devops

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.

February 7, 2017

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Introducing DevNet Create: The Developer Conference Where Applications Meet Infrastructure

We’ve grown DevNet over the last 3 years and, thanks to you, we have had tremendous success together. We feel that it’s now time to work with the broader developer community to drive an important industry transformation in front of us: how modern applications and modern infrastructure can work better together to help society and […]

December 16, 2016

DATA CENTER

Top 5 U.S. Digital City Builds Data Center Brain Trust on Cisco ACI

Businesses can’t wait for IT and long budget approvals to get into the digital transformation game – and neither can local and state governments.

November 30, 2016

DATA CENTER

Top 5 Takeaways from the London Gartner Data Center Conference 2016

Over the past few years, I've attended Gartner's Data Center Conference in London (see 2013, 2014, and 2015 !). As always, it was...