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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 8, 2016

CLOUD

Ready to go Cloud Native?

Sure, your first concern when you embrace the whole notion of private cloud is how you’re going to port your legacy apps into your new environment. But what then? Your team can’t just keep developing applications the way they always have and then moving them over. They need to take that next step and build […]

March 24, 2016

CLOUD

Batteries Included

If you’ve spent any time on Cisco Cloud blogs at all, you’ve heard about Metapod. It’s our production-ready, OpenStack-based, on-premises private cloud solution. We engineer it, deploy it, and remotely operate it 24×7 on your behalf. It’s the perfect solution for companies that enjoy the public cloud experience, but need the security and performance advantages […]

March 15, 2016

CLOUD

The Votes Have Been Counted!

And it looks like the Foundation has used that input to assemble a Summit schedule jam-packed with relevant and interesting presentations about OpenStack. There will be a lot of NFV material this time around, a lot of SDN, and yes–we’ll all still be talking about containers. If you’d like to hear from Cisco speakers at the event, you’ve […]

February 10, 2016

CLOUD

OpenStack Summit – Vote Now Speaking Sessions and Topics

You know the drill. It’s one of the great things about the OpenStack Summit. Unlike most other conferences, where organizers single-handedly set the agenda based on what they think you want to hear, the OpenStack Summit agenda is based on what you actually want to hear. Curious about containers? Intrigued by NFV? Wondering what’s next […]

February 9, 2016

OPEN AT CISCO

YOU Decide Who Speaks in Austin

You know the drill. It’s one of the great things about the OpenStack Summit. Unlike most other conferences, where organizers single-handedly set the agenda based on what they think you want to hear, the OpenStack Summit agenda is based on what you actually want to hear. Curious about containers? Intrigued by NFV? Wondering what’s next […]

October 14, 2015

CLOUD

Take a Stand on Private Cloud

The cloud has become inescapable. Email about it clutters your IN box, headlines about it adorn your magazines, colleagues chatter about its merits in the hallways, and meeting after meeting is held to determine just what—if anything—should be done about it at your company. Should you be using public cloud? Building a private one? Going […]

September 3, 2015

CLOUD

Catch These Cisco Speakers at OpenStack Summit Tokyo!

OpenStack Summit Tokyo is just eight weeks away now, and we’re happy to say that event organizers have chosen about a dozen of Cisco’s OpenStack pros to speak at different breakout sessions during the event. And believe it or not, these sessions are not all about networking. Oh sure, I can see how you’d think that. It is our thing after […]

July 9, 2015

CLOUD

Behind the cloud: Interview with Cisco engineer John Schofield

Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud delivers a true public cloud experience in a private cloud environment—on your premises, behind your firewall. We handle the engineering, setup, and ongoing operations, so you can focus on building and running your applications. It’s a core component of Cisco’s growing cloud portfolio. Today we meet with one of the real people […]

July 2, 2015

CLOUD

Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud – June Update!

What if car ownership was like being a Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud customer? You’d do your research and buy the car that was right for you. You’d drive it and love it because it was reliable and functional and had all the safety features you were looking for. But then one day you’d walk out to the garage, and BAM–you’d find […]