Welcome to 2015!
If you are like me, the New Year is a great opportunity to assess where I am at and where I am going. So let’s do that for Cisco Data Virtualization.
2014 – A Year of Exciting New Products
Before looking ahead at 2015, let’s first take a look at 2014 highlights.
2014 was an incredible year for new Cisco Data Virtualization products:
- In 2014, we shipped Cisco Information Server (CIS) 7.0, a major release of our flagship data virtualization offering. CIS 7.0 extended data virtualization to new audiences, enabled larger, more-complex deployments and integrated more data sources so our customers can run their businesses more effectively by leveraging all of their data.
- On the big data front, we announced Cisco Big Data Warehouse Expansion, a new offering that combines hardware, software and services to help customers control the costs of their ever-expanding data warehouses by offloading infrequently used data to low-cost big data stores. Analytics are enriched as more data is retained and all data remains accessible.
- And with our December 11, 2014, Connected Analytics Portfolio announcement, Cisco added a rich suite of analytics solutions that help organizations capture insights that create new opportunities, simplify business operations, enhance the customer experience, and resolve potential threats.
2014 Adoption Success
2014 was full of amazing Customer Adoption successes as well. The individuals who drove a number of these successes were recognized with Data Virtualization Leadership Awards at the fifth annual Data Virtualization Day on October 1st at New York’s Waldorf Astoria.
- Paul Dzacko, Lead Architect, Risk Systems, BMO and James Evans, Architect & Project Manager, Client Portal, HSBC were awarded Data Virtualization Champion Awards in recognition of their leadership in consistently achieving and promoting data virtualization’s value across their organizations and the broader data integration market.
- Victor Campbell, Principal Architect, Long Island Power Authority (PSEG) received the High Impact Award in recognition of data virtualization leadership in an environment where the result was high impact and critical to the business.
- Pratima Botcha, Sr. Technical Architect, Information Technology, AT&T Services was given the High Impact Award for her work in enhancing business agility through use of data virtualization technology and methods, rapidly establishing a path for high value across the organization.
2015 Will Be Bigger Than Ever
In 2015 the pace of change across the enterprise data landscape will continue to accelerate, disrupting how organizations compete.
The biggest driver of change is massive messy data everywhere, spanning many sources – cloud, data warehouses, devices – and formats – video, voice, text, and images. This distributed data landscape increasingly relies on data virtualization to bring order to the chaos.
To meet these needs in 2015 and beyond, Cisco Data Virtualization’s strategy is multi-faceted including:
- Simplify Use And Adoption – To provide agile data access to today’s self-service business users, Cisco will expand beyond Business Directory, which was data virtualization’s first offering developed exclusively for business users.
- Expand Data Virtualization’s Core – To address more sources and higher volumes and more, Cisco will continue to broaden our platform to scale reliably for the largest workloads and most complex requirements.
- Leverage Cisco Technology – Fortunate to be part of Cisco, we will take advantage of a broad range of Cisco offerings including our Nexus interconnect capabilities, UCS servers, software such as Tidal Enterprise Scheduler and more.
- Bring Data Virtualization’s Benefits to Big Data – Cisco Data Virtualization will continue to strengthen big data deployments with significant data abstraction, federation, directory, delivery, security and governance functions.
- Enable Intercloud and Internet of Everything (IoE) – As Cisco pioneers new Intercloud and IoE solutions, Cisco Data Virtualization capabilities will expand to meet these new challenges.
Beyond capability advancements, Cisco will greatly expand our coverage, partnerships, Customer Advisory Community and more as we go to market globally. Stay tuned to this blog throughout 2015 as we make formal announcements.
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The service provider environment is going through unprecedented change, requiring service providers to respond quickly to new market trends in order to stay competitive, monetize new services and drive optimization while continuing to deliver “carrier class” services ubiquitously.
Additionally, the increased emphasis on cloud computing is placing new demands on the network. For cloud services to be seamless, the underlying network must be intelligent, carrier-class and virtualized.
But as the saying goes, with change comes opportunity, and for partners the evolving service provider market opportunity is huge. Just how big are we talking? Take a look at the figures below.
Source: Infonetics Research
These numbers only address the pure technology opportunities; the Internet of Everything (IoE) is the other key ingredient to this story, an opportunity estimated at $19 trillion. Today, 70 percent of people and 99 percent of things are not connected. As new industries emerge around IoE, the solutions that will be introduced will need service providers to provide the connectivity and often times the value-added services. Read More »
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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
We had the opportunity this week to hear from Edison Peres on how Cloud Builders Monetize Intercloud by Helping Customers Create Hybrid IT. If you’re interested in how building data centers and private clouds have become such a big part of the partner business, be sure to check out Edison’s blog.
If you are already a private cloud builder it’s great reinforcement for what you’re already doing and we would love to hear from all of you. Let us know what you think of Edison’s latest blog post.
New growth opportunities with the introduction of Cisco Connected Analytics
Cisco’s Connected Analytics portfolio brings analytics to the data center; anywhere; in near-real time. This helps capture insights that create opportunities, simplify business operations, and enhance the customer experience. Cisco’s Connected Analytics portfolio provides partner growth opportunities, allowing you to add business intelligence, analytics, and data management services that differentiate your practice. Read More »
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If you had a chance to check out the Cisco Global Cloud Index, it’s no real surprise that data center traffic will nearly triple over the next five years and cloud traffic will nearly quadruple. Customers want cloud solutions to lower cost, speed up IT services delivery, and create business agility—but they don’t necessarily want to do it all themselves.
For our channel partners, building data centers and private clouds has become a significant part of their business. In fact, we’ve seen exponential growth from partners who are building private clouds to help customers create a hybrid cloud environment, where using private and public clouds helps lower IT cost and increase capacity.
Cisco is committed to providing our partners with the tools they need to meet the needs of their customers, including integrated infrastructure stacks for private cloud builders. I’m excited about our most recent announcement of VersaStack with IBM. This new offering as well as our integrated offerings with NetApp, VCE/EMC, and Red Hat enables our partners to build and operate secure and policy-driven hybrid cloud environments for their customers.
In this new hybrid world, customers will need their partners to help manage workloads and migrate applications on and off public clouds. So, cloud builders who offer professional services to build and operate hybrid IT environments have substantial new revenue opportunities. Read More »
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Public Sector IT organisations are weary of vendor lock-in. And rightfully so: it is hard to buy cloud services from any supplier you choose and then freely manage these services as if they were part of your own extended private cloud. Main reason: lack of ability to connect different clouds: private, partner, public, etc. Luckily, this barrier is vanishing…
Thirty years ago, Cisco pioneered a strategy to connect previously isolated, heterogeneous networks, which lead to the rise of the Internet as we know it. Now, Cisco is embarking on a journey just as ambitious: the connection of multiple isolated clouds, leading to the creation of the Intercloud: an interconnected cloud of clouds.
The Intercloud relies on a five key principles and technologies, summarised below:
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