At Cisco Intercloud CTO Innovation Center, innovative vendors are selected to integrate and build cloud services for customer and market trials. We combine the world’s best ISVs with Cisco’s best to bring unique innovations to our customers. At Cisco Live 2015 in San Diego, we launched one such solution – Intercloud Microservices with Docker, Nirmata, and the Cisco ONE Enterprise Suite. The Intercloud Microservices solution enables a new breed of DevOps – where business get unprecedented agility at scale using cloud-native architectures, and unprecedented flexibility in choosing best-of-breed Cisco Intercloud providers across the globe.
#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about Cisco ONE Software with Cisco Product Manager Anurag Aggarwal and Cisco Product Management Director Vikram Rao.
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Anurag Aggarwal, Cisco Product Manager
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Organizations are realizing that without a formal comprehensive cloud strategy, line of business and application architects will continue to sidestep their internal IT organizations and procure solutions on their own – an industry phenomenon known as “rogue IT” which happens out of necessity. While it helps solve the immediate problem, it brings with it a host of complications – compliance, governance, financial, security and more.
A formal cloud strategy helps ease cloud service adoption, drives standardization of services and increases the value of IT to the business. For all these reasons, cloud is now considered a core element in many enterprise IT portfolios.
Yet for all the strategizing and trial steps taken by organizations, only a small number of companies have implemented true private clouds. This is because automation is challenging but not as challenging as maintaining the manual and siloed methods used to manage the data center today.
People need deeper knowledge about automation. They have to understand the types of automation available. They want clear insight into the short-term and future impact of automation decisions made today so that they can create the right strategy for their business and select the appropriate automation methods and technologies to support their strategy. Without the right tools and approaches to automation adoption, most organizations experience pain and chaos.
Increase your automation knowledge by attending for this upcoming live webcast featuring Dave Bartoletti of Forrester together with automation and cloud experts from Cisco.
Webcast Title: A Better Way to Private Cloud
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time: 11 am Eastern/8 am Pacific
What you will learn:
- How a pragmatic, stepwise adoption of automation accelerates adoption of cloud services within your organization
- How solutions engineered for hybrid-ready private cloud enable your organization to capture new revenue opportunities with on-demand delivery of applications and their supporting infrastructure
- How Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite offers you cloud strategy, automation, and management options
Developers, end users and customers expect continuous delivery and automation is the crucial element to making this happen. Join us for this live webcast and hear how Cisco can let your business soar and take advantage of new business opportunities.
The number of attendees is limited so register today.
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
Bruce Klein had big news on the Cisco Partner Ecosystem this week as he blogged about how Cisco ONE and Meraki drive opportunities for partners. Bruce’s blog covers the launch announcements from Cisco Live Milan, and talks about how simple it is now to choose from what Cisco offers via Cisco ONE and Meraki.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
What do Technical Sales People Need to Achieve Maximum Success?
As always, Karin Surber has great insight into the mind of the sales force. In her blog this week, Karin explores how the average technical salesperson’s day breaks down by time and interaction with the customer. She points out how planning that interaction properly can greatly affect the success with those customers.
She also has some information on how the Cisco Partner Plus program can support your sales through a holistic sales model. Be sure to take a look and provide Karin with some feedback. Read More »
Private cloud – you hear it everywhere. Industry analysts tell us that private cloud has become a core data center strategy well on its way to becoming a core element in the formal IT portfolio.
Forrester research indicates that CIOs and IT departments are strongly drawn to private cloud as the on-ramp for their cloud journey. What’s behind this interest and drive to shift?
Partially it is driven by the need to leverage existing data center infrastructure better. But THE market driver responsible for the lion’s share of adoption is the need to accelerate application delivery. We are talking about building applications faster and deploying them to the environment that has the right amount of elasticity, services and economics.
Yet for all the strategizing and trial steps, only a small number of enterprise companies have deployed a true private cloud. Why? Without the right tools and methods, it is painful and chaotic. Read More »