Luca Relandini

Principal Architect

Data Center and Cloud - EMEAR

I’m a Principal Architect at Cisco Systems, in the EMEAR team for 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've 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 a sound 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.


July 16, 2020


How to Strike the Right Balance Between Application Performance and Cost

4 min read

Learn more about how Intersight Workload Optimizer works to help you strike the right balance between application performance and cost

March 25, 2019


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

6 min read

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

7 min read

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)

3 min read

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

5 min read

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?

5 min read

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

3 min read

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

4 min read

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

4 min read

 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...

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