Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 25: What is Cisco CloudCenter?
You already know that Cisco CloudCenter is CliQr, right? Right? OK, maybe not. If you follow technology news, you probably heard a lot about CliQr a few years ago. It was a hot cloud management startup. You also probably heard that Cisco acquired it back in April of 2016. But you probably didn’t hear much […]
5 things you need to know about HyperFlex with CloudCenter
I’ve been working on a new bundle of Cisco HyperFlex offered with Cisco CloudCenter. And I’m excited to share some details — because I’ve got that “Wow, this is a really great opportunity for Cisco customers” feeling, that I only sometimes get while working for a large tech vendor. Together, these two powerful solutions help you […]
VGA Cables and WiFi Access as Cloud Adoption Predictors
I spend most of my time educating channel partners, most of them Value-Added Resellers (VARs) on how Cisco CloudCenter can help them help their customers with a hybrid cloud strategy. What I’ve noticed in my first year at Cisco after being part of the CliQr acquisition is that selling cloud services is very different than the traditional VAR box sale.
Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr) Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Acquisition by Cisco
The former CliQr team and Cisco worked hard to enable the field force and global partners to be able to sell, deploy and support CloudCenter. Across every industry, CloudCenter is helping customers capitalize on the real power of cloud computing.
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.
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, […]
A Resilient Cloud Strategy: Standardize or Diversify?
Over the past few years, I have seen IT organizations adopt cloud in very different ways. Some organizations prefer to standardize their cloud infrastructure to drive efficiencies in their data centers. As a result, they eventually reduce the number of suppliers across their entire IT value chain. Conversely, other organizations adopt a ‘best of breed’ […]
Cloud Field Day – Everything CloudCenter
A few weeks ago Cisco had the opportunity to present at Cloud Field Day to a panel of 14 influencers and to a larger audience via live stream. For those of you who haven’t seen or heard of Cloud Field Day, an extension of Tech Field Day, here is the breakdown: the top influencers (bloggers, […]
Time flies when you are having fun – New CloudCenter Release
Time flies when you’re having fun and building great products! Those who have been following CloudCenter (formerly CliQr) know that it’s been about 6 months since we were acquired by Cisco. During that time, we’ve have been extremely busy.