Cisco Smart Software Licensing: Five Myths Debunked
Smart Licensing was created to simplify the customer experience and provide greater insight into software license ownership and consumption so you know what you own and how it is being used.
NEW #CiscoChat Podcast: Enterprise Software Management Made Easy
Cisco recently commissioned IDC to identify the top IT challenges with infrastructure software management. Check out this #CiscoChat podcast to hear about what they found!
Part 2: How Many Servers Do You Have …. Comatose and Sitting Idle?!?!
Last week I introduced this topic, the pervasive problem of “comatose” servers in data centers, based upon an interesting recent eWeek article entitled “30 Percent of Servers Worldwide Sit Idle”, which in turn was based upon the research report by Stanford University in conjunction with the Anthesis Group. In my blog, I described the costs […]
How Many Servers Do You Have …. Comatose and Sitting Idle?! (Part 1)
In my role in Cisco Services, I’m more interested in the challenges of technology adoption and deployment than I am in speeds and feeds, statistics and technology fads. ...
Discovering Application-Server-Network Dependencies to Facilitate ACI and Application Migration
Earlier this month, I blogged about the challenges of Cloud Sprawl. Let’s now turn to the challenges of “Application Sprawl”!If you are planning migration of applications inside or between data centers, or if you are planning a migration to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), the understanding of your applications and how they tie to the […]
The We’re Listening Blog Series: Simpler Licensing Registration Experience with Redesigned Portal
Brian Jeffries is a vice president of operations on Cisco’s Global Business Services team. Working collectively with his colleagues across Cisco, he is responsible for increasing the speed and scale of end-to-end operational performance, driving efficiency and effectiveness, and simplifying the operational experience for our customers, partners, and sales field. His key areas of focus […]
How We’re Making It Easier to Do Business With Cisco
The We’re Listening blog series has tracked some of the new programs and capabilities Cisco is introducing to make it easier to do business with us. The corporate Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Program drives many of these improvements, so I’ve invited EoDB executive lead (and Cisco EVP of Operations) Randy Pond to discuss some […]
The We’re Listening Blog Series: Smart Licensing Gets a Great Reception at Cisco Live
In our most recent post, Steve Morrisey from the Ease of Doing Business team highlighted his key takeaways from Cisco Live US back in June, including the Cisco Software Simplification team’s exciting presentation of the new Smart Software Licensing solution. Smart Software Licensing is a major change to Cisco’s software strategy – we’re moving away […]
The We’re Listening Blog Series: Learning from our Customers at Cisco Live
The “We’re Listening” blog keeps you in the loop about what Cisco is hearing from our customers and partners, and what we’re doing to address your top pain points. Teams across Cisco work together to fix these areas of concerns, and in this blog, you’ve heard from some of the experts who lead the improvement […]