Management implications of large scale data centers.
As data center workloads grow we hear about new large-scale mega data centers being built. According to a recent report Microsoft is planning on building a $9 Billion data center in Korea. This photo shows one of Microsoft’s large-scale data centers in Dublin. (courtesy datacenterdynamics) Cisco’s own Allen data center in Allen […]
IT – The rapid pace of changes we can expect in 2014
We are almost at the end of January in 2014 and Cisco Live is underway in Europe. The IT landscape is changing rapidly, and we all need to adapt to it. In a previous blog I had listed some of the high priority issues for IT in 2014, and in this blog I will […]
2013 – A year in review for UCS Management! What will 2014 bring?
As we come to the end of 2013, there is a lot to look back at, and still more to look forward to in 2014. Last year I speculated whether 2012 was the year of converged infrastructure and all indications are that it was true. I was at the Gartner Data Center conference in Las Vegas […]
Industrialization of IT – Are you ready for IT?
I was at the recent Gartner Symposium in Orlando and the topic of industrialization of IT services came up in some sessions presented by Gartner analyst, William Maurer. This is a timely and interesting topic given that the Centennial celebrations of the Ford moving assembly line were held earlier this month. It was a hundred years ago on Oct 7 […]
Cisco UCS Management
As Cisco UCS enters a new phase of growth with Cisco’s entry into the top 5-server vendors list, let’s step back and take a look at how we manage infrastructure in the world of Unified Computing. UCS Management is a key ingredient of Cisco’s Unified Data Center, which unifies physical and virtual infrastructures across data […]
Cisco UCS in an application centric world
Over the past few months I have been blogging about Cisco UCS in the context of various trends in the IT industry. Cisco UCS in an industrialized world Cisco UCS in a world with lotsa data Cisco UCS in the world of open source computing Cisco UCS in a world with windows Cisco UCS in […]
Cisco UCS in a converged world
After a refreshing summer road trip through the beautiful Michigan Upper Peninsula I am happy to be back at work. I even got a fresh perspective on the phrase “cherry picking”. The geek in me got to see the “Nuclear Energy” sculpture at site where Enrico Fermi’s Manhattan Project team devised a nuclear reactor to […]
Get it and save time: Multi-UCS Domain Management simplifies your administrative life
Guest Blog: Jacob Van Ewyk, Product Manager – Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco UCS Central One of the great benefits of the Cisco UCS solution is that it includes the management layer – Cisco UCS Manager – as part of the Fabric Interconnects This ensures that any UCS server connected to a Fabric Interconnect has embedded management of all software […]
Cisco UCS in an industrialized world
CiscoLive 2013 concluded last week in Orlando. Some of the sessions are available for viewing at www.ciscolive365.com. One of the keynote addresses featured an AVA 500 robot from irobot (Registration required – Hour and 48 mins into the video). The robot brought a flood of memories from my days as a grad student. I was a student participant […]