devops

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.

Developers, Meet DevNet Create

Applications have met a variety of challenges and ideas. Join our #CiscoChat to discuss our favorites at 10am PT on May 10.

April 19, 2017

DATA CENTER

Why the Cultural Side of DevOps Matters to Networks Facing Containerization

Containers. Even though the technology itself has existed for many years, you can't venture onto the Internet today without seeing an ad, article, or tweet about the latest technology.

April 4, 2017

DATA CENTER

Extending Ansible Automation to Cisco UCS and Nexus

Administrators can use now use Ansible as their common tool for configuration management, deployment, and orchestration of Cisco UCS standalone rack servers and Cisco Nexus. Ansible can help you set up infrastructure quickly and easily.

March 21, 2017

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

Save the Date for DevNet Create

Please meet DevNet Create, held in San Francisco, CA, May 23-24, an industry-led two-day conference that is built to dive deep into the blurred lines between infrastructure and applications. Through two session tracks, networking, keynotes, workshops, mini-hacks and learning labs, the conference offers top notch content combined with hands-on learning, to break down the barriers between infrastructure and applications.

March 17, 2017

FINANCIAL SERVICES

It’s Time to Fill Out Your Bracket! Is Your Financial Institution a #1 Seed?

In today’s mobile-first world, it’s crucial for any financial services company to adapt to the growing app-first mindset . This presents a significant opportunity for worldwide success, if the right strategies are in play.

March 10, 2017

CLOUD

Are We Treating Cloud Just Like Another Data Center?

Are we treating Cloud just like another Data Center? Yesterday at Google Next, Urs Hölzle quoted a great stat by RightScale – users waste 45% of cloud resources that they buy. While this number is not too far from what typically happens in traditional data centers, which operate at 20-30% of capacity on average, cloud promises a pay-per-use model. You provision and pay for only what you utilize. This promise leaves the user with the impression that they will effectively achieve 100% value—reducing costs significantly compared to an inefficient data center. And while Google’s new committed pricing model tries to lessen the impact, it does not address the root cause of the problem.