Open Pay: Redefining Financial Flexibility & Unlocking the Growth Potential
Co-Authors: Frank Palumbo, SVP, Global Data Center Sales and Kristine A. Snow, President, Cisco Capital Digital transformation is no future state. It’s happening now. In fact, according to Gartner there are 125,000 enterprises in the U.S. alone that are now launching digital transformation projects involving companies of all sizes from nimble startups to global conglomerates. […]
Next Generation Data Center: ACI Leads the Way
More than 1,800 customers are deploying Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) because they see great value in its ability to automate IT tasks, accelerate application deployments and reduce data center TCO....
Reinventing the Data Center for a Digital World: Cisco HyperFlex Systems
Successful innovators can sneak up on you. Apple’s iPhone actually followed a string of other smart phones from competitors like Nokia, Microsoft and Research in Motion (Blackberry). Nor were Google, Facebook or Netflix the first movers in their markets- or Henry Ford if you want to go further back. There were already competitors in each […]
Cisco and VCE Continue to Lead the Industry
A few weeks ago, EMC took the opportunity during their earnings to reaffirm their commitment to VCE and demonstrate the success of the business by staking claim to a US$3B annualized run rate. I’d like to congratulate VCE on its continued success and reinforce the strategic nature of VCE to Cisco. Cisco and EMC have […]
Data Centers: Applications, Networks and Chicken-Salad Sandwiches
You’ve seen the data points: 30 million new devices connected to the Internet each week. A whopping 50 billion connected by 2020. This surge of connectivity – driven largely by...
How a Traffic Jam in Hong Kong Gave Me Hope
A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to China and South Korea to meet with Cisco customers and partners. The meetings went well, but it was clear that these countries share what seems like a universal condition afflicting so many cities all over the world: traffic. I know what you’re thinking, “Traffic? […]
Balancing Innovation and Evolution: Cutting Through the Noise
Thinking back to how much the data center has transformed in the past ten, five, or even two years is enough to make your head spin. Keeping pace with these...
Future-Proofing the Data Center in a World of Accelerated Change
One thing that I frequently hear when speaking with our data center customers is how the application landscape is in a constant state of accelerated change. Demands on the IT department have evolved rapidly over the past few years, compelling many customers to transform their operations with virtualization and cloud computing. Today’s challenges include addressing the […]
It’s all about you: thanks for making Cisco’s Unified Computing System #1
When we talk about Cisco UCS success, we could boast about how, in just five short years, Cisco has earned the #1 position for x86 blade server sales in the Americas. Or, brag on how we achieved 39% revenue growth in a period where the other top five vendors saw flat or declining numbers, according […]