OpenStack Can Be Complicated .. But It Does Not Have To Be
Another debate is over … and I am not referring to the US presidential election … I am referring to the growing maturity of OpenStack and its level of adoption in the marketplace. Over 7,500 people attended the last OpenStack Summit in Austin, TX. The energy at the event was palpable. Various organizations stepped forward […]
Infographic: Are you ready for the Hybrid Cloud?
Many organizations realize the fact that only a limited percentage of private cloud implementations will remain within the boundaries of their data center(s). And that is why they are already deploying hybrid clouds to achieve significant benefits such as: Lower TCO On-demand flexibility for hosting workloads on-premises or in the cloud Faster response to market and business needs Better alignment between […]
Hybrid Cloud Is Growing … But Requires Workload Portability, Security, and Policy Enablement
The variety of interpretations about what hybrid cloud is, should be or could be continues to evolve …. This is why for quite some time whenever hybrid cloud comes up I have tried to discuss hybrid cloud in very practical terms. The most popular interpretations of hybrid cloud typically fall across the following main categories: Some organizations […]
Infographic: How Do You Consume Private Cloud?
For many organizations – depending on the application, data management policies and use case(s) – deploying a private cloud environment for all their applications is not necessarily the best path. As outlined in my previous blog, the best cloud strategy gives you the largest number of options. Specifically, you will have to make decisions regarding […]
Cloud Strategic Choices: Keep Your Options Open
Just as we are beginning to think that the latest cloud news may have become quite predictable, you run into an article that causes you to pause: “Dropbox moves 90% of its data off Amazon AWS in favor of its own private cloud” What I found interesting about the article, as it relates to what […]
Driving Business Outcomes with the Second Wave of Cloud Adoption
Do you remember when cloud services first emerged? Driving operational efficiency was the name of the game – specifically reducing IT costs. Now, as organizations continue to innovate themselves, many are expecting their cloud services to be instrumental in digitization efforts that can improve business growth and drive innovation. A Cisco-sponsored IDC survey revealed that a second […]
Cloud Adoption Today: A View of Cloud Maturity for IT Organizations
By Robert Mahowald, IDC Program Vice President, SaaS and Cloud Services We recently surveyed more than 3,450 executive-level IT decisionmakers in 17 countries to find out their future plans and current state of cloud adoption. What we discovered is pretty remarkable. According to IDC’s CloudView Survey, 57% of organizations are already using or planning to […]
Hybrid Cloud meets Cisco Intercloud Fabric
If you are like the many IT managers we talk to every day, you prefer to have options whenever you tackle a project or formulate your IT strategy. Perhaps, you do not like the idea of feeling limited, constrained or unable to leverage a viable contingency plan. Architecting your cloud strategy should be no exception […]
So many workloads and so many clouds ….
Recently, I had the opportunity to join a discussion regarding the #FutureOfCloud in the #InnovateThink Tweet Chat. One of the questions that came up revolved around the process typically used to associate a workload with a specific cloud deployment model. That is an important question and top of mind whenever we speak with customers. […]