CliQr and Cisco ACI take an “Application First” approach to Hybrid Clouds
In the application economy, it is all about time to application delivery and focus on optimizing the entire application lifecycle. With the sustained “cloudification” of IT, supporting multiple applications while reducing cost and complexity in a multi-cloud environment becomes very critical. Most companies suffer from application sprawl with scripting, complex workflows and a cumbersome ticket-based approach defining […]
Hosting Provider Zitcom Accelerates Time to Market with Cisco ACI
Recently I had an opportunity to sit down with Thomas Raabo, Network Operations Manager of Zitcom, a premier partner-driven hosting company based out of Denmark. Thomas and his team address companies and applications of various sizes, and were one of the early adopters of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). At the time of my conversation, they […]
Micro-segmentation: Enhancing Security and Operational Simplicity with Cisco ACI
(This blog has been developed in association with Praveen Jain, VP, Engineering of Cisco’s Application Policy Infrastructure Controller, Juan Lage, Principal Engineer and others) Security is top of mind in today’s data center and cloud deployments and security architectures have continued to evolve even as new threats manifest themselves in the digital world. Today’s security […]
Pulsant Accelerates Business Transformation with Cloud solutions from Cisco and F5
Data Centers and Clouds are all about applications. The efficacy of a data center or cloud deployment is a function of how quickly applications can be stood up, scaled or de-commissioned as required. As new architectures continue to evolve, data center and cloud architects are constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to further simplify […]
Ready, Set…Cloud! Vblock, VxBlock and Cisco ACI usher in operational simplicity and software defined innovation fo …
Complexity is easy. Simplicity is hard. Solving operational complexity has been one of the hardest challenges in data center and cloud build-outs. For customers, the challenge of interfacing with different...
New Data Center Webcast – Cisco ACI and Nexus 9000 Production Customers Discuss Game Changing Business Outcomes; E …
Business requirements define Applications. Applications run on IT infrastructure. If the IT infrastructure is more responsive to the needs of applications, then, it almost certainly guarantees better business outcomes. That is the premise of Cisco’s next Data Center webcast to be broadcast on January 13th at 9 AM PST/ 12 EST – Is your Data Center […]
Early Stage Nexus 9K and ACI customers Step up to Share their Stories
It is but just a year since Cisco announced its acquisition of Insieme Networks and the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) approach for Data Center SDN deployments. The promise was to...
Next-Gen ACI ready VCE Vblock Systems Accelerate Journey to SDN and Cloud
It is nearly five years since Cisco, EMC and VMware came together to set up VCE and introduce one of the world’s best integrated infrastructure solutions with the Vblocks. The promise was to deliver “dramatic efficiencies” to customers promising significant reduction in capital and operating expenses giving customers flexibility and choice. Customers appreciated the operational […]
Leading the SDN transition with ACI – One Customer At a Time
The last several months have been a roll with several customers, channel partner and technology partner engagements. With the ACI starter kits and lab bundles shipping, customers can bring...