Next week from Monday, October 3rd to Friday, October 7th, Interop NY will be in full swing.
As usual, Cisco will be at the Expo and represented in various sessions throughout the event. We’ll have a big booth (#121) where Cisco representatives will be on hand to discuss and demo current Cisco technologies in: IPv6, UCS, MediaNet, WAAS, Secure-X, and more. We’re also a premiere sponsor of InteropNet, where Cisco is leading the design of the show network, featuring 10 gig over copper connectivity and Cisco’s Prime management system and wireless technologies — offering full IPv6 capabilities. Engineer-led booth tours will be available each day at the InteropNet NOC booth.
For a while now, I’ve been bothered with the word commodity. Like legacy, greenfield, there are value judgements implicit in the words. When we apply them to technology adoption, they serve as marketing oars to rock the new tech boat, but are not useful when you need a fish for dinner.
And this article on the NYSE community cloud is a great example of why there are no commodity clouds.
The NYSE’s community cloud platform is design to ensure that its customers are treated fairly, and it ensures them that the maximum latency that any user will experience in this data center is 70 microseconds (one millionth of a second) round-trip for any message, O’Sullivan said.
“We guarantee that nobody will have an advantage on the network,” said O’Sullivan. “It’s designed to be a level playing field for trading.
Basically, this compute service comes with a latency service level and a promise that no one gets better latency, thus ensuring a level playing field for traders.
So it’s “level-playing-field-as-a-service;” which is right and ridiculous. Right because that’s the differentiators; ridiculous that I have to pull the *aaS to describe what before I would have simply called “service.”
There was a time when coffee was called a commodity, then Howard Schultz of Starbucks came along, and Peet’s came along, and next, we are all paying $5 for coffee.
The day after meeting John McAbel to talk about ”Oracle VM consolidation on Cisco UCS ” (see blog and video ), I met another Cisco speaker at Oracle OpenWorld. Siva Sivakumar, Director Cisco Unified Computing Systems Performance and Solutions, will present on Monday October 3rd, in conjunction with one of his engineers Greg Blotter, what his team is doing to provide to the UCS customers, who are migrating Oracle applications to the UCS platform, a rock solid environment.
Here is the extract of the session (#35600), which will take place on Monday October 3 at 5 pm Moscone South -- 307
Yesterday I talked with one of the Cisco experts on Oracle , John McAbel – John will have a speaking session ((Session #9208)) with Oracle VM Product Management Director Ronen Kofman , and was kind enough to explain in front of the camera what it is about
Here is the extract of the session
Oracle VM provides users with an array of new capabilities to help manage and consolidate workloads as a first step to a cloud implementation. The underlying hardware must be architected to combine compute, network, and storage elements balanced correctly to help ensure maximum performance. Read More »