It’s All About VPP and FD.io on Episode 13 of Cloud Unfiltered!
Have you heard of Vector Packet Processing? You know, VPP? If you haven’t, you will soon, because this particular technology allows networks to move information much faster than they’ve been able to up until now. I know, I know—the network is always getting faster. Making it faster is our job. But sometimes it gets faster […]
Managing and analyzing machine data is a snap with CLIP
Mining and drawing intelligence from large volumes of machine data is difficult and time-consuming. To make the process easier and faster for enterprise teams, Cisco recently developed the Cisco Log Intelligence Platform (CLIP). It brings machine data closer to application developers and administrators, helping them to diagnose, predict, and prevent application performance issues by identifying […]
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 11: Ken Owens
When I think “bleeding edge,” in regards to technology I become anxious. Maybe I should get excited, but really, the feeling is one of vague panic. I think of products that I am probably not ready for and product engineers that are going to be frustrated with my inability to instantly grasp the full impact […]
All Hail (and Support) Open Source!
Open source is not a panacea. An open source product doesn’t mean it’s cheap or free. And open source solutions don’t provide a cookie-cutter approach – every solution needs customization and usually integration.
Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 07: Jeff Dickey, Redapt
Jeff Dickey doesn’t believe in the open source business model, and he doesn’t think that cloud is going to make your life any easier. Provocative, right? Not exactly the song that most people in the industry are singing. But here’s the thing: Jeff works for Redapt—a company that builds enormous cloud systems for companies in all […]
Getting Smarter About Cloud
What if you could increase your cloud knowledge—in a substantial way—without having to lift a finger? No downloading whitepapers, no registering for webinars, no traveling to distant conferences, no scouring the Internet for relevant articles. It would be cool, wouldn’t it? Well, I’m here to tell you that the dream is real. Starting today, Cisco […]
Cloud Scale Networking, Finding Common Ground
We launched Cloud Scale Networking about a year ago to address the initial wave of software and hardware innovations that were built to enable co-development with Web Scale companies. Last July I offered my views on how Service Providers can thrive in the future. Since that time I have had the privilege of meeting with […]
To be Effective, Security Needs to Play Well with Others
Effective security is simple, open, and automated. In the last blog, I described several efforts by Cisco to pursue simplicity. Now let’s talk about how we are executing on the open part. Openness is about playing well with others. As a kid I heard it from my parents, and now I find myself saying it […]
The Journey to Digital Transformation
Companies are being disrupted by smaller, more agile companies that are able to leverage software and better react to the needs of their customers. Some recent examples include Amazon, Uber, Netflix, and AirBnB. To survive, your company must put software at the center of its business strategy. At the core of this software strategy are […]