Is a Data Center Transformation for You?
Migrating mission-critical applications have known benefits, which are often accorded significant attention – and for good reason. But what’s left unsaid is how the process is successfully carried out.
Application migration can be fearful – poor execution could result in unexpected and detrimental IT issues, which may negatively impact service levels for the entire company. But simply avoiding a migration is not solving the problem, either. More than likely, you will have to face an application migration at some point, due to poor application performance, outdated technology, or compromised architecture. This is when it becomes crucial to consult the right technology, and the right people.
Cisco provides a framework to help you understand the process of undergoing a data center transformation. In the Cisco® Domain Ten Framework, Cisco Services outlines information such as network standards, management procedures, security, and outsourcing options – just to name a few.
The Cisco Domain Ten Framework will guide you through the most important aspects of the migration process, and what you should expect. You will gain insight into your environment that will enable you to predict whether your migration will be successful, and how to best execute the transformation – whether you are working with a virtualized, automated, or full cloud environment.
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Tags: application, Cisco, data center, Domain, IT, migration, Mission Critical, services, Unleashing IT
I get asked this question a lot. Cisco has multiple exciting Converged Infrastructure solutions with partners. There are actually two different software product “categories” covering the Infrastructure (or POD) Manager and the Cloud Management Solution. Let dig a bit deeper in what the differences are.
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Tags: Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud, FlexPod, infrastructure as a service, intelligent automation, orchestration, private cloud, Vblock, vspex
CSC’s portfolio of cloud solutions has quadrupled along with the global customer base. It’s unique offering, BizCloud, saves months and millions of dollars over the other “do it yourself” private clouds.
What’s the secret behind this success?
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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 »
Tags: BPO, desktop virtualization, vdi, VMware, vxi
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.
Engineers Unplugged Featuring @drjmetz and @scott_lowe
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
Special thanks to Cisco’s own J Metz (@drjmetz) and EMC’s Scott Lowe (@scott_lowe) for shooting our premiere episode, Engineers Unplugged: The Future of the Data Center
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.
Tags: Cisco, data center of the future, EMC, J Metz, Scott Lowe