automation

September 30, 2015

NETWORKING

Connected Analytics: Learn to Live on the Edge – and Love It!

4 min read

Not surprisingly, as a networking company Cisco frequently publishes predictions on the growth of Internet traffic. Bragging unintended, typically the forecasts are pretty accurate. In a 2012 report we predicted that by 2017 there would be 2.5 devices and related connections for every person on earth, while there would be 5 devices and related connections […]

September 29, 2015

DATA CENTER

What Du Can Do With ACI

2 min read

It seems people sometimes have this view of SDN as addressing rather esoteric use cases and situations. However, the reality is that while there are instances of ‘out there stuff’...

September 22, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

WAN Automation Engine and Segment Routing: Two Great Solutions Even Better Together

2 min read

Are you looking to deliver an intelligent, dynamic and highly optimized programmable network where applications have control in how they explicitly traverse the end-to-end network? If so, you have probably been watching the Application Engineered Routing story unfold since it was launched in March 2015. For those of you following this developing chapter in the […]

September 14, 2015

DATA CENTER

Make The World A Better Place – Simplify and Automate Your Data Center

2 min read

Last week, I wrote about Cisco’s SDN Strategy for the Data Center. I’d like to follow that up with 2 comments today. A reminder of the fact that...

September 11, 2015

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Director: Your Data Center Conductor

1 min read

Customers frequently comment that IT simply isn’t keeping pace with their needs.  Provisioning new data center resources can take weeks.  To be fair, IT professionals are doing the best they can but manual processes and organizational silos can make the process equivalent to trying to play a symphony without a conductor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abc7U3VQIsk Cisco UCS Director’s […]

September 9, 2015

DATA CENTER

What is Cisco’s SDN Strategy for the Data Center?

5 min read

Cisco has a broad spectrum of customers across a wide range of markets and geographies. These customers have a diverse set of requirements, operational models and use cases, meaning that...

September 8, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Making the Right Connections Opens New Doors to Digital Business Success

5 min read

Making the Right Connections Opens New Doors to Digital Business Success The digital transformation of business isn’t just about the connection of things, though those connections are certainly important.  Industrial or IT automation can take many forms, whether it’s connections between people, the connections between people and things or, perhaps most importantly, the processes that […]

August 6, 2015

DATA CENTER

The Puppet Labs Integration With NX-OS Is Here

1 min read

As we continue our journey of openness that is summarized by ZK Research: Cisco’s Data Center Strategy is Built on Openness, we announced the Open NX-OS at Cisco Live San Diego in June 2015 that runs on Nexus 3K and Nexus 9K platforms. The Open NX-OS extensibility supports: Object store and model-driven NX-API enhancements. NX-API […]

July 29, 2015

NETWORKING

How to Make the Invisible Visible: An Automated Answer for Network Transparency

3 min read

Let’s face it. Danger lurks inside every enterprise network, and when it hits, addressing the crisis with manual processes that are inefficient and error-prone can take days – or even weeks – to resolve. If you’ve ever been in a situation like this, minutes can seem like hours. You’re aware that not only is fast […]