Cisco Hybrid Cloud
2020: Kicking off 10 years of FlexPod Success
FlexPod has thrived throughout this decade of near constant-change in the underlying IT landscape. Join us in kicking off the celebration of our FlexPod 10-year anniversary at Cisco Live Barcelona.
Istio 1.0: Making It Easier To Develop and Deploy Microservices
As an open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices, Istio promises to make it much easier to build and operate micro-service based applications.
Why Apigee is Awesome
When we announced the joint hybrid cloud partnership Cisco has developed with Google, Kip Compton revealed the pieces of the solution with this high level diagram: Between now and GA, I’ll be discussing some details on the individual components of the solution that make up the combined whole, starting with a Google component you may […]
Build Once, Deliver Anywhere
Formula 1 racing is a highly controlled, technical masterpiece. It demands expert drivers, finely-tuned race cars, top-notch pit crews and world class tracks to draw 300 million viewers per race. But notice: The drivers drive the same car in every race, at every venue. They don’t build a new car for each track. IT applications […]
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.
Top 5 Reasons to Assess Your Cloud Adoption Maturity in 2017
As highlighted in IDC’s recent CloudView Survey post, almost 78% of organizations use some form of cloud today, yet only 3% of the companies IDC surveyed have optimized cloud strategies in place. The most mature cloud organizations are defined by their use of DevOps, hybrid and multi-provider clouds, micro-services, and containers, and they consume cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) and security applications. In fact, greater cloud maturity leads to millions of dollars in annual benefits per cloud-based application. ($3M in additional revenue and $1M reduced costs.)