I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a cloud expert by any means: not as a private pilot or marketing professional working in high tech..
But I do know this
Cloud computing can be intimidating – just as real clouds are intimidating to any general aviation pilot looking to fly from point A to point B under visual flight rules (VFR). In aviation it’s simple: avoid them.
Atlantic Ocean out my window flying over RI – March 2015
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Tags: Challenges to cloud migration, Cisco Powered, Cisco Powered Cloud, cloud, Cloud Computing, Cloud IT, cloud managed services, dAAS, IaaS, TPaaS
Cisco Intercloud Services and Why the Network Matters
I’d like to open by restating a position on Cloud: Cloud is only in its very infancy in terms of adoption. Despite all the hype in market, largely created by the marketing of the over-the-top service providers, most of global IT spending is in the non-Cloud space. (somebody will have a stat on this but I heard it is below 10%).
So why do you think this is?
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Tags: Cisco, cisco intercloud, Cisco Intercloud Services, Cloud Computing, global intercloud, IaaS, InterCloud, Internet of Everything, IoE, networking
When the Best of Interop 2015 award winners were announced at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the ITD team members couldn’t control their emotions. This team is well known to work in a startup-mode — comes up with new ideas, builds a prototype, demonstrates it to the executives and SEs, goes into execution mode, and delivers a world class solution.
As the leader of this team, I was asked by several media representatives for an interview. Here is an interview by Information Week news desk (watch full-screen for HD):
ITD (Intelligent Traffic Director) is now shipping on Nexus 9k/7k/5k series of switches.
Here is an informative blog on ITD.
Tags: best of interop, Best of Interop 2015, Best of Interop Finalist, Big Data, Cisco, Cisco Nexus, Cisco Nexus 5600, Cisco Nexus 7000, Cisco Nexus 9000, Cisco Nexus Switches, cloud, Cloud Computing, data center, innovation, interop, ITD, load balancer, nexus, Nexus 7000, NFV, SDN, server load balancer, Service Provider, video
What’s the Deal With the Intercloud?
In late 2014, Cisco announced the Intercloud, a construct providing ubiquitous access to applications across network and cloud services endpoints. So what’s the fuss and what’s in it for Cisco partners and customers?
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Tags: Cisco, Cisco Intercloud Services, Cloud Computing, IaaS, InterCloud, Internet of Everything, IoE, networking
An interesting read for me one day last week was the Wall Street Journal reporting on the exploding yet ungoverned use of cloud services by employees in just about every organization. Referring to Rachael King writing for CIO Journal, author Steve Rosenbush outlines the potential for security problems and the surprising reaction of companies who start to understand how many cloud services employees are really using.
The facts of unregulated cloud usage are surprising, no debate. A few months back I was talking to an industry analyst and I asked him how many cloud providers enterprise organizations knew they had, and how many were actually being used by employees. He replied “probably 5 or 6” are known, and “maybe 10 or so are actually in use in total”. “So maybe double?” I replied to confirm my understanding. He nearly fell off his chair when I told him what we are finding in Cisco Services engagement, that it’s more like a factor of 10-15 than a factor of 1-2! (as the following diagram shows)
There are two aspects to this problem I’d like to discuss in this blog, identifying the cloud usage and then both consolidating and tidying it up, with the aim of increasing security and saving you money in the process. I’ll also related this to two key services we offer in this arena, Cisco Cloud Consumption Services and Cisco Cloud On-boarding Services.
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Tags: cisco_services, Cloud Computing, Cloud Consumption, cloud onboarding, Cloud Sprawl, Shadow IT