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Engineers Unplugged (Episode 5): Data Protection

In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, NetApp’s Nick Howell (@that1guynick) walks through the basics of data protection with Cisco’s Marcus Phipps (@mmphipps). More than ones and zeroes, it’s applications. Follow along here: Welcome to Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with a whiteboard. The rules are simple: Episodes will publish weekly (or as close to it as…

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Tech ‘Friendship’ Between Savvis and Cisco Leads to Satisfied Customers

…n andas y te diré quién eres …” (“Tell me who you are friends with and I´ll tell you who you are …”) I overheard this old Spanish saying while drinking sangria at a tapas bar on Las Ramblas, after our first day at VMworld Europe in Barcelona. I gazed into my wine glass as the Mediterranean wind gently blew juniperus leaves through the breezeway – and I was struck by the similarities between industrial alignment and human friendship. (…

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Cisco Office-in-a-Box – Cisco UCS-E Series with VMware View

Increased innovation in virtualization, compute and networking technology is steadily increasing the growth and adoption of VDI. Many enterprises are extending VDI deployments to their remote offices and branches but many are also apprehensive of running VDI across the WAN link due to concerns that a single point of failure could disrupt the entire business at a remote location. Similarly, small and medium businesses (SMBs) are exploring VDI.  F…

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Are Overlays the Duct Tape of Networking?

Duct tape is pretty amazing stuff because its versatile and easy to use.  That being said, sometimes, that versatility and ease-of-use means it gets used at times when maybe it shouldn’t. This thought came to mind a couple of weeks ago at VMworld.  Over the course of the show, I had a number of conversations with folks about tunneling and overlay network.  For many (mostly non-networking) folks, it seemed like the best thing since sliced bread—…

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Welcome to Barcelona: Cisco Data Center Cloud Activities at VMworld

If you’d like to learn more about the evolution of the data center, and how Cisco is supporting that mission, it’s a great time to be in Barcelona. VMworld Barcelona kicks off full force today, and there is a great deal to experience. Get your I Speak Geek button from a roving reporter here at VMworld Barcelona! Here’s a quick overview of Cisco’s presence in Barcelona in booth D200 and beyond. For the first time, we̵…

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