Guest Post: Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) at the Core of Private Cloud
Have you ever wondered why some organizations are more successful in delivering services and applications with serious resource constraints to its every increasing distributed workforce? Chances are the IT teams are using some variation of cloud computing to solve these and other modern day IT challenges. Private cloud serves as an enabler for organizations to deliver IT as a service (ITaaS). This makes organizations more agile and efficient through reduction of cost, economies of scale and increased efficiency. Cisco uses its innovative cloud platform to facilitate automation, virtualization and simplification to increase business value whilst reducing total cost of ownership (TCO). Cisco cloud services can be delivered using three methods: first, there is the Cisco private cloud (through internally hosted or owned infrastructure), second, through public cloud (cloud provider delivers services) and finally, a hybrid model (a mix of the previous two).
SON Isn’t Just Network KPI Improvements (Part 1)
Learn how Cisco SON helps MNO lower CAPEX and increase network efficiency The Challenge: In discussions with Mobile Network Operator (MNO) CTOs, the need for automation and simplification is a recurring theme. Legacy manual optimization methods are not keeping up with the network complexity and growth. RF engineers only have time for a minimum or […]
Telecom Asia Readers Rate Cisco VPC as NFV Innovation of the Year
Telecom Asia has recently announced the winners of their 8th Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards. For the Cisco Mobility team it was a proud moment to receive the award for “NFV Innovation of the Year” for our Virtual Packet Core (VPC) solution. As a reader’s choice award it validates Cisco’s industry innovation, as recognized by […]
Summary: IoT: Realizing Business Value through Platforms, Data Analytics & Visualization
Over the past few years of being immersed in the Internet of Things (IoT), I have found that customers have very specific problems they are trying to solve; e.g. gaining energy efficiency, early fault detection or remote diagnosis and maintenance of equipment. Decisions are driven by the need to reduce Operational Expenditure (OPEX) and save […]
“Standing Room Only” in the Service Provider Booth at Cisco Live Milan 2015
Written by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing If you had a chance to join us at Cisco Live Milan last month, thank you very much for making this another exciting event for all of us. If you missed out being there in person, let me give you a brief summary of the highlights. Milan is […]
Cisco UCS Changing the Economics of the Datacenter at Cisco Live!
For those of you who follow the Cisco Data Center blog in general and my blogs in particular, you’re probably thinking it is time I updated you on this topic. You’re right! But it is almost time for Cisco Live and I will be presenting it there.
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 […]
Blade Server TCO and Architecture – You Cannot Separate Them
I have heard this a lot over the years, in one way or another – “The only price that really counts is what I actually pay for my server.” Alright, so why bother with a TCO analysis? The truth is that server acquisition costs only contribute 20% (or less) to a 3 year server TCO. […]
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 […]