Last week, I was prepping for the 11th OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, when I suddenly had a question pop up. How on earth would I, much less over a hundred of us, from Cisco communicate at an international destination in an easy and organized way?
Some group ideas were:
- Temporary international data plans for $30
- For the thrifty, call forwarding via Wi-Fi to messaging clients such as Cisco Jabber
Even just organizing using one of these methods would be fragmented and painful. Ironically, an OpenStack based solution called Cisco Spark comes into play here much more nicely. It allows to more easily organize and communicate with each other at events like the OpenStack Summit.
Cisco Spark: Built and Hosted on OpenStack
Did you know that WebEx is the 3rd largest cloud SaaS solution in the world? Or that it has been operating on OpenStack for over three years? Additionally, the new Cisco Spark solution for team collaboration was developed on and is hosted on an OpenStack cloud to our customers. As someone who hates the inefficiency of email bombardment, this sleek new collaboration solution is ideal for teams to organize around projects.
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Tags: cisco openstack private cloud, Cisco Spark, InterCloud, Metacloud, OpenStack, OpenStack Summit Vancouver
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
Businesses have been and will continue to be disrupted by software agility and innovation. If you have any questions, just ask, if they are still in business, Movie Rental Companies (Netflix), Taxi Companies (Uber), and Retail Companies (Amazon) to just name a few areas (companies that disrupted an industry with Software). Software defined disruption has changed the landscape and continues to drive tremendous business value like never before. What’s most exciting is that we have not seen anything yet compared to what the Internet of Everything (IoE) will disrupt! To understand software disruption better and determine the innovation opportunities it helps to take a look at the typical devops model today, challenges, and opportunities.
The typical devops model is represented the figure below:
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Tags: agility, Build, cisco live, deploy, develop, developer, devops, Disruption, innovation, InterCloud, Internet of Everything, IoE, policy, project management, SDN, software
Who says executives don’t use social media?
Here are some excellent examples of Cisco executives celebrating our Partners at Cisco Partner Summit 2015 #CiscoPS15.
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Tags: #ciscops15, cloud, Executive, InterCloud, Karen Walker, leadership, livestreaming, Mark Yolton, nick earle, OpenStack, partner summit, periscope, raja sundaram, Scott Sanchez, Sherri Liebo, social media, Soni Jiandani, twitter
IT today is filled with disparate islands of clouds. Cisco’s strategy to connect those islands into an interconnected global network of clouds—the Intercloud—is unique in the market. But it’s our partner-centric cloud model that really helps us stand out from the usual cloud crowd.
We believe our partner-centric model is the winning strategy. A tightly knit ecosystem of trusted partners provides far greater infrastructure and application choice, greater industry expertise and better geographic coverage than any single vendor could.
Together, in just over a year, we’ve moved quickly from vision, to execution to momentum. We’ve laid the foundation for the Intercloud with a significant partner ecosystem of more than 60 Intercloud partners spanning more than 350 data centers across 50 countries.
While we are proud of what we’ve collectively achieved, our job is not done.
Today, we are introducing new programs, services and initiatives to help cloud builders, cloud providers and cloud resellers grow with us and further capture the Intercloud opportunity. We want to win with Intercloud together. Read More »
Tags: #ciscops15, Cisco, cisco partner summit, cloud, InterCloud, OpenStack Private Cloud Bundle, partner