The Superheroes of Cisco Live and Why it’s Good to Have Your Head in The Clouds
At Cisco Live US 2017, we celebrate the ones who hold IT all together; who keep IT running; the heroes and superheroes. You are IT and we salute you!
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,
Check-In…to a IT Service Broker Model
On a recent trip to Silicon Valley, I stayed at a Marriott near the office. Although it was my first time at this particular hotel, I generally knew what to expect; comforts of the room, consistency of friendly staff, pervasive wireless internet access, and a simple bottle of water upon arrival, having stayed at other Marriott properties in the past. I count on this familiarity, this experience, to keep my work/life balance in check while I travel. Many well-traveled IT Pros can relate to this scenario as it plays out many times a day, across multiple industries all over the world.
The Apparent ‘Cloud Security Paradox’
It is all about security, isn’t it? Take every other customer survey and ‘security’ bubbles up at the very top of most respondents’ concerns. One of the latest data points I can share is part of an IDC cloud study in which security was cited as an important concern.
Cloud is Going Mainstream, But…Which Cloud?
The numbers are in. According to a 2016 IDC study – spanning over 6,100 organizations and 31 countries – the ‘second wave of cloud adoption’ continues to advance with almost 68% of organizations using some form of cloud. Private cloud deployments remain an essential part of the mix: 54% of organizations surveyed are in fact adopting […]
Cloud Going Mainstream: “Getting Ready for the Second Wave” of Cloud Value
Read the guest blog post from Robert Mahowald, IDC Group Vice President, about the second wave of cloud adoption and value.
Red Hat Summit and Cisco OpenStack-Based On-Premises Clouds
Next week I will be attending the Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco, along with a number of my Cisco colleagues. I am looking forward to discussing with attendees and Cisco partners the latest cloud trends and specifically their interest in OpenStack, associated use cases and their thoughts about Open Source development in general. The […]
Hybrid Cloud Is Growing … But Requires Workload Portability, Security, and Policy Enablement
The variety of interpretations about what hybrid cloud is, should be or could be continues to evolve …. This is why for quite some time whenever hybrid cloud comes up I have tried to discuss hybrid cloud in very practical terms. The most popular interpretations of hybrid cloud typically fall across the following main categories: Some organizations […]
Driving Business Outcomes with the Second Wave of Cloud Adoption
Do you remember when cloud services first emerged? Driving operational efficiency was the name of the game – specifically reducing IT costs. Now, as organizations continue to innovate themselves, many are expecting their cloud services to be instrumental in digitization efforts that can improve business growth and drive innovation. A Cisco-sponsored IDC survey revealed that a second […]