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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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March 1, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS SmartPlay Offers for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint & SQL Server

As you look at your upcoming Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, or SQL Server projects keep in mind Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) SmartPlay program. The program offers attractive pricing on select Cisco UCS blade and rack server bundles. Our Cisco UCS servers provide an optimal I.T. platform for these key Microsoft workloads helping you to deliver […]

February 19, 2013

DATA CENTER

Vegas!!! It’s All About Management… MMS 2013 that is…

We’ve mentioned earlier that Cisco is again a platinum sponsor at this year’s Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. We’ll showcase UCS, UCS Manager, PowerTool for PowerShell, and many other management solutions and technologies. Two speaking sessions are dedicated to Cisco technology as well – see details below.  So, don’t gamble away your chance to […]

February 8, 2013

DATA CENTER

Microsoft SQL Server on UCS : Higher Performance and Lower Cost

Organizations use Cisco UCS servers to gain the power, flexibility, and management simplicity needed to meet their Microsoft SQL Server workload demands while increasing their IT agility. Starting with standalone servers for performance and bandwidth, or connecting servers through Cisco UCS for automated configuration, simplified management, and massive I/O flexibility which provide SAN and network-attached […]

February 1, 2013

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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 with Microsoft Hyper-V on Cisco UCS

Recently our UCS Engineering team published this Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Cisco Validated Design (CVD). This validated reference architecture describes the performance of a medium-sized SharePoint farm using Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor on our Cisco UCS Rack Servers in a three-tier architecture – web, application, and database. A load generation framework developed by the UCS Solutions SharePoint […]

January 22, 2013

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A SQL Server Benchmark to Build On: Cisco, Microsoft, XIO, Riversand, and Scalability Experts

Understanding the true capacity of an application and how it responds under stress is always top of mind for ISV’s as they bring solutions to market. Recently at Microsoft’s  Partner Solutions Center (MPSC) in Redmond we and our partners X-IO and Scalability Experts worked with ISV Riversand Technologies to provide the ‘hard proof’ that their […]

January 18, 2013

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Want to visit Cisco at Microsoft Management Summit 2013? Play Cloud OS Trivia for the chance to win a trip!

Once again this year Cisco will be a Platinum sponsor at Microsoft’s Management Summit 2013 (MMS 2013) in Las Vegas, April 8 – 12.  At the event we will showcase new Cisco solutions and technologies applicable to the world of Windows Server, System Center, and Hyper-V. We’re participating in a small way via sponsorship with Microsoft in their Cloud OS […]

November 26, 2012

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Cisco Nabs Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards

Each year Windows IT Pro announces their Editors’ Best and Community Choice awards recognizing the hottest  products in the world of Microsoft. The Editors Best award highlight products that the Windows IT Pro editors and contributors believe are worthy of recognition. The Community Choice awards lets the Windows IT Pro readers from around the world […]

November 14, 2012

DATA CENTER

Cisco + Microsoft: UCS PowerTool for PowerShell Quick Start Guide

A truly “Better Together” story is the pairing of two strong management utilities – Cisco UCS Manager’s PowerTool offering with Microsoft’s PowerShell solution. Together they afford UCS System Administrators the ability to quickly automate and customize a multitude of management tasks resulting increased efficiency and quality utilization of IT resources and staff. PowerTool is a […]