Cisco cloud

July 7, 2016

CLOUD

Red Hat Summit 2016 – A Review of key moments

Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco is an ideal setting to experience the power of open source in enterprise, for customers, partners and community enthusiasts. For me personally, this...

QSS Capitalizes on the Hybrid Cloud Opportunity

The market for cloud services is growing like wildfire. But to capture it, cloud service providers need speed and flexibility. In this marketplace, making customers choose between the same old limited infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) options, or waiting weeks for custom solutions, is no choice at all. Now, leading service providers like QSS can offer a better […]

May 31, 2016

CLOUD

OpenStack Can Be Complicated .. But It Does Not Have To Be

Another debate is over … and I am not referring to the US presidential election … I am referring to the growing maturity of OpenStack and its level of adoption in the marketplace. Over 7,500 people attended the last OpenStack Summit in Austin, TX. The energy at the event was palpable. Various organizations stepped forward […]

April 21, 2016

DATA CENTER

Hybrid IT: It’s a Strategy Not Something You Build

What do you think when you hear Hybrid IT?   Does your mind go to a 3rd kind of not quite private, not quite public cloud that your team needs to build? Fear not.  Hybrid IT is not another type of cloud but rather a strategy for your organization to quickly and cost-effectively deploy technology across multiple […]

March 24, 2016

CLOUD

Visualizing a minimesos Cluster with Weave’s Scope

This week we are very pleased to release version 0.8.0 of minimesos. This new release contains many improvements, bug fixes and new features. The two most important features are that minimesos now ships with Weave Scope and HashiCorp’s Consul. In this blog, I am going to focus on how important we think the integration with […]

February 23, 2016

PARTNER

Cisco Powered: You’ve Come a Long Way

The cloud is no longer the disruptive technology of tomorrow.  Today, it plays an essential role in day-to-day business operations of an increasing number of organizations worldwide.  With the expanding number of services available, cloud represents an important opportunity for cloud providers.  However, with this expansion also comes greater competition. In the early days of […]

January 25, 2016

CLOUD

2016 Prediction #1 – Production Application Development and Deployment Rapidly Transforming to Microservices Architect …

As I look back on 2015 and the great effort of the Mantl.io and CiscoShipped.io teams, I am reminded of the efforts I had in the initial cloud computing efforts 8 years ago. The buzz and market interest in cloud computing then was not accepted by traditional hosting and telecommunications companies. A retail company understood […]

December 2, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

TELUS Unveils Hybrid Cloud Solution

Enterprise customers considering IT services often face some difficult tradeoffs: They can go with a public cloud offering, and accept the potential limitations on customization and localized control that implies. Or, they can build new IT services on premises, a process that’s often more complex, expensive, and resource-intensive.  Today, service providers like TELUS are offering […]

December 2, 2015

DATA CENTER

Cloud Adoption is Growing. So What Now?

There is no denying it cloud has moved beyond buzzword and become a key foundation element for over 40% of enterprise organizational strategies.   Making the decision to “go cloud” is the easy part.   Figuring out how to optimize and deliver on your cloud strategy is another discussion. The “first wave to cloud” was focused on operational […]