Tag Archives: Cisco

Converged Infrastructure: Paving the Way to Converged Operations

[My post in Network Computing, August 26, 2016]

Hyperconverged appliances are all the rage, but businesses can do more with converged infrastructure products. Read more…

 

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CIOSynergy – Conversations and Insights

CIOSynergy in Boston on September 24, 2015, was as usual compact, high-energy and insightful. About 150 CIOs attended the half-day event. Scott Shuster (BusinessWeek, ABC News, NPR) was the able and engaging guide and foil for the event. I joked with him later that his seamless connecting of IT ideas and probing questions probably merited an honorary CIO degree for him if such were offered. Continue reading

SDN: Seductive But Challenging

[My post in Information Week, Network Computing, May 15, 2015]

Software-defined networking clearly offers a lot of benefits, but enterprises face several obstacles to SDN adoption, including a lack of interoperability.

The Internet of Things & IP Address Needs

[My post in Information Week, Network Computing, April 16, 2015 ]

With IPv6, there’s no need to fear that there won’t be enough IP addresses for IoT. The real question is whether every ‘thing’ needs its own IP address.  Read more…

Cloud, Mist, Fog, Droplets and the Internet of Things

Cloud, Mist, Fog, Droplets — I heard it all at an “Internet of Things” conference last Saturday, May 31, 2014. The event was sponsored by the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs in Boston.  Verizon, Cisco and a wearables startup Quanttus participated.  Quanttus was too secretive.  All they said was that they had raised 22M$ in their first year and were concentrating on cardiovascular monitoring and getting FDA approval for trials “soon”.  Verizon and Cisco were more forthcoming about their plans for IoT and the transformative beginnings of large scale machine to machine and machine to human data communications and the intelligent use of this data. Continue reading