There’s a line in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland where Alice says “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” Some days I feel that way about my storage infrastructures as well. I fell down a particular rabbit-hole into storage management accidentally almost 20 years ago.

I wouldn’t have seen Cisco’s UCS S-Series platform and MapR’s Converged Data Platform coming from that far away, but they’re both here now, ready for your next-generation applications and storage requirements.

My friend Bill Peterson, MapR’s VP of Partner Strategy, and I will have a conversation on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, about where you might want to get to, and which way you ought to go from here.


Visit my guest post on the MapR blog for more details, and to register for the webcast. We’ll talk about how data and applications have changed, what our two companies offer to make the most of your data (including the MapR CDP and Cisco’s C-Series and new S-Series server offerings), and even cover when/why you might choose not to move your use cases to our CDP on UCS platform.

Note: Links were updated after MapR site maintenance on March 20, 2017. The song remains the same.



Robert Novak

Product Manager

UCS Networking