applications

November 18, 2014

DATA CENTER

Going Native with OpenStack Centric Applications: Murano

Following on our previous discussion surveying the projects supporting applications within OpenStack, let’s continue our review with an in-depth look at the OpenStack-native Application Catalog: Murano, currently an incubation status project, having seen its functionality and core services integration advanced over the past few OpenStack releases. What is it? An application catalog developed by Mirantis, HP […]

July 31, 2014

DATA CENTER

It’s All About The Applications. But Do You Speak Developer? Do Your Developers Speak Infrastructure?

Infrastructure matters. It’s the foundation on which everything else in IT is built. The purpose of data center infrastructure is to run applications, yet the relationship between infrastructure admins and application developers is often dismal. Are you an infrastructure admin? When’s the last time 

June 25, 2014

NETWORKING

Bandwidth Alone Will Not Solve Branch Application Performance

For years, many IT organizations have been addressing slow application performance by adding more bandwidth. With broadband speeds available at over 100 Mbps, and the future of Fiber-optic at 1 Gbps, you would think bandwidth would solve all our application problems. However, many organizations are quickly learning that bandwidth on its own is not the […]

May 19, 2014

DATA CENTER

Improve the Ways and Means of Application Delivery

Organizations are rethinking their data centers and nothing is off limits for discussion – everything from infrastructure to software to processes, and even more fundamentally, the very ways in which a data center serves the business. One element that is empowering this phenomenal shift is IT automation. It is vital. No automation, no effective IT. […]

April 30, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep9: Why ACI?

In this week's episode of Engineers Unplugged, Jim French (@CiscoJimFrench) and Bill Gurling (@vDingus) talk about Why ACI in the modern data center. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i-XLYvcnso This is Engineers...

April 16, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep7: How Data Becomes Information

In this week’s episode, Nils Swart (@NLNils) and Stace Hipperson (@stacehipperson) discuss how data becomes information via Open Daylight. Have they whiteboarded network engineer nirvana? Watch and see. More data! This is in fact unicorns in a distance. Foiled again: This is Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with […]

April 9, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep6: Transactions, Apps, and the Network

In this week’s episode, Nathan Sowatskey and Jacoby Thwaites discuss transactions, applications, and the network: how to reduce complexity and increase compliance by changing the transaction process. “Be careful of the unicorn.” **The next Engineers Unplugged shoot is at EMC World, Las Vegas, May 2014! Contact me now to become internet famous.**

January 15, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S4|Ep10: Software Defined Hype

In this episode of Engineers Unplugged, Michael Letschin (@mletschin) and Hans De Leenheer (@hansdeleenheer) discuss the history behind software defined and predictions for what the future holds for applications and developers. If hardware is an enabler and not a limit, what then? How does this impact developers? Let’s listen in: **The next shoot is last […]

January 8, 2014

NETWORKING

HDX Blog Series #1: Why Spectrum Intelligence Still Matters

Editor's Note: This is the first of a four-part deep dive series into High Density Experience (HDX), Cisco's latest solution suite designed for high density environments and next-generation wireless technologies....