Keep Skating to Where the Puck is Going, Not Where it is
As you may have heard by now, I have decided to leave Cisco at the end of July to begin the next chapter in my career. After nearly 21 years of riding this rocket ship called Cisco, my mind is filled with the amazing experiences I have had around the world with colleagues, business partners […]
Myth-busting: White-box Switches are No Bargain
In the last episode of our myth-busting series, Cisco SDN expert Frank D’Agostino and I are debunking the myth of the bargain priced white-box switch. White boxes aren't a new...
Myth-busting: Is Cisco’s Approach to SDN Open?
In our continuing myth-busting series, Cisco SDN expert Frank D’Agostino and I are debunking trendy technology myths around SDN. The more I speak to customers these days, the more I hear them talk about open. Customers want an infrastructure that is programmable and based on open standards. They want rapid feature integration and network automation. […]
Myth-busting: ACI or NSX, which is the Real SDN Leader?
I speak with customers every day and often hear they are confused by conflicting vendor claims, marketing hype and embellishments. This is especially true when discussing SDN, where both the...
The Story of Cisco Virtualized Managed Business Services: How Cisco Evolved its Engineering Teams To Revolutionize Servi …
I’ll be boarding a flight to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress tomorrow knowing that this year’s event will be like no other for Cisco’s service provider business. Over the past two years we’ve completely transformed our service provider engineering organization. We’ve overhauled our technology and services portfolio and, as you’ll see from a blitz of announcements […]
Mobile Traffic from Wearables Explodes as the Internet of Everything Accelerates
Are you Ready? Cisco first asked this question in a 1999 advertising campaign when the incredible potential of the Internet was just beginning to become apparent. Our ‘Are You Ready?’ ad campaign carried a simple message to the world’s businesses, telecommunications providers, and public institutions: get your Internet infrastructure ready now or risk being left […]
Intercloud, The Next Internet Starts Here
Thirty years ago, two engineers – Cisco’s founders – solved a connectivity problem between two network islands on the Stanford University campus, and paved the way for three dramatic decades of Internet-driven innovation. Today, there’s hardly an aspect of our lives that isn’t touched by the Internet. For large and mid-size enterprises, government and education, […]
Cisco is Moving Fast with our Partners to deliver on the Promise of an Intercloud
It’s hard to believe it was only eight weeks ago that I announced Cisco’s $1B investment in a bold...
Introducing Cisco’s Global Intercloud
In 2011, Cisco’s Chief Information Officer Rebecca Jacoby established CITEIS, a ‘private cloud’ designed to more quickly, more flexibly and more cost-effectively give our employees the I.T. resources they need to do their jobs. CITEIS has reduced the time it takes to provision compute, storage and networking from 6-8 weeks to 15 minutes, and by […]