The Internet of Everything continues to gain momentum and every new connection is creating new data. Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data is helping customers convert that data into powerful intelligence, and we’re working with a number of new partners to bring exciting new solutions to our customers.
Today, I want to spotlight Elasticsearch, Inc. and welcome them to the Cisco Solution Partner Program.
Elasticsearch excels at providing real-time insight into data – whether structured or unstructured, human- or machine-generated; by bringing a search-based architecture to data analytics. By combining the ELK stack with Cisco UCS, organizations benefit from a turnkey underlying infrastructure solution that provides them with real-time search and analytics for a variety of applications, from log analysis, to structured, semi-structured, or unstructured searches, as well as a web-backend for custom applications that use search-based analytics as a core functionality.
Mozilla is just one of the companies who are already benefiting from the joint solution with real-time search and analysis of data powering its defense platform, MozDef. The ELK stack leverages Cisco UCS’ fast connectivity for query, indexing and replication of data traffic. And Elasticsearch handles the full scale of event storage, archiving, indexing and searching of the data logs. The ELK stack and Cisco UCS also protect Mozilla’s network, services, systems, and audit data from hackers.
Partners like Elasticsearch are just one reason that Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure can help your company capitalize on the IoE data avalanche and deliver powerful and cost-effective analytics solutions throughout your enterprise.
Find out more at www.cisco.com/go/bigdata, or register for a webinar entitled, “Learn How Mozilla Tackles their Security Logs with Elasticsearch and Cisco”.
Thursday, November 13th 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM GMT
Are you interested in learning how to build enterprise applications on top of Elasticsearch and Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) infrastructure? We’re holding a webinar to delve more deeply into how to optimize ELK on Cisco UCS infrastructure.
Cisco UCS unites compute, network, and storage access into a single cohesive system. By combining the ELK stack with Cisco UCS, businesses benefit by having a turnkey hardware-software solution for their search and analytics applications. In this webinar you’ll learn about the various UCS hardware profiles you should consider when deploying ELK and how Mozilla built MozDef, their custom SIEM application, using ELK on Cisco UCS.
In this Season Finale of Engineers Unplugged, Joe Onisick (@jonisick) and Michael Ducy (@mfdii) discuss GoatOps. Yes, you read that right. What is GoatOps? What does this have to do with DevOps? This is all about process and the necessary changes to make Enterprise workflow flow in modern IT. This is a can’t-miss episode!
Unicorn Challenge, Goat Edition, with Joe Onisick and Michael Ducy
This is 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)
Much like the MPG argument when comparing diesel engines versus regular gas engines, and hybrid gas/electric versus pure plug-in electric vehicles, similarly valid arguments can be made for any combination of IT strategies: the traditional on-premise data center and private clouds, versus IT out-sourced. What IT strategy you chose will no doubt come down to what your mission is and how IT can best support business growth, outcomes, etc.
We’re seeing increasingly more interest a combination of traditional and out-sourced IT models: a well-balanced hybrid IT strategy.
Ideally, this hybrid IT environment is one where you maintain control, security, and data sovereignty as offered by private clouds, while achieving the speed, agility, and scale at a price point offered by the provider clouds, right?
Lunch Is On Us
To help you make informed decisions on how you can build such a highly secure hybrid cloud strategy and extend your existing data centers to public clouds as needed, on demand, with consistent network and security policies -- we’re coming to 16 locations in the USA to tell you about it.
Hope to see you at one of these locations. Lunch is on us.
In my first blog, I discussed telco customer challenges and the new architectures they are considering. On my way back from Johannesburg, South Africa, I am writing this companion blog discussing how we’re helping telco customers these days.
The Cisco Approach
Greek philosopher, Heraclitus said “change is the only constant in life.” And without question, change is the lifeblood to our IT industry and Cisco is no different from others.
Our conversation is no longer about whether there’s an impact on IT departments, but about how to influence change to meet the business needs of the company. Refocusing an entire business around a common goal is not an easy feat. And when we add OpenSource in this equation, situation becomes more interesting.
Starting from ASR 5000 for SP domain, currently Cisco is the biggest preacher of the OpenSource adoption in this market segment.
Cisco is a major OpenSource contributor and has contributed more than 40 “givebacks” of open source software over the past three decades. Cisco collaborates with the open source community to reduce time-to-market for Cisco solutions, and to help partners develop applications designed to enhance the collaborative experience.
Cisco is one of the major contributors of OpenStack as well. There are multiple distro/deployments of OpenStack, with one from Cisco as well, and there is also support for Cisco’s entire Cloud portfolio (UCS & Nexus). In addition, the Vice-Chair of the board, Lew Tucker, our Cloud CTO @Cisco, presented the keynote, A World of Many (OpenStack) Clouds, at last week’s OpenStack Summit in Paris.
Putting Cisco’s Solution to the Test
Over the past year, Cisco has been building up its OpenStack professional services capabilities. What type of projects do we help customers with? What kind of OpenStack challenges do we help them address? And why do they come to Cisco for help?
Here are 3 examples from across our European, Middle East and Africa (what we call “EMEAR”) region where Cisco Services have being driving customer success with OpenStack:
One of the SPs of the region would like to offer new ICT services and markets by developing a next-generation, web-scale cloud for Enterprises and Residential customers with 4 Millions VMs.
This SP is intending to be highly competitive with AMZ who is the market leader today
To meet this aggressive requirement, this SP would like to leverage 90% Open Source Virtualization and Hypervisors and 10% Commercial ones.
For the OpenSource component, Cisco has setup a POC leveraging Devstack IceHouse.
In the next phase, Cisco is planning to take it to the RHEL 7.0 with OSP 5.0.
Other SPs from the region are following the same trend:
For one of them, Cisco is leveraging OpenStack to create Tenant Virtual Networks and Provider Networks;
While for the other one, Cisco is starting shortly on an OpenStack POC with the most recent Juno release of OpenStack.
Since we formally launched our Cisco Professional Services for OpenStack last year, my colleagues and I in the OpenStack professional services team are willing to help you adopt OpenStack successfully. We look forward to helping you directly, just as we did last week at OpenStack Summit in Paris, take a look at the crowds we had at the booth!
I hope you have enjoyed this blog. Please feel free to get in touch via the comments field. For more, visit our OpenStack @ Cisco website: http://www.cisco.com/go/openstack.
Note: This blog was simultaneously published on the SNIA blog.
When I first started in storage technology (it doesn’t seem like that long ago, really!) the topic seemed like it was becoming rather stagnant. The only thing that seemed to be happening was that disks were getting bigger (more space) and the connections were getting faster (more speed).
More speed, more space; more space, more speed. Who doesn’t like that? After all, you can never have too much bandwidth, or too much disk space! Even so, it does get rather routine. It gets boring. It gets well, “what have you done for me lately?”