Cloud is not one size fits all. Different workloads should be in different places. One of the big questions asked by CIOs is how do I pull everything together in a way that’s transparent to the end user? Cloud Service Automation (CSA) offers a single portal where customers can request the cloud solution they need. CSA helps avoid vendor lock-in with support for multiple hypervisors and hardware platforms, along with integration with third-party solutions. Where you put things may evolve over time – having that portability with common infrastructure like OpenStack makes it easier to balance, while having a single place to source all cloud services makes it easier for the end-user to get what they need. At HP Discover, Ken Won and Christian Verstraete shared insights on the challenges of cloud computing and how CSA can address them.