Just imagine. It’s HR benefits enrollment season. And you’ve left your annual selections to the last possible minute. And it’s the last day of the enrollment period. You find yourself feverishly dialing the support line, hoping that by some stroke of luck there’s still an HR analyst around to help you wade through an employee guide (that you were supposed to have read two weeks ago but didn’t). Read More »
So many of the best ideas, conversations, proposals happen outside of the typical workday. After hearing so many great conversations, or seeing references to them on cocktail napkins, we decided it was time to capture those stories and share.
Welcome to 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 manage)
- Subscribe to the podcast here: engineersunplugged.com
- Follow the #engineersunplugged conversation on Twitter
- Submit ideas for episodes or volunteer to appear by Tweeting to @CommsNinja
- Practice drawing unicorns
What are your predictions for the Data Center of the Future? Thoughts, comments, suggestions? Post them here or in the Twitterverse with #engineersunplugged as the hashtag.
… While Delivering Superior Fabric Visibility!
Today, at the High Performance Computing for Wall Street event, we announced Cisco Algorithm Boost or Algo Boost technology, a groundbreaking networking innovation with numerous patents pending, that offers the highest speed, visibility and monitoring capabilities in the networking industry. A true game changer delivering competitive advantage to our customers!
Ideal for high performance trading, big data and high performance computing environments, this new technology offers network access performance as low as 190 nanoseconds, more than 60% faster than other full featured Ethernet switches. When your business success is determined by nanoseconds, this is a huge gain!
The first switch to integrate the Cisco Algo Boost technology is the new Cisco Nexus 3548 full-featured switch which extends Cisco’s leadership in networking by pairing performance and low latency with innovations in visibility, automation, and time synchronization. And it is tightly integrated with the rich feature set of our Nexus Operating System, a proven operating system used in many of the world’s leading data centers, creating a truly differentiated offering.
So you may ask how we deliver this breakthrough offering that will change the game. Here is how…
Tags: Algo Boost, Algorithm Boost, ASIC, Big Data, data center, high performance computing, high performance trading, High Performance Trading Fabric, High-Frequency Trading, HPC, latency, Nexus 3000, Nexus 3500, Nexus 3548, Nexus 3K, ultra-low latency, Unified Fabric
Cisco is unveiling a new beefed up line of virtual services appliances this week called the Nexus 1100 series, the next generation of our Nexus 1010 appliances. These virtual service appliances are integral to the deployment of scalable virtual security and management nodes in the data center, for offloading application servers from running virtual service modules, and for empowering the networking team to retain control of network and security policies in a platform that they manage.
Cisco customers deploying Nexus 1000V virtual switches as the foundation for their virtual networks and virtual overlays typically deploy the Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM), the virtual switch’s management plane, in the Nexus 1100, along with some combination of Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) firewalls, virtual Prime Network Analysis Modules (NAM), Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for both LAN and SAN networks, and soon, even the Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall (WAF). The Nexus 1100 is a UCS-based appliance for hosting the service VM’s, but it runs the NX-OS operating system, so it can be managed like a network device and retains policy controls for the networking team. Read More »
Cisco UCS Establishes #1 Overall VMmark Score with World-record-setting 8-node VMware VMmark 2.1 Benchmark Result
Cisco continues its cloud computing performance leadership with the announcement of Industry’s First VMware vSphere 5.1 Benchmark Result published on September 5th 2012.
With this world-record-setting 8-node VMware VMmark 2.1 score of 42.79@36 tiles, Cisco UCS is best in performance, best in scalability, and the result is the first to incorporate VMware vSphere 5.1—all critical contributors to effective cloud computing environments.
UCS has established many records for Cisco and for the industry with this benchmark result.
- Cisco is best in performance, with a result more than double HP’s best result of 18.27@18 tiles.
- Cisco is best in scalability, outperforming Fujitsu’s result of 36.07@36 tiles by more than 18 percent.
- The Cisco UCS results show that eight 2-socket Cisco UCS B200 M3 servers outperform four 4-socket Fujitsu servers, contradicting the conventional wisdom that vertical scaling outperforms horizontal scaling.
- Cisco is the first to publish VMmark benchmark results on VMware vSphere 5.1, demonstrating the speed at which Cisco UCS can adapt to support new environments and surpass the competition