Carpe Diem: What Data Center Operators Must Do to Manage Day 2 Ops Today?
As Cisco is helping countries develop their digital capabilities during the on-going crisis, enterprises are seeing unprecedented application and growth in data within Data Centers (DC’s).
Are You Cloud Native?
In IT, the “next big thing” comes along fairly often. In the cloud, one particular "next big thing" has been in progress for a couple years now -- cloud native computing.
Simplify your managed services and grow your market
Delivering Managed network services now costs less than ever. Whole new markets are ready and waiting for the benefits they bring. It took years for alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar power, to become affordable to consumers and profitable for providers. The same is true of managed network services. For years, network service […]
Meeting the Challenge of Reselling Cloud Services
Today’s Guest Blog comes to us courtesy of Steve Vicinanza, CEO of Cirrity. As a reseller, your customers depend on you to fully qualify and carefully select the products and services you recommend. This is especially true when you resell cloud computing services, which establish a dependency between the customer and the cloud provider. If the […]
Not All Clouds Are Created Equal
Does the idea of building out your own data center make you pause? Remember, the cloud enables you to leverage the investment service providers have made in cloud to reduce your own CAPEX and OPEX spending. You can literally transform how you do business with a wide range of infrastructure, collaboration, security, and recovery services […]
Cisco Live Berlin: Managing the Hyper Adoption of Cloud
As I shared in my last blog, cloud use is rampant, pervasive, exploding! As a short recap, large organization are now using an average of 1,220 cloud services (most unknown to IT departments). The tremendous spike in cloud service usage presents challenges for IT including higher business risks, costs, and a shortage of IT resources […]
Shadow IT: Rampant, Pervasive, and Explosive!
When wireless for LAN burst onto the scene, companies were a lot slower than their employees to embrace it. Employees didn’t want to be tied to their desks. So they brought in their own wireless access points, stashing them under desks and in conference rooms. Soon companies began realizing they had a big mess of […]
A Promise From A Cloud Provider That Means Something
There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes in cloud. This makes it difficult to know how reliable a provider’s cloud is going to be. Many are best-effort implementations, meaning you only have the provider’s word for it that their cloud is reliable. These providers also often employ a white-box infrastructure so you don’t […]
Turbo-Charge Your Cloud Conversations and Uncover New Business Opportunities
I’ve spent a lot of time on the road over the last few months. Europe. Asia. Canada. Latin America. And everywhere I go I talk to our partners. The one constant: frustration over their ability to have a deep conversation with customers about cloud. Partners have told me their customers want to hear how they […]