open source

May 2, 2017

CLOUD

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 […]

March 15, 2017

CLOUD

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 […]

December 6, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

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 […]

November 29, 2016

SECURITY

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 […]

November 3, 2016

CLOUD

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 […]

November 1, 2016

CLOUD

Your Partner for Software Acceleration

Every year as QCon San Francisco approaches, I get excited to look at new innovations and learn from bleeding-edge enterprises that are using new technologies to give their companies a competitive advantage. It’s hard for me to believe that 2016 marks the 10th year of this event. And this year’s QCon is shaping up to […]

October 13, 2016

THREAT RESEARCH

LockyDump – All Your Configs Are Belong To Us

      Locky has continued to evolve since its inception in February 2016. This has made it difficult to track at times due to changes in the way in which it’s distributed as well as various characteristics of the malware itself. The actors responsible for Locky have continuously attempted to improve operational security (OpSec) […]

September 28, 2016

CLOUD

Containerized Cloud Foundry is Key Element for Cloud Native

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 22, 2016

CLOUD

Go to Barcelona. Learn stuff. Come back with a clear conscience.

First off I’ll say this: Kudos to you if you’ve managed to convince your boss that you need to go to Barcelona for the upcoming OpenStack Summit. You’re a better negotiator than I. I’ve gone to the past four consecutive Summits, but this one does not look like it’s going to happen. And honestly I […]