Public Cloud

October 17, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud Unfiltered Ep23: Moving Legacy Applications to the Cloud, with Sinclair Schuller

Let’s say you are totally on board for private cloud. You (well, really your developers) love the public cloud, but you know you could save a whole lot of money if you moved that big data workload over to the private side. Or maybe you need to keep your data on-premises in order to meet […]

April 17, 2017

DATA CENTER

Cisco HyperFlex vs. Public Cloud

Late last year, I compared Cisco’s S3260 Storage Server to Amazon’s S3 service. The results shocked a lot of people and spurred a lot comments on the blog.

April 13, 2017

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Cisco SD-WAN Networking Service for Public Clouds

Guest post by Fan Yang & Tony Banuelos Enterprises across all verticals are migrating their applications to public cloud (IaaS) services and taking advantage of the great cost savings on compute hosting. But the cost benefits shouldn’t affect security, scalability or customer experience. Enterprises require the same level of secure network access, control and visibility in […]

February 1, 2017

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.

November 9, 2016

CLOUD

Different Clouds for Different Crowds

Recently, I was fortunate enough to be invited to present at the NSW GovDC conference. The fourth industrial revolution, described by Dr Klaus Schwab in his book launched at the 2016 World Economic Forum, has not just begun; it’s in full swing. This is not simply a trend or a fad. The fourth industrial revolution […]

October 18, 2016

CLOUD

The Evolution and Growing Relevance of Managed Services in a Cloud Computing World

Defining Managed Services and Cloud Computing Managed Services is traditionally understood to be the practice of having a third party Service Provider – also known as a Managed Services Provider (MSP), take over the IT operations management (ITOM) responsibilities and functions from an enterprise’s internal IT. The third-party aspect is highlighted in the use of […]

October 14, 2016

CLOUD

Cloud Field Day – Everything CloudCenter

A few weeks ago Cisco had the opportunity to present at Cloud Field Day to a panel of 14 influencers and to a larger audience via live stream. For those of you who haven’t seen or heard of Cloud Field Day, an extension of Tech Field Day, here is the breakdown: the top influencers (bloggers, […]

September 27, 2016

CLOUD

Cloud is Going Mainstream, But…Which Cloud?

The numbers are in. According to a 2016 IDC study – spanning over 6,100 organizations and 31 countries – the ‘second wave of cloud adoption’ continues to advance with almost 68% of organizations using some form of cloud. Private cloud deployments remain an essential part of the mix: 54% of organizations surveyed are in fact adopting […]

September 21, 2016

CLOUD

Cloud Going Mainstream: “Getting Ready for the Second Wave” of Cloud Value

Read the guest blog post from Robert Mahowald, IDC Group Vice President, about the second wave of cloud adoption and value.