Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure
Unify IT teams, drastically reduce costs and complexity for Microsoft Cloud Platform
Next week, Cisco will be “Igniting Opportunities Through Innovation” at the Microsoft Windows Partner Conference (WPC). One of the key innovations the team from Cisco’s Insieme Networks and I would like to share at WPC is Cisco ACI for the Microsoft Cloud Platform. It provides opportunities for Microsoft partners and system integrators by bringing a new level of flexibility, consistency in […]
Why Network Design in the Modern Era Has Kept Me from Retirement
In youth-oriented Silicon Valley, it’s risky to mention this, but I’ve been around for a long time. In fact, in theory I could retire! I already moved to a small town in the Pacific Northwest where the cost of living is low, and I could spend my days hiking in the mountains. But actually I […]
Happy Birthday, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure!
“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity”. ~ Plato November 6, 2014 marked the one-year anniversary since the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) was officially announced in the ACI Launch Event at Waldorf Astoria, New York City. I had the privilege to attend the event; I thought to myself […]
OPEN: A Fundamental Part of the Network of the Future
Over the past several years, I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of two important trends in the networking industry - the evolution of open standards and open APIs,...
Turbocharging new Hadoop workloads with Application Centric Infrastructure
At the June Hadoop Summit in San Jose, Hadoop was re-affirmed as the data center “killer app,” riding an avalanche of Enterprise Data, which is growing 50x annually through...