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Exclusive: HP EVP lays out strategy at HP World Tour 2014 (+51 photos)

Exclusive: HP EVP lays out strategy at HP World Tour 2014 (+51 photos)

HP EVP, technology and operations, John Hinshaw, reveals strategy on Cloud, Big Data, security and mobility

HP executive vice president, technology and operations, John Hinshaw.

HP executive vice president, technology and operations, John Hinshaw.

HP executive vice president, John Hinshaw, has used HP World Tour, Sydney, to deliver the company's strategy across Cloud, security, Big Data and Mobility.

The partner conference saw more than 200 channel partners and 500 registered clients converge on Australian Technology Park, Sydney.

Hinshaw said Australia was one of the best operating countries in the world for HP following the release of the company's third quarter results.

"I'm pleased to say for the first time in three years and the first time in my tenure we showed growth at HP (one percent)," he said.

"One percent is much better than the other direction. We were pretty happy with one per cent growth.

The results also revealed three per cent growth in earnings and 36 per cent growth in cash, while the stock price jumped eight per cent in the last week.

Hinshaw said it was hard to grow a $110 billion company because of the many lines of business.

"We are in the third year of a five year turnaround," he said.

"When you company as big as HP it takes a while to get the right things fixed. We have done a lot of that but we have more work to do."

In A/NZ HP grew about four per cent in the third quarter.

Hinshaw said HP's "consistent" strategy was to deliver solutions for the new style of IT: Cloud, security, Big Data and mobility.

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"We do differentiate with the breadth of our portfolio and the ability to bring all of the IT solutions you need to bring to the table, but also in a very open approach versus what some of our competitors would do to try and lock you in to a particular technology," he said.

"A couple of months ago we announced a commitment to the Open Stack Cloud platform."

However, customers had told HP they were concerned about security and the indemnification of code using open source.

"We launched what we call Helion, which really is the overarching Cloud platform that HP is going to provide," he said.

"Helion is taking open stack, adding the right security to it adding the right indemnification and giving you an easy way to download and use that in your environment from a distribution perspective.

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"Then once you have it in your environment we're also happy to help you migrate that to the Cloud.

He said the Helion announcement was a game changer.

"No other company really has the open stack like HP," he said.

"Other companies are doing it in very proprietary ways, we are keeping it very open for you and we will invest $2 billion in this platform over the next couple of years."

HP has 2,0000 customers using its Cloud, more than any other company in the world, according to Hinshaw.

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"You can also access that in a managed Cloud," he said.

"Our enterprise services group will be managing datacentres around the world with Helion in it that you can access, or you may want some apps in your internal Cloud and you may want some in a public Cloud, but then you can burst in between those different Clouds if you need additional capacity.

Hinshaw said HP had moved its operations to Cloud, which had cut part of his portfolio by $200 million.

"It is lower cost of operations," he said.

"It's also much faster spin up a new application."

The company has also introduced a new server built on a mobile phone chip, as opposed to an x86 chip.

Hinshaw said the majority of the world's servers ran on x86 chips.

"We believe in the next five years the majority of the world's applications will shift to running on cell phone chips," he said.

"That because all of the research and development for all of the chip companies is all headed to those cell phone chips.

Moonshot, the name of the server, runs the same workloads of traditional x86 chips at 90 per cent less power because of the small form factor.

It also uses 90 per cent less space, and for the same workload it will costs 60-70 per cent less, according to Hinshaw.

"Today I run six global datacentres," he said.

"With Moonshot I believe I can go down to four because the footprint is so much smaller."

On the Big Data front HP has offerings which include Autonomy, Vertica, and a combination of the two in HAVEN.

"I think this area will have biggest impact on companies, more so than any other, because there is so much information.

"We just, today, announced our big data services practice which can help you understand what is happening in your environment and show you what big data can deliver," he said.

Hinshaw said the company was doubling down on innovation.

"HP is investing $4-5 billion in research and development and this has been the hallmark of HP for 75 years," he said.

"We are betting on the invention of the future."


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