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Partners Win Big with Cisco UCS Grand Slam

…nd Enterprise Grid. Cisco UCS C3160 Rack Server is a modular, capacity-optimized solution ideal for distributed data analytics, unstructured data repositories and media streaming and transcoding. Cisco M4 Generation UCS Rack and Blade Servers are armed with the latest processing power providing increased performance, efficiency and computing density. With these introductions, Cisco continues to lead the industry with a unified, application-cent…

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Paradigm Shift with Edge Intelligence

…r at CERN. I told them they would be surprised to hear the new computer scientist’s talk these days, about Data Gravity.  Programmers are notorious for overloading common words, adding connotations galore, messing with meanings entrenched in our natural language. We all laughed and then the conversation grew deeper: Big data is very difficult to move around, it takes energy and time and bandwidth hence expensive. And it is growing exponent…

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The Bases are Loaded for a Cisco UCS Grand Slam

…is the handheld devices that billions of people are using today to consume and generate unprecedented volumes of data and insight, and the 50 billion people and things that Cisco estimates will be connected by 2020.   2.    We need a stronger engine to accelerate core applications and power data-intensive analytics.  (AKA, “you’re going to need a bigger boat”)  The imperative for faster and better decisions has never been greater and the tools t…

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F5 device Package for Cisco APIC goes FCS

…nt few weeks should have been exciting if you are a customer of ACI.  First, we announced the shipment of ACI to Data Centers worldwide. Then, F5 announced that its device package for Cisco APIC is FCS. We also had a very successful F5 Agility at New York early in August, showcasing Cisco ACI-F5 Big IP joint solution in breakout sessions, world of solutions Expo and in keynotes Panels.  Cisco also recently published a jointly written technical wh…

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Introducing TPCx-HS – first Industry Standard for Benchmarking Big Data Systems

…– the first standard that provides verifiable performance, price/performance and energy consumption metrics for big data systems. TPCx-HS can be used to asses a broad range of system topologies and implementation methodologies for Hadoop, in a technically rigorous and directly comparable, vendor-neutral manner. And while modeling is  based on a simple application, the results are highly relevant to Big Data hardware and software systems. Develop…

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