This week at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas, Cisco Services is unveiling Cisco Domain Ten(SM) – Cisco’s Framework for Simplifying Data Center and Cloud Transformation.
Cisco Domain Ten can be applied to a diverse range of data center projects – from cloud and desktop virtualization to application migration and is equally applicable whether your data center is in enterprise businesses, public sector organizations or service providers. The video here describes how we apply the Cisco Domain Ten to the private cloud use case, as one example. We’ll discuss additional use cases in future blogs and associated collateral that I’ll point you to.
Born from our extensive experience over the past years in helping customers transform their data centers, based upon the many cloud deployments – private and public, enterprise, public sector and service provider – that we’ve enabled over the past few years, we’ve formulated this comprehensive framework to help you transform your data center and guide new initiatives including cloud, virtual desktop, application migration, and data center consolidation. The Cisco Domain Ten framework covers ten key areas – domains – that – based upon our experience – are critical to consider, plan for and address as part of your data center and cloud transformational journey, and is illustrated in the diagram below. Relating this framework to other key components of Cisco’s data center strategy, you can think of the Cisco Unified Data Center as the what of the data center, whereas Cisco Domain Ten complements this by guiding you on the how (to transform).
Cisco Domain Ten - Simplifying Data Center Transformation
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Tags: Application migration, architecture, cisco_services, cloud security, cloud_computing, compliance, data center, intelligent automation, processes, Service Catalog, Service Orchestration, unified computing, Unified Data Center, Unified Fabric, virtual desktop, virtualization
A little over a month ago we had a chance to present as session in conjunction with Eric Sammer of Cloudera on Designing Hadoop for the Enterprise Data Center and findings at Strata + Hadoop World 2012 .
Taking a look back, we started this initiative back in early 2011 as the demand for Hadoop was on the rise and we began to notice a lot of confusion from our customers on what Hadoop would mean to their Data Center Infrastructure. This lead us to our first presentation at Hadoop World 2011 where we shared an extensive testing effort with the goal of characterizing what happens when you run a Hadoop Map/Reduce job. Further, we illustrated how different network and compute considerations would change these characteristics. As Hadoop deployment gained tracking in enterprise, we found a need of developing network reference architecture for Hadoop. This lead us to another round of testing concluded earlier this year and presented at Hadoop Summit, which examined what happened when looking at design considerations such as architectures, availability, capacity, scale and management.
Finally this brings us to last month and our presentation at Strata + Hadoop World 2012. We met with Cloudera in the months leading up to the event and discussed what we could share to the Hadoop community. We discussed all the previous rounds of testing and came to the conclusion that along with a combination of customer experiences and another round of testing that examined Multi-tenant environments we could put together a talk that really addressed the fundamental design considerations of Hadoop in the Enterprise Data Center.
We went into depth to examine the network traffic considerations with Hadoop in the Data Center to
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Tags: Big Data, Cloudera, data center, Eric Sammer, Hadoop, Hadoop World, Strata
On this week’s Engineers Unplugged, HDS’s Andrew Nielsen (@virtualkjell) and Cisco’s J Metz (@drjmetz) discuss a recent announcement and validated design, Hitachi UCP on Cisco UCS. Here are the basics:
Andrew Nielsen from HDS and J Metz from Cisco discuss recent announcements.
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Tags: Cisco, CVD, HDS, hitachi, UCP, UCS
As expected a lot of talks, sessions and interest this year about the reality of the cloud deployment and hybrid cloud at Gartner DC Las Vegas.
Cisco is now perceived as a very credible player in cloud – In fact a quick electronic poll from the audience during one of the key notes speechs ranked Cisco as the number 2 amongst the vendors.
As a proof point of Cisco influence in the cloud computing evolution, both David Yen , Cisco SVP & GM Data Center Group, and John Manville Cisco SVP , Global Infrastructure for IT, presented Cisco vision and achievement in terms of infrastructure and foundation for cloud : Network programmability , and convergence infrastructure are at the core of the efforts driven by these Cisco executives and solution teams to deliver robust infrastructures for both our customers and Cisco IT organization.
If you are interested to know more about these sessions, stay tuned. I will post in the following days on this same blog the slide decks from David and John ,as well as two short and very interesting videos that I did these days:
-One one hand a short dialog between Giuliano Di Vitantonio, Cisco VP Marketing Data Center and Cloud, and David Yen.
-On the other hand a summary of the presentation by John Manville (see introduction blog from Omar Sultan Living with the Programmable Cloud)
Along the same lines , I also invited a panel of bloggers and tweeps , who attend Gartner DC to share with us their reaction to these presentations and their view on the current challenges faced by the IT organizations.
In this video you will hear from Presidio Steve Kaplan (@ROIdude), VCE Jeramiah Doodley (@jdooley_clt) , Cisco Jason Schroedl (@Jschroedl) and Todd Brannon (@tobranno) .
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Tags: Cisco, Cisco ONE, cloud, Cloupia, convergence, data center, Gartner, Hybrid Cloud, Network programmability, presidio, UCS, VCE
In Cisco Data Center Services, we’ve been building towards this for the past 3 or 4 years. We’re formalised our approach over the past year. Our early adopter customers have already given us terrific feedback.
And tomorrow I’ll start telling you all about this via a series of blogs. Follow me on Twitter (@StephenSatCisco) for a quick summary as the series progresses.
Now, if you are at the Gartner Data Center conference this week in Las Vegas, please do drop by the Cisco stand and seek out the Cisco Services team and my good colleague, Erik Vogel, a director in our Data Center Services practice team. He’ll tell you all about it today!
So watch this space – you heard it here first!! (Wow, I’ve always wanted to say that :-))
Tags: architecture, cisco_services, cloud_computing, data center