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Tech ‘Friendship’ Between Savvis and Cisco Leads to Satisfied Customers

I invited over the past two years several technology partners and resellers to share their opinions on this blog. Today I expand this invitation to some of our service providers . Of course, it felt very natural to start with one of our best partner in this field. David Shacochis is Vice President of Cloud Platforms at Savvis. In this role he is responsible for revenue growth, strategic alignment and customer adoptionwithin this emerging produc…

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Cisco Office-in-a-Box – Cisco UCS-E Series with VMware View

Increased innovation in virtualization, compute and networking technology is steadily increasing the growth and adoption of VDI. Many enterprises are extending VDI deployments to their remote offices and branches but many are also apprehensive of running VDI across the WAN link due to concerns that a single point of failure could disrupt the entire business at a remote location. Similarly, small and medium businesses (SMBs) are exploring VDI.  F…

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Are Overlays the Duct Tape of Networking?

Duct tape is pretty amazing stuff because its versatile and easy to use.  That being said, sometimes, that versatility and ease-of-use means it gets used at times when maybe it shouldn’t. This thought came to mind a couple of weeks ago at VMworld.  Over the course of the show, I had a number of conversations with folks about tunneling and overlay network.  For many (mostly non-networking) folks, it seemed like the best thing since sliced bread—…

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Welcome to Barcelona: Cisco Data Center Cloud Activities at VMworld

…lution of the data center, and how Cisco is supporting that mission, it’s a great time to be in Barcelona. VMworld Barcelona kicks off full force today, and there is a great deal to experience. Get your I Speak Geek button from a roving reporter here at VMworld Barcelona! Here’s a quick overview of Cisco’s presence in Barcelona in booth D200 and beyond. For the first time, we’re taking the Roving Reporters and Engineers U…

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Engineers Unplugged (Episode 3): Virtualization and Workload Mobility

It’s Wednesday, time for a fresh episode of Engineers Unplugged! This week features VCE’s Tom Chatham (@tchatham) and EMC’s Travers Nicholas (@traversn) in a joint whiteboarding session around virtualization, VPLEX, and workload mobility. 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 close to it as…

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