The Intelligent Automation Solutions Business Unit hosts user groups for our Workload Automation software customers. Our Tidal Enterprise Scheduler is used by many enterprises to manage the execution of business process and moving data around the data center. We recently met many customers during our user groups in Chicago, Boston and New York City. We see some very interesting differences in our user base and how our customers use our product between these cities. For example in our Chicago
user group during the winter we had some key large customer implementation and many customer s who were deploying job scheduling for department level deployments and wanting to drive the usage throughout their enterprise. It is very common to start using Workload Automation in one key area and then expand into other areas as the success multiplies. It was good to see old friends who have used our scheduler for almost a decade as well as new users learning how to use our software product to accomplish cool new technical use cases.
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Tags: analytics, application, enterprise job scheduling;, intelligent automation, job scheduling, Tidal Enterprise Scheduler, workload automation
A few weeks ago I participated in on a webinar panel http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=404085&s=1&k=639DAC16BAF88F2B7260152679635F00
around Big Data and the return on that data. I was joined by Ivan Chong, EVP from Informatica http://blogs.informatica.com/perspectives/author/ivan-chong/ and Van Baltz, VP and CIO of Station Casinos, http://www.stationcasinos.com/, where we discussed Van’s aggressive project to roll out a realtime big data system. This deployment , using Informatica Powercenter and the Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler was an impressive project that drove both a new architecture and critical changes to the people, processes and technologies. Ivan used a great analogy around the exhaust from applications. Nowadays, IT shops deploy and run many applications that run the real-time business for their companies. All these applications produce exhaust, namely the data after all that work is done. This data is very valuable. It can tell a lot about your business, your customers and your execution to meet the corporate financials.
Cisco’s Tidal Enterprise Scheduler is a master at moving this data around and processing it so that the business IT users have the data they need to run a real-time business.
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Tags: intelligent automation, Tidal Enterprise Scheduler, workload automation
Next week is Cloud Connect in Santa Clara and Cisco’s Cloud Software group will have a big presence.
While we have plenty to talk about on how Cisco is helping customers build their cloud, we also want to listen to our customers plans and needs. We are bringing some of our engineers and architects so you can engage directly with them. There are three things you can see next week.
CITEIS -- Cisco’s, in production, private cloud.
See how it was built, the results in agility and cost, and best of all see a demo. Not a fake demo but the real thing.
Of course, we will also be showcasing our award winning cloud automation software, Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (CIAC) (formerly newScale and Tidal), which provides the self-service catalog and orchestration to our private cloud
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Tags: Big Data, CIAC, cloud portal, Hadoop, intelligent automation, newScale, OpenStack, Tidal, Tidal Enterprise Scheduler, unified management, workload automation
Oh, how data processing has evolved, growing in complexity and sophistication, it now spans across multiple software stacks and disparate systems. With the introduction of virtualization platforms, processes can now be run on virtualized environments as well as a physical one. As we know, virtualization allows you to use physical hardware more efficiently. That’s because often times an application is sitting “idle” and doesn’t really need all the allocated computing resources, and virtualization lets idle computing resources be re-assigned to other tasks. Virtualization technology and the advancements of Cloud Computing afford businesses significant benefits in terms of cost reduction and efficiencies resulting from consolidation and standardization.
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Tags: automation, intelligent automation, job scheduling, process automation, scheduling software, Tidal Enterprise Scheduler, virtualization