union that is rapidly becoming recognised the world over requires us all to shift the way we think.


Official recognition of the marriage between Development and Operations changes everything. DevOps challenges traditional processes. DevOps changes development speed. DevOps changes inter-team communication. DevOps changes delivery. DevOps changes the expectations of delivery.


Most importantly, it changes the mindset surrounding collaboration in the creation, testing and deployment of apps.


And, while the premise of DevOps might come down to a mindset, its results are utterly tangible. DevOps is currently being adopted by organisations of varying sizes and industries who are deploying code 30 times more frequently, 8,000 times faster, with 50 percent fewer failures[i].

Reimagining collaboration

As with all great, modern relationships, the strength of DevOps begins with an honest foundation - when all parties get together and put all their cards on the table. Separate agendas are broken down as all teams – operations, security, and development – voice their ideas, issues, concerns and opinions with rigorous honesty at the very beginning. Silos become a thing of the past.

In the old top-down days, one side was dominant, each person was given an individual responsibility and when things didn’t run smoothly someone else was always to blame. When central IT dictated what developers would code and how they should code it, it took longer to get anything done and the culture was one of low trust. If apps failed or attracted negative feedback, it was always someone else’s fault.

Before DevOps, with no common goal or shared process, there was no real accountability. If something went wrong, instead of working together to resolve it, it was easier to blame someone else since your program/infrastructure/process/security was doing its job, so the onus must fall on another area of innovation.

Voice over IP innovators were pioneers in the mindset of DevOps. After years of passionately developing their own aptitudes, specialists in telecommunications and in internet protocol overcame their mistrust of one another to create something truly ground-breaking. Mutual understanding and respect grew as the two different areas of technical expertise collaborated, found a synergy and produced a revolutionary technology.

Equality means freedom

DevOps is about team empowerment. Continuous collaboration and a culture of trust means everyone owns the success or failure of each release. The organisation is driven forwards because the DevOps mindset improves the way engineers and IT work within a continuous, connected life cycle rather than making individual contributions to a linear timeline of tasks.

By eliminating defensiveness and dissipating fear, we encourage innovation, risk taking and experimentation. Each role is recognised as critical to an overall increase in value to customers. The whole is so much greater than the sum of its parts.


Create your own collaborative culture & accelerate innovation, join us for a one day event full of insight and learning – including details of how HP is applying the DevOps mindset within our own IT Department and how it is making a big impact on our own business.

We invite you to DevOps Is Now where we will shine a light on DevOps – from trends and forecasts to practical demonstrations. Register:


[i] [1] Puppet Labs recently surveyed more than 4,000 IT operations professionals in its annual survey on the state of DevOps. This year's survey indicated a substantial increase in the DevOps adoption rate across organizations of all sizes, located in more than 90 countries including Australia.


Browse the Protect 2015 content catalogOpen in a New Window

See what content is offered at HP Protect.
Our adversaries are organized and openly share information. We need to find strength in numbers to effectively protect our organizations. Attend HP Protect 2015, our largest security event of the year, to learn how we can combine our threat intelligence and big data security analytics to better protect our organizations. Hear from thought leaders, industry experts and security researchers on what the future holds.
And, browse the content catalog to see how you can benefit from expert-led sessions. Here are just a few:


B4007 Breakout Session: Securing vulnerable payment systems from sophisticated attacks

B4121 Breakout Session: Collaboration security - keeping your data and applications safe in the cloud

B4122 Breakout Session: The challenge of securing Big Data due to its broader attack vectors

B5237 Breakout Session: Data security case study - Allegiant Travel

BOF4013 Birds of a Feather Lunch: Understanding the regulation spectrum - PCI DSS, HIPAA, PII

BOF4013 Birds of a Feather LunchL=: Secure collaboration for data and apps in the cloud

TT4012 Turbo Talk: Collaboration security - achieving end-to-end email security with HP Security Voltage


Pre-event workshops and training
Get even more value out of your HP Protect experience by enrolling in pre-event workshops or training such as how to build a Security Operations Center (SOC), configure valuable log searches and reports and develop and test software solutions.
We hope to see you at HP Protect 2015.
September 1-4, 2015
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, MD


Meet our Support Engineers in person at Discover VegasOpen in a New Window


Want to ask a Support Engineer in person about migration, upgrades or any other Support issue? This year at HP Discover Las Vegas seven of our most high-level engineers will be on site to field any questions you have about a range of our core product suites .

We will be located at the heart of the Software pavilion, no need to schedule, just come by and meet face to face with some of the super-smart rockstars who help your organizations every day.


Connect with Vivit at HP DiscoverOpen in a New Window

Knowledge is Power and with the list of events Vivit has planned to bring to HP Discover Las Vegas, we don’t want you to miss out. We want our independent HP Software community to connect with other HP Software users and collaborate with some of today’s top thought leaders in the industry. Take a look at the great networking opportunities in our booth, breakout sessions, and deep dive training sessions.
Get Charged with Vivit at HP Discover Las Vegas when you visit our booth in The Discover Zone with other members, special interest groups, local user groups, and the elected board of directors. Vivit is proud to have the best and brightest as members and volunteers. Bring your colleagues by to charge your device and enter into one of our prize drawings. We’ll be giving away HP Slates and Dr. Dre Beats headphones. Obtain all the details at our booth located in the HP Software area in the Discover Zone.
Plus, be sure to stop in at the Vivit booth for the following scheduled activities:

                  -Networking opportunities for all!

                 -Celebrate with Vivit and HP Software award winners! Champagne for all!

                -Get updates on Vivit Worldwide


Free training at HP Discover 2015Open in a New Window

Reduce the time, cost, and risk of managing your IT operations with free training at HP Discover 2015


Build new skills at Discover and improve efficiency, accelerate testing, and streamline maintenance. View the ExpertOne training catalog and register today!


Take on Big Data in Las VegasOpen in a New Window


Learn firsthand how to use Big Data to the benefit of your organization at HP Discover 2015 in Las Vegas:



HP Software Innovation Tour 2015 in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaOpen in a New Window

Join us in these one-day events to learn how Big Data Changes Everything.


Hear from IDC on “The Business Agility Imperative in 2015”, Cap Gemini on the “World Quality Report”, HP customers and subject matter experts and test and see live demos of new HP Software solutions.


Tuesday, 31 March, 2015, Singapore


Wednesday, 1 April, 2015, Kuala Lumpur


HP Discover early-bird pricing ends soon!Open in a New Window

Join more than 10,000 IT executives, managers, architects, engineers and solution experts from around the world at HP Discover in Las Vegas, June 2-4. Register before March 31 to save $300 off the regular full-event price.




Learn. Explore the latest solutions in applications development, IT operations, security, mobility, big data and cloud. Get the ExpertOne training you need to move ahead in your career. The cost of training is included, and certification exams will be given on-site.

Grow. Extend your knowledge from nearly 200 software-specific content offerings to maximize your organization’s IT investments.

Connect. Engage with partners and colleagues from around the world, schedule 1:1 meetings with HP Software leaders or visit the Guru Bar to chat with subject-matter experts.



Join HP at Mobile World Congress 2015Open in a New Window

Join us at Mobile World Congress


March 2-5 in Barcelona


Visit the HP booth:

 Fira Gran Via, Booth 3A20, Hall 3


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