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Service Provider at VMworld 2010

Cisco and VMware provide innovative and integrated solutions specifically designed for virtualization. Our combined offerings include breakthrough products, certified applications, and new solutions, enabling businesses to unleash the full power of virtualization everywhere, from the data center and mission-critical applications to the desktop. Together we provide you with superior performance, responsiveness, agility, security, manageability,…


Why do Hardware Vendors attend VMworld?

…ocess and skills between Application, Virtualization, Computing, Networking, Security and Storage professionals. VMworld is one place where all of those skills gather to learn about what the others are doing, as well as start to understand how the technologies are evolving which affect their world. Cisco has always been a major participant in those traditional conversations, so it’s a nature extension for us to be a major presence at VMworl…


Savvis Symphony VPDC is Music to the Ears

At VMWorld in August, Savvis unveiled its not-so-secret Project Spirit, the company’s platform for enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service virtual computing services.  In December, they announced Cisco’s UCS (Unified Computing System)  as the platform for Spirit, and introduced Symphony – the range of Cloud offerings including Project Spriit.  Savvis calls the Spirit portion of this portfolio a Virtual Priva…


Data Center 3.0: Efficiencies and Savings

Hope you all have been keeping well! “Data Centers of the Future”, “DC 3.0″, and similar terms have been getting a lot of play lately. They remind me of the work Cisco has been doing to compare the benefits of building such data centers with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Unified Fabric versus “traditional” data centers. For example, when considering a 10,000 square foot data center, we saw savin…


Data Center 3.0 and Building Cathedrals

One of my favorite stories is one attributed to Christopher Wren, the architect behind St Paul’s Cathedral. The short version of the story is that Wren was visiting the worksite for  St. Paul’s Cathedral.  He came across a bricklayer diligently working away and asked him what he was doing and he replied he was laying bricks.  A little bit later, he came across a second bricklayer and asked him what he was doing, and h…