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Cisco UCS and ACI Infrastructure Innovations for Big Data at Hadoop Summit

Big Data remains one of the hottest topics in the industry due to the actual dollar value that businesses are deriving from making sense from tons of structured and unstructured data.  Virtually every field is leveraging a data-driven strategy as people, process, data and things are increasing being connected (Internet of Everything). New tools and techniques are being developed that can mine vast stores of data to inform decision making in ways…

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Cisco’s Data Center and Cloud Management Software at Cisco Live San Francisco #CLUS

We’re excited to showcase new innovations in our data center infrastructure automation and cloud management software at Cisco Live San Francisco this week! This past Friday, Cisco announced the new Cisco UCS Director version 5.0 – including Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) support and integration with the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC). Cisco customers, prospective customers, and partners in the data center ma…

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Hortonworks Data Platform with Cisco UCS; and a note on incredible performance of Hive 13

Undoubtedly Big Data is becoming an integral part of enterprise IT ecosystem across major industry verticals, and Apache Hadoop is emerging almost synonymous with it as the as the foundation of the next generation data management platform. Sometimes referred to as Data Lake this platform serves as the primary landing zone for data from across a wide variety of data sources. Traditional and several new application software vendors have been build…

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Cisco UCS Power Scripting Contest Update #3

Many IT organizations use Microsoft PowerShell to automate and accelerate data center management tasks. The Cisco UCS PowerTool module for PowerShell provides users a comprehensive list of cmdlets to manage all components of Cisco UCS.  Users can use these cmdlets to write PowerShell scripts to simplify, speed up, and error proof UCS management and deployment. New to scripting on UCS? Check out this Google + Hangout (Tips and tricks for managing…

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Cisco UCS Power Scripting Contest Update #2

A number of useful scripts have been entered in the UCS PowerTool/PowerShell contest. Here is what’s been happening since the 11th. Email UCS Fault One-Liner Joshua Barton won the 2nd prize for the best one-line script. He showed the power of the integration of UCS and PowerShell with a script then sends an email for any faults that get generated. He wasn’t done there! UCS Backup Also by Joshua Barton, a script with four different types of bac…

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