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Brian Ferrar

Enterprise Marketing Manager

UCS & Data Center

Brian Ferrar currently manages marketing for Cisco’s SAP Solutions portfolio. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Ferrar was the CMO of a leading SaaS-based emergency notification firm, and co-founded a network management firm acquired by AT&T.

Mr. Ferrar has over 20 years of experience in software and services and had lived and marketed in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

Articles

October 1, 2018

DATA CENTER

Enterprises choose Cisco HyperFlex for SAP Application Modernization (Part 2)

SAP data centers around the world are already using Cisco HyperFlex to modernize their infrastructure, unlocking the full potential of HCI for easier migrations, simplified management and improved performance.

October 1, 2018

DATA CENTER

Enterprises choose Cisco HyperFlex for SAP Application Modernization (Part1)

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is transforming enterprise application deployments by consolidating compute, networking and storage into a single system.  Cisco HyperFlex is the fastest growing example of this powerful new architecture.

December 11, 2017

DATA CENTER

Cisco & MapR set a Software Defined Storage World Record

Cisco and MapR have been setting records since we published the industry’s first Big Data benchmark in 2015. Now we use an HDFS-compatible platform to blow away all SPEC SFS benchmarks.

September 19, 2017

DATA CENTER

Top 10 Considerations for SAP Big Data and Analytics

It’s that time again: SAP TechEd in Las Vegas!  Local temperatures have cooled to a balmy 150 degrees outside the convention center and 10 degrees inside, reminding us that SAP Data Center refresh season is once again upon us. This year at TechEd, Cisco will focus on securing critical SAP data and systems, and leveraging […]

August 17, 2017

DATA CENTER

CenturyLink Solutions for SAP with Cisco UCS and NetApp

Intent-based Data Center Solutions for SAP Simplify Business Processes and Expedite Digital Transformation. CenturyLink and Cisco have partnered to create Intent-based Data Center Solutions for...

May 15, 2017

DATA CENTER

IDC survey: SAP HANA users say Cisco UCS is the #1 Converged Infrastructure

“Mission Critical” is a term bandied about far too often in our industry.   But in the case of SAP HANA it’s a fair description; if your core business operations backbone is not “mission critical,” what is? That’s why Cisco is excited to be a major sponsor of SAP’s SapphireNow user conference in Orlando this week.  […]

February 16, 2017

DATA CENTER

The “just right” tool for the job: Applying the Goldilocks Rule to your SAP Data Center

For any workload, SAP included, most of us would agree selecting the right tool depends on the task you’re performing.     Knowing which tool, or how much capacity or resource to apply is usually defined by your objective.   Great motivators understand this.  Humans become bored if tasks are too easy, but demotivated if tasks are impossible. […]