Infrastructure matters. It’s the foundation on which everything else in IT is built. The purpose of data center infrastructure is to run applications, yet the relationship between infrastructure admins and application developers is often dismal.
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Big Data, Video, and the Internet of Everything (IoE) are driving high demand for data storage in today’s IT environments. Today, Cisco announced new additions to the MDS storage area networking (SAN) portfolio, broadening innovation to meet the needs of small SANs and cloud environments.
How much of a demand for storage are we talking about? A lot. According to IDC’s recently released “Digital Universe of Opportunities: Rich Data and Increasing Value of Internet of Things,” by 2020 data produced will grow by 10 times, from 4.4ZB today to 44ZB (yes, that’s Zetabytes, with a Z); 32 billion Internet of Things devices will be connected to the Internet; 40% of data will be touched by cloud; and enterprises will have liability and responsibility for 85% of all data.
In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, Uri Elzur (Intel) and Mike Dvorkin (@dvorkinista) discuss automation in the data center, from application intent to compliance and governance. What is shared infrastructure? Listen in!
Data Center Automation Knowledge Drop with Uri Elzur and Mike Dvorkin.
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Peak 10 was founded as a commercial collocation organization focused on providing maximum uptime and reliability for its clients. “When we went into the cloud business,” said Harris, “we wanted to make sure that we could provide the same type of service that we’ve always given our clients. For example, our enterprise cloud is essentially public cloud. The differentiator, though, is that it isn’t an oversubscribed cloud; it’s production-grade. It is multi-tenant, but you’re getting dedicated resources.”
Offering enterprise-class cloud services that maximize uptime and reliability, however, is not something that a single company can offer by itself. “Today it takes an ecosystem to deliver the business outcome that clients are looking for. We’ve gone beyond the point where clients are just interested in the technology. They want the technology to provide a business outcome for them. Being able to provide that seamless solution with the Cisco ecosystem of partners is incredibly important.
“The other thing that really differentiates Peak 10, and we’ve heard a lot about hybrid cloud, is the opportunity to mix and match with that environment. So if you have a private cloud and want to leverage applications in the public cloud, we’re absolutely able to do that.” This follows the vision of Cisco’s Intercloud, the ability to have mobility of workloads between clouds.
“Which excites us at Peak 10 because we created that environment within our world.”
You can also learn more about how providers are addressing the need for enterprise class services in the latest edition of Unleashing IT.
Cisco Achieves SAP HANA Certifications for Unified Computing Systems Mission-Critical Servers
Cisco has received SAP HANA certification for its Unified Computing Systems (UCS) mission-critical servers with the Intel Ivy Bridge chip set. All of these products are now listed on the Product Availability Matrix from SAP. These servers will accommodate memory sizes from 128GB all the way to 2TB on the rack mount C460 M4. A small 2T Scale OUT configuration can be implemented using 512G B260 servers with an external EMC VNX5400 persistant storage, and up to 16TB can be achieved using the B460 or C460 models with EMC VNX5400 persistent storage.