private cloud

March 25, 2016

CLOUD

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 […]

March 21, 2016

CLOUD

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 […]

March 16, 2016

CLOUD

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 […]

February 23, 2016

CLOUD

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 […]

February 22, 2016

DATA CENTER

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 […]

February 1, 2016

CLOUD

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 […]

January 19, 2016

CLOUD

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 […]

December 2, 2015

DATA CENTER

Cloud Adoption is Growing. So What Now?

There is no denying it cloud has moved beyond buzzword and become a key foundation element for over 40% of enterprise organizational strategies.   Making the decision to “go cloud” is the easy part.   Figuring out how to optimize and deliver on your cloud strategy is another discussion. The “first wave to cloud” was focused on operational […]

November 30, 2015

DATA CENTER

Organizational Dexterity with Private Cloud Automation

The world is experiencing a digital revolution that is rapidly changing your business landscape.  This revolution is not only connecting people with digital technology; but it has made this technology ubiquitous in all of our lives.  The result is tech-savvy employees and customers with new expectations how to interact with your business. Meeting these expectations requires […]