Would you jump on a horse without consulting someone else who is at least somewhat familiar with horses? You know, like a cowgirl or boy?
At least not if you’re interested in staying in the saddle versus tumbling to the never-soft earth.
While Cisco IT doesn’t have any expertise in horseback riding (I mean, you are welcome to ask me for a couple of pointers, but I’m not promising results), we DO have expertise in a variety of challenges IT departments face on a regular basis.
Last week, we hosted a live Inside Cisco IT Webinar on our Security Journey with two of our own Cisco IT Security Experts. If you missed it, you should definitely give the recording a gander.
After checking out the recording, this is what you should come away with:
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Hey data heads! O’Reilly Strata Conference kicks off tomorrow at the Santa Clara Convention Center. If you plan to go you better have tickets because the event is sold out.
If you are attending the three days of sessions, keynotes, receptions and exhibits, please stop by the MapR booth for some face time with one of our big data partners and plan to attend their sponsored panel discussion which includes Cisco IT and other MapR customers facilitated by Mike Gualtieri from Forrester Research.
Best Practices for Hadoop In Production
“Mike Gualtieri, principal analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., will engage a panel of production Hadoop users – including Cisco IT, The Climate Corporation, The Rubicon Project, and Solutionary – to discuss the challenges and best practices for deploying Hadoop in production. Join us for an engaging conversation on tips and tricks in deploying Hadoop in production. 10:40am, Wednesday February 12 in Ballroom H” See more here.
Representing Cisco IT will be Distinguished Engineer, Piyush Bhargava. Piyush is Chief Architect for Data Architecture & Innovation and is responsible for finding new ways of harnessing value from data and for designing architectures to support data processing, analytics & data science needs.
If you can’t make it to Strata Conference or are double booked during this time slot you can get the goods on this topic from a number of other sources.
- First, check out the webinar Cisco and MapR produced with Mike that highlights the Cisco IT case study. Mike outlines the 7 Best Practices for Productionizing Hadoop, MapR follows with their best practices for data tables and Cisco IT covers their big data use case. If you want to skip to the Cisco IT use case, it starts at 34:00.
- Then, take a look at my blog post on the Cisco IT big data platform success story. Cisco IT has standardized on Cisco UCS servers and fabric interconnects for its big data infrastructure and uses MapR for data tables.
For operational workloads, Cisco IT has standardized company-wide on Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler with its unique set of adapters that include API integrations to MapR, Hive and Sqoop for big data workload processing.
- Next, spend some time reading the Unleashing IT Big Data Edition. This special edition of Unleashing IT is all about big data and highlights our joint Cisco/MapR customer Solutionary who incidentally, will join Cisco IT on the Strata Conference panel discussion on Wednesday. This e-zine is packed full of big data thought leadership; best practices for infrastructure and operations; customer success stories and include our partners Intel, MapR and others.
- Finally, peruse the Cisco big data website for all the latest on our solutions, partners, services and resources to help you make the best informed decision on moving your big data platform from development to production.
Big Data blogs I follow:
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The Internet of Everything (IoE) is poised to change the world with extraordinary, wide-ranging implications. IoE will forge a new economy that is bursting with new market and business opportunities. Read More »
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The security threat landscape is evolving. . . . Are you prepared? To help understand the magnitude of today’s security threats, let’s peek into a day at Cisco through the eyes of our Information Security team. Read More »
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Cloud computing is more mainstream today than ever before, but it’s important to note that there are still significant opportunities for IT leaders to innovate and leverage cloud delivery options to capture new business opportunities and implement new IT models.
The Evolution of ITaaS: The Convergence of Two Roads
On one hand, traditional private cloud services within customer IT services are driving different degrees of completeness depending on organizational needs. Virtualization, consolidation and on-premise shared services are some of the drivers within the private cloud space.
On the other hand, public cloud services are evolving to include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Today, these two tracks are intersecting to create demand for a hybrid cloud model. While the concept of the “Hybrid” cloud has developed mostly as a consequence of the availability of different cloud services, this same availability is also driving the evolution of IT as a Service.
What does this mean for business? It means that fundamentally, IT is adopting a supply chain management logic by deciding whether to make or buy a specific service based on a variety of organizational goals, market pressures, and available options.
The Ongoing IT Sourcing Strategy: Make vs. Buy
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