World Wide Technology is a Cisco Partner that has worked on early deployments of UCS. In fact, World Wide Technology helped NightHawk Radiology Services, a company that processes approximately three million radiology studies per year, with the design, planning, and deployment of an entire data center solution built around UCS. World Wide Technology offered both technical expertise and project management to help the deployment come to fruition in just 30 days.
In this video — the first of our two-minute video series exploring tech topics in just two short minutes --David discusses the Nighthawk UCS deployment and ways World Wide Technology explains the benefits of UCS to customers.
So exactly what technology exactly did Nighthawk put in place? Here’s the scoop:
Now that I’m three days into the new job leading the Cisco U.S. and Canada Partner Organization, I wanted to quickly introduce myself.
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While these three leaders embark on their new roles, today I would like to announce Jim Sherriff as the new Senior Vice President of the US & Canada Partner Organization -- taking over for Wendy Bahr as the head of our largest theater.
William Hurley knows his stuff. Not only is he CIO of the Westcon Group, but he is also CTO. So when Westcon made the decision to move to Cisco’s Unified Computing System for Westcon’s data center virtualization migration, it was something you can bet Hurley thought long and hard about.
Not only did Westcon become one of the first distributors to ship Cisco’s Unified Computing System, but last fall, the company decided to adopt the innovative platform as a customer, too.
“We had two data centers that were functioning, but their role as backups for each other has gone by the wayside,” said Hurley. He said that the investments the company made in one data center were not consistent with the other and the equipment was getting tired.
Rewind to April 2008, when Hurley was just starting out as CIO/CTO and Westcon had just sunk its teeth into virtualization. “The organizations had gone down the path of using virtualization as a method of letting IT people get sleep at night.” But that was it.
The company had an inconsistent data center recovery plan and the specialists quoted the company a couple million dollars (USD) in storage alone to keep the two data centers functioning. At the time, Westcon was an HP shop, and about one third of the equipment they had was too old to survive an upgrade.