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Harry Petty

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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.

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September 17, 2015

DATA CENTER

Policy Driven Infrastructure to Transform Your Microsoft Cloud, Apps, and Operations

Please join us Thursday Sept 24, 2015 11:00AM ET for a WindowsITPro virtual event. We have an information packed agenda planned for you encompassing: The cloud, the hybrid cloud, and the private cloud. Software-defined networking and policy-based automation. The idea of application policy in next generation networking technologies and how they differ from the networks of today. […]

August 28, 2015

DATA CENTER

ACI and Infoblox DDI Deliver Highly Automated, Secure, Reliable Core Network Services

Modern demands  in virtualization, cloud, and the Internet of Things are shifting the network landscape and require advanced solutions to manage critical network services across physical, virtual, and cloud environments....

July 7, 2015

DATA CENTER

Unify IT teams, drastically reduce costs and complexity for Microsoft Cloud Platform

Next week, Cisco will be “Igniting Opportunities Through Innovation”  at the Microsoft Windows Partner Conference (WPC).  One of the key innovations the team from Cisco’s Insieme Networks and I would like to share at WPC is Cisco ACI for the Microsoft Cloud Platform.  It provides opportunities for  Microsoft partners and system integrators by bringing a new level of flexibility, consistency in […]

June 24, 2015

DATA CENTER

ACI Delivered Operational Simplicity at Cisco Live San Diego

Much of the discussion about Cisco ACI has been about accelerating the deployment of applications across infrastructure – defined by application needs and driven by policy.  There is another powerful benefit from ACI for the datacenter network administrators of today who are stretched thin trying to debug outages or respond to concerns about poor application […]

June 16, 2015

DATA CENTER

An Application-Centric Gem from Cisco Live US 2015

At Cisco Live 2015 in San Diego last week, we had a great turnout in customers and Cisco evangelists engaging in hundreds of conversations about the cloud, the future...

May 11, 2015

DATA CENTER

IT Business Leaders Open Up at ONUG

This week, May 13-14, ONUG, or the Open Networking User Group, will meet at Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall in New York City, NY. ONUG is the leading user-driven community of IT Business Leaders, CTOs, network architects, especially including those implementing SDN, who are focused on leveraging the power of their engineering and procurement to influence the pace and deployment […]

April 30, 2015

CLOUD

ACI. Counting down to Ignite…

Springtime is a heavy tech show season.  This week in Las Vegas, we won Best of Interop in the SDN category with the APIC.  Next week we...

March 26, 2015

CLOUD

ACI Programmability Enables Cloud Tenant BC/DR Across Dual Data Centers

Ask any storage administrator trying to deploy Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) solutions between two data centers if it is simple  to get the networking set up for mission...

January 12, 2015

DATA CENTER

ACI Delivers Operational Simplicity

Let’s start this blog with a hypothetical scenario. Suppose you’re the CIO and you’ve committed to your CEO and the Board of Directors that your company will execute an innovative...