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.


October 26, 2014


Cisco ACI, Microsoft System Center and Azure Pack at Microsoft TechEd Europe in Barcelona

For those of you attending Microsoft TechEd Europe in Barcelona, you have an opportunity to hear how Microsoft and Cisco are collaborating to create a...

September 26, 2014


New Cisco Nexus Data Broker Release 2.0 Now Available

We are excited to announce the availability of Cisco Nexus Data Broker software release 2.0. Using the Cisco Nexus Data Broker software, Cisco’s approach replaces the traditional purpose-built matrix switches used for network taps or SPAN aggregation with one or more OpenFlow-enabled Cisco Nexus switches. Visibility into application traffic has traditionally been important for infrastructure […]

July 29, 2014


SDN and Beyond: Cisco ACI Starts Shipping to Data Centers Worldwide on July 31!

ACI goes beyond SDN to help customers deliver business outcomes and not just network device programmability.  That’s part of the reason over 175 customers signed up to trial the APIC...

June 17, 2014


Application centric infrastructure takes to the stage at SAP SAPPHIRE

During the exciting atmosphere at   35,000 attendees, customers,  and partners were encouraged to accelerate customer engagement, “simplify everything and do anything”.  IoE and Big Data factored into many breakouts and vendor presentations to show how real time information and analytics can enable efficiency, effectiveness, and business transformation. The need for fast IT was apparent […]

May 5, 2014


Acxiom uses ACI to transform their private cloud

Acxiom is a well-known Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company providing data analytics and data processing solutions to Fortune 100 companies for running and analyzing their marketing campaigns.  Recently Cisco spoke to Acxiom’s...

April 16, 2014


ACI enables a world class Service Oriented IT organization

Private Clouds are fundamentally challenging how modern data centers are acquiring and consuming IT.  Nearly half of large enterprises polled[1] have deployed a private cloud, its reasonable to...

January 22, 2014


Independent Report Validates that Cisco Nexus 9000 Offers the Most Comprehensive, Open Programming Environment

As IT departments move to private cloud offerings, DevOps methodologies, and continuous integration capabilities, many segments of the data center market have a strong need for more open, programmable, and...

January 12, 2014


Cisco Nexus 9508 Switch Shines for 40GbE Aggregation in Switch Performance Tests

At the heart of the transition to cloud computing is on-demand provisioning of a wide variety of applications, linear scalability of resources, and non-stop operation at lower total cost. With...

November 8, 2013


Ecosystem for Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Tackles Application Agility

Yesterday, Nov 6, Cisco unveiled details of the Application Centric Infrastructure with an ecosystem of partners that share our common view - IT is in need of a transformation to...