VMware NSX and Cisco ACI – IT nirvana or a Kafka-esque nightmare?

In the Franz Kafka novella, Metamorphosis, traveling salesman Gregor Samsa awakens one morning to discover that he has transformed into a hideous creature. Shunned by his family and despite his best efforts to adapt to his new conditions, Gregor eventually withers away and dies alone in his bedroom. Can Kafka’s story serve as a cautionary tale for those IT organizations trying to force transformation into their IT infrastructure too quickly?

Topics: Cisco VMware NSX ACI private cloud

Cisco Live Recap - ACI is not Cisco's only SDN Solution

After attending Cisco Live last week, I thought of the various product announcements made, and one of the key items is the expansion of their SDN approach.

Topics: Networking ACI SDN Cisco Live

The Cisco Chambers Challenge: Disrupt or be disrupted...

Legendary rock band, Aerosmith, closed Cisco Live! 2015 with a high energy performance at Petco Park in San Diego. One of the first numbers they played was “Livin’ On the Edge.” According to outgoing CEO, John Chambers, many businesses are going to be “living on the edge” in today’s digitized world. 

 

Topics: Cisco cloud ACI transformation Cisco Live

First Thoughts on Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

The much anticipated Cisco ACI launch occurred today in the venerable Waldorf Astoria in NYC, just as John Chambers had predicted a little over a month ago at the Interop conference keynote. This launch was centered on the solutions created by the Insieme team (officially part of Cisco as of today).

Topics: Cisco IT Infrastructure Networking Insieme ACI