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Cisco UCS Mini – a deep dive

…to go to. With the release of UCS Mini, UCS Central has been updated to version 1.2 to support UCS Mini management. New UCS Mini features (such as the scalability ports) are supported by UCS Central, but the workflows inside UCS Central remain the same. UCS Central has been given a few WAN Optimising enhancements: Only the required firmware images are transferred to the UCS domain, eliminating excess bandwidth. New Network requirements: a…

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A New Generation of Cisco UCS Power Calculator

We are proud to announce the new Cisco UCS Power Calculator and Estimation Tool. It features an all new User Interface (UI) and is currently live at http://ucspowercalc.cisco.com The tool contains many new features, including the ability to create templates and projects where configuration data is stored. Templates and projects improve agility as well as enable collaboration among users through exporting and importing user-specific …

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My First Cisco Experience

…o VCE equipment. At my new position, I got completely immersed in UCS, along with an entire Cisco data center networking infrastructure. Then I started down the road of data center orchestration with UCS Director (along with UCS Central action due to growing the UCS environment across multiple geographical sites). That’s where I am right now, learning more about the inner working of the data center, becoming more of an SME on UCS and…

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Building an Enterprise Data Hub, Evaluating Infrastructure

  Want to get the most out of your big data? Build an enterprise data hub (EDH). Big data is rapidly getting bigger. That in itself isn’t a problem. The issue is what Gartner analyst Doug Laney describes as the three Vs of Big Data: volume, velocity, and variety.   Volume refers to the ever-growing amount of data being collected. Velocity is the speed at which the data is being produced and moved through the enterprise information…

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Unlock Big Data with Breakthroughs in Management Automation

…es) can be dynamically configured through software. This logical abstraction simplifies the configuration of Big Data Hadoop nodes and adapts it dynamically to changing workloads, leading to dramatic reduction in OpEx costs. UCS Central brings these same capabilities across multiple domains and provides the ability to extend to large clusters up to 10,000 nodes within the same management pane. With the new UCS Director Express for Big Data,…

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