Let’s start this blog with a hypothetical scenario. Suppose you’re the CIO and you’ve committed to your CEO and the Board of Directors that your company will execute an innovative new strategy to delight your customers directly through their mobile devices and leverage the cloud to service them at scale. You are 90% complete in your development and you just need to complete your final beta and production readiness testing to roll it out to production when you learn your leading competitor is going to beat you to the market with their own application next month.
Is your cloud infrastructure really as agile as you believe? Will the physical infrastructure scale with the load? Will you be able to secure your application and data from threats? Can you rapidly deploy a production application across servers, networks, and storage infrastructure securely?
During Cisco’s Data Center webcast Jan 13, we’ll walk through the hypothetical use case above and then see how Day 1 operations for configuration and deployment can be addressed in real life by customers and enabling vendors.
Episode 1: An Impossible Deadline
We’ll look at Day 2 operations and learn how important application visibility across physical and virtual infrastructure is to meet the most stringent uptime requirements.
Episode 2: The Needle in the Haystack
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Finally, we examine the challenges of de-commissioning applications securely while maintaining compliance.
Episode 3: Operation Clean Up
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Join us during the webcast as we hear from ACI customers who will share their production experiences with ACI and how it impacts their day 1 and day 2 operations. Hear ACI ecosystem partners who will share how they collaborate through ACI’s open policy model to simplify application delivery, security and orchestrate open clouds.
Make a note on your calendar for January 13th at 9 AM PST/ 12 EST and see Is your Data Center Ready for the Application Economy? (Register Here!).
The video on demand will be accessible through this same link.
If you are traveling to Cisco Live in Milan, Italy; please come to my session PSODCT-2455 “Simplify Day 0, 1, and 2 Operations in Application Centric Data Centers” on Jan 29th from 1:15PM — 2:15PM to learn how operations like tenant on-boarding, creating applications containers and self-service catalogs, application monitoring and troubleshooting can all be simplified with application policy driven automation.