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 […]
Cloud Unfiltered Episode 05: Heidi Joy Tretheway of the OpenStack Foundation
The results of the annual OpenStack User Survey are scheduled to be released today, and we at Cloud Unfiltered were lucky enough to bag an interview in advance with Heidi Joy Tretheway, Senior Marketing Manager at the OpenStack Foundation, and administrator of the survey in question. Heidi Joy shared all kinds of interesting highlights from […]
Cloud Unfiltered Episode 03: Cisco’s Kip Compton
Kip Compton has an interesting story. He’s an MIT grad, he was raised by a mom that was a computer programmer back when pretty much nobody’s mom was a computer programmer, and he’s Cisco’s VP of Cloud and Platform Services, which gives him loads of interesting insight into the state of cloud today. Tune in […]
Guest Post: Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) at the Core of Private Cloud
Have you ever wondered why some organizations are more successful in delivering services and applications with serious resource constraints to its every increasing distributed workforce? Chances are the IT teams are using some variation of cloud computing to solve these and other modern day IT challenges. Private cloud serves as an enabler for organizations to deliver IT as a service (ITaaS). This makes organizations more agile and efficient through reduction of cost, economies of scale and increased efficiency. Cisco uses its innovative cloud platform to facilitate automation, virtualization and simplification to increase business value whilst reducing total cost of ownership (TCO). Cisco cloud services can be delivered using three methods: first, there is the Cisco private cloud (through internally hosted or owned infrastructure), second, through public cloud (cloud provider delivers services) and finally, a hybrid model (a mix of the previous two).
Cisco Live Berlin 2017: It’s All About You (and the Cloud)
Cisco Live is about you. This is your time to learn, network, share insights and acquire hands on experience with our solutions in the DevNet Zone. Cisco Live features distinct programs enabling you to build a personalized agenda mapped to your individual interests. And .. as you would expect, one of the many technology tracks we feature is about Cloud.
Cloud’s Challenges and Opportunities for IT Pros
A recent IDC FutureScape on the future of the cloud market forecasts that 65 percent of organizations’ IT assets will be offsite, in co-located, hosting and cloud data centers by 2018. One-third of IT staff will be working at third-party service providers.
The Apparent ‘Cloud Security Paradox’
It is all about security, isn’t it? Take every other customer survey and ‘security’ bubbles up at the very top of most respondents’ concerns. One of the latest data points I can share is part of an IDC cloud study in which security was cited as an important concern.
The Gift of Managed Private Cloud
How’s your holiday shopping going? Finding everything on your list? Sorry—shouldn’t have asked. I know the answer. Any other time of year, you can skip out the door on a whim, head to the mall, and see what treasures you happen to run across. No pressure. No obligations. No fear. You pick up an item […]
A Resilient Cloud Strategy: Standardize or Diversify?
Over the past few years, I have seen IT organizations adopt cloud in very different ways. Some organizations prefer to standardize their cloud infrastructure to drive efficiencies in their data centers. As a result, they eventually reduce the number of suppliers across their entire IT value chain. Conversely, other organizations adopt a ‘best of breed’ […]