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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep15 OpenStack at OpenStack

June 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm PST

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists hosted by Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week Ed Saipech, Director of Applied Research at Savvis joins Cisco Champions Josh Atwell and Jeremiah Dooley. The topic is OpenStack.

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Subject Matter Expert:
Ed Saipetch (@edsai), Director of Applied Research at Savvis

Cisco Champion:
Josh Atwell (@Josh_Atwell), Data Center Architect, Community Organizer, Blogger, Author
Jeremiah Dooley (@jdooley_clt), Technologist, Start-up Advisor, Seeker of Solutions, Cloud Architect

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Highlights:
Cisco Webex Cloud and OpenStack
Setting up development stack on OpenStack locally
Where to find useful information on OpenStack

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Collaborating with Cisco WebEx Cloud

Over the last six months, I’ve talked with numerous customers and partners. One thing is clear: People get it. Connecting employees, vendors, partners, and customers -- so they can work together with no barriers -- makes sense. It saves money and time, and builds relationships.

It seems like overnight we landed in a post-PC world -- a place where working from anywhere, anytime is how it is every day. Two technology trends are driving this new work-style while embracing the existing IT landscape: cloud-based applications and smart mobile devices.

Cloud-based services are already familiar in the consumer world -- with music, storage, and social media -- and in the business world with customer relationship management (CRM) and other transactional applications. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) model offers well-known benefits to IT -- such as rapid deployment, flexibility to meet changes in demand, and the ability to shift costs from capital to a predictable operating expenses -- all while providing an “always on” service that is available anytime, anywhere.

I keep coming back to that: anytime, anywhere. It is the touchstone for this new work model. Smart mobile devices are the perfect complements to cloud-based services. We can have consistent access to information from different devices and locations throughout the working day. Check email, join a conference call, or participate in a video conference -- all from your smartphone, notebook, tablet, or desktop. Whether you are on the road, in the office, or at home -- place doesn’t matter. The Cisco WebEx cloud collaboration applications are hosted on the Cisco WebEx Cloud, a platform that supports nearly two billion Read More »

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