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Cisco Management to Make Your Data Center More Efficient

…IAC enabling provisioning and management of Amazon EC2, OpenStack or VMware vCloud Director instances. While at VMworld Partner Exchange, the following video was recorded that explains Cisco Cloupia and IAC positioning further.   Check it out. Part of the confusion results from seemingly overlapping capabilities—but think about this analogy. You can do some basic drawing work in Microsoft Word, but you wouldn’t use it as a design tool, and you…

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Pushing the Presentation Envelope

…man when we wants to learn or do something. We had been invited to participate in this vendor competition at VMworld.  The idea was that we would be given a slot to make a pitch and so would Dell, HP, NetApp and EMC. This would be during Steve Herrod’s keynote and the audience would then vote on their favorite.  Our thought was that we should of course be as irreverent as we usually are and while still respecting Cisco, do something that…

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Engineers Unplugged (Episode 9): Be Kind to Your Protocol

…d conversation on Twitter Submit ideas for episodes or volunteer to appear by Tweeting to @CommsNinja Practice drawing unicorns Andre Leibovici and Chuck Histrius on Engineers Unplugged at VMworld Barcelona. Do you agree with Andre and Chuck? Are you being kind to your protocol? Find more information on Chuck’s blog and Andre’s blog. Post a comment or a question here, or join the conversation with @CiscoDC on Twitter or Facebook….

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Engineers Unplugged (Episode 8): Stretch Clustering

In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, storage industry luminaries Chad Sakac  (@sakacc) of EMC and Vaughn Stewart (@vstewed) of NetApp discuss the concept of Stretch Clustering, a topic they’ve been covering at tech events for awhile now. Check out their discussion here:   Welcome to Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with a whiteboard. The rules are simple: Episodes…

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Engineers Unplugged (Episode 7): Halloween Edition Featuring Scary Architecture

This week on Engineers Unplugged, we’re joined by EMC’s Caroline Yap Orloff (@cloudofcaroline) and VMware’s Massimo Re Ferre (@mreferre) as they take on the mythical single pane of glass. Can one architecture solve all of your problems? Watch and see. Welcome to 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 c…

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