Luca Relandini

Technology Solution Architect

Data Center - Digital Acceleration Team

I’m a Technology Solution Architect at Cisco Systems, in a European team focused on Data Center, Automation and Cloud Computing.

After a long career as a Enterprise Architect in the IT industry, working at enterprises, system integrators and software vendors (in professional services) I moved to pre-sales activities.

Here I can leverage what I learned: the human factor is more important than technology (i.e. organization and governance, as well as alignment of Business Strategy and IT Strategy, plus architectural design).

As long as you have (at least) good technology, people in your project will be more critical for the final outcome than the products you choose.

So (sometimes) I’m trusted by my customers because they understand I can guide them to achieve their goals. Because I’m not selling slides, I’m telling them the story of projects I’ve led or participated, explaining why they succeeded or failed.

I hope that the information shared here will be useful to you also.

Friends and peers are more than welcome, if they like to add their perspective to my stories.


March 25, 2019


DevOps with CloudCenter Suite and Kubernetes in a Multicloud Environment – Part 2

This post is the 2nd part our series on DevOps and will focus on a CI/CD demo based on Cisco Multicloud Portfolio. For our demo environment, we are using resources from 3 Kubernetes clusters, on-premises and in AWS.

March 15, 2019


DevOps with CloudCenter and Kubernetes in a Multicloud Environment – Part 1

Whatever your business might be, your internal and external customers expect more and more services, greater efficiency and a better experience. Providing new services (which in most cases will mean a new or revamped application) to customers and anticipating your competitors’ moves attracts new customers and retains the existing ones.

July 26, 2018


Lifecycle of an Application in CloudCenter With CI/CD (Part 3)

Get a demonstration of how to automate the setup of a Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment environment...

June 27, 2018


Have You Ever Considered CI/CD as a Service (Part 2): Creating a Complete CI/CD Environment in Minutes

In this post we will show how to effectively create a CI/CDaaS with Cisco CloudCenter, either for an organizations’ internal use or to offer it to your customers...

April 3, 2018


Why Do You Run Slow, Fragile and Useless Applications and Are Still Happy?

Cisco offers best of breed solutions for both automation and analytics, but the biggest value is in their integration end to end.

October 20, 2017


Turn the Lights on in Your Automated Application Deployments – Part 2

In the previous post we described the benefit of using Application Automation in conjunction with Network Analytics in the Data Centre, a Public Cloud or both. We described two solutions from Cisco that offer great value individually, and we also explained how they can multiply their power when used together in an integrated way. This […]

October 18, 2017


Turn the Lights on in Your Automated Application Deployments – Part 1

A very common goal for software designers and security administrators is to get to a Secure Zero-Trust model in an Application-Centric world. They absolutely need to avoid malicious or accidental outages, data leaks and performance degradation. However this can be very difficult to achieve sometimes, due to the complexity of distributed architectures and the coexistence […]

July 27, 2017


Protecting Your Border or Offering a Service to Others? – Part 2

 The IT admin standpoint: What's in it for me? In the first part of this post we have seen that you can build a service catalog with all the...

July 19, 2017


Protecting Your Border or Offering a Service to Others? Part 1

In the previous posts (1 and 2) we talked about how technical innovation (in networking and containers) can address an operational challenge involving different stakeholders within an organisation. In the next two starting today, we zoom out to see another pattern of dynamics between business and IT: the pressure for a faster provisioning of resources for […]