Got C(lew)d? – Cloud CTO Lew Tucker & Cisco Cloud Strategy

January 28, 2011 - 0 Comments

To paraphrase a classic old song, “Cloud, cloud, everywhere it’s cloud, blocking out the scenery breaking my mind…”

Yep, cloud computing is anywhere and everywhere these days. The market is getting more competitive in delivering ways for customers to enable cloud computing for their business, and vendors are bombarding those customers with cloud messages from every angle. While Cisco has been extremely active in the cloud computing space for many years, we’ve heard from our customers that we need to move above the noise and be very prescriptive in articulating our cloud computing vision, strategy, portfolio and differentiation.

About six months ago Cisco announced that we had hired and appointed Lew Tucker as Cloud CTO. Not only does Lew bring a tremendous wealth of experience building some of foundational technologies and implementations of cloud computing, but he brings a unique way of explaining where cloud is going. The short video below introduces Lew’s approach to Cisco’s cloud strategy and vision. So get cLewd into Cloud as Lew clues you in on where Cisco is going in this rapidly growing market transition.

Internally, we’ve started using the phrase, You can’t spell cloud without ‘lou’ (or maybe it’s ‘Lew’).”

As you can see, Lew highlights the three pillars of our strategy:

  1. Delivering essential Cloud Computing infrastructure for Private and Public clouds
  2. Helping our customers accelerate their adoption of cloud by delivering tightly integrated Cloud solutions.
  3. Allowing our customers to consume more of their IT services via Cloud by enabling technology innovation across the Data Center, Security, Mobility, Video and Collaboration.

Expect to see more from Lew in the coming weeks and months as we continue to expand our Cloud Computing vision and create some interesting ways for you to interact with Lew. If you have questions for Lew or about our Cloud Computing vision and strategy, feel free to leave them in the comments below and we’ll be sure to get them answered as quickly as possible.

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