Cloud

October 10, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Ep 22: Security Matters, with Bryan Doerr

You are officially forgiven if data breach headlines don’t surprise you anymore. I mean honestly, can there be anything scarier than a hacker having access to all the data we each have stored with Equifax? Equifax?! They’ve got my SSN, my address, my driver’s license, and all my credit card numbers. They know where I’ve […]

October 4, 2017

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Extending Hyperconverged: Three Questions to Ask About Hybrid Cloud

Many hyperconverged buyers have infrastructure responsibility in their data center. And if you are an infrastructure manager, Cisco HyperFlex make your job easier by combining hardware and software into...

October 3, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 21: Women in Tech, with Anne McCormick

Has anything really changed for women in tech over the past 20 years? It’s definitely a question worth asking if you’re a woman, and hopefully one you’re at least mildly...

September 25, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 20: Joshua McKenty, Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Chew on this: Joshua McKenty started OpenStack at NASA. That’s right—started OpenStack at NASA. Then he started Piston, a company that sold an OpenStack distribution, which Cisco eventually bought. Now he works as the Field CTO at Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and boy does he have a lot of interesting things to say about the current […]

September 22, 2017

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Function-as-a-Service 301: New Frontiers

At some point in this series, either Function-as-a-Service 101: What is It? or Function-as-a-Services 201: Common Architectures, you might have said to yourself, “Wait a minute, Cisco sells servers so why are you talking about serverless technologies?”  Even keeping in mind the oxymoronic details discussed in the 101 post that there are actually servers still […]

September 20, 2017

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From Hyper-Converged to Hybrid Cloud – Four Key Success Factors

I’ve been learning about customers who have kicked off their hybrid cloud efforts by using HyperFlex with CloudCenter—which is the Cisco UCS based hyper-converged solution that...

September 18, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered, Episode 19: Adapting to the New World of IT, with Rand Morimoto

When Rand Morimoto was 11 years old, he did some sweeping and other cleanup tasks at a local business in exchange for the privilege of playing their computer games. One day, the mainframe that the company depended on broke down. IBM techs came out and tried to fix it, but they were all too large […]

September 14, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 18: Chris Riviere, Cisco

Cloud security is the kind of topic that can make you sigh, shake your head, and quickly look for some other, less daunting project to deal with—no doubt about it. I mean honestly—what do you even define as “cloud” in your particular environment, and what constitutes “secure”? Is your only job to worry about your […]

August 22, 2017

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Function-as-a-Service 201: Common Architectures

In my last entry in this space, entitled Function-as-a-Service 101: What is it?, I introduced the concepts, players, and basic usage of Function-as-a-Service (FaaS).  But how are people actually using it?  Welcome to Function-as-a-Service 201: Common Architectures. Back in December at AWS re:Invent, the definitive talk on this topic was led by AWS Solution Architects […]