Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

September 10, 2015

CLOUD

CliQr and Cisco ACI take an “Application First” approach to Hybrid Clouds

In the application economy, it is all about time to application delivery and focus on optimizing the entire application lifecycle. With the sustained “cloudification” of IT, supporting multiple applications while reducing cost and complexity in a multi-cloud environment becomes very critical.  Most companies suffer from application sprawl with scripting, complex workflows and a cumbersome ticket-based approach defining […]

July 7, 2015

DATA CENTER

Unify IT teams, drastically reduce costs and complexity for Microsoft Cloud Platform

Next week, Cisco will be “Igniting Opportunities Through Innovation”  at the Microsoft Windows Partner Conference (WPC).  One of the key innovations the team from Cisco’s Insieme Networks and I would like to share at WPC is Cisco ACI for the Microsoft Cloud Platform.  It provides opportunities for  Microsoft partners and system integrators by bringing a new level of flexibility, consistency in […]

June 10, 2015

DATA CENTER

Cisco Enhances SDN Strategy and Offerings Across the Entire Nexus Portfolio with new VTS Automation Solution

Interest in Software Defined Networking (SDN) continues to grow through the ability to make networks more programmable, flexible and agile. This is accomplished by accelerating application deployment and management, simplifying...

May 29, 2015

INSIDE CISCO IT

How We Migrate Hundreds of Applications to the New ACI Platform

I am in the trenches of our migration to an Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) platform, helping my team transition hundreds of applications. Cisco IT has broken down the migration process...

May 15, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 18. Securing ACI

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about securing ACI with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Carly Stoughton. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE. Ask about the next round of Cisco Champions nominations. EMAIL […]

April 16, 2015

DATA CENTER

How and Why We Created “Software Defined Networking for Dummies”

Last week we launched our new book, Software Defined Networking for Dummies, which I wrote the vast majority...

April 1, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Embrane

With agility and automation as persistent drivers for IT teams, the need to simplify application deployment and build the cloud is crucial for the data center. Today, Cisco is pleased...

Cisco and Microsoft – Simplifying Scale-Up Cloud for Service Providers

As service providers strive to provide choices to their customers, we have made great progress in providing them with new ways to deliver cloud services. We’re helping them intelligently address all cloud opportunities with a portfolio of cloud solutions that meet customer requirements – for all types of cloud delivery models. That is why we […]

March 10, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

Why Network Design in the Modern Era Has Kept Me from Retirement

In youth-oriented Silicon Valley, it’s risky to mention this, but I’ve been around for a long time. In fact, in theory I could retire! I already moved to a small town in the Pacific Northwest where the cost of living is low, and I could spend my days hiking in the mountains. But actually I […]