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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.

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March 22, 2016

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Cisco HyperFlex – Customers Embracing Real Hyperconvergence

Customers are very good at sorting through hype. In the past couple of weeks Cisco, along with other vendors, has introduced new hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI)products. The competition has heated up and customers expect more substance in these systems – not just hype. They want products that deliver real benefits that can integrate easily into their […]

February 9, 2016

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Fast and Flexible – New Third Generation Fabric Interconnect

Guest Blogger: Nikul Sheth, Product Manager for Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect One of the things I admire about great athletes is they are both fast and flexible. This combination makes them more agile and gives them a competitive edge. Our next evolution of Cisco UCS Fabric provides customers with greater speed and flexibility to help […]

February 5, 2016

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Keeping It Simple While Keeping It Fresh

When you read the headline, you may think this blog is about a new restaurant or cuisine, but this post is about UCS management. The description may not sound like it has much to do with software, but stay with me. One of the challenges you encounter when you have more than 50,000 customers and hundreds of […]

January 28, 2016

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The Journey to DevOps and Composable Infrastructure

The rate of change is accelerating in IT. The need to provide your enterprise with a competitive advantage and to leverage new technologies is driving the need for rapid change and constant improvement. IT organizations must deliver new business services consisting of new and enhanced applications faster while ensuring SLAs. This environment of frequent and […]

January 21, 2016

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Evaluating IaaS Solutions: Comparing UCS Director to HPE OneView

According to the latest predictions from analyst firm IDC, “more than 80% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud by 2017.” That means that your organization is likely to evaluate an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions this year, if you haven’t chosen one already. As you consider options, it can be difficult to evaluate the […]

January 14, 2016

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Composable Infrastructure Webinar – Forrester Analyst Provides Insights

There’s been a lot of talk in the past several months about composable infrastructure. It’s a new product category that has gained attention as Cisco and other vendors have introduced new products into the market. A webinar on January 21 with Forrester Research analyst, Richard Fichera, will provide insights into what is driving the demand […]

December 10, 2015

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Composable Infrastructure Part 6: Understanding Infrastructure Options

The IT industry is in a significant period of transition, and the infrastructure landscape has changed a great deal. There are many options today, and the number of options will grow over the next two years. Having more options can more lead to complexity and potential limitation.  As you assess your options you need more […]

December 1, 2015

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Composable Infrastructure Part 5: The Right Tool for the Job

We all know the importance of using the right tool for the job. Having the right tool can make the work much easier and faster. When you think about infrastructure to support the new cloud-scale applications, you also want the right tool. System vendors have offered a range of options for decades. Servers are designed […]

November 30, 2015

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Forbes Article Reinforces Cisco Composable Infrastructure Strategy

“It’s the end of the server as we know it”. That’s the title of an article published today in Forbes describing the attributes of a new category of systems that Cisco introduced last year called composable infrastructure. In the article Gina Longoria, a senior analyst with of Moor Insights & Strategy, explains the attributes of […]