Previously I talked about the growing demands and how the role of IT has to change from a cost center to a business strategic partner. And we also looked at the journey you need to take to deliver IT as a Service. Cloud computing is part of this journey and it is happening – and I mean all types of Clouds – Private, Public and Hybrid. In other words, we are entering the World of Many Clouds. Forrester Research recently published a report that concluded, “Cloud computing is ready for the enterprise… but many enterprises aren’t ready for the cloud.”1 Yet cloud deployments are happening, driven by workload virtualization and changes in application architecture and usage.
Take a look at this short video with Paul Perez (VP/GM of Unified Computing System and CTO of Data Center Group) and me. Paul shares his insights on the trends of how Cloud is changing the way of the IT and the challenges you will be facing.
Guess what? Once again Cisco is here to help you on your journey to the World of Many Clouds. How you ask?
We will be introducing new solutions into our Unified Fabric and Nexus switches. Please join our panel of experts in an online event as they discuss what’s needed in the data center to embrace a world of many clouds – scalability, extensibility, and openness. Featured speakers include:
Andre Kindness, Forrester Research
Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Cisco
David Yen, Senior Vice President, Data Center Business Group, Cisco
Ayman Sayed, Vice President, Software Engineering, Cisco
Shashi Kiran, Senior Director, Data Center Marketing, Cisco
Also our customers will share best practices during the panel discussion.
BOTTOM LINE IS THIS…
Our customers select Cisco as their partner and Cisco Unified Fabric – Nexus and MDS portfolios as their network in their journey to delivering IT as a Service. And there is a reason for that! Unlike other vendors in the industry, Cisco continues to empower you with its Unified Fabric, delivering architectural flexibility, enabling your data center to be a more agile, cost effective and efficient environment, freeing up your IT staff to concentrate on taking care of initiatives that really matter to the business and increasing your bottom line!
Stay tuned… In my next blog, I will introduce our new Nexus innovations to help you succeed in the World of Many Clouds.
1“Make the Cloud Enterprise Ready,” Forrester Research, Inc. June 2012