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Ali Amagasu

Marketing Communications Manager

Ali Amagasu is not a software developer. Or system administrator. She's an enthusiastic marketer who knows just enough about technology to help the other less-technical citizens of the business world understand the value and implications of emerging products and solutions in the cloud and networking arenas.

Before coming to Cisco she worked in marketing communications for a number of Silicon Valley's largest and most successful companies, and served as a one-woman marketing department for a single, very special startup.

All of her opinions should be taken with an enormous wedge of salt.

Articles

April 26, 2019

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Wrapping Our Minds Around AIOps

What’s your verdict on AI so far? Is it a good thing? A bad thing? A scary thing? I suspect that most of us—even those employed in the tech sector—are...

March 20, 2019

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A Solution Looking For A Problem?

Last year, on a date that he is uncertain of, Cisco’s own Pete Johnson saw a tweet that said: “Serverless is a solution looking for a problem.” The statement frustrated...

February 26, 2019

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Cloud Unfiltered, Ep72: AI-driven Decentralized IaaS is Here

First off, there are two things you need to know about this week’s guest on the Cloud Unfiltered podcast: 1) Barack Obama follows her on Twitter, and 2) She drives...

February 18, 2019

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20 Billion Edge Devices?!

Our Cloud Unfiltered Podcast explores LF Edge, a group announced in January by the Linux Foundation, formed to help edge applications communicate across multiple operating systems, clouds, and hardware.

February 11, 2019

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Exploring the Cisco Hybrid Solution for Kubernetes on AWS

I’m not an IT leader, but if I were, I have to say that I’d find the whole concept of hybrid cloud exhausting. Not so much because it’s inherently hard...

January 23, 2019

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Going on a Virtual Ride-Along With Cisco Cloud Services

What if you could go for a ride-along with a Cisco Cloud Services rep for a week? Wouldn’t that be the best?! Really—think about it. You’d get to pop in...

December 6, 2018

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Cloud Unfiltered, Episode 61: Use Cases for Cloud at the Edge, with Matt Caulfield

This is the finale of our entirely unintentional three-part series on cloud computing at the edge. In Episode 59 we learned about StarlingX—OpenStack’s new cloud-at-the-edge project. In Episode 60 we...

December 4, 2018

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Cloud Unfiltered, Episode 60: The OpenStack Edge Computing Group, with Ildiko Vancsa

Is it just me, or have we been talking about edge computing forever? OK, maybe not forever, but certainly on and off for the past ten years. Maybe longer than...

November 26, 2018

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Cloud Unfiltered, Episode 59: Introducing StarlingX, with Glenn Seiler

Do you know what StarlingX is? Yeah we didn’t either. But it was just announced at the OpenStack Summit in Berlin, and there seemed to be quite a bit of...