Metapod

October 31, 2016

CLOUD

Metapod is now Cisco Metacloud™

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I’ve learned more about trademark rules in the last year than I probably ever wanted to. I’ll explain. About two years ago, Cisco acquired Metacloud, the company I worked for, along with a team of brilliant engineers, product managers, marketers, and operations folks. As we worked through the integration process, we learned that while our […]

October 12, 2016

CLOUD

Building resilient applications with Cisco Metacloud

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This post walks through the models for building resilient applications on OpenStack infrastructure with Cisco Metacloud, OpenStack Orchestration, and configuration management tools like Ansible. Agile Infrastructure, Some Background In 2001, when a group of software developers discussed a growing trend of lightweight methods for producing software, they decided to group those together and write a […]

September 28, 2016

CLOUD

Containerized Cloud Foundry is Key Element for Cloud Native

6 min read

As founding members of the Cloud Native Container Foundation and Open Container Initiative. We believe cloud Foundry is a key element in cloud native platform strategy. We are also committed to contributions in the open source Cloud Foundry community. Many readers will be familiar with Cisco’s partnership with Pivotal; providing a fully assured, high performance, […]

September 27, 2016

CLOUD

Cloud is Going Mainstream, But…Which Cloud?

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The numbers are in. According to a 2016 IDC study – spanning over 6,100 organizations and 31 countries – the ‘second wave of cloud adoption’ continues to advance with almost 68% of organizations using some form of cloud. Private cloud deployments remain an essential part of the mix: 54% of organizations surveyed are in fact adopting […]

September 14, 2016

CLOUD

Tune into the First Ever Cloud Field Day

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Tech Field Day covers a wide variety of events such as Mobility Field Day, Storage Field Day, Data Field Day, and now Cloud Field Day. Cisco will be presenting at #CFD1 to a panel of 14 influencers from 1:00 – 3:00 pm PST September 14 . For those of you who haven’t seen or heard of […]

August 10, 2016

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Getting Comfortable With Cloud Native

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Are you comfortable with the whole “Cloud Native” concept yet? If your (tech-savvy) neighbor wandered over to chat you up in the front yard and asked you about it, could you explain what it is? How it works? Why it matters? It’s OK if you couldn’t. Most people can’t. Oh they’re not admitting it, but […]

July 11, 2016

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Managed Cloud: Your Best Cloud Native Choice

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Today, organizations have many choices in how they architect their data centers and network. Innovative companies are increasingly taking a bimodal approach to IT. A bimodal approach combines Mode 1—Traditional IT focused on “doing IT right” and optimizing price-for-performance with Mode 2—Agile IT that supports “doing IT fast” for rapid prototyping, iterative development, and rapid […]

June 27, 2016

CLOUD

Can Private Cloud Benefit Genome Researchers?

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First off, let me put forth a disclaimer: I know next-to-nothing about genomics. I don’t know the names of the institutions involved in it, I don’t know who funds it, who is making major breakthroughs, how to use the industry lingo, or what the latest findings have been. But I do know this: Organizations involved in […]

June 24, 2016

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Red Hat Summit and Cisco OpenStack-Based On-Premises Clouds

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Next week I will be attending the Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco, along with a number of my Cisco colleagues. I am looking forward to discussing with attendees and Cisco partners the latest cloud trends and specifically their interest in OpenStack, associated use cases and their thoughts about Open Source development in general. The […]