Articles

August 22, 2017

DATA CENTER

The storage architecture you envision is closer than it appears

Guest Author: Mario Blandini of SwiftStack The disruption that cloud has triggered in the marketplace has many organizations looking for a deeper level of expertise and experience from their solution vendors. Cisco has long been known as the top experts in networking, and has grown in reputation as makers of the most robust x86 servers […]

July 10, 2017

DATA CENTER

Struggling with scaling data storage? You’re not alone!

In this new digital economy, data is king and storing it requires a well-funded army. At least it does when you maintain the status quo with legacy storage solutions. In this scenario, cost and complexity often impede a business’s ability to scale and adapt to these new digital demands. This signals the need for a […]

May 4, 2017

DATA CENTER

Heading to New Orleans for VeeamON 2017 this year? So is Cisco at Expo booth #104!

Heading to New Orleans for VeeamON 2017 this year? So is Cisco and we would love to talk to you about what we have been doing in the data protection space with Cisco Unified Computing! This is our second time at VeeamON, we were a proud sponsor of Veeam’s inaugural customer event in 2015. Our […]

April 17, 2017

DATA CENTER

Is Facebook’s new storage platform performance hungry?

I promised a follow up in my recent blog about Facebook’s new Bryce Canyon storage platform. While the title of this blog may sound like it questions the new platform’s capabilities. It like the previous blog aims to help you understand why it is perfectly suited for Facebook’s unique needs. The first blog was focused […]

April 4, 2017

DATA CENTER

New Facebook storage platform looking more like Cisco UCS

A few weeks ago, this year’s Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, California concluded. I personally love this event to see what all the big massive scale data center operators are doing. I have been following the program since it’s inception and unfortunately missed this year’s event but you can definitely be sure I was […]

February 6, 2017

DATA CENTER

What do Cisco UCS S-Series and Facebook’s Open Vault both have in common?

Everyone these days seems to want to operate like the massive scale data center operators or at least capitalize on the economies of scale they created in their wake. It’s a familiar trickle-down economics idea that sounds great on paper but doesn’t always operationalize well for the rest of the world. In the case of […]

January 18, 2017

DATA CENTER

Democratizing Data Center Storage ¡Viva la Storage Revolución!

History regularly repeats itself. Sometimes it’s exciting and other times not so much. A current market transition I’m excited about happens to be occurring across the entire data center touching compute, storage, and networking. It’s the shift to shared nothing architectures and it takes me back to my studies on high performance computing and how […]

November 22, 2016

DATA CENTER

AWS or Private Cloud or both, what’s your strategy?

Well we just opened up a hornet’s nest didn’t we?! Our recent announcement of the new Cisco UCS S-Series Storage Server definitely caused a stir in the industry. We launched into the emerging scale out storage market with a broad ecosystem of solution partners backed by amazing customers like Cirrity and Green Cloud who use […]

July 15, 2016

DATA CENTER

Commvault Data Protection for HyperConverged Environments

You might remember a blog from our own Todd Brannon called “All about that BaaS” which outlined a jointly tested reference architecture for “Backup as a Service” with Commvault software. That engagement advanced Commvault to preferred solution partner status to deliver our joint customers a solution that is fully tested for compatibility with Cisco UCS servers and also […]