IT Leaders can be Brokers of Cloud Technology
We live in a world of many clouds, clouds that are as unique as we are. Today’s IT leaders are helping organizations manage the new demands of rapidly changing business requirements and the delivery of innovative services, all due to the rise in cloud adoption. Yet, according to a recent Wired article, the advancement of […]
Cisco Domain Ten: The Compendium
It’s hard to believe but it’s ten months since I first blogged on Cisco Domain TenSM, which is Cisco Service’s framework to guide you on your path to data center and cloud transformation. I’ve now covered all ten domains of this concise and powerful model. I’ll now collect all articles – including my most Cisco Domain […]
Risk to Reward
Be nimble, be agile, take informed risks, and apply innovation to how you’re using data in your business. That’s the strategy of Garry Whatley, VP of IT and business services for Staples Australia, and it’s been paying off. Whatley believes that in the online retail industry, with high volume and large amounts of data, access […]
Cisco Domain Ten: Domain 10: Process and Governance – Part (b)
Operational process and governance, as I discussed last month, is “Domain 10” in the Cisco Domain Ten(SM) model for data center transformation. It’s so important in my opinion, and so often disregarded or de-prioritised when planning and executing data center transformation, that I’ll cover it twice! Last time, I discussed some of the “Process and Governance” […]
Cisco Professional Services for Cloud Ranked #1 in IDC Survey – Announced at CiscoLive!
Having been part of the team who developed the Cisco Cloud Enablement Services, our professional services to help customers enable and adopt cloud computing, I was absolutely delighted watching the CiscoLive! keynote yesterday to hear Padmasree Warrior announce the results of the March 2013 IDC market research study that showed Cisco come out on top for […]
Meet our Experts @ CiscoLive!
Some of our Cisco Services strategy and design consultants and leaders are at CiscoLive in Orlando this week. If you are around, please take some time to learn from their...
Cisco Domain Ten: Domain 9: Security and Compliance
Security and Compliance is the next domain in our Cisco Domain TenSM model that I will cover, following on from my previous post on Applications. And following on from my previous posts around Cisco Domain Ten, I’ll give you a brief overview of the questions that come up when we discuss data center security and compliance […]
Cisco UCS Delivers a World-Record VMware® VMmark™ 2.5 Benchmark Result
Cisco continues its cloud computing performance leadership with the announcement of VMware® VMmark™ 2.5 benchmark result published on May 9th 2013. The Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server’s score of 12.00@10 tiles on the VMware VMmark 2.5 benchmark represents the best cloud computing performance of any 2-socket server in a 2-node configuration as measured by […]
Cisco Domain Ten: Domain 8: Applications
“Applications?” I hear you say. “Why are Cisco talking about application? They’re a networking company!?” If this is what you are thinking, I’m glad you are reading this blog. As we’ve broadened to be an IT company, we in Cisco Services have been quietly building our application migration capability for the past 2 years. And with cloud, […]