ITaaS

April 8, 2014

SECURITY

Drivers for Managed Security and what to look for in a Cloud Provider [Summary]

The first blog of this series discussing the role of data security in the cloud can be found here. In 2014 and onward, security professionals can expect to see entire corporate perimeters extended to the cloud, making it essential to choose a service provider that can deliver the security that your business needs. While organizations can let business needs […]

April 8, 2014

DATA CENTER

Drivers for Managed Security and what to look for in a Cloud Provider

The first blog of this series discussing the role of data security in the cloud can be found here. In 2014 and onward, security professionals can expect to see entire corporate perimeters extended to the cloud, making it essential to choose a service provider that can deliver the security that your business needs. While organizations […]

March 6, 2014

SECURITY

Data Security Through the Cloud [summary]

Is the combination of cloud computing and mobility a perfect storm of security threats? Actually, yes. And you should prepare for them as if there is a storm coming. As businesses become increasingly mobile, so does sensitive data. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by ESG, 31% of security professionals say that the biggest […]

March 6, 2014

DATA CENTER

Data Security Through the Cloud

Is the combination of cloud computing and mobility a perfect storm of security threats? Actually, yes. And you should prepare for them as if there is a storm coming. As businesses become increasingly mobile, so does sensitive data. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by ESG, 31% of security professionals say that the biggest […]

March 4, 2014

DATA CENTER

CIO or IT Services Broker?

In the heart of the overall shift from cloud computing as an isolated project to a central IT strategy, a particular tenet is reigning supreme: hybrid IT strategies. As cloud computing continues to evolve, new technologies are emerging to support the dynamic creation of cloud services. CIOs are increasingly feeling the need to deal with […]

February 19, 2014

DATA CENTER

The Cisco IT Story: ITaaS with Cisco Prime Service Catalog

We had some exciting sessions featuring Cisco Prime Service Catalog at Cisco Live Milan a few weeks ago. In case you missed it, we featured two great customer case studies. One of them was Steria, a multinational service provider headquartered in France who has deployed Cisco Prime Service Catalog and FlexPod for their cloud services […]

January 27, 2014

DATA CENTER

IT – The rapid pace of changes we can expect in 2014

We are almost at the end of January in 2014 and Cisco Live is underway in Europe.   The IT landscape is changing rapidly, and we all need to adapt to it.  In a previous blog I had listed some of the high priority issues for IT in 2014, and in this blog I will […]

January 24, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cloud-based ITaaS: Transforming IT from Support to Service Brokerage

Cloud computing is more mainstream today than ever before, but it’s important to note that there are still significant opportunities for IT leaders to innovate and leverage cloud delivery options to capture new business opportunities and implement new IT models. The Evolution of ITaaS: The Convergence of Two Roads On one hand, traditional private cloud […]

December 31, 2013

DATA CENTER

2013 – A year in review for UCS Management! What will 2014 bring?

As we come to the end of 2013, there is a lot to look back at, and still more to look forward to in 2014.  Last year I speculated whether 2012 was the year of converged infrastructure and all indications are that it was true.  I was at the Gartner Data Center conference in Las Vegas […]