Last week at Red Hat Summit 2015 I had the opportunity to meet with customers, partners, analysts and members of the open source community to hear their challenges. On a panel with IDC, we discussed how industries are being disrupted in ways that bring both staggering challenges and unprecedented opportunities. We generally agreed that digitization is the answer to this industry disruption. In other words, in order to survive companies of all types need to become digital companies by leveraging new technologies to drastically evolve their business models, or change how they engage with customers, employees and suppliers, for instance.
We also agreed that Open Source solutions are often the right choice for IT departments as they look to navigate these transformations. Particularly as the cloud industry increasingly turns towards open source technology as a catalyst for innovation, the opportunity for Cisco, Red Hat and our partners to capitalize on this market disruption is immense.
Having worked together successfully on unified computing and networking for years, less than a year ago Cisco and Red Hat announced expanding our partnership and accelerating collaboration around OpenStack, Application Centric Infrastructure and Intercloud. We are now well positioned to help our customers deploy the new solutions that will power their digitization plans. Read More »
Tags: ACI, Big Data, Cisco, OpenStack, partner, red hat
The open hybrid-cloud and big data are at the center of the IT transformation that will enable every business, country, and city to become a digital and technology organization. Cisco and Red Hat share a common vision for the future of IT. That’s why Cisco is going big at the Red Hat Summit, which kicks off June 23rd in Boston. It’s going to be a great week of conversations with IT professionals who are harnessing open source innovation across their businesses and organizations to deliver new models of IT.
I’m especially looking forward to the opening general session with Red Hat CEO, Jim Whitehurst and Satinder Sethi Cisco VP of Data Center and Cloud Solutions. I’m sure these two industry luminaries will have keen insights into the market transitions and IT innovations that put the data center at the heart of digital transformation.
Of course, the Cisco team will be busy with an action packed agenda of sessions and demos. Plan to make the Cisco booth your hub in the Red Hat Summit Partner Pavilion. Our mini-theater will feature non-stop tech talks that span OpenStack, Group Based Policy, Big Data and Developer Programs. Every visitor to the Cisco booth will leave with an ultra-cool Cisco hat.
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Tags: ACI, ACI and Open Stack, app developer, Big Data, Cisco Developer Network, Cisco UCS, OpenStack, red hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platfrom
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
Richard McLeod posted this week to update us all on the Tropo acquisition.
Tropo makes it easy to add voice and text messages to applications and Richard takes the time in his blog to show how Tropo fits into the Cisco collaboration strategy. Be sure to check out his blog and give us your feedback.
NEW Red Hat OpenStack on UCS (UCSO) Campaign
Cisco UCS, combined with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (RHEL OSP), accelerates cloud deployments, while retaining control and choice over your environment through an open and interoperable cloud solution.
This is a partner-led, partner-to customer model. And to support that, we’ve created all the materials you need to host a live or virtual event, as well as additional supporting materials on the solution. Start now!
Upgraded Partner Tools Make it Easier to Deliver to Your Customers
Based on specific feedback around the partner experience and your distinct needs, we’ve rolled out improved and upgraded partner tools.
Curtis Hill and Jennifer Petty walk us through these important enhancements in their recent blog post here.
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Tags: Cisco, collaboration, OpenStack, partner, red hat, Tropo, UCS, Weekly Rewind
Last week our featured guest was Carol Barrett, who not only works in data center planning at Intel, but is also a leader in the OpenStack Community. She’s deeply involved in the Product Working Group, the Enterprise Working Group, and the Women of OpenStack, which means she’s got a lot of insider knowledge about what is going on at this moment with OpenStack, and what’s going to be happening down the road. If you missed the live podcast, check out the recording to hear Carol’s thoughts on:
- How being a woman is her competitive advantage in the tech world
- How the OpenStack Product Working Group is speeding innovation
- Who the “hidden influencers” are and why it’s important to get them out into the open
- What the Enterprise Working Group is trying to achieve
- Why enterprises are so tight-lipped about their use of OpenStack
- Why Intel is so involved with OpenStack
Have a show idea? Tweet Jeff and Niki at @openstackpod
See past episodes, subscribe, or view the upcoming schedule on the OSPod website.
To see the full transcript of this interview, click “Read more” below.
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Tags: Carol Barrett, cisco openstack private cloud, Intel, Metacloud, Niki Acosta, OpenStack, OpenStack Podcast, OSpod, product working group
So. Much. Data.
Every hour 300,000 new things connect to the Internet. That’s more than 50 million things a week. And by 2020, we estimate that 50 billion things and five billion people will be connected. These are staggering numbers. And they speak to the rate of change that’s happening in IT and business. Now companies are trying to figure out how to use cloud to navigate the massive amount of data that comes from all these connections.
From private to hybrid
We’ve designed Cisco Intercloud Fabric as a native cloud application that enables businesses to securely extend their private cloud and all its process and policies into the public cloud. With Intercloud Fabric, our customers have the ability to control this cloud environment through a single pane of glass, moving workloads across and between clouds, all with consistent networking and security policies. We’ve totally simplified the environment between private and public cloud, which allows customers to choose the right cloud for their business requirements, regardless of underlying technologies like hypervisors.
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Tags: cloud, hybrid, intercloud fabric, OpenStack, private, security