Recently, I was chatting with Hugo Vliegen, Director of Technical marketing, Enterprise Networks, and he was telling me all of the questions he had been getting from customers about the Cisco UCS E-Series. Questions such as:
- What’s this rumor I’ve heard that Cisco has a server that sits on a branch router?
- You’re telling me the UCS E-Series is enterprise-class? What does that even mean?
- What’s new on the Cisco ISR series?
So I suggested we do an interview series with Hugo – something short and fun where he could get the Cisco experts on the record and help our customers learn a little more about the UCS E-Series. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, insidebranch, ISR, ISR G2, routers, UCS, UCS-E Series
Many branch offices rely on Cisco ISR G2 (Integrated Services Router, Gen 2) as their IT platform. This router series delivers highly secure data, voice, video, and application services through a modular design. This turns the router into a platform for WAN Optimization (through Cisco WAAS) and Application Visibility and Control, among other services.
When companies need to add a server into the mix at their branch, Cisco’s UCS E-Series is an obvious choice. You basically have a server blade that can be inserted right into your router. The E-Series is especially great for multisite organizations that have centralized IT but still need to host applications locally at their branch office. This need can come from performance requirements, survivability, or compliance, for example. Read More »
Tags: branch office, Cisco, ISR G2, router, SQL Server, StorMagic, UCS-E Series, webinar
IT managers are in an interesting situation – all the developments in virtualization, compute, and mobility are bringing new opportunities for architecting an efficient IT infrastructure. They are looking for ways to do more with less infrastructure. These developments are accelerating resource centralization, with more and more critical assets moving into the enterprise headquarters and data center and this is creating a ripple effect on branch and remote offices. To meet regulatory compliance and cost-control requirements, many organizations are optimizing resources and reducing complexity in the branch office. Read More »
Tags: Distributed VDI, ISR G2, UCS-E Series, vdi, VMware View
Increased innovation in virtualization, compute and networking technology is steadily increasing the growth and adoption of VDI. Many enterprises are extending VDI deployments to their remote offices and branches but many are also apprehensive of running VDI across the WAN link due to concerns that a single point of failure could disrupt the entire business at a remote location. Similarly, small and medium businesses (SMBs) are exploring VDI. For them to adopt VDI the offered solution needs to be simple, reliable, and able to incorporate other business needs like office communications, PCI compliance, business continuity, etc. They prefer solutions that provide a healthy TCO and can also be deployed and managed easily.
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Tags: ISR G2, UCS-E, UCS-E Series, vdi, VMware, vmworld