data center

June 7, 2016

DATA CENTER

5 Reasons Customers Have Made ACI The Market Leader

Recently, Network World said ACI is the market leader for number of SDN deployments. Let’s take a moment to consider what that means and why it’s the case. First, there...

June 2, 2016

DATA CENTER

Will Cloud Displace Partners Doing System Integration & Professional Services?

“Enterprises won’t need systems integration and professional services if they shut down their IT Operations and move to the cloud.” – Light Reading, May 31, 2016 Without any context, that...

May 17, 2016

DATA CENTER

Big Data and Analytics for Dummies

A: Knock Knock B: Who’s there? A: Dummy B: Dummy who? A: Dummy you without a big data and analytics project (jk). But you are in luck, I happen to have the book for you – Big Data and Analytics for Dummies. If you are so hung up on the words, “for dummies,” here is […]

May 13, 2016

DATA CENTER

Why Quantium Chose Cisco and MapR to Transform Its Analytics Approach

Research has shown that businesses who leverage their data are statistically more likely to be successful in their respective industries. The opportunity granted by big data enables businesses to boost their competitive advantage, improve the business decision making process, and increase revenue. Using insights from big data, companies are: 5x as likely to make decisions […]

May 6, 2016

DATA CENTER

Hybrid Cloud Power Trio

When I hear the term "power trio", I think of Geddy, Neil and Alex.  A band, where there’s just a bass, drums and guitar, with one of  'em singing.  By the way,...

May 5, 2016

DATA CENTER

Feel the Love!

  Cisco just received wonderful news from SAP: Customers love us! OK, we already knew that – not because we...

May 4, 2016

CLOUD

Ten Disaster Recovery Mistakes You Can Avoid

Today’s Guest Blog comes to us courtesy of David Alvarado, Regional Director of Service Delivery at Peak10. Over the last 15 years, I’ve supported companies through over 700 disasters. One of the unforgiving truths of disaster recovery I’ve learned is that the success of your recovery depends upon how well you plan – and test […]

May 2, 2016

CLOUD

Mantl Knows Secrets

You have secrets in your cluster. Everybody does, it’s a fact of life. Database passwords, API keys, deployment tokens, just to name a few. Secrets are hard to manage, even before you throw in the fact that most of us now are operating in a cloud environment. In software development, the common advice to “never roll […]

April 22, 2016

CLOUD

Connecting VMs with Gluon

Today in OpenStack, if you’re thinking about networking, you’re almost certainly thinking about Neutron.  Neutron provides you with networks to attach your VMs to, and you can attach one virtual machine to many networks via individual ports – letting you isolate your internal application traffic from the world.  You can use many IP addresses in […]