Happy Friday the 13th! Hope no one is superstitious! Cisco’s top stories of the week include a feature on the greening of data centers, a video on the value proposition for Cisco partners and the single-purpose network; the myth of the good-enough network was also outlined. Cisco and Xerox also announced a strategic alliance to deliver cloud services.
1.) Greening of Data Centers Spurred by New Metrics
Government and industry are pushing to develop metrics that will state definitively whether a data center is energy efficient or not. Ideally, they would like to get some generally-accepted measures, equivalent to the auto industry’s miles-per-gallon standards, that make it clear how efficiently a particular data center uses energy. Read more here.
2.) Cisco Partner Summit Highlights
Partners at Cisco’s annual Partner Summit say Cisco’s global reach and one-stop-shop approach drive value to their business. Watch the interviews now!
3.) The Single-Purpose Network: The Myth of the Good-Enough Network
Last week, Mike Rau, CTP of Cisco’s Borderless Network Architecture, blogged about The Seven Myths of the Good Enough Network. Now it’s time to delver deeper into Myth #1, The Single-Purpose Network Myth, as it relates to mobile devices. One down, six to go! Check back on Silicon Angle over the next six weeks as Mike Rau will continue to address each of the myths in weekly blog posts.
4.) Xerox and Cisco Form Alliance to Deliver Cloud Services
Xerox and Cisco formed a strategic alliance to simplify IT management by delivering cloud-based services and technology solutions that combine the intelligent network and print.
Check News@Cisco next week for these cool features:
- Be sure to take a look at an interactive infographic that show how much virtualization, cloud computing and Unified Fabric technologies can help data centers reduce the amount of energy they use.
- Mobile Commerce: Living Up to the Hype. Check out this feature article on how mobile payments are predicted to reach 12 percent of worldwide e-commerce sales in 2015.
See you next week!!