applications

January 7, 2014

NETWORKING

Prepare Your Networks for High Density without Compromising on Performance

A new year means new users and new devices. More devices means more network crowding. Mobile users demand bandwidth and speed, while the network is increasingly overwhelmed by the sheer...

October 30, 2013

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S4|Ep2: Storage Is the New Black

Welcome back to the latest episode of Engineers Unplugged, featuring the inimitable dynamic duo of storage, Vaughn Stewart (@vStewed) and Chad Sakac (@sakacc). They discuss three...

October 2, 2013

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S3|Ep14: Application Affinity

It's the Season 3 Grand Finale of Engineers Unplugged! Today's guests, Joe Onisick and Nils Swart, take on Application Affinity: how to bridge the network world and the application world....

September 18, 2013

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S3|Ep13: Software Defined Storage Continued!

Welcome back to the final episode of Engineers Unplugged, Season 3! It’s been quite a ride. This week, we take another viewpoint on the hot topic of software defined storage with Mike Slisinger (@slisinger) and Vaughn Stewart (@vstewed). Starting from the application owner’s perspective, this is a great 101 on the choices made on the […]

May 9, 2013

NETWORKING

First Look – The Cisco NOC Model For Wired and Wireless

Over the last few weeks, we've started to unpack some of the focus-group discussions we've recently had with hundreds of IT professionals.  The goal of these focus groups was...

SDM: Software Defined Manageability

Much has been made of the emergence of Software Defined Networking and the programmable network.  At its core, SDN involves opening up network interfaces in order to make the network programmable and allow for the development of applications.  While some of those applications interact directly with the data plane, determining how individual packets are treated, […]

March 1, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco Domain Ten: Domain 7: Platform

Domain 7 in our Cisco Domain TenSM framework for data center transformation is what we call “Platform”.  More specifically, this term refers to the “software platform” upon which your business applications will run.  In short, this area is where we examine operating systems, databases and other types of middleware and help you figure out your […]

February 8, 2013

DATA CENTER

Microsoft SQL Server on UCS : Higher Performance and Lower Cost

Organizations use Cisco UCS servers to gain the power, flexibility, and management simplicity needed to meet their Microsoft SQL Server workload demands while increasing their IT agility. Starting with standalone servers for performance and bandwidth, or connecting servers through Cisco UCS for automated configuration, simplified management, and massive I/O flexibility which provide SAN and network-attached […]

November 12, 2012

NETWORKING

Five Cool Router Tricks with onePK

Network Management is dull.  No excuses.  Monitoring and interacting with the devices that move data from one location to another is a thankless undertaking that most of us building networks leave to an afterthought.  Part of that is the complexity associated with managing networks.  There are at least a dozen common methods for interacting with […]