devops

October 9, 2017

DEVELOPER

Part 1: Embrace NetDevOps, Say Goodbye to a “Culture of Fear”

Network Builders focus on the care and feeding of the network, making sure it's available for the "consumers". The Network Consumers are the users of the network, and expect to treat the network like a utility - it "should just work".

October 5, 2017

PERSPECTIVES

Digital Transformation and “Cloud Ready”

We hear a lot about digital transformation, hybrid cloud, and “lift and shift (to cloud)” from various marketing sources. Let’s examine that.

September 25, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 20: Joshua McKenty, Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Chew on this: Joshua McKenty started OpenStack at NASA. That’s right—started OpenStack at NASA. Then he started Piston, a company that sold an OpenStack distribution, which Cisco eventually bought. Now he works as the Field CTO at Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and boy does he have a lot of interesting things to say about the current […]

August 15, 2017

CLOUD

Yes, we had Randy Bias on the podcast. And yes–he was Unfiltered.

IT leaders of all stripes: This podcast is for you. Doesn’t matter what your title is or which industry you work in. If your job involves leading your company’s IT organization on any level—whether for a small line of business or for an entire Fortune 100 enterprise—you’ve got to tune in. Why? Because our guest […]

August 14, 2017

TECHWISETV

Catalyst Switching Programmability: The Workshop

Let me just start by saying this…10 minutes before we even started the webinar, the questions started rolling in. The first question, of course, being “Do I need to understand programming to be a network engineer?” Something we’re hearing over and over these days. If you’re asking my honest answer on that, I would say…it […]

August 9, 2017

GOVERNMENT

Build Once, Deliver Anywhere

Formula 1 racing is a highly controlled, technical masterpiece. It demands expert drivers, finely-tuned race cars, top-notch pit crews and world class tracks to draw 300 million viewers per race. But notice: The drivers drive the same car in every race, at every venue. They don’t build a new car for each track. IT applications […]

June 23, 2017

CLOUD

Traits of Cloud Optimized Organizations

I am headed to Cisco Live in Las Vegas and I am looking forward to meeting with our partners and customers to learn more about their cloud plans and challenges. Believe it or not, cloud has been around for at least ten years, and yet all the data points at my disposal tell us that there is room for continuous improvements since very few organizations have optimized cloud strategies in place. In other words, not many organizations have been able to define and implement their multicloud strategy to meet their objectives while extracting maximum value.

The Solution Capacity Management Has Been Waiting For

Operations Managers are very familiar with all the reasons their appliance-based networking infrastructure needs to be reconsidered—they live the problem constantly, day in and day out.

June 5, 2017

DATA CENTER

Ansible and UCS Management Integration

You can now use Ansible for configuration management, deployment, and orchestration of Cisco UCS servers, storage, fabric, hyperconverged infrastructure and converged infrastructure as well as Nexus switches.