In my journeys of talking to IT organizations I come across individuals who really stand out in their drive and passion to transform their organization and achieve a pragmatic cloud for their stakeholders. This is the second in a series of Blogs on the Superheroes of the Cloud. What makes these individuals and their organizations special is that they distinguish their organizations by having a unique angle to their Journey to the Cloud. I won’t spell out the exact formula but I will offer some tidbits on why I am impressed by these superheroes.
The move to the cloud and the force of that current has surprised analyst, vendor, and customer alike. We at Cisco believe in a strong Partner Ecosystem to support our customers in their journey. Four years ago we had probably a dozen experts in Intelligent Automation Software on the planet. Today that number probably exceeds 200 and will be soon be above 1000. We are actively training and enhancing expertise at our IA for Cloud partners so that they can help their clients leverage the value of our cloud stack.
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Tags: channel partners, Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud, intelligent automation, orchestration, training
This will probably be my shortest blog ever! Perhaps it is really a bloglet, whatever the case here’s what I’m doing. A question was posted in the Technical Discussions forum of the UCS section of the Cisco Developer Network
I have an environment consisiting of 20+ chassis … I’d like to be able to get the number of open blade slots on each of these.
I’m sure there has to be a command i can put together for this.
Here’s my response:
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Tags: automation, PowerShell, PowerTool, tweet, twitter, UCS
Do you have different management tools for your Storage and Ethernet Networks? For IT Administrators who need to manage them, using these various management applications can be a daunting task. Cisco announced last week the release of Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) 6.1. DCNM is now part of the Prime portfolio of Infrastructure Management products that focuses on holistic, single pane of glass management of Cisco’s Unified Fabric.
Cisco Prime DCNM 6.1 provides a robust framework and comprehensive feature set that meets the routing, switching, and storage administration needs of present and future virtualized data centers. DCNM offers visibility into the virtualized hosts by integrating with industry standard hypervisors and provides host-tracking capability to easily manage and diagnose virtual and physical servers.
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Tags: DCNM, MDS, nexus, Unified Fabric
In my journeys of talking to IT organizations I come across individuals who really stand out in their drive and passion to transform their organization and achieve a pragmatic cloud for their stakeholders. This is first in a series of Blogs on the Superheroes of the Cloud. What makes these individuals and their organizations special is that they distinguish their organizations by having a unique angle to their Journey to the Cloud. I won’t spell out the exact formula but I will offer some tidbits on why I am impressed by these superheroes.
Traditional IT organizations have silos. I know we are tired about hearing about these silos and the problems it creates, but human nature is one that abhors that change. This superhero has a philosophy based upon the value of converged infrastructure, namely VCE, Inc. vBlock. The transformation from legacy infrastructure to vBlocks causes the IT organization to get over the “this is not the way we do it in the network team” philosophy. Moving to converged infrastructure because of the organizational and human factors issues is quite a statement. It is a difficult uphill task, but the spoils are indeed great.
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Tags: Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud, intelligent automation, orchestration, private cloud
Few months ago, I blogged about getting the most from your current Data Center resources while customers evaluate options such as cloud for their business needs. We all understand that today’s business environment is characterized by rapid, unpredictable change. Some changes bring opportunities for your business, while others bring challenges and threats. But no matter what, your business has to be responsive and resilient —seamlessly taking advantage of opportunities while mitigating risks.
Your business depends on IT infrastructure (whether hosted in your own internal data center or in Cloud) and must be designed to maintain the continuity of your operations and secure data integrity in the event of an unexpected disruption. It also must help you comply with government regulations and integrate risk strategies to reduce costs while scaling rapidly and automatically as the marketplace changes.
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Tags: Business Continuity and Availability, cloud, disaster recovery