paas

June 20, 2016

DATA CENTER

Developer Productivity, PaaS, Compliance, and Policy Driven Infrastructure

If you are heading up an application develop team or are running an IT organization and you are looking at your developers initial steps to developing cloud native applications, I...

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 14, 2016

MANUFACTURING

1 Easy Method to Cut Costs Out of Your Business

For years I’ve seen manufacturing executives search for innovative ways to lower costs and drive more profits. In my travels, I’ve finally found a process and methodology that works every time.

March 17, 2016

CLOUD

Predicting the Next Wave of Industry Disruption

If you read the avalanche of marketing material from venture-funded loss-making startups in the cloud space you’d think that on-premise infrastructure will become akin to old typewriters lying around in store rooms and that IT departments will go the way of the dinosaurs after the asteroid hit. Any vendor advocating anything else is toast. Geddit? […]

February 16, 2016

DATA CENTER

ACI Policy Enables Secure PaaS and More at CLEUR

Much is being written about companies that have become digital businesses, including Gartner Group analysts, McKinsey consultants, and book writers. In Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation, early in the book, the authors talk about Digital Masters, the companies that are succeeding in the becoming digital, saying “the masters are 26 percent more profitable […]

October 19, 2015

DATA CENTER

Application Ready Stacks at Will

Application architects and developers are the life blood of your business. They are responsible for analyzing, designing and developing commercially viable solutions to drive revenue for your business. These teams keep up-to-date on the latest technology, drive development activities and are responsible for the design and day-to-day functioning of non-production environments. What they are not […]

September 14, 2015

INSIDE CISCO IT

The Origins of Fast IT

Fast IT – It started in our Data Center, and now it’s everywhere https://youtu.be/sChoGrmpNmw “Fast IT” started for...

September 3, 2015

DATA CENTER

The Long Road to the Cloud – Changes in Application Deployment Criteria

In today’s world as more and more customers prepare to take advantage of cloud technologies, they are finding that private cloud and colocation services are essential options in their journey to the cloud. We are lucky to have Dan Harrington, as a guest blogger. Dan is a Research Director covering Datacenter trends at 451 Research. […]

July 20, 2015

CLOUD

Overcoming Cloud Jargon

These are three conversations that I had recently with a partner, a customer, and a Cisco executive (not necessarily in this order): “Cloud refers to only private and hybrid cloud, right?” “I thought infrastructure-as-a-service is public cloud, not software-as-a-service.” “We know how much public cloud we are using because we know what infrastructure-as-a-services we are […]