Server Management – Critical consideration for data center automation and orchestration
I wish the topic of Server management was as juicy as Lance Armstrong’s confession or as intriguing as Manti Te’os girlfriend hoax, but it is NOT. It is, however, intertwined with two of the domains– 1) infrastructure management and 2) automation and orchestration described in the Cisco Domain Ten model. Server management was also one […]
Was 2012 Year of the Converged Infrastructure Solutions?
As we got past the Mayan Apocalyse day and as 2012 comes to an end, a question to reflect upon is if this has been the year of the Converged Infrastructure Solutions. Incidentally, use of these solutions by data centers was a topic of discussion on a panel moderated by Jim McHugh last month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Ki-iBCZr8 […]
Cloud Computing and Cisco UCS
In my blog last week I introduced a series of conversations in which Mike Spanbauer, Industry analyst at Current Analysis, Cisco Executives, Jim McHugh and Brian Schwarz discussed several topics. One of the topics they discussed was the adoption of Cloud technologies by Enterprises. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOY_yx1wE0g More details on the specific study that Mike alluded to […]
Cisco UCS in the Private Cloud
As an early convert to the virtues of Cloud computing, it is fascinating to see the adoption of the ideas. Most organizations if not all, are figuring out how to harness cloud technologies to their advantage. It is interesting to get a perspective from an analyst who talks to users on a regular basis […]
Just what we need on Cyber Monday – Cisco UCS Central
Total (consumer) spending for the (Thanksgiving 2012) weekend reached an estimated $59.1 billion, a 13% increase from a year ago, according to the National Retail Federation. Online spending on Friday alone topped $1 billion for the first time, according to the data-analysis firm comScore Inc. We can analyze the seasonal patterns of traffic by studying the Alexa […]
James Bond and Data Centers??
This weekend I managed to see the new James Bond film, Skyfall. The technologist in me noticed the transformation of the espionage industry to the cyber world. More interesting were the Data Center scenes in which the equipment was neatly arranged with minimal cabling. One blog even called it the data center of the future. […]