Data Center

March 18, 2022

DATA CENTER

Establishing connective tissue between multiple clouds and data centers

Skanska, a global leader in construction, wanted to migrate all of their applications to the cloud, but it was a poor fit for legacy workloads. They needed something organic, extensible, and adaptable. They needed software-defined networking (SDN) solutions like Cisco ACI and Cisco Cloud ACI.

March 16, 2022

DATA CENTER

Cisco and NetApp introduce FlexPod XCS to simplify and accelerate customers’ hybrid cloud journeys

Cisco and NetApp introduce additional hybrid cloud services and support for the FlexPod platform, extending the capabilities of Cisco Intersight and NetApp Data Fabric to support cloud-native apps, simplify workload and data management, and to improve hybrid cloud operations.

March 8, 2022

DATA CENTER

Focus on HyperFlex: Sizing A New Cluster Using the Sizer and Profiler Tools

In this 'Focus on HyperFlex' blog, we'll zero-in on different aspects of the Cisco HyperFlex ('HX') hyperconverged system and ways to make HX work best for you and your organization. This edition will illustrate on how to size a cluster when you might not have all the details of the workload worked out. In this situation, HyperFlex Profiler is the right approach to learn more about the workloads.   

March 2, 2022

DATA CENTER

Myth Busting Part 1: What is a turnkey automation solution?

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller (NDFC) outperforms other networking vendor automation tools. It provides an easy-to-use and reliable way for customers to adopt an automation framework with minimal input.

February 18, 2022

DATA CENTER

Cisco Intersight Fuels Efficiencies for a Kaleida Data Center Modernization Effort

Kaleida Health, the largest health system in Western New York, successfully implemented a sweeping data center modernization effort by utilizing the powerful combination of Cisco HyperFlex, Cisco ACI, and Cisco Intersight.

February 16, 2022

DATA CENTER

Cisco MDS 64G SAN Analytics: Architecture evolution

Cisco recently announced software availability of NX-OS 9.2(2) with support for SAN Analytics on the Cisco MDS 9700 switch with 64G Modules that provide the next phase of architecture innovation for SAN Analytics.

February 16, 2022

DATA CENTER

Disaggregating Memory May be the Most Exciting Trend for Computing System Design Right Now

Just throwing more resources at difficult and complex challenges in high performance computing design willy-nilly can often be an inefficient solution. If the resources are not used smartly and efficiently, it can lead to a lot of waste and excess. A relevant example is internal storage in computing systems. In my first blog in this three part series, I discussed the rapid growth of key performance metrics across CPU/GPU cores, memory, network throughput, storage capacity, and peripheral interconnects. These numbers certainly attest to the sheer scale that the compute industry is willing to throw at the problem of how to support the explosion of workloads and applications that we are experiencing with the mainstream adoption of cloud, mobile, and social technologies. In this second blog in the series I talk about how memory upgrades in high performance computing design today are changing the rules of the future of hardware game.

February 14, 2022

DATA CENTER

New innovations in F5 – Cisco ACI ServiceCenter App – Exciting showcase at F5 Agility 2022

For those of you who have been following our development effort with Cisco ACI, as well as those haven’t been watching that closely, the F5 Agility 2022 event next week brings together and showcases the latest ideas and innovations around adaptive applications.

February 8, 2022

DATA CENTER

Why IT Has a Lot to Love in 2022

With the growth in hybrid cloud networks, Cisco is providing IT with operational tools to configure and manage multisite deployments. Cisco Nexus Dashboard's expanded capabilities help boost SAN performance, transition to new cloud environments, and take advantage of high performance 400G switching platforms - all with a single view for deeper network visibility.

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