Organizations use Cisco UCS servers to gain the power, flexibility, and management simplicity needed to meet their Microsoft SQL Server workload demands while increasing their IT agility.
Starting with standalone servers for performance and bandwidth, or connecting servers through Cisco UCS for automated configuration, simplified management, and massive I/O flexibility which provide SAN and network-attached storage (NAS) access, the pairing of Microsoft SQL Server with Cisco UCS provides business intelligence and OLTP applications exceptional connectivity to your data.
Let’s not about record-setting performance with lower cost, too! In its inaugural TPC-H™ result, Cisco asserted industry leadership in partnership with Microsoft, establishing Cisco UCS as the fastest 4-socket Intel Xeon processor– powered platform for running Microsoft SQL Server at the 1,000 GB scale factor.
Table 1 below outlines the flexibility of SQL Server on UCS, describing various sized configurations to support your data management needs. Here you can see how our B series or C series UCS servers support small to medium organizations up to the largest of enterprises.
Table 1 -- UCS SQL Server Sample Configurations
Want to learn more about Microsoft applications on Cisco UCS? Then please feel free to download in this new Application Solutions Brochure and see how UCS provides an optimal platform for Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and other leading applications.
Tags: applications, Cisco, Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server, Hyper-V, Microsoft, Microsoft SQL Server, UCS, UCS B250 M2
In this installment of the “We’re Listening” blog, Kathy Harrington, VP of Global Service Delivery, delves into actions taken by Cisco’s Order Management team to improve your order management experience.
By Guest Contributor Kathy Harrington
We constantly strive to achieve the best possible customer experience in every part of our business. As customers and partners, you’ve told us you want Cisco’s order management process to be less complicated, more efficient, and take less time. Your feedback is taken seriously and has resulted in several improvements to ensure placing a product or service order with Cisco is fast and simple. Read More »
Tags: cisco_services, order management, we-are-listening
After the great success of our last K-12 webinar, it’s clear there’s a lot of interest in how mobile devices and wireless technology can play a key role in K-12 schools.
In my last post, I mentioned that I spent some time with the Utica Community School system in Utica,MI observing how they have implemented a Cisco Wireless Network solution for their schools. We now have a video case study which is listed here.
In this video, the Utica Community Schools Superintendent, Dr. Christine Johns discusses how the school system views the importance of creating a collaborative classroom which is enabled through Cisco wireless technology.
John Graham, the Executive Director of Information Technology discusses requirement that the technology must be reliable and easy to deploy and maintain. He highlights the ease of deployment with the Cisco solution including the Cisco Aironet 2600 while also providing some insight into the importance of some of Cisco’s Technology solutions such as CleanAir and Clientlink that are essential to operating a high density wireless network that is reliable on a day to day basis.
Lastly, Craig Mathias from the Farpoint Group, who recently published a white paper on the needs of the Mid-Market wireless networks was invited to observe the network in action. Read More »
The wide adoption and interest in telepresence has made it the target for some of the greatest myths in technology today. To respect your time, I thought it would be best to recap the five most common that I hear.
Myth #1. “It’s unaffordable and only for the enterprise”
Telepresence offers an easy and dynamic way for dispersed teams to innovate, troubleshoot and collaborate in real-time and is affordable for companies of just about any size. The development of technologies, especially via the cloud, is making the benefits of telepresence accessible to businesses around the globe. Smaller organizations are rapidly realizing the business value and rapid ROI that telepresence solutions offer and are integrating this with their broader collaboration strategy.
Myth #2. “Web-based consumer services are good enough”
Consumer-grade video services fall short of what businesses need in a video solution in several key areas, including security, quality, flexibility and feature richness. Consumer video suppliers have always promised lifelike experiences, but the reality is most solutions offer poor image and audio quality that are likely to be fuzzy and jerky. While this is generally acceptable to consumers because it’s low-cost or free, it’s not a plausible solution for conducting business.
Myth #3. “Software vs. hardware”
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Tags: Cisco, collaboration, myths, TelePresence
A few months ago we published a technical white paper explaining how we measure the performance of Cisco IPS sensors. The idea was to give Cisco IPS customers insight into the work that goes into producing the performance numbers that are recorded in a data sheet, with the ultimate goal of helping customers deploy the correct IPS appliance for their environment. We have now followed up the performance work with a paper describing how we test the effectiveness of our IPS product line.
This new paper titled, “Testing the Efficacy of Cisco IPS”, explains how Cisco IPS fits into the Cisco Security portfolio and how the IPS product team measures efficacy. Read More »
Tags: global correlation, IPS, IPS efficacy, IPS performance, security