So many workloads and so many clouds ….
Recently, I had the opportunity to join a discussion regarding the #FutureOfCloud in the #InnovateThink Tweet Chat. One of the questions that came up revolved around the process typically used to associate a workload with a specific cloud deployment model. That is an important question and top of mind whenever we speak with customers. […]
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...