Marcus Phipps


Data Center Solutions Marketing

Marcus leads a solution marketing team focusing on infrastructure and applications solutions featuring Data Center products such as Unified Computing System and Nexus. An 20-year veteran of Cisco, Marcus has experience in technical marketing, solution engineering and product marketing.


May 25, 2016


Preparing Your Organization to Meet IoT Data and Analytics Challenges

This is a guest blog by Tejas Vashi, Senior Director, Product Strategy & Marketing, Cisco Services Data rules the IT world right now – there is just so much of it.  Yet, there are often many missed opportunities when it comes to utilizing this data to extract insights and leveraging them to drive business outcomes […]

April 25, 2016


New Cisco SAP Appliance makes Big Data Faster…And Simpler

In the era of digital transformation, the ability to rapidly access and analyze data from inside and outside your company’s walls is a competitive imperative.   Because much of the so-called “hot data” is already within SAP environments, it’s no surprise that many Cisco UCS customers are adopting SAP analytics, running in either a validated SAP […]

January 14, 2015


Analytics Solutions for Driving Better Business Outcomes

When you hear a statistic like ‘87 % of enterprises believe that analytics will redefine the competitive landscape of their industries within the next three years,’ two things become clear. First, we no longer need to make the business case for big data and analytics: enterprises clearly understand the value. Second, the next three years […]

October 29, 2014


Cisco and NetApp – Partnering for the Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud is finally here.  Since cloud came on the scene a few years back, companies have had the choice of building a private cloud, which they managed on premises, or buying services from a public cloud provider.  Typically, companies had to pick one or the other for a given application.  With the Intercloud, IT […]

September 4, 2014


UCS Innovation for Core Data Center Applications

We have a number of exciting additions to the UCS family, which we are announcing today.  Application architectures are fundamentally changing, which is driving a change to the...

August 28, 2014


Next Generation Applications and Data Analytics

I was speaking with a customer today at VMworld and, unlike many discussions, which are focused on the infrastructure (servers, storage, networking), this one turned primarily on the application. This person was describing to me his need to match the server to a new set of applications he is being asked to support and then […]

January 21, 2014


FlexPod Rings in the New Year

 FlexPod Rings in the New Year with New Solutions, Technologies, and Offerings  FlexPod had a fantastic 2013 and received tremendous recognition for industry leadership and innovation. It takes close collaborate between Cisco and NetApp and flawless execution to create this list: Best of TechEd 2013 for the Microsoft Private Cloud solution Windows IT Pro award […]

October 31, 2013


Three Years On, FlexPod is Smarter, Faster, and Better.

This month marks the three year anniversary of Cisco’s partnership with NetApp and our development of FlexPod.  Over the years, we’ve experienced some tremendous growth, more than doubling new installations year-over-year, and now we have more than 3,000 customers globally. Following the success of FlexPod Datacenter, FlexPod Express and FlexPod Select the solution is capping […]