This Tuesday evening, I invited two of our favorite Cisco Data Center bloggers, Brian Gracely and J Metz, to share with Wikibon Stuart Miniman their perspectives on the show, the collaboration between Cisco and EMC, and the majors trends in the IT market in cloud computing, VCE and UCS progress . As usual a casual and insightful short conversation between the three experts .
Check also for an in-depth conversation (20 mn) between Brian and Stuart on cloud computing which happened yesterday at the Silicon Angle TV
Today the show is still on and we expect again a huge attendance on our booth Read More »
You run your business on SAP. You have standardized on Oracle for your database, and you have Microsoft apps all over your company. All three are critical if you want to maintain your competitive edge in the market. You are doing a server refresh right now and Cisco’s Unified Computing System server platform keeps surfacing as a server platform that you should seriously consider in your decision. You would like to know as much about Cisco’s server platform as possible. So where do you go to find out about it?
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Tags: Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sapphire
What is “in-memory”? “In memory” is a technology that takes Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence to a different level. CIO’s want information at their fingertips. In order to obtain that information, they engage in data modeling and “what if” scenarios, the answers of which give them a competitive edge in business. The biggest concern to-date, is that the data modeling and “what if” scenarios usually take days to process. SAP HANA in-memory technology allows CIO’s to obtain answers to these complex issues in microseconds instead of the typical wait of days.
Who are the only server platform vendors certified to sell SAP HANA?
What are the benefits to users of SAP HANA?
- Processes all transactions in memory instead of I/O to disk
- Processes millions of lines of data in microseconds
- All processing done outside of normal data processing
- Reduction of hardware and maintenance costs since SAP HANA is self contained in one appliance
So is SAP HANA “in Memory” technology disruptive? Absolutely. Watch Rajiv Thomas’s Video Cisco and SAP HANA about HANA
and judge for yourself and visit the Cisco booth number 2106 at SAP Sapphire 2011 to see a demo of HANA in the booth.
Tags: Cisco, data center, HANA, memory, SAP, SAP_HANA, server, UCS, unified computing system, virtualization
“Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.” – Pat Riley (championship coach)
Sometimes change is difficult because of actual uncertainty, and sometimes change is difficult because of perceived uncertainty. The former is usually measured through probability and addressed via risk mitigation techniques. That latter is overcome through education and little bit of “prove it to me”.
It’s been two years and Cisco hasn’t quit the server business, as predicted by some. Independent analysts have highlighted the value and vision of Cisco Data Center Fabric. Cisco UCS has been setting performance records at a rapid pace, and customers of all sizes have been building out their Data Center Fabric with UCS and Nexus.
But sometimes it’s about more than technology and vision. Sometimes it’s about people, and concerns about uncertainty. What happens when previously isolated technologies begin to converge?
This is one of the areas that we will be highlighting at EMC World 2011 this week, in speaking sessions, booth demonstrations and theater presentations. Our goal is to not only highlight best-in-class convergence technologies, but educate network and storage professionals about the realities of creating Data Center Fabric networks with Cisco.
Question: Maybe you’re asking yourself, “Who owns the platforms and network when they converge into a Data Center Fabric?”
The answer: You do. The Storage Teams. The Network Teams. You own the distribution of responsibilities, and the underlying infrastructure allows you to either isolate operations or begin to integrate them. At your pace. According to your business needs. Read More »
Tags: Cisco UCS, Cloud Computing, Converged Infrastructure, Data Center Fabric, EMC World
What do you have when you combine over 20,000 IT professionals, the desert and gaming? No, not 20,000 broke, sweaty nerds…you’ve got two great conferences! Next week the city on the strip, Las Vegas Nevada, will be the host of Interop and EMC World. Both events will provide attendees with plenty of updates on the future of networking, storage, compute and of course cloud. Cisco will be present at both events here are some highlights: Read More »
Tags: EMC World, interop, UCS, Unified Fabric