Inside Cisco IT
Application Centric Infrastructure Addresses 3 CIO & VP of Infrastructure Top-of-Mind Concerns
Among the top concerns for CIOs and VPs of infrastructure are making IT relevant to the business and driving revenue growth, reducing operational expenses while preserving innovation, and mitigating risk...
Reducing Data Center Power Demand with Cisco UCS
Look at the operating costs for your data centers and you’ll likely see a big amount for the electrical power to run the servers, storage, networking components, and cooling systems. Since power consumption is an area where even small changes can add up to big savings over time, we want to take advantage of every […]
How Virtualization Is Changing Software Licensing for the Data Center
Erich Latchford In the days before data centers were virtualized, the licensing model for operating systems and application software was simple: 1 server = 1 license. But this model doesn’t work in an environment where a single physical server can host multiple virtual servers.
Cisco Live Program Inspires IT Managers to Drive Relevancy and Innovation
Five years ago the IT Management Program at Cisco Live had about 100 attendees. At this year’s event in San Francisco, there were more than 550 participants. And their enthusiasm was palpable. Cisco’s homegrown IT Management Program focuses on practical knowledge and insight about industry hot topics (global intercloud, collaboration, Application Centric Infrastructure . . […]
Partner Ecosystem Enhances the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Value Chain
The 25th anniversary of Cisco Live was an enormous hit, with record crowds at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Every day I could feel the enthusiasm of Cisco customers...
My Week at CiscoLive! San Francisco 2014
SDN-SDN-SDN…No longer does it stand for “Still Does Nothing”! Welcome to the world of Cisco where today is ACI and tomorrow is a stellar collaboration lineup. I hope you are prepared for a wild ride! This year was the 25th Anniversary of Cisco Live, previously known as “Networkers”, and what an event it was! The […]
How FCoE Helps Cisco Reduce Data Center Infrastructure
What a difference a networking cable can make in a data center’s infrastructure requirements and costs…especially when that cable uses Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) technology. An industry-standard, FCoE carries Fibre Channel over Ethernet links, which reduces the number of I/O adapters, cables, and switches in the data center.
Cisco IT’s Road to Application Centric Infrastructure: Organizational Readiness and the Program Team
Cisco IT is early in the journey to deploying an application centric infrastructure (ACI). This journey requires us to look at the IT organization differently. When we started...
Cisco wins at recent CITE awards
We Won!! I’m pleased to announce the Cisco IT Any Device team beat 50 companies to win the “Best Business Computing Environment” at the 2014 IDG CITE awards in San Francisco. The Any Device team manage, secure, and support over 196,000 desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones including 70,000 BYO devices.