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

Cloud and IT Transformation Predictions for 2015

I recently sat down with ESG Founder and Senior Analyst Steve Duplessie to talk about what my expectations are for cloud, converged/hyperconverged technology, and other IT transformation topics in 2015.

Topics: Cloud Computing transformation Converged Infrastructure Hyper-converged

Post Interop Musings

Now that a few days have passed since returning from Interop and Las Vegas, it seems like a good time to recap my visit. As expected, there was a lot going on, and not just new product announcements. There were announcements from both Aerohive and Arista stating their intentions to go public with IPOs. Both companies have reported tremendous growth and are now looking to get to the next level.

Topics: Storage IT Infrastructure Networking software-defined networking SDN transformation Interop