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4+1 Practices for Effective Lifelong IT Learning (Part 1)

…routing and switching, does a relative newbie dive deep into route/switch? Move on to learn voice? Or security? Data Center? Or for emerging technologies like SDN, should we learn SDN as defined by the Open Networking Foundation, or ACI, or both? Should we build programming skills to become network programmers, or programming for network automation, or stick with traditional config/verify/troubleshooting skills? So we can talk to coworkers and di…

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OpenStack Podcast #25: Ryan Floyd

…217;s going to be public cloud in a few years. There’s folks saying no, it’s always going to be the data, and the data’s going to be … compliance and whatnot around that. Where do you think this is heading? Ryan Floyd:                It’s going to be big. It’s just going to continue to grow. I think Stu mentioned it last week, too. It’s not a winner-take-all market. I think the public cloud’s just g…

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IoT, from Cloud to Fog Computing

…and actuators). Thanks to its wide geographical distribution the Fog paradigm is well positioned for real time big data and real time analytics. Fog supports densely distributed data collection points, hence adding a fourth axis to the often mentioned Big Data dimensions (volume, variety, and velocity). (Read more http://cisco.re/1KUnXCX ) Why Fogging? Fog model provides benefits in advertising, computing, entertainment and other applications,…

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Why Compromise Your Public Cloud Experience?

…ad-serving portion of their platform (peaks and spikes), and relies on Cisco OpenStack® Private Cloud for their big data and back-end analytics components. With billions of transactions flowing through their global platform each day, it’s safe to say they’re running at web scale.  The “just works” public cloud experience we deliver gives them the freedom and speed to continue to innovate on their applications while we take care of engineering and…

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Navigating Dark Data To Find Hidden Value in a Digital Era

…ension by developing contextual awareness. So how can organizations balance the benefits and challenges of dark data? Recently, I joined Isaac Sacolick, Global CIO and Managing Director at Greenwich Associates, in a new Future of IT podcast episode to discuss dark data. His expertise in business intelligence, establishing data science programs, and leveraging big data made him a particularly ideal candidate for this discussion. The full episode i…

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