blade server

October 18, 2013

DATA CENTER

Blade Server Architecture Comparison – Important Differences Abound

I recently wrote a blog titled Blade Server TCO and Architecture – You Cannot Separate Them and thought a little more on the architecture side would be a good thing.  With so much misinformation (dis-information?) about UCS running around in the ether, I thought the straight forward comparison offered here would be valuable. It is […]

October 17, 2013

DATA CENTER

Now is the time to refresh to Cisco UCS!

Intel estimates1 that one-third of the servers in production are more than four years old. At first, one might think that it is great to get this much service out of a capital investment, but the operational costs to run these outdated servers would pay for a complete technology refresh increasing performance and reliability while […]

October 15, 2013

DATA CENTER

Get More out of your Data with Cisco at Strata Hadoop World October 28 – 30, 2013

  With enough hype to rival even the most popular of Superbowl’s, Big Data experts will converge on New York City in just a couple weeks!  But big data has good reason for all the hype as businesses continue to find new ways to leverage the insights derived from vast data pools that are continuing […]

October 3, 2013

DATA CENTER

Design Zone Webinar: Unlock More Value from Big Data with Cisco UCS

    Big Data has become mainstream as businesses realize its benefits, including improved operation efficiency, better customer experience, and more accurate predictions. However, companies are often challenged by the complexities of traditional server solutions. In this webinar, learn how to unlock the value of Big Data with the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS). […]

September 13, 2013

DATA CENTER

A Brief IDF Recap from a First Time Attendee Representing Cisco UCS

Given the diversity of the attendees, I wasn’t sure what to expect at Intel® Developer Forum (IDF) having never been to one before. Now I’m very glad to have the opportunity to discuss our updated blade and rack servers with Intel’s Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series of processors (aka Ivy Bridge v2) with potential customers, analysts, […]

August 19, 2013

DATA CENTER

Redux: Yes, Cisco UCS servers are that good

Almost a year ago, I wrote my first blog post detailing what customers have been saying about their UCS experiences in our Case Studies, Solution Briefs, etc. The findings have been updated with the latest studies. While the percentages haven’t changed much, the number of customers reporting similar results (like Cisco’s market share) has gone […]

June 25, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS vs. IBM Flex System: Complexity and Cost Comparison

Complexity and Cost Comparison: Cisco UCS vs. IBM Flex System is report recently published by Principled Technologies. They evaluated both the technologies and costs of each solution and found a UCS solution is both less expensive to deploy and less complex to manage than an IBM Flex System. Off all the ways Principled Technologies shows […]

June 21, 2013

DATA CENTER

Top Three Reasons Why Cisco UCS is a Better Platform for Big Data

One of the hottest topics in the data center lately is around big data and the actual dollar value that businesses are deriving from making sense from tons of unstructured data.  Virtually every field is turning to gathering big data, with mobile sensor networks, cameras everywhere, and information archives.  New techniques are being developed that […]

June 10, 2013

DATA CENTER

What’s Driving Cisco Innovations in the Data Center?

There are a number of trends that are impacting data centers today, many of which will have a profound impact on how businesses consume data center resources.  These can provide a variety of challenges.  Perhaps most obvious, is the fact that people and businesses are more connected than ever with the proliferation of mobile devices […]