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Riding the Big Data Wave: Service Providers Can Accelerate Big Data Evolution to Unlock New Value

By Bill Gerhardt, Director, IBSG Service Provider Big Data is the new oil! It has the power to transform economies, make businesses more efficient, and improve our daily interactions as consumers. However, like oil, data is not truly valuable until it has been refined—until it is analyzed and some valuable action is extracted from it. Although it has been the subject of much discussion, Big Data is really in its infancy—which begs the questions,…

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Introducing Cisco Algo Boost and Nexus 3548 – Breaking 200 ns Latency Barrier!

…try.  A true game changer delivering competitive advantage to our customers! Ideal for high performance trading, big data and high performance computing environments, this new technology offers network access performance as low as 190 nanoseconds, more than 60% faster than other full featured Ethernet switches.  When your business success is determined by nanoseconds, this is a huge gain! The first switch to integrate the Cisco Algo Boost technol…

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Cisco Innovations, Moving Big Data and Additive Manufacturing

…duct take up a massive amount of digital space.  And those designs will be stored and shared over a network.  3D data transportation demands will be so large; we can probably forget about 1 Gbps Ethernet.  Think 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps and beyond.  Think Big Data. Manufacturers will need to store, transport and protect the 3D design data.  Luckily, Cisco’s ready. Solutions like Cisco’s MDS series can provide Storage Area Networking, and the Ne…

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The Social Soap Box: Digital is BIG Business in Thailand and Asia

When you think of Thailand, historic Buddhist temples and shrines usually come to mind. However, during my visit to the golden land last week, I was pleasantly surprised by the proliferation of social and digital media. From QR codes to Facebook logos splattered across the many storefront windows, it’s no wonder Bangkok is ranked the largest Facebook city and Thailand ranked 16th largest Facebook country. While dining at a local restaurant in Ch…

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Crawl, Walk and Run Your Way to Cloud Automation

Stretching the Olympic theme of my previous blog, where I used the analogy of a 100m sprinter and his backup team to introduce the new Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud Deployment Services, I’d like to now discuss how to roll out new cloud projects in the data center.  Thinking again about  a team of Olympic champions — and the Team GB (Great Britain) cycling team, illustrate this principle so well — with their fabulous winning stre…

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