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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

November 2, 2018

CLOUD

What is Network Service Mesh and Why Do We Need It?

You love Kubernetes, right? I don’t use it personally because that’s not my job, but when I talk to someone who does, the experience they describe sounds nothing less than...

October 9, 2018

CLOUD

Cloud Unfiltered, Episode 57: Navigating the Waves of Innovation, with Lew Tucker

Do you know who Lew Tucker is? Of course you do. He’s the VP and CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco, but that’s probably not why you know him. You...

October 4, 2018

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Cloud Unfiltered, Episode 56: Trekking the Serverless Landscape with Krishnan Subramanian

In this episode I think it’s fair to say that we get down and dirty on the subject of serverless. We muck around in the different technologies, the different terminologies, adoption patterns, and potential impact on the industry.

August 31, 2018

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Cloud Unfiltered, Episode 55: Cloud from a Data Center Guy’s Point of View, with Carlos Campos Torres

This week, we talk to a DC switching guy. His insight and opinions about cloud may challenge our standard cloud beliefs, or help us appreciate a different point of view.

August 9, 2018

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Cloud Unfiltered, Episode 53: Tackling IT Modernization, with Robert Starmer

Of course you don’t feel like dealing with modernizing your IT organization. Who would? It sounds like a hideous task—especially if you’ve let it go for a while. There’s so...

July 25, 2018

CLOUD

It’s Time to Vote for OpenStack Summit Speakers!

Open Source Community Simplify Your Releases, Work Fast, and Support Many Versions of OpenStack, Sam Betts, Brad Jones Extending the Reach of OpenStack Through Standards, Charles Eckel Combining Open Source with Open...

July 16, 2018

CLOUD

Building a User Group Everyone Wants to Join

I’m fairly in awe of Lisa-Marie Namphy. She runs the world’s largest OpenStack user group and has had a hand in starting and/or running at least a dozen other tech meetups—all while holding down a very real full-time job...

June 21, 2018

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Cloud Unfiltered, Episode 49: Sustainable Security Technology, with Patrick Crowley

I am not typically nervous when I go into podcast interviews, but I have to admit that I was more than a little intimidated by the time I’d finished my...

June 18, 2018

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Cloud Unfiltered, Episode 38: Kata, Kata, Kata!

Hey Kata! Where did you come from, and why are you suddenly such a hot topic? I swear I had never heard of you prior to this past OpenStack Summit,...