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Data Center Management

As a new member of the UCS Marketing team and a self-proclaimed data center efficiency evangelist, I keep an eye on developments in the operations and management of data centers.  I looked at the Data Center Decisions 2011 survey special report on and saw some interesting results.  According to the survey, Data Center managers are most often turning to “off the shelf “ Systems Management tools for automation.  They rely on t…


VMworld 2011… Here I come!

So, VMworld 2011 is upon us and Irene is bearing down on us. (For those RTP based) Here is a list of a few sessions I think are hot topics at VMworld this year. Performance and Scalability Enhancements in VMware vStorage VMFS 5 A Deep Dive on Virtual Distributed Switching and Cisco Nexus 1000v by Jason Nash — Twitter (@nash_j) (Session Twitter hashtag: #VSP2757) Innovating Together: How Cisco and VMware Collaborate to Build the Cloud by Soni Ji…


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Cisco UCS: Data Center Problem Solver

It’s been said that marketing is telling the truth attractively.  My spin on that definition is that “telling the truth is the most effective form of marketing.”  That’s exactly how I approach life here in the Marketing organization at Cisco. I was a customer of Cisco’s before I was an employee.  So I know the company from the other side of the proverbial table.  I also know from experience that Cisco’s broad portfolio of data center solutions s…


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VCE is gearing up for VMworld!

by Aaron Delp, Senior Manager in the Solutions and Enablement organization at VCE VMworld is THE event of the year and this year appears to be no exception.  I want to highlight some of the things we’ll be talking about with our partners and customers during VMworld 2011. VCE will have staff ready to discuss our newly announced solutions in addition to our best in breed Vblock platforms.  VCE continues to grow and gain traction across all marke…


UCS Momentum Continues to Grow

Two years ago, Cisco delivered on an innovative vision to unite compute, network, storage access and virtualization into one cohesive system: the Unified Computing System (UCS.)  Cisco recently reported its fourth quarter results for Fiscal Year 2011, and we are delighted by the growing market traction for this revolutionary new computing platform. We ended our fiscal year with a total of 7,400 customers, adding over 2000 new UCS customers in Q4…