How and where to use serverless computing

Is your organization ready to go serverless? The trend toward serverless computing is clearly on the rise, but that doesn’t mean it works ideally for every scenario or organization. Serverless computing is a software architecture model in which a cloud service provider runs the server for a customer and dynamically manages the allocation of computing resources….

5 times when cloud repatriation makes sense

A growing number of enterprises are pulling selected applications out of the cloud and returning them to their brick-and-mortar data centers. Cloud repatriation is gaining momentum as enterprises realize the cloud isn’t always the best solution to IT cost, performance and other concerns. Dave Cope, senior director of market development for Cisco’s CloudCenter, believes that…

Cisco taps into AWS for data center, cloud applications

Cisco has released a cloud-service program on its flagship software-defined networking (SDN) software that will let customers manage and secure applications running in the data center or in Amazon Web Service cloud environments. The service, Cisco Cloud ACI (application centric infrastructure) for AWS lets users configure inter-site connectivity, define policies and monitor the health of…

Cisco, Google reenergize multicloud/hybrid cloud joint development

Cisco and Google have expanded their joint cloud-development activities to help customers more easily build secure multicloud and hybrid applications everywhere from on-premises data centers to public clouds. The expansion centers around Google’s new open-source hybrid cloud package called Anthos, which was introduced at the company’s Google Next event this week. Anthos is based on…

Cisco, Google reenergize multi-cloud/hybrid cloud joint development work

Cisco and Google have expanded their joint cloud development activities to help customers more easily build secure multicloud and hybrid applications everywhere from on-premises data centers to public clouds. The expansion centers around Google’s new open-source hybrid cloud package called Anthos, which was introduced at the company’s Google Next event this week. Anthos is based…

Cisco, Google reenergize multi-cloud/hybrid cloud nuptials

Cisco and Google have expanded their joint cloud development activities to help customers more easily build secure multicloud and hybrid applications everywhere from on-premises datacenters to public clouds. The expansion centers around Google’s introduction of a new open source hybrid cloud package called Anthos made at the company’s Google Next event this week.  Based on…

Software-defined perimeter brings trusted access to multi-cloud apps

Many companies today have a hybrid approach to their networking and IT infrastructure. Some elements remain in an on-premise data center, while other portions have gone to the cloud and even to multi-cloud. As a result, the network perimeter is permeable and elastic. This complicates access requirements at a time when it’s more important than…

Survey: Cloud monitoring, management tools come up short

(Editor’s note: Recent research by Enterprise Management Associates takes a look at how enterprises regard cloud management tools. This article by Shamus McGillicuddy, EMA’s research director for network management, details highlights of “Network Engineering and Operations in the Multi-Cloud Era,” a report based on EMA’s survey of 250 IT professionals and telephone interviews with a half…

VMware firewall takes aim at defending apps in data center, cloud

VMware has taken the wraps off a firewall it says protects enterprise applications and data inside data centers or clouds. Unlike perimeter firewalls that filter traffic from an unlimited number of unknown hosts, VMware says its new Service-defined Firewall gains deep visibility into the hosts and services that generate network traffic by tapping into into…

Juniper grabs Mist for wireless AI, cloud service delivery technology

Juniper has entered into an agreement to buy advanced wireless-gear-maker Mist Systems for $405 million. For Juniper the Mist buy could be significant as it currently depends on agreements with partners such as Aerohive and Aruba to deliver wireless, according to Gartner.  Mist, too, is a partner of and recently announced joint product development with…