agility

June 2, 2015

CLOUD

Meeting the demand for Cloud technology skills

What makes the cloud such an attractive option for enterprises? The cloud empowers IT to act as a broker of business critical IT services. It helps the organization become a...

May 13, 2015

CLOUD

Hybrid Devops – Software Defined Disruption

Businesses have been and will continue to be disrupted by software agility and innovation. If you have any questions, just ask, if they are still in business, Movie Rental Companies (Netflix), Taxi Companies (Uber), and Retail Companies (Amazon) to just name a few areas (companies that disrupted an industry with Software). Software defined disruption has […]

April 2, 2015

CLOUD

Harnessing the Power of As-a-Service Cloud Offerings

When used wisely, consuming cloud as-a-service (aaS) can dramatically improve business outcomes. Primarily, cloud IT services can promote business agility, reduce expenses, and accelerate time-to-market. They...

Making sense of Service Provider Virtualization

Guest blog by Greg Nehib, SP Product and Solutions Marketing I like to think of virtualization as an expanded networking toolkit, providing us with additional options to get the job done. It’s almost like when cordless tools entered the consumer tool market. You could take the cordless tools anywhere and use them in new and exciting applications. […]

How Important are Physical Routers in the move toward Virtualization?

Guest blog by Greg Nehib, SP Product and Solutions Marketing How important are physical routers in the move toward virtualization? My one word response would be “very”. But the longer version would start with “it depends”. Here’s the longer version: It depends on your perspective. I remember when the Cisco 12000 Series GSR was introduced in the […]

Making Applications and Network Infrastructure Talk

Guest blog by Frederic Trate, SP Product and Solutions Marketing One may say this is a topic the telecom industry has been working on for many years and that’s somewhat true. Remember the time when routing protocols and QoS (Quality of Service) mechanisms were the only tools at Service Provider’s disposal to arbitrate between sensitive and non-sensitive […]

March 2, 2015

COLLABORATION

Project Squared: You Asked, We Listened

When we launched Project Squared in November of 2014, one of the things that was really important to us was to listen to our customers, and to use the things we heard to adjust the experience. We established several “listening posts” – ways for us to get feedback. Analytics and metrics were one way. Another […]

January 21, 2015

DATA CENTER

Is it Time for a Data Mart Diet?

We’ve all heard the expression, “you can never have too much of a good thing.” But we all know that’s not quite true. For example, a little dessert is good. But too much can be a problem for your waistline. It seems data marts also fit this pattern. A few data marts can be very […]

December 16, 2014

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Deliver Agility with Policy

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone talks to you about Policy? Chances are, you think of rules and regulations telling you about what you cannot do while on a mobile app or online. You don’t think about Policy as a way to set you free or a way for your Service […]