Pete Johnson

Principal Architect

Global Partner Organization

Pete Johnson is a Principal Architect covering Cloud and Progrmmability for the Global Partner Organization at Cisco Systems Inc. He came to Cisco as part of the CliQr acquisition where he served as the Product Evangelist.

Previously, Pete worked at Hewlett-Packard for 20 years, including a stint as the HP.com Chief Architect and he had a variety of roles at HP Cloud as well.

When not at work, Pete busies himself building sets or working light mixing boards as a theater dad, is an obsessive New Orleans Saints fan, and has what might be an unhealthy amount of knowledge about Disney theme parks.

He co-hosts Cisco's Cloud Unfiltered podcast and can be found on Twitter at @nerdguru.


How to Get Good at Pac Man – a Coding Journey

5 min read

If the ability to write code is a super power, my origin story is rooted in an obsession with classic coin-op video games that started when I was 10 years old.

April 16, 2019


Serverless in the Datacenter: FaaS on K8s at DevNet Create

2 min read

See what all the serverless buzz is about, what makes it so different from microservices, and how you could run it all inside your data center leveraging your existing infrastructure.

November 2, 2018


Examining the FaaS on K8S Market

6 min read

In this blog we’ll explore the different approaches that each FaaS runtime takes and what the developer experience is like...

June 5, 2018


Cisco Live Preview: Serverless-on-the-Edge Driven Robot Arms

1 min read

Cisco Live in Orlando next week will be an exciting time that will include new product announcements, but as a preview, I wanted to share a demo I've been working...

April 11, 2018


Kubernetes Gains Momentum in the Enterprise

4 min read

Pretty clear that developers are choosing Kubernetes in droves to manage multi-host container installations. But why do developers love Kubernetes so much? What do they get out of it?

March 16, 2018


Why Contiv?

2 min read

In October, we announced hybrid cloud solutions with GKE. In February, we featured the Cisco Container Platform with Kubernetes at its core. Before both of those announcements, there was Contiv.

February 8, 2018


Cisco Container Platform: What’s In It For Me?

4 min read

The Cisco Container Platform, a Google-blessed Kubernetes distribution that bridges between older and newer technologies, offers a familiar support model from a trusted name, and provides less friction, more innovation.

January 23, 2018


Encrypted On-Prem Connections to Public Clouds

2 min read

Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) help you select a configuration for redundant encrypted tunnels between Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and the traditional private data center.

December 14, 2017


Why Apigee is Awesome

2 min read

When we announced the joint hybrid cloud partnership Cisco has developed with Google, Kip Compton revealed the pieces of the solution with this high level diagram: Between now and GA, I’ll be discussing some details on the individual components of the solution that make up the combined whole, starting with a Google component you may […]

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