Advanced technology assists your business on its journey to becoming more efficient and agile so it can keep serving the rising expectations of customers. But, how can you help these advanced technologies serve your business well?
Technology headlines focus on the individual tools to help you support advanced technologies; but the pivotal reality is that the foundation for all such technologies is your data center infrastructure. If your infrastructure cannot meet the speed and flexibility needs of these new technologies, they won’t help your business become more efficient or agile.
The good news is that Cisco has made automating your infrastructure straight forward with Cisco UCS Director. This solution replaces manual tools and processes with automated workflows to deliver infrastructure resources within minutes. It reduces data center operational complexity across Cisco and multi-vendor infrastructure components.
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Tags: automation, IaaS, orchestration, ucs director, VMware
With Richard Jacobick
Cisco and CommVault have teamed up on a solution aimed squarely at contemporary data protection challenges. Data is the lifeblood of the enterprise, yet the playbook for how you preserve, protect and provide access to data may have been assembled years ago… and a lot has changed in those years. Consider the transformations around compute, networking, storage virtualization and cloud that have occurred over the last decade.
A data protection policy is similar to auto, home and life insurance because the ultimate goal is to mitigate risk by investing in an instrument that keeps the things you value most protected and safe. What would happen to the business if an unplanned event triggered a loss of data access today because of an outdated plan? There is a very good reason why we review our insurance policies on an annual basis and your data protection policy should go through the same periodic review.
A recent survey conducted by market research firm Vanson Bourne outlines how data loss and downtime has cost enterprises nearly $1.7 trillion over the past 12 months. The lack of a well-defined data protection process and comprehensive Disaster Recovery (DR) plan is most often the root cause in cases where data loss or downtime had a significant financial cost to the business.
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Tags: Baas, CommVault, data center, IaaS, Servers, UCS
I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a cloud expert by any means: not as a private pilot or marketing professional working in high tech..
But I do know this
Cloud computing can be intimidating – just as real clouds are intimidating to any general aviation pilot looking to fly from point A to point B under visual flight rules (VFR). In aviation it’s simple: avoid them.
Atlantic Ocean out my window flying over RI – March 2015
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Tags: Challenges to cloud migration, Cisco Powered, Cisco Powered Cloud, cloud, Cloud Computing, Cloud IT, cloud managed services, dAAS, IaaS, TPaaS
Cisco Intercloud Services and Why the Network Matters
I’d like to open by restating a position on Cloud: Cloud is only in its very infancy in terms of adoption. Despite all the hype in market, largely created by the marketing of the over-the-top service providers, most of global IT spending is in the non-Cloud space. (somebody will have a stat on this but I heard it is below 10%).
So why do you think this is?
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Tags: Cisco, cisco intercloud, Cisco Intercloud Services, Cloud Computing, global intercloud, IaaS, InterCloud, Internet of Everything, IoE, networking
Companies’ expectations of IT keep increasing as the pace of business intensifies, creating greater demand for new services and faster access to resources and data. If you have been reading my blogs, you know that THE way for IT to keep pace with the speed of business is automation. But buyers beware.
IT automation solutions are difficult to create with multiple products that carry a la carte pricing models and licensing models tied to hardware. The hassles are obvious, and that model doesn’t help IT automate effectively. What is necessary is full functionality automation software that offers simplified pricing and licensing options as well as unified automation that delivers broad coverage for diverse environments. So Cisco offers exactly that. Watch this video to learn how.
Cisco ONE Software for Data Center makes it easy to automate at a pace comfortable to your business. The Cisco ONE Foundation Suite lets you master basic automation at the compute level. Read More »
Tags: automation, Cisco ONE Software, cloud automation, Enterprise Cloud Suite, IaaS, ITaaS, VMware