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.
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, […]
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.
Guest Post: Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) at the Core of Private Cloud
Have you ever wondered why some organizations are more successful in delivering services and applications with serious resource constraints to its every increasing distributed workforce? Chances are the IT teams are using some variation of cloud computing to solve these and other modern day IT challenges. Private cloud serves as an enabler for organizations to deliver IT as a service (ITaaS). This makes organizations more agile and efficient through reduction of cost, economies of scale and increased efficiency. Cisco uses its innovative cloud platform to facilitate automation, virtualization and simplification to increase business value whilst reducing total cost of ownership (TCO). Cisco cloud services can be delivered using three methods: first, there is the Cisco private cloud (through internally hosted or owned infrastructure), second, through public cloud (cloud provider delivers services) and finally, a hybrid model (a mix of the previous two).
Millennials About To Rock…The Cloud Salutes You!
Millennials are often judged as being ‘lazy, impatient and self-entitled.’ We want it all and we want it now (myself included!) But is that really a bad thing? Look at all the innovations that our impatience and need for convenience has sparked. The moment we wake up, we check our mails, read the day’s news and pay our bills all from the convenience of our smart phones. We ask Alexa to book us an Uber, grab our morning cuppa on the way to work, and pay for it all with our phone or even our watch. If there ever was a time when impatience was rewarded, it is now!
An OSI Model for Cloud
In 1984, after years of having separate thoughts on networking standards, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (CCITT) jointly published the Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model, more commonly known as the OSI model. In the more than three decades that have passed since its inception, the OSI model has given millions of technologists a frame of reference to work from when discussing networking, which has worked out pretty well for Cisco.
Capture the Enterprise Digital Transformation Opportunity with Cisco Powered Cloud Managed SD-WAN Service
Cisco recently announced the availability of a new Cisco Powered services designation entitled Cisco Powered Cloud Managed SD-WAN (software-defined wide area networking) under a new Cisco Powered services category named Cloud Managed DNA Services. This new category of services will enable our Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) partners to make their way into the new cloud-based managed delivery model. The newest service, Cisco Powered Cloud Managed SD-WAN, allows providers the ability to offer the same DNA (Digital Network Architecture) outcomes with the convenience and value of managed services, combined with the power of cloud orchestration.
Cisco Live Berlin 2017: It’s All About You (and the Cloud)
Cisco Live is about you. This is your time to learn, network, share insights and acquire hands on experience with our solutions in the DevNet Zone. Cisco Live features distinct programs enabling you to build a personalized agenda mapped to your individual interests. And .. as you would expect, one of the many technology tracks we feature is about Cloud.