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Celebrating 5 Year Anniversary of Cisco Nexus 1000V Launch

Today marks an important milestone for one of our most strategic data center products and the foundation of virtual networking portfolio. Five years ago, the Nexus 1000V virtual switch was the pioneer in the virtual networking market with its launch at VMworld in 2008. Since then it has been adopted by over 8000 customers and continues to grow on other platforms, such as Microsoft Hyper-V, and soon Linux/KVM. Today, Nexus 1000V represents the la…

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Get Social with Cisco at VMworld 2013 (Your Ticket to Community Activity)

Pack your bags, double up on shoes and leave room for swag, it’s time for VMworld 2013, and Team Cisco Data Center has a lot going on. For a full round up of our show presence, this: http://www.cisco.com/go/vmworld Yes, that is a tower of real bacon at #vBacon. Now for the the behind the scenes look. First, follow @CiscoDC and #ciscovmw for all Cisco-flavored information from the show. This year’s Roving Reporter duties will be most…

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My Top 5 Networking Pet Peeves

…t comes between you and the Earth” Buy the best shoes, socks, tires and mattress. I’d add backup solutions to that list also.  Buy the best and know it inside and out. Well looks like TechWiseTV is going back to Barcelona for VMWorld. Now where did I put that helmet?? Jimmy Ray Purser Trivia File Transfer Protocol The name; “Fido” is linked to dogs because of their loyalty.    Fido comes from the Latin root word “fidus” meaning loyalty. …

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#EngineersUnplugged S3|Ep4: Unified Roles vs Tools in an FCOE or Unified Fabric World (Part 2)

In this week’s episode of Engineer’s Unplugged, we take a practical look at some of the business challenges presented when storage, network, and compute teams are asked to work together. Cisco’s Andrew Levin (@AndLevin) and NexusIS’s Paul Sferratore (@MadItalianATL) approach some of the questions in the unified fabric strategy in terms of roles. Should roles drive tools or vice versa? Andrew and Paul talk roles, cost effe…

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‘Tis the Season for Events, Trade Shows & Cisco UCS Servers

…then evangelize to me the benefits of UCS, wishing they hadn’t waited so long to make the move up to Cisco servers and the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). One of the most compelling conversations I have ever had was at VMworld.  A visitor to the Cisco booth (from a major mid-west university) came by to praise UCS and to ask some technical questions.  The most important question for him was the need to verify the correct NIC failover settin…

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