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Cisco Live Berlin: Managing the Hyper Adoption of Cloud

As I shared in my last blog, cloud use is rampant, pervasive, exploding! As a short recap, large organization are now using an average of 1,220 cloud services (most unknown to IT departments). The tremendous spike in cloud service usage presents challenges for IT including higher business risks, costs, and a shortage of IT resources to manage a multi-cloud environment.

At Cisco Live Berlin and Cisco Live Cloud Day this week I will be meeting with customers to share how we can help organizations manage the massive influx of cloud services within their organization. CLberlin

The lines of business have spoken. The sheer number of services being used highlights that lines of business are rapidly turning to cloud to improve business agility, enable new digital business models, and improve performance.

You can’t manage what you can’t see! The first step in managing cloud use is to put in place capabilities to monitor and manage cloud use within an organization. At this week’s event, we’ll be demonstrating how Cisco Cloud Consumption as a Service can help IT leaders understand and manage their cloud use.

Cloud Consumption as a Service discovers and continually monitors public cloud use across an organization. When combined with detailed analytics and benchmarking from Cisco, this insight helps businesses reduce security risks and better understand and manage costs. This enables IT teams to partner more effectively with business groups and make educated decisions about the right cloud services.

Attending Cisco Live Berlin?

  • Attend our Session: I’ll be hosting a 90 minute breakout on “Managing the Hyper Adoption and Business Risks of Cloud” (BRKCLD-4002) on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. This session will provide an in-depth look at public cloud adoption within organizations and a 5-step approach to managing cloud service adoption and reducing business risk.
  • Visit our booth at Cisco Live Berlin to see a demonstration of Cloud Consumption as a Service and learn more about professional services that can help you establish cloud monitoring and cloud lifecycle management.

Can’t attend?

As always, feel free to chat with me @robertdimicco for questions and comments.

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Meet the Cisco Live Berlin Millennial Team!

Hello! Meet the Cisco Live Berlin Millennial Team from the IT Management Track.  We will be joining you in Berlin to be inspired by cutting edge insights into how IT is transforming our world. We look forward to meeting all for you at Cisco Live!

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Cisco Live Berlin 2016 Pre-Event Perspective

This year’s Cisco Live event in Berlin (Feb 15th – 19th) is the first time visiting the historical city to host our eagerly anticipated customer and partner event. It also happens to be the first time I have traveled to Germany. With the event fast approaching the excitement around the office is suitably building as are my personal nerves for such an important event.

I am fortunate enough to attend Berlin as my second Cisco Live event after attending Milan in 2013 as a Millennial in the IT Management track. I was amazed at the content shared from Cisco and partners as well as the on-going participation from within the room. This year I will be joining a strong Cisco IT team on our booth within the World of Solutions, with an excellent opportunity to engage directly with our customers. These interactions will share how we are leveraging our own technology to support Cisco’s growing business. The floor is very atmospheric with thousands of technology enthusiasts and I cannot wait.

Intelligent Proximity on Collaboration Devices, Connected Lighting, Smart Spaces, Internet of Things, Security and Application Centric Infrastructure are just some of the experiences awaiting for you on the IT booth. These insights supply a handful of the information available at the entire event.

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Cisco Service Provider is Bringing Cloud Scale Networking to Cisco Live Berlin

Cisco Live Berlin 2016 is almost here and we would like to highlight a few key points that this event can bring your way. As you know networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Every company in every vertical industry is facing unprecedented competitive pressure from new players making innovative usage of software and data analytics. It forces companies to embark on a digitization journey, which ends up having profound consequences on network infrastructure. You may also already know that the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast predicts significant traffic growth in such networks and Global Cloud Index (GCI) forecasts data center and cloud growth showing that total DC traffic will be 3X going from 2014 to 2019. So we worked out a Cisco service provider strategy to help you to stay ahead of the curve and we are delivering SP solutions to help you transform your business. Such strategy will not only increase the speeds and feeds, but will also provide comprehensive ways of growing your business through the virtualization and programmability of services based on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) innovations. We want Cisco SP technologies and solutions to help increase your profitability and reduce your operational costs while reducing time to market. Cisco’s Open Network Strategy is our vision that fosters new solutions positioned to help you transform the way you handle your day-to-day operations and let you become an empowered provider.

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Come visit the Service Provider booth to see how Cisco’s Service Provider Cloud Scale Networking Solutions for the Software Defined Operator are driving transformation through innovation at Cisco Live Berlin, February 15-19, 2016. We will feature demonstrations, product strategy overviews, and much more!

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Are you protecting your organization with comprehensive security and trust?

With cyber threats escalating, security has emerged as a critical business driver and competitive differentiator. Organizations that successfully embed security throughout their network infrastructure, policies, processes, and culture are able to reduce risk while creating sustainable business advantage.

At CiscoLive Berlin this year, we will examine how Cisco is building foundational security into the underlying architecture of our solutions as well as throughout our business operations to enhance the security of our products, our customers, and our company.

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