Joann Starke

No Longer with Cisco

As a long standing advocate and voice of cloud management at Cisco, Joann’s domain knowledge and technical expertise have contributed significantly to the strategy, development and adoption of Cisco’s cloud management and data center automation software solutions. She is currently the marketing leader and voice for Cisco’s latest and broadest enterprise software offering in the category. During a distinguished career spanning two decades Joann has held major product management and product marketing positions at BlueArc/Hitachi, Netapp, Parallels, and HP, successfully launching and establishing many technologies that are industry standards today. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and computer science, having graduated with honors in the field.


February 22, 2017


Fuel Faster Application Delivery with Cisco Hybrid Cloud

Business is all about applications.  They run your business. Capture new market opportunities. Drive revenue. What if you could accelerate delivery of new applications? Deploy them across any on premise or public cloud quickly? That’s exactly what you can do if you are using Cisco CloudCenter.  Part of Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite, this solution […]

February 8, 2017


Real Business Outcomes with Cisco

Digital transformation is everywhere.  Read any technical site, blog or conference agenda.  You get can’t away from it.  But all the discussion has lead to one simple fact. Organizations that start their journey to digital position themselves to not only capture the benefits but regularly outpace industry peers.[1] For many organizations, their digital journey begins […]

October 31, 2016


Reduce Risk with Subscription

The software market has changed radically over the last three or four years.  So have software license models.  Big Data, cloud and mobile have forced changes.  One of the most significant is the sun setting of the standard – the perpetual license. Perpetual licenses redirect scarce resources to negotiate pricing.  For both you and the […]

October 24, 2016


Monday Morning Sure Looks Fine

You’re the head of IT facing the start of another week.   Another set of challenges.  Application teams going around IT.   Business teams expecting near-instant service.  Your company is growing fast.  Way beyond your ability to plan — let alone respond. You may think this is far-fetched.  I speak with a lot of customers and this […]

September 22, 2016


Transform Your Business Engine

IT is caught in a perfect storm of far-reaching changes.  It’s all about the user experience.  It is NOT about IT technology. Getting out of this storm takes transformation.  Transformation requires automation.  You can fight it and risk falling behind.  Or begin your automation journey.  Studies[1] indicate adopting automation delivers value back to the organization.   […]

August 30, 2016


Deliver Simplicity and Freedom

Digital transformation is happening NOW.   Your smartphone is your bank branch.   Your mouse and PC are quickly replacing brick and mortar stores. As consumers, we have the tendency to seek alternatives when we don’t get want we want, when we want it. If you’re in IT, you are already feeling the pain. The modern […]

July 25, 2016


Cisco Simplifies Business Transformation

There has been a revolutionary change in the conversation over IT’s role within your business.  Once centered on reducing costs, today’s conversation centers on how IT can move with greater speed and flexibility.  Why the change? The answer is simple– the digitization of business.   You don’t have to live in Silicon Valley to notice that […]

July 20, 2016


Up Close with Cisco CloudCenter (CliQr)

Cloud platforms are increasingly a viable option for a growing set of enterprise applications and workloads.   Application teams are uncompromising in their desire to build and deploy new applications into public cloud environments that deliver speed and choice. Industry analysts tell us that almost 50% of enterprise organizations are starting to build private clouds which […]

July 6, 2016


Business Outcomes with Cisco CloudCenter

Every day I talk with customers who comment how they need to move with greater speed and flexibility. Automation is required to decrease time-to-market and provide flexible workload placement into hybrid environments.   One technique to deliver speed and flexibility is to transform the modeling, deployment and life cycle processes to deliver applications. Cisco CloudCenter (CliQr) […]