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.


July 5, 2016


Hybrid Cloud Delivers Best of Both Worlds

When talking with customers, it is rare when I encounter one who is “all in” with private or “all-in” with public cloud.   Customers have come to realize that a single platform cannot deliver all the capabilities required by application, business and IT teams.  Developers want self-service and fast access to cloud infrastructure.  IT needs control […]

June 14, 2016


Not Everything Stays in Vegas!

It is nearly impossible to miss the business transformation taking place in every organization.  Multiple industry trends are combining to create a perfect storm where IT organizations need to manage...

May 25, 2016


And The Winner Is…….

Customers are gaining market power and they want to interact with your organization using digital technologies.   As a result there is a plethora of automation solutions on the market.   Did you ever wish for guidance on these solutions from industry peers? Since 1986, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has recognized software and digital […]

May 23, 2016


Industry Recognition for Cisco Hybrid Cloud Solutions

It is nearly impossible to miss the business transformation taking place in every organization.  As consumers, our smart devices have trained us to expect delivery of information or services at near instant speed.  But when we move from our consumer to business roles, we find service delivery anything BUT instant. Cisco has two solutions that […]

April 29, 2016


Infographic: Why is private cloud automation so hard to achieve?

Private cloud automation is on the agenda of the majority of organizations today because it delivers the speed, flexibility and agility required to be competitive in today’s business environment.   There is a perception that private cloud is hard to achieve and with some solutions that may be true. Cisco has been in the cloud […]

April 27, 2016


Hybrid Cloud: It’s Here!

We are living in the digital age and the effect it is having on the way we work and live are continuing to grow. IT professionals have never felt as much pressure to help their organization to move with speed and agility than today.  In response, large number of organizations are implementing private cloud.  But […]

April 21, 2016


Hybrid IT: It’s a Strategy Not Something You Build

What do you think when you hear Hybrid IT?   Does your mind go to a 3rd kind of not quite private, not quite public cloud that your team needs to build? Fear not.  Hybrid IT is not another type of cloud but rather a strategy for your organization to quickly and cost-effectively deploy technology across multiple […]

April 20, 2016


Flexible Service Delivery with Hybrid IT

Data center professionals are under incredible pressure to help their business move with greater speed, offer flexible solutions and win new customers.   To achieve these business outcomes, cloud has become a core component to every organization’s strategic agenda. Cloud is not like other technology trends of the past. First, it is moving at logarithmic speed, […]

April 13, 2016


Bridging the Great Cloud Divide

For developers, it’s all about the experience. Easy.  Fast.  Predictable. And that’s why they are attracted to public cloud. Let’s face it, the developer experience with traditional IT is pretty miserable.  When you have a request, IT needs to make sure they have the resources, then your request goes through the corporate approval process and […]