devops

June 29, 2016

DATA CENTER

Chaos Monkey as a Service and other memorable moments at Velocity Conference

Last week was quite eventful, certainly unpredictable and some would probably say chaotic. I am a big soccer fan, so with the Copa America and the Euro 2016 tournaments happening, I certainly could scratch that itch. And as always, it is more art than science to predict the results (Iceland winning over England anyone?) and […]

June 20, 2016

DATA CENTER

Developer Productivity, PaaS, Compliance, and Policy Driven Infrastructure

If you are heading up an application develop team or are running an IT organization and you are looking at your developers initial steps to developing cloud native applications, I...

June 9, 2016

DATA CENTER

Yes Adopt DevOps But Don’t Forget The Pain of Re-Writes: My Biggest Software Lesson Ever

As we deliver more and more software projects in my part of Cisco Services, I have a keen interest in software development best practices.  And concerns on poor practices.  A...

April 22, 2016

DATA CENTER

Bring Application Intent to Networking Containers

Yesterday, Mike Cohen’s post Networking Containers: Policy Finally Comes of Age appeared on the Open Networking User Group blog site.  He talks about the tremendous interest among application developers to use Linux containers to develop, deploy, and operate applications.  Containers and microservices simplify complex application development into smaller, less risky software components with the benefits of portability and […]

April 18, 2016

CLOUD

Hybrid devops? Containerized microservices? What?

I’m so glad I’m not a programmer. I mean, the money would be great, the constant job offers would be nice, and I suppose the freedom to show up to work wearing anything you want would be a bonus, but the actual programming? Ick. It seems awfully tedious. I can’t imagine the patience it would […]

April 5, 2016

DATA CENTER

Top 5 Events in 2016 that DevOps Shouldn’t Miss

This is a guest post written by Emmeline Wong, Marketing Specialist @ Cisco. The most outstanding developers and programmers I have met always stay up to date with the latest technology and foster innovative thinking. They often gather to talk about ideas, problems, failures, solutions, what works well and what doesn’t. However, it takes time […]

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 […]

March 24, 2016

CLOUD

Batteries Included

If you’ve spent any time on Cisco Cloud blogs at all, you’ve heard about Metapod. It’s our production-ready, OpenStack-based, on-premises private cloud solution. We engineer it, deploy it, and remotely operate it 24×7 on your behalf. It’s the perfect solution for companies that enjoy the public cloud experience, but need the security and performance advantages […]

March 18, 2016

CLOUD

minimesos – An experimentation and testing tool for Apache Mesos

Apache Mesos, it’s fair to say, is a battle-hardened system for treating your whole data center as one pool of resources. Through the use of frameworks and their APIs, it’s possible to manage and schedule resources across both data centers and different cloud environments. It is for these reasons that Mantl, our microservices framework, was […]