I’ve been in this industry for more than three decades, and so I’ve experienced every data center technology breakthrough and market transformation in that time. We drove a market disruption ourselves with the introduction of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) in 2009, and after just five years, we have more than 33,000 customer-proven results.
Now, we’re doing it again, but this time it’s different.
We are in the midst of the next major inflection point, driven by a new wave of applications. With the swipe of a finger, users can download an endless array of useful apps to their smart phones, tablets, and even wearable gadgets. We bring our personal devices with us to work, expecting the IT department to deliver the same access and ease of use on the business side.
This consumerization of IT puts end users in the driver’s seat. Scrambling to meet growing consumer and employee expectations, organizations in both the public and private sectors have demands of their own when it comes to next-generation data center capabilities and improved outcomes. Applications need holistic compute solutions, not just plain old servers. The explosive growth of mobility, social media, collaboration, the Internet of Everything (IoE), and big data means their applications need to scale up and out.
Now applications must be serviced by compute solutions that can integrate performance needs, handle large data sets, and scale as needed while reducing operational complexity and OpEx budgets. The requirements of these complex business applications are defining the infrastructure—not the other way around—because now more than ever, application performance translates into business results. This requires fresh innovation in designing an integrated infrastructure that is highly responsive to business and IT needs, while keeping data center budgets from spinning out of control.
At Cisco Live, I’ll show you how we’re driving a market disruption once again, this time with our breakthroughs in compute solutions that we didn’t think were possible just a few years ago. Technology leaders agree that Cisco UCS and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) deliver solutions that put IT managers back in the driver’s seat, able to meet user demands, where applications are no longer constrained by the data center infrastructure.
I look forward to seeing you in San Francisco.
Tags: ACI, application centric infrastructure, Big Data, Cisco, Cisco UCS, IoE, mobility, UCS
Our customers join us at Cisco Live conferences around the world to hear how we can help you tackle the most important technology trends. Cloud, security, mobility and programmable networks are all driving different business models and compelling opportunities.
The top questions we hear from you are:
- What is Cisco’s approach to SDN?
- How will Cisco help me deliver hybrid cloud services?
- Can I really deploy applications in hours instead of weeks?
- Can I get great — but affordable — collaboration technology into every room, on every desk, every pocket?
- How can IT lead in securing company assets and data?
- Do I have the right foundation to deliver better mobile experiences to my employees and customers?
- Which of Cisco’s customers are having success with these technologies?
- How is Cisco IT grappling with all these challenges?
At Cisco Live, you not only get the practical, hands-on knowledge that can advance your career. You also get compelling insight and Cisco roadmaps into the ideas, concepts, and emerging trends that are setting the stage for a more connected and collaborative future.
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Tags: #CLUS, Bill Schmarzo, Bryan Palma, Christopher Young, cisco live, ciscolive, CL365, cloud, David Yen, Doug Davis, Faiyaz Shahpurwala, Gee Rittenhouse, George Kurian, Hans Hwang, keynotes, Mala Anand, mobility, Pankaj Patel, Parvesh Sethi, programmable networks, Robert Soderbery, Rowan Trollope, Scott Clark, SDN, security, Soni Jiandani, Sujai Hajela
Sarasota County Schools includes 24 Elementary Schools, 9 Middle Schools, 8 High Schools and various Technical and various Special Centers. It houses about 40,000 students in about 250 buildings. The Sarasota School IT Team believes in using the best-in-class technologies to provide the optimal connected experience for students, faculty, staff and guests.
This next generation pervasive WLAN network enables students to collaborate with each other anywhere on the campus and with the teachers in the classroom. In the previous blog, we described how Bowdoin and the Pinellas County have embraced the IOS based 5760 Series controllers. In this blog, we will cover more details about the recent upgrade of the Wireless LAN Controller from the previous model WiSM to the new model 5760 and describe highlights of our conversation with xx about the WLAN deployment itself.
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Tags: 11ac, 802.11ac, access, device, education, K-12, K12, LAN, laptop, management, mobile, mobility, network, policy, sarasota, school, school board, tablet, unified, unified access, wi-fi, wifi, wireless, wlan
We Won!! I’m pleased to announce the Cisco IT Any Device team beat 50 companies to win the “Best Business Computing Environment” at the 2014 IDG CITE awards in San Francisco. The Any Device team manage, secure, and support over 196,000 desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones including 70,000 BYO devices.
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Tags: any device, byod, Cisco IT, coc-business-of-it, mobility
Did you know that the Guns N’ Roses anthem Sweet Child O’ Mine was originally written as a practice guitar riff?
A friend told me this as I recently struggled to play it, making sounds closer to ‘chopsticks’ than to one of the most famous guitar tracks ever created.
The fact that I was playing a borrowed guitar may have made it more difficult, though. Playing a familiar instrument is so much easier, if only because you know its foibles! Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cmr, collaboration, jabber, meetings, mobility, Smartphones, TelePresence, video, WebEX