Want to hear Cisco’s POV on the top 5 questions about the Future of Cloud?
According to GigaOM, the use of cloud-based resources will be what’s “next” for IT in preparation for an in-depth look at the infrastructure that will drive the next decade of application development. At the recent Structure event, GigaOM tapped into the minds of cloud-technology industry leaders, seeking insight into the “Top 5 Questions for the […]
Monetizing the Shift to Cloud and Hybrid IT with Services
Picture this scene, which took place last month at Cisco's Partner Summit in Las Vegas. I had been talking for a few minutes in the lobby of the Venetian with a long-time Cisco partner when he suddenly asked, “Raja, how are you guys at Cisco going to help us use services to capitalize on cloud and hybrid IT?” I answered: “Plenty…and rapidly expanding.”
What makes Cisco Cloud Services Application Centric ?
Cisco’s announcement on Cisco Cloud Services "Introducing Cisco's Global Intercloud" is the next step in our transformation towards being an end-to-end cloud platform and software function solutions vendor. This...
Let Cisco Cloud Work for Your Business
At a recent event I saw a T-shirt that said “Remember when cloud only meant rain?” In the days before cloud computing, asking someone what they thought about cloud usually invoked a response about an animal-shaped formation or looking at cumulonimbus and predicting precipitation. One thing that today’s IT clouds have in common with their […]
With Cisco Cloud Management, FASTWEB Delivers New Value-Added Cloud Services
Imagine that you head the leading telecommunications provider in Italy and you are watching traditional service and revenue streams struggle under intense competitive pressure. Customer retention is a major issue because the types of services required by your residential and business clients are changing. Clearly, you need to retain customers and do so by offering […]
Summary : Beyond Data Security…Five Biggest Risks of Shadow Cloud IT Services
In his recent blog (Unleash the Promise of Cloud), Enrico Fuiano reports how a Cisco Intel study clearly indicates that Line of Business (LoB) leaders have been playing a more important role in driving requirements for IT solutions and services. Amongst the reasons driving this shift, Enrico pointed to the “shadow IT” initiatives. Robert Dimicco, Cisco […]
Unleash the Promise of Cloud: A Strategic Perspective – The Landscape
If you are reading this blog hoping to get a universal recipe for your cloud strategy, I believe you will be disappointed. But then, you already know…. there are no ‘universal’ cloud strategies. You have to formulate a cloud strategy that best fits your business objectives and IT priorities (among a number of other factors.) Our […]
Cisco Announces Open and Secure Hybrid Cloud with the Collaboration of Cloud Providers and Technology Partners
In my previous blog , I noted that IT is increasingly transitioning towards an IT service broker role, taking advantage of multiple sourcing options to become an intermediary of...
Cloud-based ITaaS: Transforming IT from Support to Service Brokerage
Cloud computing is more mainstream today than ever before, but it’s important to note that there are still significant opportunities for IT leaders to innovate and leverage cloud delivery options to capture new business opportunities and implement new IT models. The Evolution of ITaaS: The Convergence of Two Roads On one hand, traditional private cloud […]