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Rex Backman

Senior Marketing Manager, Big Data Solutions

Data Center and Cloud

Rex is a member of Cisco’s Data Center marketing team and focuses on the Big Data ecosystem. He has spent the last 10+ years developing or marketing solutions for Microsoft enterprise environments. Prior to Cisco, Rex worked at Microsoft were he helped to develop the System Center management family as well as Windows Server. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from California State University at Chico.

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September 21, 2016

DATA CENTER

Cisco, Big Data, and Strata+Hadoop 2016. In a New York Minute…

OK, a New York minute? In less than 60 seconds let’s see what’s going on with Cisco at Strata+Hadoop 2016 New York City next week. The event is the largest Big Data event in the Americas and we look forward to attending each year. Cool Things… We have a lot happening with learning and listening […]

July 11, 2016

DATA CENTER

There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be 1st – Cisco, IBM Speed Up Big Data Performance

Being first definitely feels good! Once again our Cisco UCS compute family showcases its leadership capabilities with two new TPCx-HS benchmarks. Cisco was the first vendor to publish TPCx-HS (The industry’s first Big Data benchmark standard for Hadoop) results in 2015 and we continue this leadership trend today with more top tier results. Our new […]

June 29, 2016

DATA CENTER

New! Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data and Analytics with Cloudera and Apache Spark

Well, we do not stand still for long…at least our R&D teams don’t! The breadth of our solutions for Big Data and Analytics continues to grow, as we are pleased to introduce Cisco’s UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data and Analytics with Cloudera and Apache Spark.  Working with one of our key Big Data ISV […]

June 22, 2016

DATA CENTER

Big Data is a Big Deal for Your Infrastructure (and it is Cool!)

As I author this, I am in my hotel room in Chicago and its Thursday evening. Our core Cisco Big Data...

April 8, 2016

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Delivers Big Benchmark Results for Big Data

Cisco UCS benchmarking success in the Big Data space continues. We invest and lead in Big Data workload benchmark tests as these...

February 12, 2016

DATA CENTER

The Business Value of Cisco Big Data Solutions

Since it’s inception five years ago Cisco’s Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) offerings have consistently driven positive technical and business value for our customers at many levels, some examples: • Cisco UCS regularly delivers top-level performance as showcased via our leading benchmarking results. • In their datacenters our customers have recognized material gains in operational […]

December 14, 2015

DATA CENTER

A Year in Review. Big Data and Analytics 2015. 3rd Generation Platforms, World Record Performance, and Expanding Partner …

My goodness… Were we ever busy in 2015! Our Cisco Big Data & Analytics teams executed and delivered a tremendous body of work with several key accomplishments these past 12...

November 20, 2015

DATA CENTER

Big Data Partner Commentary: Speed, Efficiency and Disruption through Insight

Often it is said that ‘partnering’ is part of the Cisco DNA and its true: Cisco’s Partner ecosystem for years has brought together an ecosystem of trusted partners which deliver solutions, software and services that provide needed business solutions and outcomes. Cisco has a strong ‘bench’ of technology partners, too. These partners allow us to […]

November 5, 2015

DATA CENTER

Disruption = Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data + Efficiency + Speed

Data is the foundation of the digital business. You know it, I know it. We get it. Let’s move on… But now a new question arises: As a Leader in your organization are you fully maximizing and leveraging your data to discover from analysis new business insights? New operational efficiencies? New Customer trends and patterns? […]