Bringing Context-Aware Security to Applications
Are you really who you say you are? This has long been the key question and the key challenge in managing user access to corporate networks and IT systems. In recent years, capabilities for context-aware security have expanded this WHO question to identify the WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and HOW details for each login attempt at […]
Part 2: How Many Servers Do You Have …. Comatose and Sitting Idle?!?!
Last week I introduced this topic, the pervasive problem of “comatose” servers in data centers, based upon an interesting recent eWeek article entitled “30 Percent of Servers Worldwide Sit Idle”, which in turn was based upon the research report by Stanford University in conjunction with the Anthesis Group. In my blog, I described the costs […]
How Many Servers Do You Have …. Comatose and Sitting Idle?! (Part 1)
In my role in Cisco Services, I’m more interested in the challenges of technology adoption and deployment than I am in speeds and feeds, statistics and technology fads. ...
The Napkins Dialogues: Life of a Packet (Walk), Part 1
Lately I’ve been giving a lot of presentations about storage basics. I actually really enjoy it, because it makes me rethink some of the things that I took for granted, and it helps me understand some of the gaps in my own knowledge when questions arise. When you think of how we do certain things […]
Microservices Infrastructure Release 0.3
On behalf of the development team. I’m pleased to announce the 0.3.0 release of Microservices Infrastructure. In the weeks since 0.2, we’ve added a number of features and improvements. The software can be downloaded at: https://github.com/CiscoCloud/microservices-infrastructure Documentation is located at: https://microservices-infrastructure.readthedocs.org/en/latest What is it? Microservices Infrastructure is software that launches servers and then configures them […]
On-Demand Private Cloud: How to Cut CapEx, Free Up Resources, and Boost Business Agility
Today, enterprises need greater business agility and faster time-to-market for applications. That’s why, in many instances, they are building their own private clouds or adopting on-demand private cloud. Companies that are most suited to building their own private clouds are those that have deep engineering and IT leadership and need strong security and governance around […]
Deliver Services at Internet Speed
How quickly can your organization stand-up a new application or deploy new services? Most customers tell me, “not fast enough!” I am clearly hearing from them that the new standard expectation across the organization is to receive precise data center resources in “internet time,” easily and definitely on-demand. But customers are not the only […]
An Open Framework for Hosting Multi Data Center Distributed Applications on the Cisco Cloud
Authors Ken Owens (@kenowens12), Keith Chambers (@keithchambers), and Jason Plank (@_japlank_) Over the last few years, we’ve heard a lot about ways of designing new software applications. Out of this, we’ve heard a lot about “Microservice Architecture” as a way to design these applications as individual components to make up an actual application. Refer back […]
Roaming Data Plans: Culture Shock, maybe, but Bill Shock no more!
There is immense parental pride in seeing your child receive her University diploma. As I watched my daughter walk across the stage on the campus quad last year, bittersweet thoughts...