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Bill Shields

Senior Marketing Manager

Product and Solutions Marketing Team

Bill joined the Cisco family in November 2010 as a Marketing Manager on the Cisco UCS Product Marketing team. His duties include managing the development Cisco’s UCS TCO/ROI tools; providing sales team and partner tool support; server competitive analysis and positioning; is the marketing manager for UCS B-Series Blade Servers, UCS C-Series Rack Servers, UCS S-Series Storage Servers, and UCS Mini.

Prior to joining Cisco, Bill was with Hewlett-Packard for over 16 years in a number of roles including almost seven years in server options marketing and ProLiant Essentials Software training development and delivery.

Bill’s certifications include a Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) from the American Society for Quality and Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. He earned his MBA in Marketing from the University of Houston.

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April 2, 2019

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Server Speed and Capacity for Business Application Demands

Servers exist to run applications that solve business, technical, and scientific problems. Some applications will benefit from clock speed improvements while others will see benefits from additional memory.

October 30, 2018

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New Memory for Improved Server Capacity and Performance

What if there was a way to supersize your server memory capacity? Even better, what if that memory was not only fast, but persistent? Read on to learn about how you can get more performance out of your storage and RAM.

September 18, 2018

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In case you missed it, the Cisco UCS C4200 Multinode Server

On May 31st, Cisco announced the C4200 Multinode Chassis and C125 M5 server. Some of you may have been taking that week off due to Memorial Day. And I bet even more of you had the temerity to take a nice summer vacation and didn’t notice our new server. So I wanted to write another blog to catch everyone up about the C4200.

September 10, 2018

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Cisco UCS 480 ML M5 Server – Performance and Capacity for AI

The C480 ML M5 rack server supports eight NVIDIA V100 GPUs with their NVLink technology. The NVIDIA Tesla V100 is the world’s first GPU to break the 100 teraflops barrier of deep learning performance with a whopping 640 Tensor Cores.

August 15, 2018

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Fast & Flexible – New 4th Gen Fabric Interconnect and VIC

  Today, guest blogger Nikul Sheth, Sr. Product Manager for Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect writes about our new 4th gen fabric. Our next evolution of Cisco UCS Fabric provides...

June 20, 2018

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Scaling to PB within Minutes – The Road to Full Automation for Scale-Out Storage with Cisco UCS

Building Scale-Out Storage solutions can be now fully automated to reduce the overall amount of work and to easily scale software-defined storage environments within minutes. Partners and customers can begin to leverage this capability using Ansible modules and playbooks for UCS Manager.

May 31, 2018

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Cisco UCS C4200 multinode rack server deeper dive

Other server vendors offer multinode servers, only Cisco offers you a system: UCS is a fabric-centric architecture with a centralized management model, manageable with a single tool, Cisco Intersight.

March 6, 2018

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Cisco UCS – Helping You Laugh All the Way to the Bank

How much could you save by switching to Cisco UCS? Our Public TCO Tool can give you guidance.

August 3, 2017

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Scaling Networks Automatically with ACI

Many of you know Lauren Malhoit our incredible co-host of TechWiseTV. She asked for my help getting this blog out and who am...