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So What Exactly is a Nexus 4000?

Now this is not a rhetorical question. I want answers, folks, answers! In the past we posed such questions but answered them in the same blog post. I’d like to try a different approach, I would like our blog readers to post their initial impression & understanding of Nexus 4000 first. So go ahead & post.


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Cisco will be at Oracle Open World . Guess why? part II

Mark Fulgham, VP Cisco Data Center Solutions invites you to join us on Cisco booth (2301) to talk about running your Oracle applications on unified computing system . Cisco and Oracle have been for a long time partners, working together on specific architectures such as the retail architecture, taking advantage of application acceleration and network optimization. Today with the Cisco Unified Computing Systems, the deployment of Oracle application has never been so fast and so simple

For more information on Cisco and Oracle partnership

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Cisco Data Center Update On-Demand Link

For those of you that missed this week’s broadcast or ran afoul of some technical gremlins (sorry about that), here is the on-demand link: 

One of my favorite parts of the show was the conversation with  Derek Masseth, Senior Director for Infrastructure Services for the Universtity of Arizona on their FCoE deployment.  

  • Why they choose to deploy FCoE?
  • How difficult was the deployment?
  • What approach did they take?  How long did it take?
  • What were the benefits, ROI, and TCO? 
  • Were they worried about deploying FCoE before the standards had been approved?

Beyond Derek’s piece, there is some good info on our shiny new Nexus 4000 FCoE blade switch as well as a look ahead to some of the upcoming product and technology releases for the Nexus and MDS families.

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Video blog from Networkers, Brisbane: Alphawest demos UCS C-Series

Liam Fraser, general manager, Marketing at Australia’s leading Information and Communications Technology provider, Alphawest, demonstrated the Cisco C-Series Chassis Unified Computing System for the first time at Networkers in Australia yesterday.  See him outlined the demonstration that they put together on the show floor of the World of Solutions at Cisco Networkers here:

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Are You Getting the Whole Picture as you Optimize Application Performance?

As you deploy optimization to improve application performance over the WAN you need to know what kind of results you are getting. To help understand the benefits of deploying these systems you might be looking at reports from the WAAS central manager or to get end-to-end results you might have deployed probes from an NMS vendor. These reports can provide useful insight into the benefits of optimization; however there is more to the picture that you might want to look at. What if you need detailed data for planning, performance analysis and troubleshooting across network elements and you need to save on the costs of deploying these systems?

Nam Report

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