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 […]
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 […]
Hybrid Cloud Is Growing … But Requires Workload Portability, Security, and Policy Enablement
The variety of interpretations about what hybrid cloud is, should be or could be continues to evolve …. This is why for quite some time whenever hybrid cloud comes up I have tried to discuss hybrid cloud in very practical terms. The most popular interpretations of hybrid cloud typically fall across the following main categories: Some organizations […]
Infographic: How Do You Consume Private Cloud?
For many organizations – depending on the application, data management policies and use case(s) – deploying a private cloud environment for all their applications is not necessarily the best path. As outlined in my previous blog, the best cloud strategy gives you the largest number of options. Specifically, you will have to make decisions regarding […]
It All Begins with a Single Step
Cloud has become a strategic component to business strategy for a wide range of businesses because it can deliver a comprehensive set of workloads as automated services. Additionally, it allows organizations to reach new customers, stay ahead of the competition and transform the way they deliver resources to line of business and application teams. But […]
Not All Clouds Are Created Equal
Does the idea of building out your own data center make you pause? Remember, the cloud enables you to leverage the investment service providers have made in cloud to reduce your own CAPEX and OPEX spending. You can literally transform how you do business with a wide range of infrastructure, collaboration, security, and recovery services […]
Cisco Private Cloud Transforms Your Business
Digital technology has become pervasive in our lives. As a result tech savvy employees and customers have new expectations for interacting with your business. The problem is how do you meet these new expectations while at the same time meet your objectives of cost reduction, delivering business innovation and increasing profit? Translate your manual provisioning […]
Driving Business Outcomes with the Second Wave of Cloud Adoption
Do you remember when cloud services first emerged? Driving operational efficiency was the name of the game – specifically reducing IT costs. Now, as organizations continue to innovate themselves, many are expecting their cloud services to be instrumental in digitization efforts that can improve business growth and drive innovation. A Cisco-sponsored IDC survey revealed that a second […]
Shadow IT: Rampant, Pervasive, and Explosive!
When wireless for LAN burst onto the scene, companies were a lot slower than their employees to embrace it. Employees didn’t want to be tied to their desks. So they brought in their own wireless access points, stashing them under desks and in conference rooms. Soon companies began realizing they had a big mess of […]