New #CiscoChat: Strategies for Infrastructure as Code Automation Across Your Hybrid Cloud
In this #CiscoChat, panelists will expand on a conversation started at CiscoLive about the Cisco and HashiCorp collaboration and Intersight Service for Terraform. Join us April 8th at 10am PDT.
Accelerating to Hybrid Cloud with Cisco Nexus Dashboard
Cisco Nexus Dashboard provides a single focal point to unite the disparate views of globe-spanning multicloud data center operations, application deployment, and performance.
Deliver Services at Internet Speed
How quickly can your organization stand-up a new application or deploy new services? Most customers tell me, “not fast enough!” I am clearly hearing from them that the new standard expectation across the organization is to receive precise data center resources in “internet time,” easily and definitely on-demand. But customers are not the only […]
Is IT Automation the Key to Operational Excellence? Industry Analysts Think So
Businesses move quickly until they have to cross rough roads paved with technical challenges. That’s because even though data centers are sophisticated, the components that support most businesses still include far too many 20th century manual processes, silo based resources and administrators pressured to keep up. Although automation can speed up IT, and your business, […]
Open Source Acceleration for Applications
In previous blogs I have described how organizations are maturing beyond provisioning of individual servers to provisioning of richer cloud-based application stacks. Known as platform-as-a-service (PaaS), this capability takes cloud technology beyond infrastructure to automate the application life cycle. PaaS allows developers and IT operations to collaborate and ensure that application stacks are consistent and […]
#EngineersUnplugged S4|Ep13: Data Center of the Future
In this week's episode of Engineers Unplugged, Jamie MacQuarrie (@JMacQuarrie) and Jay Cuthrell (@qthrul) discuss both the history and future of the data center. How have...
Join the Conversation: Cisco and Forrester Webcast
Cloud is changing the way businesses deploy and manage IT and business services. Industry analysts estimate that by the end of 2014, four out of 10 companies will have deployed a private cloud. But where do you start? Join Cisco and Forrester on February 18th, for this live webcast entitled: Cloud Management: It’s More than […]
Introducing Cisco Prime Service Catalog version 10.0
I’m excited to announce the recent release of our next-generation service catalog software, Cisco Prime Service Catalog version 10.0. (Click here for a larger image.) As previously introduced in my colleague Song’s blog post, Cisco Prime Service Catalog is an industry-leading IT service catalog solution for any managing any type of service request – from […]
Enterprise Platform as a Service
Deploying Multi-Tier Application Stacks with Puppet and Chef In a previous Cisco Data Center blog, we announced our configuration management accelerator for cloud to enable organizations to move beyond monolithic golden templates into a dynamic TOSCA-modeled application design canvas. Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC) has been working for months with PuppetLabs and OpsCode (Chef) […]