data center

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 […]

April 20, 2016

CLOUD

Q&A: 1 CTO sheds light on his battle with Shadow IT

Meet Derek: the man, the myth, the legend. As deputy CIO and the CTO, he is tasked with the overall technology strategy and oversees day-to-day operations for infrastructure, enterprise apps and research computing teams at the University of Arizona. By 5pm, he is enjoying the finer things in life like his scotch, the walking dead, […]

Connect Analytics to Data

Finding and securing data is difficult in hyper-distributed data environments. How to draw insights and enable action based on the data is even more challenging. But data is not the problem – connected data is the problem.

April 12, 2016

CLOUD

3 Keys to the Multi-cloud Maze

Cloud is king, right? Democratizing IT to the masses. Speed, speed, speed. But wasn’t it supposed to simplify everything too? With business convenience and agility came an IT spaghetti chart of systems. SaaS Silos. IaaS sprawl. Legacy data integration nightmares. Throw in some Big Data and Hybrid Cloud initiatives. Sound familiar? This spaghetti chart is […]

March 28, 2016

DATA CENTER

3 Reasons 10 Million Is A Big Number

  10 Million is a big number. How big? To put it in perspective, 10 million minutes is a bit over 19 years…Which is about 15 years longer than it took the Nexus 3000 to reach 10 million ports sold. Said differently, the Nexus 3000 is the Top of Rack switch of choice for lots […]