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Reading some Cloud-related news, I found an interesting quote in a new piece from IDC on Cloud Computing for the Enterprise Steps Forward: Lessons Learned and Key Takeaways (subscription required): “Ironically, it appears that the most critical factors to the success of cloud computing projects in the enterprise hinge on human factors, not technical ones. That’s because cloud computing is all about connecting IT technologies to business processes, in a way that reflects the business imperatives and organizational structure of those who are leveraging cloud.” This struck a chord with me as many service provider customers are also raising a similar question: “If we move applications into the SP public cloud, and we virtualize the computing, storage, and network, the risk of one mistake by an operator could impact a lot of customers.” We’ve been developing our solutio... (more)

Learn How to Deploy IPv6-Based Cloud Intelligent Networks

The most recent “Megatest” was initiated by Light Reading to assess our CloudVerse architecture. In the second part of the test, Cloud Intelligent Networks, Light Reading sought to validate the performance of Cisco’s IP NGN infrastructure in a world of cloud computing, and so far it’s the industry’s only end-to-end test of public cloud infrastructure. Key questions which Light Reading sought to answer included: Can Cisco deliver on the scale of network needed to connect customers to the cloud? How can traffic between clouds (data centers) be delivered most efficiently to optimize... (more)

Mobility Experts Collaborate in the Mobility Community

Since my last post talking about the launch of the SP Mobility Community, there have been thousands of visitors and many great discussions. The community is starting to have a life of it’s own and it has been exciting to watch the growth and participate in the conversations. If you are not already a member, please check it out...here are some hot topics in the past month: 4G Raising the Bar Open Source in Mobile Fred Baker Answers Your IPv6 Questions How distributed is a distributed EPC? ... (more)

From ITU Telecom World 2009 to MPLS Conference 2009

I had quite a few engagements at the ITU Telecom World 2009 Conference held in Geneva last week. One panel I had participated in was the Cloud Computing panel. We had an awesome and engaging discussion! The session was NOT recorded, though a blogger captured some of its essence. Understanding “cloud computing” value-add propositions from the point of
view of a consumer, an enterprise and a service provider was really the heart of our discussions. Sound Familiar? I articulated a sense of the value of cloud computing in an ITU TV interview. ... (more)

Social Media Marketing for Telcos

The Social Media Guide on Ulitzer David Meerman Scott speaks with Cisco’s Stacy Spognardi about “New Rules of Marketing” and specific actions that companies can take to connect with their customers. This is the first of multiple-part series of interviews with David where we’ll look into buyer personnas, marketing tools-to-use and ask the question of whether social media is simply a fad. (Part 2 of this session follows after the jump.) ... (more)