Unified Computing was born on March 16th, 2009 and bold predictions were made that day regarding what UCS would do for customers and the industry. If we take a trip in the way back machine and unearth some of actual slides from that event (thank you Mr. Peabody), here is what we find:
Three years later we know that the vision of what was needed was spot on and the predictions of the impact were actually too conservative. Customers using UCS are telling us they’re experiencing:
80 percent increase in administrator productivity
90 percent reduction in deployment times
40 percent improvement in application performance
30 percent lower infrastructure costs
60 percent reduction in power and cooling costs
And now it gets even better. Today brings new innovation across the UCS platform: a third generation of technology that delivers the power of unification and continues to lead the transition to fabric based data center infrastructure. Most of all in this announcement we’re celebrating how the innovation in UCS is paying off for our customers. Its one thing to have a vision and another to deliver on it: this week Gartner updated its Magic Quadrant for Blade Servers and Cisco moved from Visionary to Leader.
Witness the world record application performance benchmark results posted by Intel in this launch. UCS certainly isn’t the new kid on the server block anymore. This system more than holds its own.
So enough of the rhetoric: where’s the beef in the new news? It turns out that there is so much new technology here that I need to break it into another post…
Tags: blades, data center, Servers, UCS, unified computing, Unified Data Center
CIOs around the world are at the center of technology trends such as cloud, social media, consumerization of IT, and mobility. This is the first blog in a four-part series exploring and sharing how CIOs around the world are responding to these trends and creating new ways to innovate, grow, and deliver superior customer experience.
The manufacturing industry has been hit harder than most as a result of the global recession. As the market recovers, however, manufacturers are finding that IT has also changed. Consumers are more demanding, and expect new products faster. Read More »
Tags: akzo nobel, AkzoNobel, any device, Borderless Networks, Bring your Own Device (BYOD), byod, Carrie Krinock, CIO, Cisco, cloud, customer experience, data center, Europe, Executive ViewPoints, innovation, Manufacturing, netherlands, operational excellenc, supply chain, supply chain excellence, virtualization
In part 1 of this posting, I related a real-life experience of mine, where I learned that customer problems were often a better source for product and service definition than formally stated customer requirements. I’d like to take this discussion further, via a concept in product and project management called the “tyre swing”. Read More »
Tags: cisco_services, cloud, Cloud Computing, data center, data_center
I was sitting in a room with a client the other day and normally in these conference rooms with the mahogany tables and high back leather chairs*, you have Cisco on one side of the table, and the client on the other. However, this wasn’t the case, as the table was formica and the chairs were folding. Also, in the room was two groups that had never spoken before except in rare cases, “The network is down!” or “Our hosts can’t see their storage!” Yes my friends, it was the LAN and SAN folks in the room. The topic of FCoE was in front of us and the question was around their soon to be deployed Nexus 5000 switching infrastructure. The discussion between the two parties over who would manage the Nexus 5000 reminded me of a scene from Ghostbusters… Read More »
Tags: data center, FCoE, Fibre Channel, MDS, Nexus 5000, SAN, storage area network
Very soon Intel is going to announce a new generation of processors. Cisco and Intel partnership increased significantly over the past years with the astonishing success of the Unified Computing Systems, based on Intel processors and the unique technology provided by Cisco.
So guess what ? We are of course ready to announce a third generation of Unified Computing Systems, which are taking advantage of the new features delivered by Intel, combined with the latest innovations from Cisco.
So please join us on March 8th at 9:00 am PST (12:00 pm EST) to understand how Cisco is delivering on the vision of Gartner, which identified Fabric Computing as the preferred infrastructure for virtualization and cloud to make your data center architecture more agile, scalable, and adaptable.
What can you expect from this 60 minutes webcast ? Well Cisco CEO John Chambers, VP Server Access and Virtualization Soni Jiandani,but also Intel senior executives, and CEOs from large organizations (manufacturers, services..) will detail the financial and organizational benefits that you will get in deploying these new systems.
To register immediately to this live broadcast
and learn how you can improve significantly now your infrastructure click here
Tags: Cisco, data center, Fabric computing, Intel, Servers, UCS, unified computing system