This is part 1 in a 2-part series about our API-based architecture. In part 2 I’ll talk about the advantages of identity as a service and data as a service.
Before the cloud, applications had a web interface that connected to a back-end database. Each application authorized its own users.
Today, that monolithic application architecture is going the way of dinosaurs. Cisco employees use more than 400 cloud services. So even after we added single sign-on for Cisco applications, users still had to separately sign on to cloud applications like Salesforce. Not a good use of time. Read More »
Tags: API, architecture, Cisco IT, cisco on cisco, cloud, cloud services, content as a service, data center
As the holidays near, our annual shutdown period is commencing and it’s a time for us to power down facilities to reduce our carbon footprint. It’s also a great time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished throughout the year. Read More »
Tags: 2014, business of it, Cisco IT, cisco on cisco, coc-business-of-it, happy holidays
For the second year in a row, the Cisco on Cisco IT team planned and hosted Data Center Day for customers, showcasing our data center in Allen, Texas. Held on September 30th, the event focused on our Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) journey.
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Tags: Cisco IT, cisco on cisco, data center, data center day, IT, leed
Coming from the enterprise data center product side of the house, I’m always curious to hear from real-world IT practitioners what problems they wrestle with, how they think about their goals, and what keeps them up a night. At Cisco, we’re lucky to have one of the leading enterprise IT shops on the planet. And they’re not shy about sharing their opinions on what we’re doing with our products and solutions both good and bad. Read More »
Tags: Cisco IT, cisco on cisco, Converged Infrastructure, data center, Integrated infrastructure, ucs integrated infrastructure
Many months of preparation preceded this great event, which was held in Cancun, Mexico, November 3rd through the 6th. In IT, we spend long hours of strategy and collaboration with Sales, Marketing, Services, consulting firms, and many other groups getting ready to produce a valuable experience and interesting content for customers and other attendees of the IT Management sessions… Read More »
Tags: 2014, business of it, cancun, Cisco IT, cisco live, coc-business-of-it, it management itm, latin america