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  • Copyright 2023
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 448
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-769012-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-769012-1

Manage, operate, and integrate existing infrastructure in hybrid and multicloud environments

Hybrid cloud adoption is accelerating, as companies discover that hybrid cloud architectures can reduce hosting costs, improve agility, promote scalability, accelerate deployment, and enhance security. Cisco Cloud Infrastructure is the definitive reference for every IT professional, IT manager, and CIO who needs to understand, implement, or manage Cisco hybrid cloud solutions for networking, compute, storage, applications, or security.

Bringing together crucial information, a team of leading Cisco architects present end-to-end insights for seamlessly integrating management and operation of public cloud resources and on-premises deployments. The authors describe each Cisco solution and offering in detail, from both technical and business viewpoints. They review each leading deployment option, reviewing key concepts, best practices, guidelines, tradeoffs, design do's and don'ts, case studies, and more.

Cisco Cloud Infrastructure contains many configuration examples--including topologies, configuration, and verification--each based on actual Cisco Cloud deployments, and specifically designed to help you drive value faster.

  • Use Cisco data center orchestration software to automate tasks and operations, and enable an agile DevOps approach to continual improvement
  • Gain big-picture insights and actionable drill-down data from the Cisco API-driven monitoring and assurance solutions
  • Optimize workloads across clouds, on-premises data centers, labs, and co-location facilities for scale, performance, agility, and value
  • Use AppDynamics enterprise-grade performance cloud monitoring and analytics tools to identify issues and overcome growth challenges
  • Efficiently manage modern workloads with Intersight Workload Optimization Manager, Cisco Container Platform, and Intersight Kubernetes Service (IKS)
  • Manage interdependencies between networks, compute, storage, application, and security in hybrid cloud environments
  • Take advantage of Cisco Cloud Webex to improve collaboration in hybrid/multicloud environments
  • Integrate operational hardware with the Internet of Things (IoT) to gain deeper insight for greater efficiency
  • Protect users, data, and applications everywhere with Cloudlock, Umbrella, Cloud Analytics, Duo, and API-based integrations

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Table of Contents

    Introduction xxiii

Part 1 Cisco Data Center Networking and Infrastructure

Chapter 1 Cisco Data Center Orchestration 1

    IT Challenges and Data Center Solutions 2

    Cisco Nexus Dashboard 4

    Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator 14

    Cisco Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller 25

    Third-party Applications and Cloud-based Services 34

    Summary 39

    References/Additional Reading 40

Chapter 2 Cisco Data Center Analytics and Insights 41

    Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights 41

    Cisco Nexus Dashboard Data Broker 68

    Cisco Meraki MX 74

    Summary 79

    References/Additional Reading 79

Chapter 3 Cisco Data Center Solutions for Hybrid Cloud 81

    Cisco Cloud Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco Cloud ACI) 82

    Cisco UCS Director 92

    Cisco Workload Optimization Manager 103

    Cisco Hyperflex -- Intersight 116

    Summary 127

    References/Additional Reading 127

Part 2 Cisco Applications and Workload Management

Chapter 4 Application, Analytics, and Workload Performance Management with AppDynamics 129

    What Is AppDynamics? 129

    AppDynamics Concepts 130

    Deployment Planning Guide 135

    Application Monitoring 142

    Integration with Other AppDynamics Modules 146

    Application Security Monitoring 148

    End User Monitoring 154

    Database Visibility 169

    Analytics 178

    Monitoring Cloud Applications 180

    Cloud Monitoring with AppDynamics Cloud 196

    Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring 197

    Summary 198

    References/Additional Reading 199

Chapter 5 Management 201

    IT Challenges and Workload Management Solutions 202

    Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer 204

    Understanding Intersight Workload Optimizer Supply Chain 212

    Cisco Container Platform 215

    Cisco Intersight Kubernetes Service 228

    Summary 238

    References/Additional Reading 238

Chapter 6 Cisco Cloud Webex Application 239

    Cisco Webex Features 239

    Cisco Webex Cloud Service Architecture 268

    Summary 286

    References/Additional Reading 286

Chapter 7 Internet of Things (IoT) 287

    How Do OT and IT Differ? 288

    Cisco Kinetic Platform 289

    Introduction to Cisco IoT 297

    Edge Device Manager 298

    Edge Intelligence 305

    Licensing 311

    Summary 311

Part 3 Cisco Cloud Security

Chapter 8 Cisco Cloud Security 313

    Shadow IT Challenge 313

    Cisco Cloudlock 314

    Cisco Umbrella 328

    Cisco Secure Cloud Analytics 337

    Cisco Duo Security 348

    Summary 360

9780137690121, TOC, 1/25/2023

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