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Cloudwick Selects Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud for Enterprise Big Data

Mark SchreiberGuest Blogger: Mark Schreiber, General Manager at Cloudwick

At Cloudwick we’re constantly evaluating cloud platforms to improve the efficiency of our data and analytics service. Today, we manage more than $100 million of public cloud big data and advanced analytics for the Global 1000. For several years, we’ve been evaluating OpenStack® solutions for Hadoop, Cassandra and Spark performance testing.

Our conclusion: Cisco OpenStack® Private Cloud is the industry’s best-in-class private cloud platform for Big Data and Advanced Analytic workloads. It provides us with all of the advantages that come from the public cloud but at a lower cost of service with better security options and locality of data.

As a result we’re choosing Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud for Cloudwick’s Enterprise Big-Data-as-a-Service. Why?

  1. Data LocalityCloudwick selects Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud

Cloudwick manages Petabytes of Enterprise Big Data and the majority of data we manage resides on-premise. Not having to move enterprise data from on-premise to the cloud to gain platform agility provides enormous savings to our clients.

  1. Time-to-Service

Cisco’s OpenStack Private Cloud makes it possible for enterprise IT to provision Hadoop, Cassandra, Elastic, Kafka & Spark clusters in minutes, as opposed to days, providing competitive advantage for enterprise time-to-decision and answer.

  1. Security

Cloudwick works with leading Global 1000 enterprises in Finance, Banking, Insurance, Healthcare and Retail, where consumer data security is a top priority. The security architecture and solution that Cisco’s OpenStack Private Cloud platform provides allows our enterprise clients to meet their regulatory and compliance requirements with all of the same advantages delivered by public cloud providers, but on-premises and behind their own security.

Partnering for Success

Cloudwick is excited to be working closely with Cisco, Hortonworks, Cloudera and DataStax to accelerate the adoption of Big Data and Advanced Analytics running on Hadoop, Cassandra and Spark. Additionally, we’re partnering with Cisco’s leading channel partners to architect and engineer Cisco’s OpenStack Private Cloud for Big Data and Advanced Analytics workloads.

For more information about Cloudwick’s Big Data-as-a-Service Reseller Partner program for Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud, please read the News Release, download the Data Sheet or contact

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Why Are We Reinventing Our Marketing Function?


  Reena Tiwari


Our customers’ expectations and buying behaviors are changing, and more brands compete for their attention. We either need to reinvent our approach to marketing or risk losing business to our competitors.

The big change in buying behavior is that most of us now research a product online before we ever meet with a salesperson. This is true whether we’re looking to buy a washing machine or IT infrastructure.
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Achieving IT Transformation with Cisco and Red Hat

Last week at Red Hat Summit 2015 I had the opportunity to meet with customers, partners, analysts and members of the open source community to hear their challenges. On a panel with IDC, we discussed how industries are being disrupted in ways that bring both staggering challenges and unprecedented opportunities. We generally agreed that digitization is the answer to this industry disruption.  In other words, in order to survive companies of all types need to become digital companies by leveraging new technologies to drastically evolve their business models, or change how they engage with customers, employees and suppliers, for instance.

We also agreed that Open Source solutions are often the right choice for IT departments as they look to navigate these transformations.  Particularly as the cloud industry increasingly turns towards open source technology as a catalyst for innovation, the opportunity for Cisco, Red Hat and our partners to capitalize on this market disruption is immense.

Having worked together successfully on unified computing and networking for years, less than a year ago Cisco and Red Hat announced expanding our partnership and accelerating collaboration around OpenStack, Application Centric Infrastructure and Intercloud.  We are now well positioned to help our customers deploy the new solutions that will power their digitization plans. Read More »

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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – June 26, 2015


Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco Partner Ecosystem news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:

Off the Top

Please join me in welcoming Pamela Erdman to the Partner Blog this week. Pamela kicked off a series of blogs she is planning by dropping by this week to discuss building your big data practice. She walks you through building a Cisco practice that can really grow your business in the big data space.

Be sure to check out her blog and let us know what you think in the comments. Your feedback can help shape what she will cover in the future!

Leverage the NEW Red Hat Campaigns on Partner Marketing Central

There are three new Red Hat Campaigns on Partner Marketing Central.  We have provided you an array of demand generation resources to help you organization take advantage of this great opportunity with your customers.  Utilize these tools to customize your on-line and in-person events

Big Data Solutions | Data Center Modernization |Open Stack on UCS (UCSO) Read More »

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Big Data. Big Opportunity. Real Simple: Practical Steps to Building Your Big Data Practice.

I talk to partners every day about the big data opportunity. We know that partners who sell UCS see dramatically larger deal sizes for big data opportunities.  We know all of this and still there is a lot of caution and skepticism from partners about jumping into this new world of big data and analytics.  I have heard comments from many partners, like:

  • “It’s just hype, another fad”
  • “I will ride this out and wait for the wave to pass and go on with business just like I always have”
  • “I am driving revenue and growing my business, why do I need to worry about this Big Data thing. I am not going to hire a “data scientist”!  I’m not even sure what I would do with one if I hired one!”

There is indeed is a lot of hype about big data and analytics today – it is everywhere. However, it is not a fad, and it is not going away. The world is moving to the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE), and big data is projected to be the next evolution of IT.

As IoT and IoE gain momentum, enterprises are deploying new data-creating sensor at the far reaches of their networks and billions of new connections are being made.  Cisco anticipates that 50 billion things will be connected by 2020.  Those connections are creating enormous amounts of data.  The ultimate success of IoT and IoE is all about being able to turn that data into insight.  Insights that drive organizational improvements such as delivering products faster, fueling higher productivity or predicting customer demand.  Big data and analytics is all about driving business outcomes from IoT and IoE. Read More »

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