5 Top Challenges of SAN Design: View from our SAN Design Experts – Part 2
Last week, here, I started my 2 part blog on some of the top SAN design and deployment challenges we see. As I mentioned, I put this together...
5 Top Challenges of SAN Design: View from our SAN Design Experts – Part 1
One of the aspects I really enjoy about my job is that I get to learn from some of the world’s top network and data center design engineers, and...
How Many Servers Do You Have …. Comatose and Sitting Idle?! (Part 1)
In my role in Cisco Services, I’m more interested in the challenges of technology adoption and deployment than I am in speeds and feeds, statistics and technology fads. ...
The Road to Hybrid Cloud: Microsoft Azure Certified with Cisco Cloud Architecture
Today marks another important milestone in our cloud journey together with Microsoft. Back in March, Cisco and Microsoft announced a jointly engineered solution for service providers designed to dramatically improve the time to market with hybrid cloud services. The power of the solution is the combination of Windows Azure Pack with Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure. […]
Your Design Engineers Need Support and ‘Expertise on Tap’ Too!
If you are involved in designing, supporting or managing a data center, you will undoubtedly rely on technical support services from one or more vendors. Running your data center, there...
To the Cloud: Why We’ve Moved to an API-Based Architecture – Part 2: Identity as a Service
This is part 2 in a 2-part series about our API-based architecture. Part 1 explains how we provide content as a service to sellers. Federated identity is central to cloud computing. You can’t have a useful hybrid cloud service without it.
To the Cloud: Why We’ve Moved to an API-Based Architecture – Part 1: Content as a Service
This is part 1 in a 2-part series about our API-based architecture. In part 2 I’ll talk about the advantages of identity as a service and data as a service. Before the cloud, applications had a web interface that connected to a back-end database. Each application authorized its own users. Today, that monolithic application architecture […]
Why Upgrade to MDS 9700
MDS 9500 family has supported customers for more than a decade helping them through FC speed transitions from 1G, 2G, 4G, 8G and 8G advanced without forklift upgrades. But as we look in the future the MDS 9700 makes more sense for a lot of data center designs. Top four reasons for customers to upgrade are […]
MDS 9700 Scale Out and Scale Up
This is the final part on the High Performance Data Center Design. We will look at how high performance, high availability and flexibility allows customers to scale up or scale out over time without any disruption to the existing infrastructure. MDS 9710 capabilities are field proved with the wide adoption and steep ramp within first year […]