Perspectives

June 25, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

Summary: Decoding UCS Invicta Part 1

Storage 101 Less than a year ago, October 29th 2013, Cisco acquired Whiptail {http://newsroom.cisco.com/release/1279074}, a high performance scalable solid-state memory system. Shortly after its acquisition, the product lines were renamed UCS Invicta. The idea behind UCS Invicta and its market positioning is application acceleration. This is not to be considered a traditional storage but instead […]

June 24, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep17 Cisco Live Highlights

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists hosted by Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week guest host Lauren Friedman (@Lauren) and the Cisco Champions team share a recap of Cisco Live. Listen to the Podcast Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE Cisco Live Highlights: DevNet Hackathon recap Most useful Cisco Live […]

June 19, 2014

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Summary: High performance Splunk with Vmware on top of EMC ScaleIO and Isilon

I recently did a project involving several moving parts, including Splunk, VMware vSphere, Cisco UCS servers, EMC XtremSF cards, ScaleIO and Isilon. The project goal was to verify the functionality and performance of EMC storage together with Splunk. The results of the project can be applied to a basic physical installation of Splunk, and I added VMware virtualization […]

June 19, 2014

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We all start at Square One

I’ve been thinking about what to write for a while now.  I’m involved in some really cool projects right now, pervasive wifi in a theme park, using CMX with many zones at that same theme park and upgrading some public schools to newer equipment with full coverage wifi in the classrooms.  I think each of […]

June 18, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep16 Cisco Champion Radio @CiscoLive!

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists hosted by Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week 25 Cisco Champions gather in a small room (aka the white box) at the Moscone Center. Topics: Cisco Live (#CLUS) and being a Cisco Champion. Listen to the Podcast Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE Cisco […]

June 17, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep15 OpenStack at OpenStack

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists hosted by Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week Ed Saipech, Director of Applied Research at Savvis joins Cisco Champions Josh Atwell and Jeremiah Dooley. The topic is OpenStack. Listen to the Podcast Subject Matter Expert: Ed Saipetch (@edsai), Director of Applied Research at Savvis Cisco […]

June 13, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep14 How to survive Cisco Live and what the heck is DevNet

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. This week Susie Wee, Cisco VP/CTO Networked Experiences, joins Cisco Champions  Sam Womack and Tom Hollingsworth. Topics are surviving Cisco Live and an intro to the new Cisco DevNet. Guest host Lauren Friedman (@Lauren) guest hosts. Listen to the Podcast Cisco Subject Matter Expert: […]

June 12, 2014

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How forward thinking cites are using the Internet of Everything to fix their economies

Chicago was recently announced as the host city for the Internet of Things World Forum this autumn, following Barcelona’s excellent performance as host last autumn. This forum is important...

June 5, 2014

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What does it take to make change?

May 2014 was a big month for me! I had a long trip to Australia and San Francisco for Cisco Live. This was my 2nd Cisco Live that I’ve attended, and the global event is making a positive impression on me. I’ve been to scores of events, many for my role here at Veeam (a […]