June 21, 2021


Pondering Automation: Who Wants Storage? You Do! You Do!

6 min read

Do you want to see how to use a database with your SecureX Orchestration automations when you want that database to be on-prem? And do it with the pieces you have today? Then read this blog.

April 26, 2018


Cisco Open Source Update

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Across Cisco, each year we are increasing our code contributions across many new and existing open source projects... Visit Cisco at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe - May 2-4

November 9, 2017


OpenStack: Solving for Integration in Open Source Adjacent Communities

2 min read

I have had the pleasure of serving as an Individually elected member of the OpenStack Board of Directors during 2017. Prior to my current work, I served OpenStack to lead the development of and deliver innovative software building blocks for OpenStack in concert with over 28,000 other individuals involved with OpenStack. As a result of […]

July 6, 2017


The Best OpenSource Solution for Microservices Networking – Part 2

3 min read

In my previous post, we talked about the complexity that Containers can bring to the network and what that means to different roles within an organisation. We also introduced Contiv in this context and touched on its high-level architecture. In this post, we aim to get a big more into detail… 🙂 So let’s begin… Contiv […]

March 6, 2017


Clouds Gather (In a Good Way) at Cisco Live Berlin

3 min read

Berlin. Europe’s Europe. Where someone thought of doing this so you can smile when paying to park your car: Where this was also happening the week before the last: In other words, the first Cisco Live for 2017 (and unsurprisingly the subject of this post). But before I get into the details of the event, […]

May 19, 2016


Cisco Open Source Project Contiv – Winner at ONUG Spring

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Cisco has been actively participating in open source and open standards for a long time and is now also a founding member of the Open IT Framework at the most recently held Open Networking User Group (ONUG) earlier this month. As I wrote in my blog prior to the event our focus was going to […]

May 10, 2016


Open Source All the Way Up the Stack

4 min read

Software engineering and developer communities are driving the market for cloud consumption and leading each industry into a new era of software-defined disruption. There are no longer questions about elastic and flexible agile development as the way to innovate and reduce time to market for businesses. Open source software plays a key role in the […]

May 2, 2016


Mantl Knows Secrets

7 min read

You have secrets in your cluster. Everybody does, it’s a fact of life. Database passwords, API keys, deployment tokens, just to name a few. Secrets are hard to manage, even before you throw in the fact that most of us now are operating in a cloud environment. In software development, the common advice to “never roll […]

February 18, 2016


OpenStack ASR1000 Plugin: New Features

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In my previous February 2015 blog post, I reviewed a new plugin for the OpenStack Neutron service plugin environment enabling customers to leverage the hardware platform ASR 1000. At that point the plugin was based on the Icehouse OpenStack version with limited feature support. Over the last several months we have been continuing the work on later OpenStack […]