automation

October 31, 2016

DATA CENTER

Reduce Risk with Subscription

1 min read

The software market has changed radically over the last three or four years.  So have software license models.  Big Data, cloud and mobile have forced changes.  One of the most significant is the sun setting of the standard – the perpetual license. Perpetual licenses redirect scarce resources to negotiate pricing.  For both you and the […]

October 24, 2016

DATA CENTER

Unified Automation – New UCS Management Releases Continue the Journey

2 min read

The latest UCS management releases help more than 52,000 customers achieve greater automation and simplification.

October 18, 2016

SECURITY

Evolving Security Disclosures : The New OASIS Common Security Advisory Framework (CSAF) Technical Committee

2 min read

During the last few years we have witnessed how the cyber security threat landscape has evolved. The emergence of the Internet of Things combined with recent events have profoundly changed how we protect our systems and people, and drive us to think about new approaches for vendors to disclose security vulnerabilities to customers and consumers. […]

October 12, 2016

DATA CENTER

How To Deploy from Jenkins to Any Data Center or Cloud

4 min read

If you’re responsible for network, compute infrastructure, or even VM administration – DevOps can sound like mumbo jumbo: Continuous Integration. Continuous Deployment. DevOps tool chain. Branching. Release trains. Agile Development. Green/Blue. A/B. Yadda Yadda Yadda. You don’t need to understand all of that.  What you need to understand is that with Cisco CloudCenter, an automated […]

September 22, 2016

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Cisco Delivers Industrial IoT Network Management for Operations Teams

2 min read

Today Cisco announces a new software product purpose-built for operations teams to manage industrial Ethernet networks across their Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. The Industrial Network Director...

September 19, 2016

MANUFACTURING

The top 5 reasons to avoid unmanaged switches on your machines

3 min read

What many manufacturers don’t know is that managed switches can protect against major security risks, guarantee your machine performs its best, and maximize uptime.

September 14, 2016

DATA CENTER

Deploying application tiers across both data center and cloud

3 min read

So you want to deploy your database tier in the data center with an ACI managed network, and app server and web tiers in the public IaaS cloud? No problem. As applications are getting more complex, IT is getting more savvy about where individual tiers are deployed. With Cisco CloudCenter, you can automate application deployment […]

September 14, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

How To Digitize: Simplify First

2 min read

A common question I receive in my role as chief digital officer (CDO) is, “Where do I begin my digitization journey?” This is key—both because it is hard to know where to start among a sea of potential areas to transform and because setting out in the wrong direction can hurt your competitive position, waste […]

July 25, 2016

DATA CENTER

Bringing Consistent Automation Across Cisco Nexus and Catalyst with Ansible 2.1

1 min read

We had a busy week around the middle of July with ChefConf 2016 (Austin, Texas July 11 – 13) and Cisco Live US (Las Vegas, Nevada July 10 – 14). Now we’re moving on to AnsibleFest July 28 San Francisco where Cisco is a Gold sponsor as well as a Networking Hub sponsor. I guess […]