HP is set to offer its customers a new way of managing their systems – one which embraces modern approaches to doing business, with technologies such as cloud and big data.
Paul Muller, chief evangelist at HP EMEA, gave delegates to yesterday’s HP Discover Performance Tour a sneak preview of the some new technology that the company will be releasing in June.
Connected Intelligence is the umbrella under which HP will give customers the ability to share contextual intelligence between different business and technology silos.
Muller explains that HP has assembled and launched literally hundreds of products over the years that enable intelligent management of assets, and the Connected Intelligence solutions draw on well over 2 000 patents.
The core of the Connected Intelligence offering is IDOL (Intelligent Data Operating Lab), which offers human interface processing. This lets companies use intelligent software to understand things like conversations, nuances and emotions – it can even be used to analyse love video feeds.
Vertica is the second piece of the solution, Muller says, and takes care of structured information up to 1 000 times faster than current solutions. In addition, it can compress information up to 30-times without any loss of fidelity.
Logger helps organisations to analyse the big data that is generated by IT systems themselves, looking at thousands of automatically generated log messages and analysing them.
From a user experience perspective, Connected Intelligence offers a runtime service model that is a dynamic business-IT dependency map. TruClient lets users build and deliver web-based applications in about 30% less time than is currently possible; while an executive scorecard is a KPI (key performance indicator) engine that lets organisations drive continuous improvement.
Muller believes that the new style of IT fundamentally changes the relationship between the business and the IT organisation, with the emphasis now being n delivering experiences to users.
“In the past, we built for the client, over months or years, on centralised infrastructure and ensured there was security around the edge,” he says.
“For governance, we thought in rows and columns; and for infrastructure, we had a big data centre and would lock all the information in rooms.”
Today, the world has changed fundamentally, he adds.
“Now, we do mobile development in days. Operations consist of virtual and predictive self-services. Security is borderless, proactive and dynamic. Governance is about realtime analytics and human information. Interaction with customers is one to one in a digital manner – everything is customised, the user is king, and experience is what differentiates us.”