private cloud

May 31, 2016

CLOUD

OpenStack Can Be Complicated .. But It Does Not Have To Be

Another debate is over … and I am not referring to the US presidential election … I am referring to the growing maturity of OpenStack and its level of adoption in the marketplace. Over 7,500 people attended the last OpenStack Summit in Austin, TX. The energy at the event was palpable. Various organizations stepped forward […]

May 18, 2016

CLOUD

Cloud: The Great Equalizer

IT is at the foundation of many of today’s businesses and organizations. When done right, IT can vitalize a business’ day-to-day operations from the inside. Employees can achieve more with less, bringing greater value to your customer base. Certainly, doing IT right can be complicated. Beyond performance, there are many important factors to manage: security, […]

April 28, 2016

CLOUD

OpenStack works here… and now, I do, too!

OpenStack works here. I intend to make you think about a double meaning: OpenStack is both people and platform. We work here, and the platform works great here at Cisco. At the OpenStack Summit in Austin this week, I see a compelling need for OpenStack and the many private clouds springing to life. I want […]

April 27, 2016

CLOUD

The Power of Cooperation and Imagination

Lew Tucker delivered a keynote at the OpenStack Summit yesterday. Which isn’t actually all that unusual. He’s been up to his neck in OpenStack for quite some time, leading cloud efforts at Cisco, and serving as Vice Chairman of the OpenStack Foundation. Lew spoke yesterday, and for me, the two most interesting ideas he shared […]

April 27, 2016

CLOUD

Hybrid Cloud: It’s Here!

We are living in the digital age and the effect it is having on the way we work and live are continuing to grow. IT professionals have never felt as much pressure to help their organization to move with speed and agility than today.  In response, large number of organizations are implementing private cloud.  But […]

April 18, 2016

CLOUD

Cisco Has Plenty In Store For You at the OpenStack Summit in Austin

The upcoming OpenStack Summit will be Cisco’s first Headline sponsorship at this semi-annual gathering of the OpenStack community…and it’s a good thing we’re headed to Austin because we need a...

April 8, 2016

CLOUD

Ready to go Cloud Native?

Sure, your first concern when you embrace the whole notion of private cloud is how you’re going to port your legacy apps into your new environment. But what then? Your team can’t just keep developing applications the way they always have and then moving them over. They need to take that next step and build […]

April 6, 2016

DATA CENTER

New is the Perfect Time for Private Cloud

Digital disruption is resulting in smarter and smarter devices, an explosion of business services, and increased complexity for data center professionals.   The initial response of many organizations was to increase virtualization and headcount only to discover that this was not the way to increase organizational speed and agility.   Meeting the challenges of today’s […]

March 29, 2016

CLOUD

Infographic: Are you ready for the Hybrid Cloud?

Many organizations realize the fact that only a limited percentage of private cloud implementations will remain within the boundaries of their data center(s). And that is why they are already deploying hybrid clouds to achieve significant benefits such as: Lower TCO On-demand flexibility for hosting workloads on-premises or in the cloud Faster response to market and business needs Better alignment between […]