You haven’t really arrived until your checked luggage has
Think about it: you’re checking in for that international flight across an ocean, connecting through a busy hub somewhere. Your suitcase is weighed and given a tag. This tag contains some basic information: Where it needs to go. When it needs to be there. Who it belongs to. As you leave the check-in area, make your way through airport security, […]
It’s back to school
My youngest daughter, a very energetic happy-go-easy fourth grader, was looking over my shoulder as I was working on this blog. “Dad, why talk about going back to school before the summer break even starts?” Good point, considering her world. A world that is so simple compared to that of grown-ups. I showed her the […]
A New Type of Networking: Cisco Powered Cloud Partnerships
It’s time to face the facts. Unlike fashion trends, which come and go at a rate nearly impossible to keep up with, cloud computing is sticking around—for good. Cloud is no longer considered a possible solution for your infrastructure needs; it’s a necessity. More companies are transitioning to a cloud platform for improved cash flow, […]
Serving up cloud options just got easier
Got cloud? It’s no secret that implementing cloud technologies allows IT to rapidly react and dynamically deliver new services to any business or organization almost instantly. In an ideal world,...
My take on the integrated infrastructure buzz
I recently created a playlist of my favorite 80’s, 90’s and current songs. Listening to the playlist in shuffle mode, I noticed the stark contrast and evolution of the recording...
A personal big data journey
When I set out to plan a once in a lifetime US coast-to-coast round trip with a buddy of mine in a 40-year old single engine Cessna 172 aircraft under visual flight rules (VFR), it quickly became apparent to me that I was creating my very own personal big data project with a well-defined outcome. […]
Dinner as a Service (DaaS) – or a just better path to the cloud?
I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a cloud expert by any means: not as a private pilot or marketing professional working in high tech.. But I do know this Cloud computing can be intimidating – just as real clouds are intimidating to any general aviation pilot looking to fly from point A […]
Cisco and Unidesk: How to Simplify and Scale VDI with Citrix, Microsoft, or VMware
Posted on behalf of Ramesh Chitor, Cisco Systems and Tom Rose, Unidesk It’s no secret that desktop virtualization has taken longer than everyone expected. As most enterprises will attest and as Gartner research confirms, the two main culprits are cost and complexity. Top Issues That Limit VDI Deployments Source: Is the Hosted Virtual Desktop Market […]
Lunch is on Us – Unlocking the Potential of a Well Balanced Secure Hybrid IT Strategy
Much like the MPG argument when comparing diesel engines versus regular gas engines, and hybrid gas/electric versus pure plug-in electric vehicles, similarly valid arguments can be made for any combination of IT strategies: the traditional on-premise data center and private clouds, versus IT out-sourced. What IT strategy you chose will no doubt come down to what […]