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Out of the Cloud and Into the Fog: Cisco, Fog Computing, and the Internet of Things

June 5, 2014
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We have all heard the hype that the cloud is the way forward in the twenty-first century, and I am sure you have heard the claim from cloud advocates that at some point 100% of computing will reside in the cloud. This seems logical, based on current trends and a quick glance over the announcements…

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Cisco ACI: Is It Wham! or Sam Cooke?

May 29, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

An odd little title, I think you will agree, but consider this: Wham! had a hit with “Freedom” and Sam Cooke sang “Chain Gang,” and I think you can now see my thought process. This post is going to investigate not the technical capabilities of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), but rather what its market…

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Stacking Up Rackspace Options

May 27, 2014
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CloudComputing

Rackspace’s future has been in question since CEO Lanham Napier stepped down in February of 2014. While Rackspace is a profitable company, it must be feeling the squeeze from larger players like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google. Amazon and Google in particular have slashed prices for their Platform as a Service (PaaS) products, leaving…

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Cisco Cloud Services Positions Cisco to Compete in the Cloud

May 12, 2014
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CloudComputing

When you hear the term “cloud computing,” Amazon, Google, VMware, and Microsoft are the companies that you most likely think of first. Well, it seems Cisco Systems wants a spot on that list of companies known for their cloud services. Cisco announced in March that it plans to begin offering Cisco Cloud Services to its…

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OpFlex, Standards-Based Protocols, and Cisco’s Messaging Problem

April 15, 2014
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On April second, Cisco introduced something that seems to make a lot of sense in its new declarative-based, ACI-led world of software-defined networking: a policy mechanism. The blog post about it was pretty straightforward: it included the obligatory nods toward the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and open-source communities, defined the differences between the traditional…

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Network Virtualization: Not Just for the Service Provider

November 14, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Many network virtualization products appear to be aimed at the top 10,000 customers worldwide, accounting for their price as well as their published product direction. While this is a limited and myopic view, many claim it is for the best, their reason being that network virtualization is only really needed by the very large networks.…

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HyTrust Expanding Role in Secure Hybrid Cloud

October 1, 2013
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HyTrust released their version 3.5 of their virtualization security proxy and compliance tool. This tool is core to a growing ecosystem of partners and systems. HyTrust has also expanded its role within the Secure Hybrid Cloud by covering more of what is traditionally part of the data center. HyTrust is a proxy that sits between…

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Thinking of a Logical Acquisition for Cisco – Citrix

September 16, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Earlier this week Cisco announced its intention to acquire Whiptail, its 6th acquisition for 2013. The addition to the Unified Computing (UCS) line made sense, as it continues to support their vision to be the infrastructure that clouds run on. To achieve this vision, Cisco will need to make some strategic acquisitions to keep them…

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News: Cisco Intends to Acquire SSD Pioneer WHIPTAIL

September 10, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Cisco announced today their intent to acquire Whippany, NJ based WHIPTAIL, a manufacturer of Solid-State Disk (SSD) storage.

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