Next Stop Dallas: Learn How to Automate, Optimize, and Transform your Service Delivery
Guest blog by Ram , SP Infrastructure Marketing Manager Service providers everywhere are trying to simplify their networks – moving services to the cloud that are easier to roll out, can be provisioned by the customer, and enable new business models. Cisco’s virtual managed service (vMS) solution uses a self-service online portal to give end users a simple way […]
What Are The Riskiest Cloud Services?
We’ve known for years that employees and lines of business are bypassing IT departments to get the cloud services they want. The good news is we can finally quantify how much shadow IT exists in an organization and identify any risks. Large customers actually use 730 individual cloud services on average—with some using over 1,000. […]
Do You Know the Way to Ballylickey? Shadow IT and the CIO Dilemma
I was once on a driving holiday in southern Ireland. As anybody who has been to that beautiful part of the world will know, the scenery is magnificent, but the road signs can be very confusing. Totally lost I pulled over to ask directions to Ballylickey and a local farmer uttered the immortal phrase: “Well, […]
Delivering State of Art Technology at a Non-Profit
Providing cost effective technological innovations is key to The Salvation Army’s mission of meeting human needs without discrimination or geographic boundaries. As an international non-profit organization the ability to deliver life changing services thru technological solutions in a timely and cost effective manner is essential.
50 Billion Things, Coming to a Cloud Near You
Today at Cisco Live we announced an expansion of our Intercloud strategy. We added new features and capabilities for our hybrid cloud software, Cisco Intercloud Fabric, along with the addition of 35 independent software vendors committed to developing Intercloud-enabled services for customers. Together these developments will give customers more choice, compliance and control in the […]
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Piston Cloud Computing
Cloud computing has fundamentally altered the IT landscape: dramatically boosting IT agility, while lowering costs. To realize the business advantages of cloud, organizations are shifting to a hybrid IT model—blending private cloud, public cloud, and on-premise applications. To help customers maintain control and compliance in this hyper-connected, hyper-distributed IT environment, Cisco and its partners are […]
Cisco and Microsoft – Simplifying Scale-Up Cloud for Service Providers
As service providers strive to provide choices to their customers, we have made great progress in providing them with new ways to deliver cloud services. We’re helping them intelligently address all cloud opportunities with a portfolio of cloud solutions that meet customer requirements – for all types of cloud delivery models. That is why we […]
To the Cloud: Why We’ve Moved to an API-Based Architecture – Part 2: Identity as a Service
This is part 2 in a 2-part series about our API-based architecture. Part 1 explains how we provide content as a service to sellers. Federated identity is central to cloud computing. You can’t have a useful hybrid cloud service without it.
To the Cloud: Why We’ve Moved to an API-Based Architecture – Part 1: Content as a Service
This is part 1 in a 2-part series about our API-based architecture. In part 2 I’ll talk about the advantages of identity as a service and data as a service. Before the cloud, applications had a web interface that connected to a back-end database. Each application authorized its own users. Today, that monolithic application architecture […]