Cisco embraces SAP HANA TDI for Networking
SAP recently announced that they have expanded their SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) to include networking. So what does this mean? It means that if a SAP customer installs SAP HANA, and that same customer has enough capacity on their existing networking equipment to satisfy the SAP HANA certification requirements for networking, then the customer can utilize their existing networking architecture for SAP HANA without having to purchase additional equipment to meet those requirements. Read More »
Tags: data center, networking, SAP
In the same year Cisco was founded, Kate Bush recorded the hypnotic Cloudbusting, one of her most iconic songs and music videos. Conceived by Terry Gilliam and featuring Donald Sutherland, there is a strikingly poignant moment in the video where Bush’s character is ‘cloudbusting’ with her father and she first realizes that adults are fallible.
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Tags: Cisco, cloud, Cloud Computing, collaboration, data center, innovation, virtualization
We created the Evolved Services Platform (ESP) to help our customers increase service revenue while driving down costs. In doing so, we needed to make it expansive to include the breadth of technologies and solutions that would apply to many domains (such as access, Wide Area Network (WAN), and data center) and technologies (such as cloud, security, and video).
And we addressed the fact that a virtualized network function (VNF) is only as good as the automation of orchestration capabilities that are used spin it up and expand it to fit the required job. Given all the VNFs (greater than 40, just counting our own) that we could conceivably be orchestrating, we had to ensure that the Cisco ESP was sufficiently broad and inclusive of multivendor technologies.
The following diagram shows the big picture—the applications and network services made possible by an open, elastic, and application-centric architecture. Read More »
Tags: CPE, data center, engine, epn, esp, evolved programmable network, evolved services platform, orchestration, Service Broker, Virtualized Network Function, VNF, WAN
It’s been a couple of weeks since the Cisco data center and partner teams wrapped up a terrific Oracle OpenWorld 2014. We had a great week of conversations with customers and partners on how Cisco UCS provides a superior platform for Oracle Data Base and applications. We also announced three record-setting benchmarks for Oracle E-Business Suite and Java operations (SPECjbb2013).
This year, we placed a greater emphasis on communicating beyond our booth via video, digital and social streams. We staged a studio in the Cisco booth that enabled us to stream live video interviews with industry luminaries and Cisco experts hosted by theCUBE, the leading interview format show in enterprise tech. We were honored to host Intel CIO Kim Stevenson immediately following her main stage keynote presentation. Other featured guest included Jim McHugh, Cisco VP of UCS Marketing; Intel VP, Shannon Poulin; Cisco VP of Global Partner Marketing; Sherri Liebo; and Red Hat VP, Mike Evans. The videos are now available for replay here.
The Cisco booth was a hub of non-stop action in our theater where we hosted a terrific line-up of presentations by Cisco experts, customers and partners. We took advantage of this opportunity to record video summaries of these sessions and are pleased to present this video library from Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
House of Brick Technologies on the Advantages of Cisco UCS for Oracle Workloads
Why is Cisco UCS everywhere? Dave Welch, CTO of House of Brick Technologies, highlights the many advantages of UCS for Oracle workloads in this discussion with Jim McHugh, Cisco VP of UCS Marketing.
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Tags: Cisco UCS, data center, Oracle, Oracle Database
Perhaps you’ve seen the shirts. Maybe you’ve joined in or listened to an episode of Cisco Champion Radio. Or maybe you can not resist learning new things and having access to experts in your area of technical expertise.
Join us–submit your CIsco Champion for Data Center nomination today!
No matter the reason, if you are curious about the Cisco Champion program, now is the time to nominate. yourself or a colleague for consideration for 2015!
- October 1: Open call for nominations
- October 31: Deadline to submit nominations
- November 25: Cisco Champion Class of 2015 announced
Act now! It’s a great opportunity to participate in everything from blogger briefings to podcasts, and to get to know your industry and your peers better. We need your voice.
Tags: cisco champion, Cisco Champions, cloud, data center