What if you were able to give everyone in your organization the flexibility and freedom to securely work anywhere in the world and on any device? What types of productivity gains would your company see as a result? What efficiencies or cost savings might your IT department receive from moving desktops to your datacenter and managing these virtual workstations through one single pane of glass?
Our Cisco UCS team is excited to present the new Maxwell generation NVIDIA Tesla M6 GPU for the Cisco UCS B200M4 Blade and the NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU for Cisco 2U Rack Rack Servers. Cisco and NVIDIA have joined forces to deliver this new graphics solution. Combining security, reliability and manageability from Cisco UCS and adding NVIDIA’s GRID technology, we’re able to deliver performance and speed needed to run high-end applications on virtual desktops. What’s better is that you have two form factor options to fit your organization’s’ data center footprint.
The M60 Rack GPU is supported with UCS Manager 3.1(1) and later & Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) 2.0(9) and later; the M6 Blade GPU is supported with both UCS Manager 3.1(1) and 2.2(7) and later.
With Cisco UCS & NVIDIA GRID, you can now expand your virtualization footprint without compromising performance or user experience while also increasing security. This means, you can empower your workforce to create anything around the world, from any location with the ease and flexibility.
The new Cisco & NVIDIA M6 Blade GPU solution is fully integrated with the flagship B200M4 Server, supporting all CPU configurations and performance on par with NVIDIA K2 GPU, at less than half the power profile! With two of the M60 GPU’s on Cisco UCS C240M4, you can now enable high density NVIDIA Tesla Compute and GRID 2.0 VDI user consolidation, which is over 8,000 CUDA cores & 32GB of GPU memory for up to 64 GPU-accelerated virtual desktop users.
This is especially exciting for organizations in the Oil and Gas, Manufacturing and Design industries since historically, this type of work demanded high-end applications like ESRI, AutoCAD, Petrel and Siemens to be used in on-site with workstations. But now, these types of applications can be powered virtually through your data center to any device.
Take an airplane manufacturer for example. With a follow-the-sun working model, this organization can now empower its employees to design from anywhere in the world with the device they prefer, while all working on the same application in real-time. This helps the company save time, money and fuels rapid innovation. Last but not least, this is all done while maintaining security for the organization.
Empower your employees to create flexibly, securely and from any device and any location in the world. Now possible with Cisco UCS & NVIDIA GRID.
Productivity, mobility, security, and flexibility for all. This changes everything.
Learn how others are transforming their data centers with Cisco UCS.
Tags: AutoCad, B200M4, Cisco UCS, Cloud Computing, GPU, innovation, mobility, NVIDIA, NVIDIA GRID cards, partner, technology, Tesla, UCS, UCS Manager, vdi, virtualization
Cisco Live Berlin! February 15-19, 2016
Calling all developers, architects, and solution providers—Cisco Live Berlin features the DevNet Zone designed to help you navigate today’s changing application and architecture landscape.
Of particular interest will be the focus on analytics and automation software. As organizations struggle with digital disruption, attention will be drawn to how developers can lead the transformation required by helping:
- Access and aggregate data from everywhere and analyze it anywhere to unlock new insights and enable timely informed decisions.
- Interconnect widely distributed systems of apps, data , and devices to streamline and automate services and processes across your organization and growing partner and vendor ecosystems
- Develop engaging applications that can be easily integrated with your existing apps using our SDKs, including mobile solutions that enable location-aware services and push-to-talk on-prem communications.
Join us for hands-on experience and face-to-face support from our developer teams in the DevNet Zone. We have many in-depth sessions about our vast Analytics and Automation software portfolio, including:
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Tags: #DevNet, analytics, Analytics and Automation, API, DevNet Zone, mobility
As I look back on 2015 and the great effort of the Mantl.io and CiscoShipped.io teams, I am reminded of the efforts I had in the initial cloud computing efforts 8 years ago. The buzz and market interest in cloud computing then was not accepted by traditional hosting and telecommunications companies. A retail company understood that their business needed agility and rapid delivery of software to accomplish the goals that the business vision had before them. This was one of the first examples of software disruption as this retail company 8 years later is larger than all the hosting, telecommunication, and cloud service providers combined. How did this happen? It’s quite simple, they paid attention to one simple rule: application architecture and programmability are critical to agility and enable the business applications and services to differentiate from the competition. The requirements to accomplish what the business applications need are defined in terms of agile software development, infrastructure as code (IaaS) and automated interfaces through Application Programmable Interfaces (APIs).
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Tags: analytics, API strategy, Application Enablement Platform, Cisco cloud, cloud, CloudPlatform, innovation, Internet of Everything, Metacloud, Microservices, mobility, platform as a service
Retailers are in the business to sell, not to be stolen from. And they don’t set up shop to buy security products from companies like Cisco. However, attackers who target retailers have discovered that it’s much more lucrative to shoplift virtually rather than physically. So even if you focus on security rather than selling, you face a daunting task.
The challenge of retail security is that it gets more complex by the minute. The combination of mobile devices, distributed services, increased customer expectations, virtual systems, and changing business goals creates a huge attack surface for fraudsters. Add in a pantheon of security vendors offering specialized products that don’t always work well together as well as a dwindling supply of qualified security personnel, and feelings of frustration and futility are understandable.
Our industry desperately needs a resource that addresses the problem from end to end and makes security easier to understand. Enter Cisco SAFE, a comprehensive and credible solution portfolio. SAFE uses a model to organize retail networks into areas that can be more easily understood from a security perspective. It looks at the threats that exist and the best practices available to defend against them. It helps manage the design, build, and maintenance of today’s retail networks.
SAFE provides “how to” guides tested in Cisco’s laboratories for complex security challenges. It maps your threats to the security capabilities you need at this time, which can help you avoid overspending and overcomplicating the defenses you need to protect your business.
Come see me at the National Retail Federation show in New York. At a Big Idea session, I’ll be speaking about how Cisco SAFE helps simplify retail security. We’ll be in Room 4, Level 3 of the Expo Hall, on Monday, January 18, at 12:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Learn more.
I look forward to meeting you there!
Tags: christian janoff, Cisco, mobile, mobility, model, retail, SAFE, security, threat, vector
Having grown up in Denver, I’m a big fan of the Denver Broncos. Although I currently live in San Diego, I really enjoy the opportunity to see at game at Mile High Stadium any chance I get. Sure, I could always upgrade my TV services to include a NFL package or subscribe to the Bronco’s fan club for updates, but nothing can replace the experience of attending a game in person. Delivering a truly unique, unforgettable fan experience is a goal that is transforming the way stadiums and venues interact with fans today.
Enhance the Fan Experience
In fact, most sports fans report that they want a more connected, personal experience. According to Gartner, in 2016, 89% of companies will compete on the basis of customer experience as compared to just 36% four years ago. Companies will differentiate themselves, attract new customers and identify new sources of revenue using customer experiences as a driver. To create truly personalized customer experiences, companies are turning to technology—a trend that is typically referred to as digital transformation. In my last blog, I wrote about how new mobile engagements are improving the guest experiences in Hospitality. Sports and entertainment provide another example of how mobile experiences are enhancing the fan experience.
Build Loyalty with the Connected Stadium
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Tags: Analytics and Automation, Cisco, Cisco Connected Stadium, Cisco WiFi, Connected Experiences, Digital transformation, enterprise mobility services platform, Internet of Everything, IoE, IoT, mobility, sports and entertainment, Venues, wireless network