Cisco cloud

April 7, 2017

CLOUD

Accelerate Container Adoption – Meet Cisco at DockerCon

It’s DockerCon time again! We are excited to be the Gold Sponsor of the conference this year and looking forward to engaging with the community to accelerate the momentum in container adoption. If you are planning to attend this premier container community and industry conference, meet the Cisco team to learn how many organizations just like yours are deploying cloud-native applications and successfully modernizing traditional applications using Docker and Cisco products.

April 3, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud, As Seen From My Recliner At Home

Our household is definitely “Alexa”-enabled, but behind the scenes, there’s also Apple, Logitech Harmony, Philips Hue, WeMo, Spotify, and Nest. Here’s the thing…without something to coordinate it all, what would my experience be like?

March 24, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud Buyers and the Org Charts They Live In

Cloud products have a very different kind of buyer than traditional hardware gear. Cisco, long a trusted supplier of the IT organization, is getting to know a new and increasingly influential group of people: Developers in line of business teams.

March 22, 2017

CLOUD

Digital Transformation, Cloud and … a Cup Of Coffee?

I am not a big Starbucks fan but let us face it, it’s nice to go there, sit down and have a coffee while you work. The sound, the ambiance or let us say the customer experience it’s good. When you are in a hurry and especially if you are in a business area, the lines get very long and on a Monday morning, you really need some caffeine to boost your Data Center brain. Not being an early adopter made me either spent more time in those long lines or missing my morning coffee until I downloaded the Starbucks app.

March 16, 2017

CLOUD

Hybrid IT: The New Frontier

IT has evolved from running and maintaining traditional infrastructures, to a broader role of delivering new business outcomes. Enter Hybrid IT, which recognizes that where workloads run is just one small part of an entire IT infrastructure. More than just hybrid cloud, it’s a strategy that blends cloud and non-cloud capabilities, including networks, end-points, and workloads with the best that cloud can offer in public IaaS and SaaS. Despite recent outages with public cloud, enterprises need to strike a balance.

March 15, 2017

CLOUD

Why Millennials Don’t Think In Boxes

I was born in the mid-80s. I started breaking down computers quite early and I had PSTN internet by the time I was 16 (having frequent arguments with my parents when they regularly disconnected me in order to hold meaningless important conversations with other members of our extended Greek family).

March 10, 2017

CLOUD

Are We Treating Cloud Just Like Another Data Center?

Are we treating Cloud just like another Data Center? Yesterday at Google Next, Urs Hölzle quoted a great stat by RightScale – users waste 45% of cloud resources that they buy. While this number is not too far from what typically happens in traditional data centers, which operate at 20-30% of capacity on average, cloud promises a pay-per-use model. You provision and pay for only what you utilize. This promise leaves the user with the impression that they will effectively achieve 100% value—reducing costs significantly compared to an inefficient data center. And while Google’s new committed pricing model tries to lessen the impact, it does not address the root cause of the problem.

March 6, 2017

CLOUD

Clouds Gather (In a Good Way) at Cisco Live Berlin

Berlin. Europe’s Europe. Where someone thought of doing this so you can smile when paying to park your car: Where this was also happening the week before the last: In other words, the first Cisco Live for 2017 (and unsurprisingly the subject of this post). But before I get into the details of the event, […]

March 2, 2017

CLOUD

Introducing Contiv 1.0 – The Most Powerful Container Networking Fabric

Last week at Cisco live! 2017 EMEA in the historic city of Berlin, we shared the early availability of Contiv 1.0 with almost 14,000 customers and partners. Today, we are excited to share the milestone with our broader community. Additionally, I am thrilled to report that Docker has certified<> Contiv as the very first certified container networking product, and it is now available in the Docker Store. Docker Certification Program recognizes products that excel in quality, collaborative support and compliance. Integration and testing by Docker to certify Contiv is yet another data-point to our customers about its production readiness which enables them to adopt containers with confidence and low risk.