Harry Petty


Data Center and Cloud Marketing

Harry is Director – Data Center and Cloud Marketing at Cisco Systems. He focuses on solutions for networks, SDN, cloud, and Applications Centric Infrastructure. When he isn’t talking about technology disruption and content marketing, Harry enjoys cycling, hiking, and oenology with family and friends.


March 14, 2016


Profile Once, Deploy Anywhere

This is the third blog in a series on the management and orchestration ACI ecosystem partners that use the open northbound interface of the APIC. It is easier to see how partners that deliver application management enable businesses to become digital enterprises since a major element of digital strategies is delivered by the business applications. […]

February 16, 2016


ACI Policy Enables Secure PaaS and More at CLEUR

Much is being written about companies that have become digital businesses, including Gartner Group analysts, McKinsey consultants, and book writers. In Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation, early in the book, the authors talk about Digital Masters, the companies that are succeeding in the becoming digital, saying “the masters are 26 percent more profitable […]

February 8, 2016


How Open APIs Enable Multi-Vendor Integration Bringing Greater Customer Value

Cloud architects and IT operations need a consistent policy model for all applications and for the virtual and physical infrastructure hosting it. A policy model for control, monitoring, and enforcement contributes to bringing today’s siloed operational teams together, with the ability to integrate their workflows using automation tools. Today server virtualization is largely based on […]

December 9, 2015


Microsegmentation with Cisco ACI

Modern data centers are under unrelenting attack. East-west traffic security breaches are happening every day. According to Cisco, 75 percent of all attacks take only minutes to begin stealing data but take longer to detect.   Once discovered, several weeks may pass before full containment and remediation are achieved. Today’s data centers require a variety of […]

December 8, 2015


ACI Applications Spotlight: Microsegmentation and New Application Partners

At Gartner's Data Center Conference this year, everyone is talking about how Data Centers are evolving to meet the needs of mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud native applications. The...

December 2, 2015


Accelerate Data Center Operations with Analytics

I had the distinct pleasure to meet Stephen Sorkin, Chief Strategy Officer for Splunk and talk to him about his views on the challenges enterprises face as they adapt to the mobile, social, cloud, and big data changes happening with their customers, competitors, and industry.  The recording below is the result of our discussion.  Stephen talks […]

October 26, 2015


ACI at Openstack Summit Tokyo

Welcome to Tokyo, Japan. The OpenStack Summit is a four-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software. It’s a great place to  learn about how Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) makes it better to Build – Deploy – Scale – Connect your OpenStack based applications.   Why should ACI be used with OpenStack

October 9, 2015


ACI, Big Data, and DataTorrent

(This blog has been developed in association with Farid Jiandani, Product Manager with Cisco’s Insieme Networks Business Unit) If you work for an enterprise that’s looking to hit its digital sweet spot, then you’re scrutinizing your sales, marketing and operations to see where you should make digital investments to innovate and improve productivity. Super-fast data […]

September 22, 2015


NterOne Automates Applications Deployments with Cisco ACI

This June in San Diego, I had the pleasure of meeting Dan Stanton, Trainer and Subject Matter Expert at NterOne, a global IT training and consulting company.  Dan shared his challenges to create...