Since it’s inception five years ago Cisco’s Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) offerings have consistently driven positive technical and business value for our customers at many levels, some examples:
• Cisco UCS regularly delivers top-level performance as showcased via our leading benchmarking results.
• In their datacenters our customers have recognized material gains in operational efficiency with substantial benefits in provisioning, deployment, management, and staffing.
• In their physical environments customer value is derived in lowered heating, cooling, space, and cabling advantages.
The trend continues… Cisco UCS is the gift that keeps on giving! In a recent third party survey we were able to gather insight on the benefits received by customer’s use of our Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure Solution for Big Data. Here’s an overview:
Summary: Business Value of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data
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Tags: Big Data, Business Value, Cisco, Cisco ACI, Cisco UCS, Cloudera, Hadoop, Hortonworks, IBM, MapR, ROI, SAP, Splunk, tco
Have you used a public cloud? The experience as a developer is truly fantastic. Enter your credit card information and go. Need more resources? Click. Tear down a server and start over? Click. Want APIs for granular access to configure and automate every part of your deployments exactly the way you need them? No problem. Built-in integration with the modern tools and platforms you’re using? Of course.
Traditional IT vs Cloud
Compare that to traditional infrastructure where it takes phone calls or tickets, approvals, and many different platforms that typically aren’t integrated just to get access to servers. Automation is difficult or impossible. Moving fast as a developer just isn’t something you can do. You spend your time wrangling the infrastructure instead of building your app.
The public cloud experience for a developer is liberating. It’s easy, fast, and predictable. It helps them deliver on their promises to the business by removing any obstacles to the resources they need.
Smart companies are freeing their development teams from traditional IT models and helping them move fast by taking advantage of cloud.
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Tags: analytics, Big Data, CEO, CFO, cloud, CPO, data migration, decision makers, developers, hardware, OpenStack, private cloud, Public Cloud, ROI
I’ve written a number of blogs on the economic value of Cisco UCS and how it is changing the economics of the datacenter. Now, for the first time we performed a TCO comparison of our new VersaStack solution and how it stacks up versus the competition. The VersaStack solution combines the innovation of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure which includes: Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), ACI-ready Cisco 9000 Nexus switches, Cisco MDS switches, and Cisco UCS Director— with the efficiency of the IBM Storwize storage system.
Referencing the VersaStack for Data Center Design Guide, each vendor analyzed their parts of the solution and then combined the results into an overall TCO study. What were the results? Read More »
Tags: IBM, ROI, Storwize, tco, UCS, VersStack
It’s exciting to watch the explosive growth of mobile and hyper local based services. Mobile location based services and marketing is rapidly becoming BIG business, with an estimated $4.5B of mobile advertising being location based (rising to over $10B by 2017).
Let’s look at some of the fundamental factors, drivers and numbers behind this growth to put it into context. Read More »
Tags: advertising, analytics, attribution, best practice, click attribution, consume, content, context, conversation, crm, customer, digital, engagement, Industry, location, location-based, marketing, mobile, mobility, model, multi-channel, network, omni-channel, purchasing, relationship, ROI, sales, services, technology, trend, wi-fi, wifi, wireless
For those of you who follow the Cisco Data Center blog in general and my blogs in particular, you’re probably thinking it is time I updated you on this topic. You’re right! But it is almost time for Cisco Live and I will be presenting it there. Read More »
Tags: B-Series, blade, C-Series, capex, opex, rack, ROI, server, tco, UCS