Chef

May 9, 2018

CLOUD

Cloud Unfiltered: The Automation Episode, feat. Alex Peay and Mike Place

Are you automating the right things and using the right tools in your company? This week on Cloud Unfiltered, Alex Peay and Mike Place of SaltStack talk about automation.

October 16, 2017

LIFE AT CISCO

The Cisco Foodies

Are you ready for a multicultural culinary adventure? We're about to take you around the world through the Cisco cafes!

July 10, 2016

DATA CENTER

If Programmability & Automation Top of Mind, Visit us @ChefConf, @CL Las Vegas

This year we have ChefConf 2016 (Austin, Texas July 11 – 13) and Cisco Live US (Las Vegas, Nevada July 10 – 14) occurring around the same time. We realize that customers may not be able to attend both so we made sure we’re present at ChefConf. Regardless where you’ll be, we got you covered! […]

October 21, 2014

DATA CENTER

Application Configuration Management: What’s your Approach?

Last we spoke, it was about network device configuration management. Let’s move our focus up the stack to applications and management of their configuration. Whether enterprise or cloud-architected, running on physical servers, in virtual machines or in containers, how are you managing your applications? Puppet, Chef, Ansible and Salt are popular answers to this question and leading […]

October 21, 2014

DATA CENTER

The Benefits of an Application Policy Language in Cisco ACI: Part 4 – Application Policies for DevOps

[Note: This is the last installment of a four-part series on the OpFlex protocol in Cisco ACI, how it enables an application-centric policy model, and why other SDN protocols do not.  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3] As noted earlier in this series, modern DevOps applications such as Puppet, Chef, and CFEngine have […]

October 17, 2014

DATA CENTER

The Benefits of an Application Policy Language in Cisco ACI: Part 3 – Group Policies

[Note: This is the third a four-part series on the OpFlex protocol in Cisco ACI, how it enables an application-centric policy model, and why other SDN protocols do not. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4] The Cisco ACI fabric is designed as an application-centric intelligent network. The Cisco APIC policy model is defined […]

July 9, 2014

DATA CENTER

The Napkin Dialogues: Nexus Programmability, Part II

When last we left our hero, he (that is, me, or I) was getting a crash course in Nexus programmability and trying to understand what all of this stuff meant. I had plied Jim* with beer in order to get him to explain to me – using the available napkins in the bar – what […]

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! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGcI4Rn3_9o 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, […]

March 4, 2014

DATA CENTER

Move Past Survival and Thrive

Every area of your business has a stake in the way IT delivers services. Each one needs speed, agility, efficiency, and a clear definition of its relationship with all of the other areas and the business as a whole. In order to get there and create an agile and efficient organization that flows, you need […]