When you need complete privacy: An on-premises private cloud
Do you dream of keeping your data under a lock and key that only you control? Or are you trying to appease regulations, whether corporate or government mandated? Organizations should not fear the auditor more than the attacker. While many have come to adopt the cloud, there are cases where it might not be for […]
Meeting the Challenge of Reselling Cloud Services
Today’s Guest Blog comes to us courtesy of Steve Vicinanza, CEO of Cirrity. As a reseller, your customers depend on you to fully qualify and carefully select the products and services you recommend. This is especially true when you resell cloud computing services, which establish a dependency between the customer and the cloud provider. If the […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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 […]