Inside Cisco IT
The Cisco TelePresence SX Series – adding TelePresence to every screen
We have a little problem at Cisco: not enough TelePresence. This may sound strange since Cisco IT has installed over 1600 TelePresence endpoints already, which gives us about one TelePresence unit for every 50 employees. Utilization of these units is still greater than 60% worldwide (and some are in private offices or homes, which drives […]
How Cisco IT Delivers a Robust PaaS for Application Developers
The faster internal applications can be developed and deployed, the sooner they will deliver benefits for the business. That’s an easy statement to understand, but not so easy to bring to reality.
Cisco IT’s Identity Services Engine Deployment: Project Planning, Personnel, and Progress
Several customers have asked me how Cisco IT does project planning for a large enterprise deployment such as the Identity Services Engine, or ISE. What’s our approach? How do we manage operational costs? How do we measure performance? What personnel are involved throughout the process?
My Cisco Live Debut
I joined Cisco five years ago as a contractor. And I’ve proudly been part of the Cisco on Cisco team for the past 2 years. This was my first Cisco Live and my first time delivering a Cisco on Cisco session at an event.
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...