Ten Learnings and Observations from the 2015 London Gartner Data Center Conference (Part 1)
This past week I attended the 2015 Gartner Data Center Conference in London. This is always a great conference to learn from, although it always pays to look out...
Part 2: Why not Initiate a “Save to Invest” Program for your Data Center?
Two weeks ago, in my previous blog, I invited you to consider ways in which you could initiate a “Save to Invest” program for your data center. That is, how can you save money from your current data center spend, in order to re-invest it into currently un- or -under-funded areas of your data center. Thanks to […]
Why not Initiate a “Save to Invest” Program for your Data Center? (Part 1)
As a Scot, I have a natural predisposition – almost a gene – for money saving initiatives! As I’ve been researching new initiatives in my work for Cisco Services over the past few months, I’ve become aware of – for the first time I am ashamed to say in some cases – some huge sinks […]
5 Top Challenges of SAN Design: View from our SAN Design Experts – Part 2
Last week, here, I started my 2 part blog on some of the top SAN design and deployment challenges we see. As I mentioned, I put this together...
5 Top Challenges of SAN Design: View from our SAN Design Experts – Part 1
One of the aspects I really enjoy about my job is that I get to learn from some of the world’s top network and data center design engineers, and...
Part 2: How Many Servers Do You Have …. Comatose and Sitting Idle?!?!
Last week I introduced this topic, the pervasive problem of “comatose” servers in data centers, based upon an interesting recent eWeek article entitled “30 Percent of Servers Worldwide Sit Idle”, which in turn was based upon the research report by Stanford University in conjunction with the Anthesis Group. In my blog, I described the costs […]
How Many Servers Do You Have …. Comatose and Sitting Idle?! (Part 1)
In my role in Cisco Services, I’m more interested in the challenges of technology adoption and deployment than I am in speeds and feeds, statistics and technology fads. ...
Criteria for SDN/NFV Vendor Selection – Heads Up on Cisco Live
Cisco Live US 2015 is just around the corner, and will start in San Diego on June 7th, running through Thursday 11th June. I’m surprised and honoured to...
Discovering Application-Server-Network Dependencies to Facilitate ACI and Application Migration
Earlier this month, I blogged about the challenges of Cloud Sprawl. Let’s now turn to the challenges of “Application Sprawl”!If you are planning migration of applications inside or between data centers, or if you are planning a migration to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), the understanding of your applications and how they tie to the […]