If you follow the news in the world of data center you probably noticed a small announcement from Cisco last week regarding the UCS portfolio… 🙂
To net it out in a simple way, I’ve been telling people that the trail of innovation that Cisco has been blazing with UCS just got a lot wider. That’s because this rollout is all about three key vectors that our customers have guided us to expand on:
- Edge-Scale computing: taking UCS to the growing sources of computing demand beyond the core data center and to smaller scale IT organizations with UCS Mini
- Cloud-Scale computing: bringing the automation and simplicity of UCS to the realm of horizontal scale-out applications with Cisco System Link Technology and the revolutionary UCS M-Series Modular Servers
- Core Data Center Workloads: putting icing on the cake with 4th generation 2S rack and blade servers powered by Intel’s new Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3 Family, as well optimizations for Big Data in our UCS Management portfolio.
Here’s a short recap on the event. If you missed it, the replay is available here.
We had a stellar lineup at the event in New York. Our CTO, Padma Warrior, headlined and did a fantastic job setting the context for this wave of innovation in the frame of IoE and Fast IT. Paul Perez followed, explaining the sea change occurring in the application landscape and the customer imperatives guiding development of the UCS platform. Finally, Satinder Sethi stepped us through all the new technology we’ve added to the portfolio. Frank Palumbo hosted the event for us in New York, and I think it’s no coincidence he was rewarded later in the day by a thrilling walk-off win by the Yankees. Note that my last link there is to MLB.com, whose CTO, John Inzerillo, joined our event to share all the cool fan experience technology they’re developing.
I’d like to thank our #CiscoChampions for joining us at the event and bringing their unique and (trust me) unfiltered perspective to the news. Another highlight for me was the opportunity to tour the MLB Advanced Media Center with Matt Eastwood of IDC who joined us in New York to moderate a panel on scale-out computing. Matt, so sorry about the results of the Yankees/Red Sox game…it’s tough to overcome Palumbo-level karma. Having several of our customers and partners at the event really rounded it out, making a special day for everyone that joined us in New York and in the streaming sessions.
To hit on all the details, the team has taken a divide-and-conquer approach here on the blog as well as youtube and our other social media venues. In addition to the links above, here are some of the pieces you can check out to learn more. Scanning the #USCGrandSlam hashtag on Twitter is another good way to take a look at the news and reactions.
- Jim McHugh takes the honors for best blog title in the launch with the news on RedHat and OpenStack
- Cisco UCS M-Series Modular Servers: blog and video
- Cisco UCS Mini: blog and video
- UCS Director Express: blog and video
- Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Server video
- Cisco UCS C220 M4 Rack Server video
- Cisco UCS C240 M4 Rack Server video