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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.

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February 19, 2018

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 36: Pete Johnson Explains the Cisco/Google Cloud Partnership

Do you feel like you “get” the Cisco/Google hybrid cloud partnership? The announcement went out in late October, and it seemed to generate a lot of excitement on a very...

February 14, 2018

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 35: Talking Cloud Native with Justin Garrison

What first comes to mind when you hear the term “cloud native”? Do you think software? Software that was developed in the cloud? Software that didn’t have to be rewritten...

January 26, 2018

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 33: Shannon McFarland

Are we all comfortable with the term “multicloud” yet? Used to be that we just had “the cloud,” then “public and private clouds,” then “hybrid cloud,” and now it seems...

January 17, 2018

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Cloud Unfiltered Episode 32: Steve Dake

In this episode of Cloud Unfiltered, Steve Dake discusses the importance of “adjacent community work,” why Zuul should break off from OpenStack, and the future of Istio.

January 10, 2018

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Cloud Unfiltered Episode 31: Talking Kubernetes with Tony Campbell

Tony Campbell has a long history with OpenStack and Rackspace, so his cloud credentials are solid. Now he works at CoreOS, so we talk to him about containers and Kubernetes.

December 19, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered, Episode 30: Lax Sakalkale on the Cisco Multicloud Portfolio

If you’re wondering what Cisco’s Multicloud Portfolio is and what it has to do with our recent Google announcement, you’re not alone. At least I suspect you’re not. I mean, as transparent as we try to be with our many announcements about new products and solutions, sometimes we’re just…not. And other times we are, but […]

December 7, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 29: The State of OpenStack, and a Few Other Things, with Ben Kepes

He’s an ultra-marathoner, a highly respected tech industry reporter, and an angel investor (he’s not at all fond of that last label for its sheer pretentiousness, but I can’t think of any other way to describe what he does). He works a lot, but doesn’t really work for anyone—except himself. All of which makes Ben […]

December 1, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 28: VPP, Kubernetes, and FD.io with Ed Warnicke

I know what you’re going to say when I reveal that this week’s guest is going to talk about Vector Packet Processing (VPP): “Why do we—the Cloud Unfiltered audience—care about VPP?! I mean, it’s a networking technology, right? And this is a cloud show. We’re here to talk cloud technology and share cloud strategies…not muck […]

November 29, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 27: Cloud Storage with Joe Arnold

Are you a lover of data storage technology? Do your ears perk up when you hear terms like “data gravity” and “erasure coding”? Do you enjoy a good debate about the proper uses of deterministic data placement versus algorithmic placement? Then this is the podcast for you. In this episode, SwiftStack founder and CEO Joe […]