Ok we had a great party at Cisco Live on Wednesday night at the M resort with the band “Train” and 5000 J Metz !! Well I mean 5000 participants wearing blinking fedora hats Well done J Metz -You’re not only a great blogger but definitely a big influencer on this part of the planet!!
Talking of the devil, J Metz (@jmichelmetz) invited on Thursday morning for a chitchat, two experts of the Cisco Intelligent Automation : Wayne Greene, Director Product Management and Rodrigo Flores Technical Architect Cloud.
Wayne (@wmgreene0 ) came to Cisco with the acquisition of Tidal Software
Rodrigo (@RFFlores) was the founder and CTO of NewScale and an avid blogger
Both companies (Tidal Software and NewScale) are now part of the Cisco Intelligent Automation BU
The first question of J Metz was about the customers pain points
– Convergence force the IT organization to implement a software layer to orchestrate and automate the processes and deliver appropriate SLA
– New tensions and challenges result from the growing demand in terms of agility, security and responsiveness
Watch the video, to discover what Wayne and Rodrigo suggest to address these pain points
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On July 12, 2011 Cisco announced at Cisco Live an expanded portfolio of UCS Networking products that improves Datacenter agility, scalability, performance with industry leading capabilities. The announcement includes the following new products:
1. A new Fabric Interconnect (Cisco UCS 6248UP) that doubles the switching capacity of the data center fabric to improve workload density (from 520Gbps to 1Tbps), reduces end-to-end latency by 40 percent to improve application performance and provides flexible unified ports to improve infrastructure agility and transition to a fully converged fabric
2. A new Chassis I/O Module (Cisco UCS 2208XP) that doubles the bandwidth to the chassis (from 40Gb to 80Gb) to improve application performance and handle workload bursts (from 80Gb to 320Gb to the blade)
3. A new Virtual Interface Card (Cisco UCS VIC 1280) that quadruples the bandwidth to the server to improve application performance (from dual 10Gb to dual 40Gb) and doubles the number of virtual interfaces to improve Virtual Machine workload density (from 128 interfaces to 256 interfaces). It also offers a choice of Hypervisor to customers by expanding VM-FEX technology to Linux based hypervisors (KVM based on RHEL 6.1). Read More »
Tags: Cisco UCS, Fabric Extender, Fabric Interconnect, VIC 1280, VM-FEX
I welcomed again NetApp Vaughn Stewart for a another exciting video bloggers panel, this time focused on Cisco NetApp solution Flexpod, with the participation of one of our great partner WorldWide Technology Joe Onisick and Abhinav Joshi , from the Cisco Validate Design team (CVD) .
You know Abhinav as he is a regular blogger of the Cisco Data Center blog – He was recognized as a VMware vExpert in 2011 & 2010, and has many technical certifications from VMware, NetApp, Cisco, EMC, & Citrix Please don’t hesitate to check his recent blogs on this website .
Vaughn Stewart is also an avid blogger , who did a great job on reporting several conversations he has during Cisco Live – Please check his recents blogs
Inspired by a conversation with Bart from Walz a Flexpod customer, Vaugh wrote about the 7 key building blocks to achieving in a real world cloud environment :Real-World Clouds built on Cisco and NetApp
A conversation about cloud automation, security and Flexpod :Cisco Live chat with Abhinav Joshi of Cisco and Wade Holmes of VMware
Joe Onisick is the founder of Define the Cloud and a Technical Solutions Architect at a large Systems Integrator. Joe has received the PosDev award from http://wikibon.org/ for content on Define the Cloud and contribution to the IT community.
Cisco Brian Gracely, VMware Wade Holmes, and EMC Scott Lowe talked about the Cloud announcement at Cisco LiveLas Vegas 2011
You can also read the blog from Scott Lowe at http://blog.scottlowe.org/
Scott shares with his readers detailed reports of the session he is attending
Yesterday was another very busy day at Cisco Live- In addition of the multiple sessions , the World of Solutions was open most of the day with a great level of interactions – I stopped mid-afternoon on several booths to videotape experts including the Cisco Intelligent Automation booth and the Cisco Data Center booth, as well as the VMware and VCE booths, and could see customers very interested by these technologies.
In the afternoon, I was fortunate to receive for a quick panel 3 active data center bloggers who did the trip from North Carolina to Cisco Live Las vegas – So Cisco Brian Gracely , VCE Jeramiah Dooley and Varrow Jason Nah engaged in an interesting conversation about Cisco Live and Vblock from VCE
You can follow Brian, Jeramiah and Jason on Twitter : @bgracely, @jdooley_clt, @nash_j
You can also read more from Jeramiah on his blog at http://vmforsp.typepad.com/ – and Jason’s blog is at http://jasonnash.wordpress.com/
Stay tuned as I will bring you 2 more video panels this week, and a series of video interviews from Cisco Live .