Elevating the Role of SDN in the Cloud with Cisco ACI 2.0

ACI 2.0 – released earlier this month –  delivers strong new SDN and Cloud capabilities.  These enable Scale, Cloud Automation, Security & Analytics, as well as Optimized Operations.  Yeah, I know that sounds kinda ‘buzzwordy’, but read on and you’ll get a sense for the power that ACI 2.0 delivers. I’m posting this on behalf […]

Overcoming Cloud Jargon

These are three conversations that I had recently with a partner, a customer, and a Cisco executive (not necessarily in this order): “Cloud refers to only private and hybrid cloud, right?” “I thought infrastructure-as-a-service is public cloud, not software-as-a-service.” “We know how much public cloud we are using because we know what infrastructure-as-a-services we are […]

The Journey to Becoming an Enterprise Cloud Service Brokerage: From Shadow IT to Hybrid IT

As enterprise cloud use extends to public, private, and hybrid clouds, CIOs and IT leaders are realizing the need to evolve their IT business model to become enterprise cloud service brokerage (CSBs). Cisco’s Scott Clark recently discussed the value of this new business approach for IT and highlighted that by adopting this approach IT can “provide the […]

What Moving to the Cloud Means for Healthcare Organizations

This marks the 32nd year I’ve worked in healthcare. It doesn’t seem like very long ago that I worked as a registered nurse, caring for critically ill patients. Although I’m no longer working at a patient’s bedside, today’s healthcare organizations continue to put patient care first – starting with transformation in healthcare technology. Due to […]