Category Archives: IaaS

What I’m doing at Cisco: unpacking CCS

Last December I joined Cisco, and over the last nine months I’ve frequently been asked what my role is here. I didn’t say much about it, mostly because I was still figuring things out. However at this point everything looks pretty stable, and I’m pretty happy about nailing my colors to the mast. In one […]

Whither OpenStack?

tl;dr OpenStack’s sweet spots seem to be SaaS providers and carriers. Public deployments will struggle; private clouds are difficult and may be ephemeral. Context It’s two weeks after the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong and one week after the AWS re:Invent event in Las Vegas, and social media is full of passionate debate about the […]

Preparing for Hong Kong

It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon here in Silicon Valley. It’s been a good weekend for sports: Manchester United won (finally!), Sebastian Vettel claimed his fourth F1 Driver’s Championship, and the Patriots came from behind to thrash Miami. And then there’s the Red Sox; oh well, three out of four isn’t bad. But all of those […]

One more exchange on the AWS API question.

Robert Scoble of Rackspace just waded into the OpenStack API issue in response to Randy and others. I tried to post a comment, but it looks as if comments were shut down while I was in the middle of typing it. [UPDATE@9:49AM PDT: Looks like comments are working again.] So I’m reposting it here. Read […]