Azure

September 25, 2017

DATA CENTER

Now taking orders for Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack

We are now taking orders for Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack, offering customers a powerful cloud-ready solution that gives them full control over how they manage data, governance, security and performance. We combined Microsoft’s robust Azure cloud platform with Cisco’s UCS server platform that is designed for cloud workloads, providing customers and partners […]

August 21, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

ACI Anywhere!

Evolving beyond multi-pod and multi-site deployment models, ACI will soon be available within public cloud environments, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure At Cisco, we...

July 25, 2017

CLOUD

Function-as-a-Service 101: What is it?

My favorite part about making a living in the tech industry is that there is always something new to learn.  When Amazon Web Services launched in 2006 it slowly began to change they way that people thought about compute infrastructure and software architectures.  But what is the next technology on the horizon that is positioned […]

June 13, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud and On-Premises: The Best of Two Worlds

Let’s be honest, when most IT people are questioned about cloud, immediately they would mention either Amazon (AWS) or Microsoft Azure; some may also mention Google Cloud Platform, IBM SoftLayer or even Rackspace. All of them are Public Cloud providers with their own expertise and offering as well as market share. According to a Forbes recent article, the more AWS and Azure compete to win customers, the greater the innovation and growth in Public Cloud adoption. The article has some interesting data points but, for the purpose of this blog,

February 9, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack

Enterprises need a scalable, flexible hybrid cloud solution that 1) responds with agility and ease, 2) is simple-to-manage, and 3) scales on demand, while retaining on-premise benefits. Where you are on your cloud journey may vary, but what’s clear is that it’s a hybrid IT journey. Cisco is accelerating hybrid cloud adoption by gearing up […]

July 14, 2015

CLOUD

The Road to Hybrid Cloud: Microsoft Azure Certified with Cisco Cloud Architecture

Today marks another important milestone in our cloud journey together with Microsoft. Back in March, Cisco and Microsoft announced a jointly engineered solution for service providers designed to dramatically improve the time to market with hybrid cloud services.  The power of the solution is the combination of Windows Azure Pack with Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure.  […]

May 3, 2015

DATA CENTER

Microsoft Integrated Infrastructure Solutions. Deploy, Deliver, and Scale with FlexPod and VSPEX

Like many of us I am in the wonderful city of Chicago on a warm sunny day preparing Cisco’s presence for Microsoft Ignite 2015. Starting Monday in booth #122 at McCormick Place we’ll be showcasing our leading solutions for the Microsoft stack.  Stop by if you are here! Our Ignite focus will be on our […]

June 18, 2014

DATA CENTER

Finally, a hybrid cloud that makes both users and IT happy!

Two years back, I disparaged hybrid clouds in my blog: “Why Hybrid Clouds Look Like my Grandma’s Network”. Since then the pain and necessity of many clouds in business environment has become acute. I see a great similarity between Hybrid Clouds and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon that has become well-accepted in today’s organization. […]