Cisco is bringing Clouds to the Sunshine state, but we won’t let it rain on our parade.
Cisco is heading to the Sunshine state for the annual SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference, May 5–7, at the Orange County
Convention Center in Orlando, Florida and our bench is packed this year. We will showcase how Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) enables application data center managers to quickly meet ever-increasing business demands and take advantage of the world of many Clouds + Integrated Infrastructure and Internet of Things.
Don’t go through life without goals, so make it a goal while at Sapphire to stop by the Cisco booth 330 to ask our subject matter experts about industry leading, Cisco and SAP technologies in our three key areas:
- Unified Computing System – Why Cisco is #1 and a partner in ~50% of all integrated infrastructure solutions?
- Cloud First – Understand the benefits of Cisco and SAP’s cloud-first partner strategy? How important is Choice and Trust to your company?
- IoT & IoE – Learn the difference between IoT and IoE and how do we derive value from Things?
We’re bringing our first-class Cisco subject matter experts, partner and customer testimonials to Sapphire NOW, to share our experience and expertise in delivering these new innovative technologies.
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Tags: CiscoUCS, cloud, HANA, SAP
Cisco and Microsoft’s relationship is growing stronger year over year. Our technologies, products, and integrated infrastructure solutions continue to provide an optimum Data Center for your Microsoft workloads.
Now, this isn’t my first time going to Tech Ed, ooops I mean Microsoft Ignite, however, it is a special year for me! I will be presenting “Top 10 Reasons to Migrate from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012R2 with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)” on Monday May 4th 6:50pm during the welcome reception in Lounge A. If you are there, please come watch and meet the experts who will be joining me at the show.
Here is a sneak peak:
Need more 3 reasons to come see us?
- This year we have lots of great demos and theater presentations for you, such as Cisco UCS Mini, Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000V, Cisco InterCloud Fabric (ICF).The latest and greatest demo is Application Centric Infrastructure , which will be highlighted in a presentation, “Microsoft Cloud Meets Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)” on Tuesday 1:30pm.
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Tags: #CiscoACI, ACI, Cisco, CiscoUCS, Microsoft, MSIgnite, WS2003, WS2012R2
This guest blog was authored by Frank Cicalese and contains summarized content from various articles that can be found on Cisco and NetApp’s sites.
Frank Cicalese is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco’s Data Center Architecture Team helping customers globally with their Microsoft solutions on Cisco UCS. Frank also worked at Microsoft for over 10 years in several positions that required deep technical knowledge such as Services Consultant, Platform Architect, Database Technology Specialist, Virtualization Technology Specialist and Datacenter Technology Specialist. Frank has in-depth technical knowledge and proficiency with database design, optimization, replication and clustering and has extensive virtualization, identity and access management and application development skills. He is also a writer member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers with published musical works that have aired on well-known cable and news networks.
Cisco and NetApp have been teaming for several years developing the FlexPod solution portfolio. This portfolio includes architectures that combine NetApp storage systems, Cisco Unified Computing System servers, and Cisco Nexus fabric into an architecture that provides a highly efficient operational model for workload deployments. This architecture is capable of hosting mission critical SQL Server implementations and is capable of providing them with the required throughput and availability for even the most demanding business requirements.
Recently, Cisco and NetApp contracted Scalability Experts to implement a performance and load test that proves my claims in the above paragraph beyond any doubt in my mind.
Scalability Experts, for readers who may not be familiar with them, is a triple Gold Microsoft Partner, and highly awarded consulting company specializing in Data Platforms, Business Intelligence and Infrastructure Solutions. Scalability Experts conducted the performance and load testing over several months using real world workloads. More information on Scalability Experts can be found at http://www.scalabilityexperts.com/
The purpose of this performance and load test was to validate that FlexPod is a premiere platform for the most demanding applications. This performance and load test implements a real world gaming workload on Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate Edition was used to generate and run the performance and load tests. For more information about Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate Edition see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd831853.aspx. More information about Microsoft SQL Server 2014 can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/sql-server/.
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Tags: Cisco, CiscoUCS, datacenter, FlexPod, Microsoft, Microsoft SQL Server, netapp
It’s finally here- the new Data Center and Cloud community framework has launched! We created new content spaces for Compute and Storage, Software Defined Networks, Data Center and Networking, and OpenStack and OpenSource Software.
Cisco Data Center and Cloud Community Infrastructure
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Tags: ACI, CiscoUCS, cloud, compute, intercloud fabric, Invicta, MDS, Nexus 1000v, OpenSource, OpenStack, software defined networks, Storage, Unified Computing Systems
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us in big data land. One thing that struck me is how much we learned about the big data and analytics space after hours at Strata Hadoop, and sometimes that can be just as exciting as what we learn during the sessions. I have a couple of videos I like to share with you to prove my point.
In this video, I learned some things from Jim Scott, MapR. First, MapR is providing –and get ready because it’s a mouthful—“ an online, Interactive, platform neutral, vendor agnostic training” — and some cool use cases of a Hadoop cluster in a briefcase.
It’s also fun to get together with our various partners and talk about the great solutions we are doing together. In this video, I have MapR and Platfora do all the work. Hey it was after hours!
Webinar At A Glance
Want to learn more about what we are doing with our partners? Check out the Webinar At A Glance from our recent Big Data webcast, “Analytics Solutions for Driving Better Business Outcome,” which is available on demand now. The feedback has been amazing and we plan to do more of these with our partners in the future.
Have some interesting stories or solutions you would like to share? Find me on Twitter, @JimMcHugh, we can work together to get the news out.
Tags: analytics, Big Data, BigData, CiscoUCS, MapR, Platfora, Splunk, Strata Hadoop World, unified computing system