Kenneth Owens

Chief Technical Officer, Cloud Infrastructure Services

Ken Owens is Chief Technical Officer, Cloud Infrastructure Services at Cisco Systems. Ken is responsible for creating and communicating technical/scientific vision and strategy for Cloud Infrastructure Services (CIS) technical vision/strategy. He brings a compelling view of technology trends in enterprise IT (e.g., infrastructure, computing, SaaS, virtualization, and cloud) and evangelize the technology roadmap for the business.

Before joining Cisco in 2014, Ken spent over 7 years at Savvis as the Chief Scientist, CTO, and VP Security and Virtualization Technologies. Prior assignments include 5 years as a network security architect at A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., and Edward Jones brokerage firms in St. Louis, Mo, and 10 years in the design and architecture of communications systems and components for Erlang Technologies, Tellabs, and Wiltel.

Ken holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.


September 17, 2015


Building Cisco’s IoE PaaS with Mantl

We blogged about the alpha launch of Shipped back in June, but today I want to talk about the service it relies on: Mantl. Mantl’s goal is to provide a fully functional, instrumented, and portable container based PaaS for your business at the push of a button. It’s an opinionated set of services, configurations and […]

August 20, 2015


Zoomdata Brings Data Fusion to the Cisco Intercloud to Solve Business Problems

Cisco’s vision for the Intercloud is to create and manage workloads across multiple clouds and to provide a single point of consumption. Nowhere is that single point of consumption stronger than at the data layer, where the diversity of datastores and the rapid progress towards real-time streaming architectures is putting huge demands on enterprises to […]

June 30, 2015


Intercloud Microservices with Docker and Nirmata

At Cisco Intercloud CTO Innovation Center, innovative vendors are selected to integrate and build cloud services for customer and market trials. We combine the world’s best ISVs with Cisco’s best...

June 9, 2015


Microservices Infrastructure Release 0.3

On behalf of the development team. I’m pleased to announce the 0.3.0 release of Microservices Infrastructure. In the weeks since 0.2, we’ve added a number of features and improvements. The software can be downloaded at: https://github.com/CiscoCloud/microservices-infrastructure Documentation is located at: https://microservices-infrastructure.readthedocs.org/en/latest What is it? Microservices Infrastructure is software that launches servers and then configures them […]

June 1, 2015


On-Demand Private Cloud: How to Cut CapEx, Free Up Resources, and Boost Business Agility

Today, enterprises need greater business agility and faster time-to-market for applications. That’s why, in many instances, they are building their own private clouds or adopting on-demand private cloud. Companies that are most suited to building their own private clouds are those that have deep engineering and IT leadership and need strong security and governance around […]

May 13, 2015


Hybrid Devops – Software Defined Disruption

Businesses have been and will continue to be disrupted by software agility and innovation. If you have any questions, just ask, if they are still in business, Movie Rental Companies (Netflix), Taxi Companies (Uber), and Retail Companies (Amazon) to just name a few areas (companies that disrupted an industry with Software). Software defined disruption has […]

April 10, 2015


Cisco Cloud microservices-infrastructure 0.2 released!

Cisco Cloud Services is proud to announce the 0.2 release of microservices-infrastructure, a modern platform for rapidly deploying globally distributed services based on Mesos, Marathon, and Consul. What's...

March 10, 2015


An Open Framework for Hosting Multi Data Center Distributed Applications on the Cisco Cloud

Authors Ken Owens (@kenowens12), Keith Chambers (@keithchambers), and Jason Plank (@_japlank_) Over the last few years, we’ve heard a lot about ways of designing new software applications. Out of this, we’ve heard a lot about “Microservice Architecture” as a way to design these applications as individual components to make up an actual application. Refer back […]

February 25, 2015


Our Ecosystem Begins Here @Ciscocloud

As Cisco prepares for Cisco Live Melbourne #clmel, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight our @Ciscocloud Intercloud partnership with Telstra The following Q&A session between executives of our partnered companies identifies the unique challenges of our current business environment and the rapidly changing needs of our customers. Interviewed by Stuart Robbins, the participants […]