Scott Whitright

Data Center & Cloud, Marketing Mgr.

Global Partner Marketing

Scott Whitright, is the Data Center & Cloud, Marketing Mgr. in Cisco's Global Partner Marketing organization. He recently joined from Rackspace where he led marketing and GTM efforts for a number of cloud services and products: Critical Application Services, Rackspace Digital, Adobe Experience Manager, Oracle Commerce, OpenStack Public Cloud (Compute, Storage, Networking & CDN) during their rapid growth phase (from an $800M to $2B public business).

Prior to Rackspace, he spent 7 years with Microsoft honing his global, B2B marketing skills within the Worldwide Partner Marketing group and Core Infrastructure Marketing team producing “Better Together” solutions with industry partners.

Scott, wife Rayna and daughter Sydney Anne, are originally from Seattle (Go Seahawks!) but, currently reside in San Antonio, Texas. Outside of work you can find him exploring the great state of Texas.


February 24, 2017


Check-In…to a IT Service Broker Model

3 min read

On a recent trip to Silicon Valley, I stayed at a Marriott near the office. Although it was my first time at this particular hotel, I generally knew what to expect; comforts of the room, consistency of friendly staff, pervasive wireless internet access, and a simple bottle of water upon arrival, having stayed at other Marriott properties in the past. I count on this familiarity, this experience, to keep my work/life balance in check while I travel. Many well-traveled IT Pros can relate to this scenario as it plays out many times a day, across multiple industries all over the world.

January 26, 2017


Top 5 Reasons to Assess Your Cloud Adoption Maturity in 2017

3 min read

As highlighted in IDC’s recent CloudView Survey post, almost 78% of organizations use some form of cloud today, yet only 3% of the companies IDC surveyed have optimized cloud strategies in place. The most mature cloud organizations are defined by their use of DevOps, hybrid and multi-provider clouds, micro-services, and containers, and they consume cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) and security applications. In fact, greater cloud maturity leads to millions of dollars in annual benefits per cloud-based application. ($3M in additional revenue and $1M reduced costs.)