Why Wait for 5G? The Challenges of Railway Connectivity – Solved – Today (Part 2)
Part 2! What were the challenges in delivering Cisco’s Connected Train solution - being used to deliver the world's fastest Wifi - in Scotland. And could it help the 5G rollout?
Why Wait for 5G? The Challenges of Railway Connectivity – Solved – Today (Part 1)
Challenges of rail connectivity and how they are overcome with Cisco's Connected Train solution, including the upcoming trial of the world’s fastest train WiFi in Scotland.
Cisco Rated #1 for both SDN and NFV Professional Services and Support in IHS Survey!
June 2017 IHS Service Provider SDN and NFV Vendor survey finds Cisco rated #1 for SDN and NFV Professional Services and Support. Terrific endorsement of Cisco Services' investments!
There’s Never Been a Better Time for Cisco ACI-Enabled Data Center Providers #NeverBetter
Cisco ACI is a core enabler for the cloud-enabled DataVita data center in central Scotland. Developed with innovation, quality and agility in mind, the energy efficiency - including certified renewable energy use - of this brand new build is also a particularly impressive attribute.
VNF Testing and Validation – With Cisco There’s Never Been A Better Time #NeverBetter
Cisco's VNF Onboarding Framework will accelerate service provider NFV adoption. Including validation and support of both Cisco and third party VNFs, there's never been a better time.
There’s Never Been a Better Time …. to Reduce Your Data Center Software Costs with Cisco UCS #NeverBetter
Enterprise software licensing is complex, costly and easy to lose track of, especially in these days of servers on demand via infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and rapid setup and...
Which Mobile Provider Will Win the UK’s Autonomous Car Race?
The network has and will become ever more central to the driving experience. MNOs investing in pervasive road, rail and geographical coverage stand to win in the connected transport and autonomous car race.
Service Provider Innovation: Bridging the Digital Divide and Bringing Broadband to the Back of Beyond
In Cisco Services, we are passionate about connecting the unconnected – so I’m always impressed when I see innovation aligned to this goal. And with service providers globally continually striving to differentiate their business, it’s also good to see how one person’s challenge becomes another person’s opportunity. This year, I have developed a real interest […]
Top 5 Takeaways from the London Gartner Data Center Conference 2016
Over the past few years, I've attended Gartner's Data Center Conference in London (see 2013, 2014, and 2015 !). As always, it was...
Buying New Gear? Have You Invested in Operations Management to Assure Your RoI?
Are you investing in new IT equipment – or for that matter, any IT services including SaaS/Cloud services? If so, I wonder how much you have invested in your operations management...
Go Slow to Go Fast: Why Cisco Services Invests More Up Front
There are 2 questions I am asked from time to time: The first is related to my job – “OK I understand what's involved in product development, but why do ‘service...
Yes Adopt DevOps But Don’t Forget The Pain of Re-Writes: My Biggest Software Lesson Ever
As we deliver more and more software projects in my part of Cisco Services, I have a keen interest in software development best practices. And concerns on poor practices. A...
Part 2: The Ski Centre Queues and the Service Provider Internet of Things Opportunity
Last week, in Part 1, I blogged about the bizarre association of queues at my local ski centre and unreliable access to cloud payment services. Being located in an...
The Connection between Long Ski Centre Queues and the Cloud: The Service Provider Internet of Things Opportunity
Back in 2010, not long after I started blogging here on Cisco.com, I discussed some of the challenges customers were fearing regarding the feasibility of cloud adoption. In my market...
The Most Boring Service We offer … And how to bring down a data center in one easy snip!
I do enjoy the (sometimes irreverent!) perspectives of some articles on data center in the UK publication “The Register“, and the story of how a data center change went wrong made me laugh, cringe and cry at the same time – the change being when an electrician cut the wrong wire and brought down a […]
Your New Year’s Resolution for 2016: Start with a Cisco Domain Ten Workshop
A few years ago, I wrote a series of blogs on Cisco’s Domain Ten(SM) framework. Since then, we’ve used this simple yet powerful analysis tool to help guide many customers on data center and IT transformation projects. I personally found it quite notable that leading market analyst firm IDC, recognizing Cisco as the worldwide leader […]
Part 2: Ten Learnings and Observations from the 2015 London Gartner Data Center Conference
Last week I attended the 2015 London Gartner Data Center conference. In my first blog (part 1) on this event, I covered some of my main learnings and...