Mel Delgado

Developer Advocate

Cisco DevNet - Data Center Compute

I am DevNet’s Developer Advocate supporting Data Center Compute, encompassing infrastructure provision, automation, and configuration management across storage, compute, virtualization, container orchestration at the intersection of on-premises and public clouds. My professional passion is sharing complex technical subjects with others in a way that’s easy to understand. Most of my time is spent problem solving, building new solutions that eliminate toil, automate mundane tasks, and sharing these solutions with the development community we serve. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master's in Engineering Management and Leadership from Santa Clara University. Learn more about my work work on my Developer Advocate profile page.


May 4, 2023


New “Learning Map” Lets You Bring DevOps to Life at Cisco Live!

Learn how to optimize your approach to DevOps. This Cisco Live "Learning Map" is your guide to sessions you won't want to miss.

April 11, 2023


Future-proofing Observability with OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry is a vendor agnostic, open source set of tools for collecting and normalizing data for export into backend observability solutions. It helps you manage the distributed and shifting nature of modern IT systems.

August 9, 2022


Developing for FedRAMP Pays Back

Getting an application security certified under FedRAMP is one of the hardest hurdles dev and ops teams can clear. But the payback is immense, both to your business and your team's code and process quality.

May 27, 2022


Dive into IKS with SD-WAN and TriggerMesh Use Cases

Learn how to use TriggerMesh to take any source of data, transform and route that data using any language or serverless function, and send it to your modern cloud-native applications, all running on Cisco IKS.

April 8, 2022


3 Reasons Enterprise Developers Should Get “Pager Duty”

It's time to rethink who gets woken up in the middle of the night when there's an application outage. Today, both SREs and app devs should be on "pager duty."

March 10, 2022


Perfect is the Enemy of the Good: A Lesson on Uptime

Striving for 100% service availability is not as good a goal as it appears. It can reduce flexibility and increase the fragility of dependent systems. How can application developers build resiliency into application services with the assumption that no service is 100%.

October 25, 2021


Getting To Know ThousandEyes – Part 1

Let me show you how to install an Enterprise Agent on a Raspberry Pi device, so you can try it at home to see WAN observability with agents running in the cloud.

October 8, 2021


Create, Document, and Share Live Code Examples with Jupyter Notebook

Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application used to create and share code along with narrative text. See this simple Python example that retrieves physical compute inventory claimed in Cisco Intersight.

September 10, 2021


Choosing Tools to Deploy and Maintain Applications and Infrastructure – Part 2

Terraform or Ansible? Which is the best infrastructure-as-code tool for your environment? Or, can you use both together to take advantage of their unique strengths and purpose?