What is “in-memory”? “In memory” is a technology that takes Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence to a different level. CIO’s want information at their fingertips. In order to obtain that information, they engage in data modeling and “what if” scenarios, the answers of which give them a competitive edge in business. The biggest concern to-date, is that the data modeling and “what if” scenarios usually take days to process. SAP HANA in-memory technology allows CIO’s to obtain answers to these complex issues in microseconds instead of the typical wait of days.
Who are the only server platform vendors certified to sell SAP HANA?
What are the benefits to users of SAP HANA?
Processes all transactions in memory instead of I/O to disk
Processes millions of lines of data in microseconds
All processing done outside of normal data processing
Reduction of hardware and maintenance costs since SAP HANA is self contained in one appliance
So is SAP HANA “in Memory” technology disruptive? Absolutely. Watch Rajiv Thomas’s Video Cisco and SAP HANA about HANA
Happy (late) Cinco de Mayo — or should I say Happy Cisco de Mayo! It was another busy week here at Cisco. Some of our top stories included features on the future of live sports distribution and customer networks. Cisco also announced that it is now delivering containerized data centers! For more information, read below.
There is an argument among TV broadcast networks that streaming live sports on the Internet and on mobile devices cannibalizes their TV ratings. However, the opposite appears to be true. Case in point is the March Madness basketball tournament this spring; the games were shown live on TV and also streamed live online. Interestingly enough, viewership increased in both domains. Perhaps live Internet streaming can happily live side by side with TV viewership, and maybe even enhance it. What are your thoughts?
Cisco a few weeks ago opened a new Data Center in Allen, Texas to fanfare that included media coverage and a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Texas Governor Rick Perry.
We’re now opening a Data Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The facility features water-cooled cabinets, supports up to 25 kW per rack and has sophisticated monitoring and management tools for controlling power and cooling systems. The Data Center can be configured with different levels of redundancy (up to tier 4), has a calculated PUE below 1.25 and is modular, allowing for rapid expansion.
Oh, and it’s tucked into a 40 ft. long box that can be delivered to your doorstep. That’s right, Cisco’s newest server environment is a containerized Data Center.
The Cisco Containerized Data Center at Cisco's Research Triangle Park campus.
A formal grand-opening isn’t scheduled until August when an in-building Data Center opens its doors on the Research Triangle Park campus as well. But you can watch the video below for a sneak peak at how it was installed as well as catch further discussion about Data Center container capabilities.
Additional information about the Cisco Containerized Data Center is available at www.cisco.com/go/cdc.
While traditional brick and mortar data centers meet the requirements of many IT organizations, there are some customers that require a different solution.
As the Senior Vice President, Global Government Solutions Group, I am happy to announce today the Cisco Containerized Data Center offering for government and commercial customers.
“Containerized,” or modular data centers, offer a flexible option for organizations that need to quickly deploy new data capacity. Built into weatherized ISO containers, these solutions consist of a complete Cisco unified data center, built as a self-contained, pre-integrated environment. In response to changing, mission-critical operations, the entire container can be transported wherever it is needed.