November 18, 2016


Okay, but what are you trying to do?

Going Digital, Digitization, The Digital Experience are all terms being thrown around these days and I am often asked “what does that really mean?”.  While the industry has done an amazing job of creating new buzz words, it is hard for the everyday technologist to link them to anything practical.  We can put together the […]

November 15, 2016


Are Customers Getting Real Value from Their Managed IT Services?

Is It A Bait-and-Switch? As 2016 comes to a close, we in the managed IT services industry can say with some confidence that our customers really do understand...

November 1, 2016


Active Data Demands Agile Infrastructure

By now, we’ve all heard the estimate that by 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected. Some estimates are higher, some lower, but we can all agree…it’s a lot. What we know and can see is that more data is being generated today than ever before. And the nature of the data is changing. It’s […]

November 1, 2016


Understanding the Cost Premium of Public Cloud for Active Data

If you’ve read any of my past blogs, you’ll know I focus a lot on the economic impact of Cisco UCS. Today I’m comparing the TCO of hosting data intensive workloads on-prem vs. in the public cloud. What started out as a 2RU rackmount consolidation discussion (more on that next week) turned into a public cloud […]

October 12, 2016


How To Deploy from Jenkins to Any Data Center or Cloud

If you’re responsible for network, compute infrastructure, or even VM administration – DevOps can sound like mumbo jumbo: Continuous Integration. Continuous Deployment. DevOps tool chain. Branching. Release trains. Agile Development. Green/Blue. A/B. Yadda Yadda Yadda. You don’t need to understand all of that.  What you need to understand is that with Cisco CloudCenter, an automated […]

October 5, 2016


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.

August 4, 2016


Bring on the Most Modern and Connected Games

On Friday, billions of people will tune in to watch or listen to the start of the greatest sporting spectacle in the world. As a sports fan, I am excited to see the amazing performances to come, and already prepared with a box of tissues for when I’m brought to tears by the moving stories […]

July 18, 2016


On the Road to Digital, Where’s Your Map?

Digital trends like mobility, IoT, cloud, and analytics are changing the way the world does business. As a leader, you know these trends offer you the opportunity to innovate, automate,...

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 […]