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Todd Brannon

Senior Director, Cloud Infrastructure Marketing

Cisco Cloud Infrastructure and Software Group

Todd Brannon joined Cisco in 2009 and is Senior Director of Product Marketing for Cisco's cloud infrastructure and software portfolio. Todd has over 20 years of experience in enterprise systems and managed services spanning a variety of roles at Sprint, Dell and Cisco. Early in his career Todd served as Armor branch officer in the United States Army and loves the smell of a data center in the morning.

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November 16, 2015

DATA CENTER

Composable Infrastructure Part 4: Infrastructure as Code

How do you treat hardware like software? That question sounds like a contradiction, but we’ve been helping customers answer this question for the past six years with Cisco UCS. When you abstract all configuration and identity of hardware and transform it into software defined infrastructure (SDI), or better yet, policy driven infrastructure, you’re moving down the path of managing the […]

October 29, 2015

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Composable Infrastructure, Part 3: “What is it??”

“Did you say compostable infrastructure? That means using a biodegradable cardboard chassis that can go in the compost bin, right?”  🙂   This conversation is more common than you think right now as people are introduced to this for the first time.   So what exactly does composable infrastructure mean?  Perhaps the best description I’ve heard […]

October 15, 2015

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Composable Infrastructure, Part 2: What are the Benefits?

We recently sat down with IDC analyst, Jed Scaramella, to talk about an interesting and accelerating trend in data center technology: composable infrastructure. With UCS M-Series servers, Cisco has taken an important step forward in this space. To help frame things up, we asked Jed for his take on the market drivers and customer needs […]

June 8, 2015

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All about that BaaS: Cisco UCS and CommVault Simpana

With Richard Jacobick Cisco and CommVault have teamed up on a solution aimed squarely at contemporary data protection challenges. Data is the lifeblood of the enterprise, yet the playbook for how you preserve, protect and provide access to data may have been assembled years ago… and a lot has changed in those years.   Consider the transformations around […]

May 5, 2015

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Cisco UCS and Intel Xeon E7v3: bringing the horsepower you need for analytics

I’ve heard it said that CIO’s like their ERP systems the same way they like their cars: big, fast and German. Setting nationalities aside, IT pros craving more horsepower for something like SAP HANA need look no further than our UCS B460 M4 and C460 M4 servers, which now supports Intel’s new Xeon E7v3 processor family. You […]

September 8, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS: Powering Applications at Every Scale

If you follow the news in the world of data center you probably noticed a small announcement from Cisco last week regarding...

August 22, 2014

DATA CENTER

The Bases are Loaded for a Cisco UCS Grand Slam

“The innovation pipeline is very strong, and you can expect to see announcements in the fall that will continue to accelerate our momentum with UCS and add to our competitive advantage.” Those are comments from Cisco’s earnings call last week, and on September 4th I hope you will join us for the unveiling of the […]

March 25, 2014

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Cisco UCS Five Years On: The Right Solution at the Right Time

I knew we were on to something good when a customer told me “This is so easy, it’s CTO proof.” Early in the business, I was talking to a front-line server admin who had found that Cisco UCS made server deployment so reliable, automated and simple that he was convinced even his CTO could pull […]

February 18, 2014

DATA CENTER

New UCS Servers deliver innovative scaling options and record-breaking power

This week we’re announcing new systems at the upper end of the UCS server product line: some heavy-duty iron for heavy-duty times.   These are important new tools for our UCS customers:  the digital age is accelerating, IT needs more horsepower to keep up, and there is a lot at stake. Cisco UCS Servers with Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 […]