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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]