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 […]
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.
Managed Cloud: Your Best Cloud Native Choice
Today, organizations have many choices in how they architect their data centers and network. Innovative companies are increasingly taking a bimodal approach to IT. A bimodal approach combines Mode 1—Traditional IT focused on “doing IT right” and optimizing price-for-performance with Mode 2—Agile IT that supports “doing IT fast” for rapid prototyping, iterative development, and rapid […]
Cisco CloudCenter Achieves Certified Integration with ServiceNow
IT Service Management meets Hybrid IT Borrowing the signature song from the Lego Movie for an enterprise service management blog post is a stretch, but I couldn’t resist. If you’ve seen the Lego Movie you’ll know that the song is extremely catchy, you can’t stop singing “Everything is awesome, everything is cool when you’re part of a team”. The […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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...
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 […]