Metapod

May 31, 2016

CLOUD

OpenStack Can Be Complicated .. But It Does Not Have To Be

Another debate is over … and I am not referring to the US presidential election … I am referring to the growing maturity of OpenStack and its level of adoption in the marketplace. Over 7,500 people attended the last OpenStack Summit in Austin, TX. The energy at the event was palpable. Various organizations stepped forward […]

April 18, 2016

CLOUD

Hybrid devops? Containerized microservices? What?

I’m so glad I’m not a programmer. I mean, the money would be great, the constant job offers would be nice, and I suppose the freedom to show up to work wearing anything you want would be a bonus, but the actual programming? Ick. It seems awfully tedious. I can’t imagine the patience it would […]

April 8, 2016

CLOUD

Ready to go Cloud Native?

Sure, your first concern when you embrace the whole notion of private cloud is how you’re going to port your legacy apps into your new environment. But what then? Your team can’t just keep developing applications the way they always have and then moving them over. They need to take that next step and build […]

March 25, 2016

CLOUD

Hybrid Cloud Is Growing … But Requires Workload Portability, Security, and Policy Enablement

The variety of interpretations about what hybrid cloud is, should be or could be continues to evolve …. This is why for quite some time whenever hybrid cloud comes up I have tried to discuss hybrid cloud in very practical terms. The most popular interpretations of hybrid cloud typically fall across the following main categories: Some organizations […]

March 24, 2016

CLOUD

Batteries Included

If you’ve spent any time on Cisco Cloud blogs at all, you’ve heard about Metapod. It’s our production-ready, OpenStack-based, on-premises private cloud solution. We engineer it, deploy it, and remotely operate it 24×7 on your behalf. It’s the perfect solution for companies that enjoy the public cloud experience, but need the security and performance advantages […]

March 18, 2016

CLOUD

Cloud Strategic Choices: Keep Your Options Open

Just as we are beginning to think that the latest cloud news may have become quite predictable, you run into an article that causes you to pause: “Dropbox moves 90% of its data off Amazon AWS in favor of its own private cloud” What I found interesting about the article, as it relates to what […]

March 15, 2016

CLOUD

The Votes Have Been Counted!

And it looks like the Foundation has used that input to assemble a Summit schedule jam-packed with relevant and interesting presentations about OpenStack. There will be a lot of NFV material this time around, a lot of SDN, and yes–we’ll all still be talking about containers. If you’d like to hear from Cisco speakers at the event, you’ve […]

February 10, 2016

CLOUD

OpenStack Summit – Vote Now Speaking Sessions and Topics

You know the drill. It’s one of the great things about the OpenStack Summit. Unlike most other conferences, where organizers single-handedly set the agenda based on what they think you want to hear, the OpenStack Summit agenda is based on what you actually want to hear. Curious about containers? Intrigued by NFV? Wondering what’s next […]

November 19, 2015

DATA CENTER

Shadow IT: You Can’t Manage What You Can’t See

Shadow IT is nothing new as employees and lines of business bypass IT departments to get the cloud services they need to complete their jobs.   Rogue IT has resulted in a conversation around the unintended and potentially dangerous consequences of increased security risks, compliance concerns and hidden costs. We all know that private and public […]