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Ken Spear

Sr. Marketing Manager, Automation

UCS Solution Marketing

Ken is responsible for marketing the Cisco UCS automation, operations and the IaaS software portfolio.

He has over 20 years experience in enterprise product management and marketing roles with software development and operations management software.

Articles

January 3, 2017

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Enhancing the Management of Standalone Cisco UCS C-Series Servers

The latest release of Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) features a HTML5 WebUI and vKVM as well as support for the Redfish standards-based API and XML API transaction support. Guest Blogger: Jeff Foster, Product Manager, UCS Management The latest release of Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC), version 3.0, makes the management of Cisco UCS C-Series […]

January 3, 2017

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Cisco Supports Redfish Standard: API Enhances UCS Programmability

Cisco has added Redfish™ support to IMC to extend our unified and open API to manage server components and to help customers integrate solutions within their existing tool chains. Guest Blogger: David Soper, Technical Marketing Engineer, UCS Management Last month Cisco released version 3.0 of the Integrated Management Controller (IMC). This new release makes the […]

December 12, 2016

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Cisco UCS S-Series and the Benefits of Storage Profiles

The new UCS S-Series storage server leverages the automation and programmability of UCS management to provide greater levels of efficiency and flexibility. Guest Blogger: Craig Ashapa, Technical Marketing Engineer Last month Cisco introduced the new Cisco UCS –S-Series S3260 supported by a new release of UCS Manager. The S-Series features a very modular architecture, and […]

November 14, 2016

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Cisco UCS Programmability

Infrastructure automation, continuous deployment and efficient operations require programmable infrastructure. Developers want to treat physical infrastructure the way they treat other application services, using processes that automatically provision or change infrastructure resources. Your operations staff needs to provision, configure, and monitor physical and virtual resources. This allows them to automate routine activities and rapidly isolate […]

October 24, 2016

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Unified Automation – New UCS Management Releases Continue the Journey

The latest UCS management releases help more than 52,000 customers achieve greater automation and simplification.

August 22, 2016

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Implementing DevOps with Cisco UCS and VMware vRealize

A Cisco sponsored session at VMworld provides practical guidance for IT organizations transitioning to DevOps methodologies.  

June 13, 2016

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Programmatic Provisioning with Puppet Enterprise, Razor, and Cisco UCS

Guest Blogger: David Soper, Technical Marketing Engineer The new integration of UCS Manager with Puppet delivers rapid bare metal provisioning all Cisco UCS systems in just a few steps.   Infrastructure as Code Meets Configuration Automation Cisco UCS systems were designed from their beginning over seven ago to provide best in class software-defined infrastructure.  Every […]

May 10, 2016

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Working Together – UCS Management and VMware vRealize Operations

Guest Blogger: Nithya Natesan, Technical Marketing Engineer Coopetition really does create great results. That’s what Cisco and VMware realized many years ago when we started working together. We compete and we continue to cooperate on projects like the Cisco UCS Management Pack for VMware vRealize Operations. The latest version of the management pack, version 2.0(1), […]

March 30, 2016

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure – Industry Analyst Insights

Industry analyst firm, Gartner, expects the market for hyperconverged infrastructure to reach $5 billion by 2019. We’ve pulled together insights from a variety of analyst firms to explain why...