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#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep13: Big Data on Cisco UCS

In this week’s episode, Robert Novak (@gallifreyan) and Steve McQuerry (@smcquerry) talk about Big Data on UCS. Real world use cases including UCS Manager, UCS Central, and more. Big Data, Big Unicorn, courtesy of Robert Novak and Steve McQuerry This is Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with a whiteboard. The rules are simple: Episodes will publish weekly (or as close to it as we can m…

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Cisco UCS PowerTool Scripting Contest – Winners Announced

To highlight the power and ease of use of the UCS PowerTool SDK and XML, a Windows PowerShell scripting contest was run from March 27th to May 11th. Championed by Technical Marketing Engineers Eric Williams and Jeff Foster, the contest exceeded its goals with 24 scripts submitted. The most popular category was configuring a new UCS domain from scratch with five different entries. Most notable was Cisco Customer Solutions Architect Chris Carter w…

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Cisco UCS and ACI Infrastructure Innovations for Big Data at Hadoop Summit

…. The following graphic should help to bring clarity for at least one of the advantages of leveraging a fabric based infrastructure for Big Data, especially as you start to scale:   In fact, Cisco UCS can support up to 160 servers with a single pair of Fabric Interconnects and a fraction of the cables when compared to traditional network and compute architectures. In addition, we’ll be focusing on some best practices at Hadoop Summit…

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Cisco’s Data Center and Cloud Management Software at Cisco Live San Francisco #CLUS

…is major new release on Thursday: Cisco UCS Director 5.0 PSODCT-1004 Thursday, May 22 8:30 to 9:30am Management and Automation of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with Cisco UCS Director BRKACI-2410 Thursday, May 22 12:30 to 2:00pm In addition, we’ll be featuring live demos of UCS Director 5.0 all week in the Cisco Live World of Solutions expo. Here are some of the Cisco UCS Director + ACI demos you don’t want to miss: Cisco Data Cente…

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Hortonworks Data Platform with Cisco UCS; and a note on incredible performance of Hive 13

…vider, insurance, retail, healthcare and other sectors. The joint solution is available in three reference architectures, Performance-Capacity Balanced, Capacity Optimized and Capacity Optimized with Flash – all support up to 10 racks at 16 servers each without additional switches. Scaling beyond 10 racks (160 servers) can be implemented by interconnecting domains using Cisco Nexus 6000/7000/9000 series switches, scalable to thousands of servers…

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