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New Whitepaper: Cisco UCS, Citrix XenDesktop, and Atlantis ILIO

Published this week: this new whitepaper discusses the joint solution built on Cisco UCS, Citrix XenDesktop, and Atlantis ILIO - designed to deliver stateless VDI desktops with a shared master disk implementation, providing storage IOPS offload, reduced up-front CAPEX, and increased desktop/application performance.  The Atlantis ILIO solution has been tested for interoperability and scalability with the Cisco UCS and Citrix XenDesktop Validated Design (CVD), to deliver faster desktop boot times, logon, antivirus scanning and overall desktop performance.  The whitepaper is available for download here

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Bringing Virtualized, Multi-Tenancy to Data Center Networks

Over the last few weeks you’ve probably seen several announcements about expanded delivery from Cisco and our ecosystem partners in the area of Integrated Compute Stacks; specifically around SAP and VMware View 4.5 support on VCE Vblock, and E-SMT support on FlexPod for VMware. These solutions are allowing companies to take the next step in a journey towards Private Cloud and delivery of Better IT services for their business and customers. By simplifying the ordering, sizing, deployment, automation and integration of virtualization within the Data Center, customers are beginning to see the transformation from a 70/30 environment focused on maintenance to one that can free up capital and human resources to drive new innovation. Read More »

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Smart Small Businesses Have a Backup Plan

You’re out on a relaxing evening at a public place. Maybe you’re having dinner with your family, or maybe you’re having drinks with some coworkers after a long day. As you’re reaching for your wallet, your heart suddenly drops into your stomach as you notice that your wallet is not there. You pat your pockets or check your purse and subject yourself to looking in ridiculous places, but your wallet is nowhere to be found. Your driver’s license, credit cards, insurance ID, all of the data that’s crucial to your life is suddenly gone from you.

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Small Business Network Disaster Recovery Planning

Network Disaster Recovery Planning will keep your company in business after a disaster

The Boy Scout motto of “Be Prepared” applies to almost everything in life.Whether it’s having a water bottle and a snack in your bag when a weather delay keeps you on the tarmac for hours, or having a safety pin “just in case.”The truth is; we never know what’s going to happen next.Usually the unexpected isn’t a disaster, it’s merely an inconvenience.But if disaster should strike, being prepared is critical to recovering.

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Review: Cisco Smart Storage is Network Attached Storage Made Easy

We recently announced our next generation of network attached storage products for small business, Cisco NSS 300 Series Smart Storage.  CRN got their hands on one and has a great review of the product.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Setup is absolutely idiot-proof, and that’s saying a lot about a box that not only serves files to Linux, Mac and Windows clients, but also does performs FTP, HTTP, NFS, iTunes, Twonky media, WordPress and MySQL services by simply checking a box.”

We know how important ease of use is when it comes to technology, and we made that a priority with this product--glad to see it pay off!

Read the entire review at CRN.com.

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