Cisco Achieves SAP HANA Certifications for Unified Computing Systems Mission-Critical Servers
Cisco has received SAP HANA certification for its Unified Computing Systems (UCS) mission-critical servers with the Intel Ivy Bridge chip set. All of these products are now listed on the Product Availability Matrix from SAP. These servers will accommodate memory sizes from 128GB all the way to 2TB on the rack mount C460 M4. A small 2T Scale OUT configuration can be implemented using 512G B260 servers with an external EMC VNX5400 persistant storage, and up to 16TB can be achieved using the B460 or C460 models with EMC VNX5400 persistent storage.
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Tags: Cisco, SAP, UCS
In the second part of my blog series I want to cover one of the main concerns that Services Providers are facing as they explore moving to NFV and that is performance and scalability. Common concerns I hear center around latency, throughput, queuing capabilities and security. These are valid concerns since SP’s have service level agreement (SLA’s) with the their customers which lead to penalties if performance drops below the SLA. So will a virtualized network function perform at the same level as a purpose built networking device? Read More »
Tags: asr, asr 1000, asr 9000, CSR 1000V, managed service provider, network service provider, NFV, UCS
Recently I was speaking to someone (Mike from New Jersey) at Cisco Live and they were raving about their journey to the Flexpod. They were seeking the best compute, networking and storage yet didn’t want to be boggled down with details when it came to the purchasing process. Converged systems like this are relatively new, and honestly Read More »
Tags: FlexPod, UCS
In part one of this series we covered the internals of HDDs, in part two we went over the internals of SSD, In part three we continue reviewing storage concepts to refresh or learn the right lingo.
Lets start by understanding “Redundant Array of Independent Disks” (RAID). There are RAID levels like RAID0 and RAID1 that are easily to understand and others like RAID5 and RAID6, which many sysadmins misunderstand.
Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
In the past RAID was also referred as a “Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks”. At the end of the day Read More »
Tags: RAID, UCS
Last week, more than 16,000 Microsoft partners convened in Washington, DC for Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). Team Cisco had a great week of conversations with partners on the opportunity created through the Cisco and Microsoft data center alliance.
Cisco announced a three year agreement with Microsoft in which we are aligning our incentive programs to reward the channel for solution selling in a partner-to-partner model. In his blog, Denny Trevett, Cisco VP, Global ISV and Technology Partners, detailed how this model is creating new opportunities for partners to reach new markets and drive profitable growth.
Cisco and Microsoft are also accelerating the development of joint solutions for private cloud, server migration, service provider, and SQL Server 2014. Cisco VP of UCS Marketing, Jim McHugh posted on how technologies such as UCS, Nexus, Hyper-V, and Windows Server 2012 R2, enable IT organizations to dramatically improve their effectiveness and drive business outcomes.
You heard from Cisco. Here’s what Microsoft had to say. Read More »
Tags: channel parter, Cisco Partner Ecosystem, cloud, data center, Microsoft, UCS