Avatar

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

August 18, 2017

CLOUD

Talking About OpenShift, Open Source, and Navigating Cultural Transformation on Cloud Unfiltered

This week’s episode of the Cloud Unfiltered podcast features Dianne Mueller-Klingspor, Mike Duarte, and Michael White. All three of them work on the OpenShift project, and here’s the great thing about listening to them talk: You can tell that they love what they do and they truly enjoy working with one another. Diane is from Red […]

August 15, 2017

CLOUD

Yes, we had Randy Bias on the podcast. And yes–he was Unfiltered.

IT leaders of all stripes: This podcast is for you. Doesn’t matter what your title is or which industry you work in. If your job involves leading your company’s IT organization on any level—whether for a small line of business or for an entire Fortune 100 enterprise—you’ve got to tune in. Why? Because our guest […]

August 7, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 14: OpenDaylight, Kolla, and Containers with Vikram Hosakote

Like many of you out there, Vikram Hosakote was one of those kids who was always taking apart the remote controls and other electronic gadgets in his home to see how they worked. By the time he was 11 he had gotten his hands on an x86 box, and soon he was learning COBOL and […]

July 26, 2017

CLOUD

It’s All About VPP and FD.io on Episode 13 of Cloud Unfiltered!

Have you heard of Vector Packet Processing? You know, VPP? If you haven’t, you will soon, because this particular technology allows networks to move information much faster than they’ve been able to up until now. I know, I know—the network is always getting faster. Making it faster is our job. But sometimes it gets faster […]

July 25, 2017

CLOUD

Voting for OpenStack Summit Speakers Starts NOW!

Have you ever flown to Sydney, Australia? I haven’t, so I took a moment to look up average flight times from my own home airport (LAX), as well as a few others, and all I can say is “Wow.” Australia is far away. I may not have appreciated just how far previous to this brief […]

June 21, 2017

CLOUD

Interviewing the Interviewer: Cloud Unfiltered Podcast Episode 12, Stu Miniman

First off, let me invite you to subscribe to the Cloud Unfiltered podcast. We’re twelve episodes into the series now, and if you haven’t listened in you are most definitely missing out. We’ve had an incredible array of smart, entertaining guests that have each brought something unique to the cloud discussion. Some have shared corporate […]

June 14, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 11: Ken Owens

When I think “bleeding edge,” in regards to technology I become anxious. Maybe I should get excited, but really, the feeling is one of vague panic. I think of products that I am probably not ready for and product engineers that are going to be frustrated with my inability to instantly grasp the full impact […]

June 7, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 10: Carmen Collins & Casie Shimansky

Here’s the truth: When Cisco acquired the startup that I worked for three-ish years ago, I was not stoked. I loved that startup. Loved the autonomy I had to get things done, loved the agility that comes from being small, loved our mission, and loved, loved, loved the people I worked with. I was in […]

May 31, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 09: Branson Matheson

He may or may not have hacked his mom’s cable box when he was a kid, he definitely worked for the Navy as a cryptologist, and he has since worked for NASA, the TSA, and Silent Circle. So Branson Matheson has a lot to say about information security and the desire for online privacy that […]