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Cisco Partner World Wide Technology Helps Its Customers Deploy UCS

- August 3, 2010 - 0 Comments

What’s the best way to define Cisco’s Unified Computing System? A smarter, better way of doing things. That’s according to David Nelson, World Wide Technology’s Technical Lead for Data Center.

World Wide Technology is a Cisco Partner that has worked on early deployments of UCS. In fact, World Wide Technology helped NightHawk Radiology Services, a company that processes approximately three million radiology studies per year, with the design, planning, and deployment of an entire data center solution built around UCS. World Wide Technology offered both technical expertise and project management to help the deployment come to fruition in just 30 days.

In this video — the first of our two-minute video series exploring tech topics in just two short minutes –David discusses the Nighthawk UCS deployment and ways World Wide Technology explains the benefits of UCS to customers.

So exactly what technology exactly did Nighthawk put in place? Here’s the scoop:

NightHawk configured eight UCS blades as VMware ESX servers, with each hosting approximately 10 virtual machines. (The company plans to double the number of virtual machines in the future.) NightHawk also used the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch, a software switch that operates inside the VMware ESX hypervisor to give the network team complete visibility into the virtual machine environment for easier management.

Interested in learning more about this UCS deployment, and the experiences that World Wide Technology has had in implementing data center solutions? Have a look at this article with additional details. Or watch the entire IPTV broadcast replay for more details.

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