How Do You Protect Your Business If Your Cloud Service Provider Fails?
By the end of this year, Gartner predicts 1 of 4 cloud service providers (CSPs) will no longer be in business due to consolidation or lack of funding. Based on the explosive growth of cloud use, you are likely using SaaS to support business critical functions and IaaS compute or storage services from the cloud. […]
Harnessing the Power of As-a-Service Cloud Offerings
When used wisely, consuming cloud as-a-service (aaS) can dramatically improve business outcomes. Primarily, cloud IT services can promote business agility, reduce expenses, and accelerate time-to-market. They...
Why Compromise Your Public Cloud Experience?
Have you used a public cloud? The experience as a developer is truly fantastic. Enter your credit card information and go. Need more resources? Click. Tear down a server and start over? Click. Want APIs for granular access to configure and automate every part of your deployments exactly the way you need them? No problem. […]
Building a Successful Hybrid Cloud That Delivers Flexibility, Choice and Control
The debate about whether businesses need hybrid clouds is over. Technology executives see value in public clouds because they offer speed, economics, and scale that are very hard to achieve in a private cloud environment. On the other hand, private clouds offer control, data sovereignty, and security. Businesses need both, which means they need hybrid […]
SUMMARY: Hybrid – The Next Wave of Cloud Innovation
Due diligence can create an inaccurate impression that IT is slow to respond to the needs of the business. The next wave of cloud innovation will come in the form of open, secure connectivity that drives a globally connected network of clouds—a model which we call the Intercloud. The Intercloud is a hybrid cloud model […]
Welcome to the New Cloud Blog
Last March Cisco announced plans to build the world’s largest global Intercloud with partners. We have been working diligently to create a world of connected private, public and hybrid clouds based on secure, open connectivity. The Intercloud ecosystem now has over 50 partners with more than 350 data centers, in over 50 countries! We are […]
Do You Know How Much You Are Spending On Cloud? Hidden Costs of Public Cloud Can be 4-8 Times Higher than Visible Costs
Reducing costs remains amongst the top reasons why organizations use public cloud services. However, when calculating the costs of public cloud services organizations need to look well beyond the license fees and billed costs. With Cisco Cloud Consumption Services, we have worked with numerous customers to discover their public cloud usage and analyze cloud spend. […]
Lunch is on Us – Unlocking the Potential of a Well Balanced Secure Hybrid IT Strategy
Much like the MPG argument when comparing diesel engines versus regular gas engines, and hybrid gas/electric versus pure plug-in electric vehicles, similarly valid arguments can be made for any combination of IT strategies: the traditional on-premise data center and private clouds, versus IT out-sourced. What IT strategy you chose will no doubt come down to what […]
Hybrid Cloud meets Cisco Intercloud Fabric
If you are like the many IT managers we talk to every day, you prefer to have options whenever you tackle a project or formulate your IT strategy. Perhaps, you do not like the idea of feeling limited, constrained or unable to leverage a viable contingency plan. Architecting your cloud strategy should be no exception […]