Erich Latchford

Program Manager, IT

Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services

A 15-year veteran of Cisco IT, Erich has held roles in Enterprise job scheduling, Calendaring and Enterprise Messaging Services, Linux Integration, Virtual Infrastructure, and has spent the last 3+ years in Cisco’s private cloud. With experience in both operations and design, Erich enjoys opportunities to discuss real-world application of emerging datacenter technologies as well as best practices and lessons learned along the way.

A transplant from New Jersey to California, Erich spends his time out of work playing soccer, training for triathlons, skiing, motorcycling, camping, and is easily talked into most other outdoor activities. He also always has at least one project underway on his 110-year-old home on the edge of downtown San Jose.


November 26, 2013


Taking the Journey to Private Cloud Services

Building our Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services (CITEIS) has been a journey of planning, development, and deployment. Cisco customers will find the steps we’ve taken helpful in looking at their own plans for offering IT private cloud services.

October 30, 2013


Cisco IT Best Practices for Creating a Private Cloud

The Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services program, or CITEIS, is our internal implementation of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) resources in a private cloud. CITEIS is designed to provide a consumer-type IT experience to our developers while Cisco IT maintains governance and control over the infrastructure.

October 9, 2013


Two Models Meet Developer Needs for IT Private Cloud Services

With two delivery models in the Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services (CITEIS) program, Cisco IT is meeting the needs of developers who just want raw servers and storage and those who want a fully managed platform service. The two models are an ongoing subscription service for a virtual data center (VDC) and a customizable set […]