software

February 22, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Building a Platform for Cloud Profitability

Demand for cloud services is exploding. The Cisco Global Cloud Index now forecasts that cloud traffic will grow by more than 30 percent in every region in the...

February 18, 2016

CLOUD

OpenStack ASR1000 Plugin: New Features

In my previous February 2015 blog post, I reviewed a new plugin for the OpenStack Neutron service plugin environment enabling customers to leverage the hardware platform ASR 1000. At that point the plugin was based on the Icehouse OpenStack version with limited feature support. Over the last several months we have been continuing the work on later OpenStack […]

January 25, 2016

COLLABORATION

The Hierarchy of SaaS Testing Needs

Software testing. For a long time, software testing was one of those dark alleys of the software development process. Often ignored, considered as an afterthought, and staffed by “someone else” who did an important job but was outside of the core development process. Well, that has all changed. In the SaaS world – especially one […]

December 3, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Software and Digitization Are Leading Business Transformation

Companies are embracing the idea of the digital enterprise as an “inevitable movement toward a ‘digital center’ in which business models, offerings and value chains are digitized to the maximum extent possible.” Digitization offers promising prospects for improved customer experience, closer employee engagement, and more agile IT and business operations. And software innovation is at […]

November 19, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Software Innovations for Cloud Scale Networking

Back in 2011, web pioneer Marc Andreessen wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, entitled “Why software is eating the world”. I couldn’t agree more! First, let’s have a look at what’s going on in the industry at large. Every company in every vertical industry is facing unprecedented competitive pressure from new players making […]

November 17, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Introducing Cloud Scale Solutions

If you’ve been to an industry event over the past five years and heard a service provider speak, it’s pretty apparent that our industry can no longer continue with business as usual. Cost and agility are critical business needs driving major industry transformation. But, things are a bit different this time around, since they are […]

October 21, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Agility is the New Smart

As businesses strive to become digital, they need to be more flexible, innovative, and agile than ever. Customers are engaging with businesses differently from how they were just five years ago, and the bulk of their interactions are not with people but with systems (think airport and hotel check-in, ordering a product, or getting a […]

June 9, 2015

CLOUD

Microservices Infrastructure Release 0.3

On behalf of the development team. I’m pleased to announce the 0.3.0 release of Microservices Infrastructure. In the weeks since 0.2, we’ve added a number of features and improvements. The software can be downloaded at: https://github.com/CiscoCloud/microservices-infrastructure Documentation is located at: https://microservices-infrastructure.readthedocs.org/en/latest What is it? Microservices Infrastructure is software that launches servers and then configures them […]

May 13, 2015

CLOUD

Hybrid Devops – Software Defined Disruption

Businesses have been and will continue to be disrupted by software agility and innovation. If you have any questions, just ask, if they are still in business, Movie Rental Companies (Netflix), Taxi Companies (Uber), and Retail Companies (Amazon) to just name a few areas (companies that disrupted an industry with Software). Software defined disruption has […]