The Future of Cloud, Part 5: The Value of Integration to Cloud Services
(This is part 5 of a 7-part series sharing insights from Cisco partners about the Future of Cloud.) “A lot of things go into building out a cloud practice that most people don’t realize until they get into it. Because we have been a systems integrator, we know the on-premises environment very well. That gives […]
Networking: Moving From Open to Closed (Part 1 of 2)
“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” — William Faulkner Networking which is built on open standards is steadily moving to closed and proprietary protocols and going back to the past of mainframes with closed architectures and technologies. With Massively Scalable Data Centers (MSDC) the compute and storage resource are increasingly being connected […]
The Future of Cloud, Part 3: Transparency in the High Performance Cloud
(This is part 3 of a 7-part series sharing insights from Cisco partners about the Future of Cloud.) At CiscoLive!, attendees had the chance to meet with many companies offering cloud services. Dusten Tornow, Director of Infrastructure Products at OneNeck IT Solutions, shared some of his thoughts on the world of many clouds with me. […]
The Future of Cloud, Part 2: Adding Value to the Cloud
(This is part 2 of a 7-part series sharing insights from Cisco partners about the Future of Cloud.) Chris Kemmerer, Director, Mobility Solutions, Verizon, had a lot to share with me at CiscoLive! “What I’m seeing this year is very transformational,” said Kemmerer. “What we’re seeing is how to take some of these foundation services […]
Want to hear Cisco’s POV on the top 5 questions about the Future of Cloud?
According to GigaOM, the use of cloud-based resources will be what’s “next” for IT in preparation for an in-depth look at the infrastructure that will drive the next decade of application development. At the recent Structure event, GigaOM tapped into the minds of cloud-technology industry leaders, seeking insight into the “Top 5 Questions for the […]
Do You Want to Help Shape the Future of Cloud?
The 4th annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey is underway! Cisco, along with North Bridge and Gigaom Research, and over 60 industry collaborators aim to explore the types of cloud computing technologies being used today and in the future. Please take 3 minutes to take the 17-question 2014 Survey to weigh in on key issues […]
Emerging Cloud Models: Community Cloud
There is no disputing that both enterprises and service providers are embracing cloud. What’s different today is that not only are telcos cloud providers, but enterprises and governments are also becoming cloud providers through a community cloud model. A community cloud model is a collaborative effort where infrastructure is shared and jointly accessed by several […]
Building a New IT Organization
If someone asked you how to build a new IT organization from the ground up, what would you advise? A Cisco Sales employee asked me that very question last week. Her global customer had recently spun off a new regional group which was planning to do just that –build a completely new IT enterprise organization, […]