Cisco UCS Manager

September 16, 2014

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UCS M-series – As little as possible but Absolutely NO LESS!!

Welcome back! Thanks for your interest in our journey from that painful “you wasted our engineering” moment to the product we announced on Sep 4th – UCS M-series Modular Servers. There’s good pain and there’s bad pain. This pain was the muscle ache after a hard game of flag football. We had wasted some energy […]

September 10, 2014

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UCS M-series Modular Servers – Because wastage just plain hurts!

Last week we announced the UCS M-series Modular Servers. The launch represented culmination of an exciting journey for us that started two years ago. In mid 2012 just as UCS B-series blade servers were taking off in a big way, we noticed a group of our customers using our core technology very differently than customers in our primary […]

July 15, 2014

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Cisco and Microsoft: Radically Improving I.T. Effectiveness Together

Today at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC 2014) in Washington D.C. we entered into a new phase of our Microsoft relationship. Together Cisco and Microsoft announced a multi-year, worldwide sales and channel program focused on driving infrastructure solutions for Server Migration, Private Cloud, and SQL Server engagements. Based on key technologies such as UCS, Nexus, Hyper-V, and […]

January 24, 2014

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UCS Manager vs. HP OneView

HP introduced the world to their OneView management appliance by comparing it to Cisco UCS Manager through a series of YouTube video attacks this past fall. I can almost hear the meetings… ‘Forget stealth, forget the high road – let’s attack the leader in converged systems management directly – let’s attack Cisco UCS Manager!‘ While […]

December 31, 2013

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2013 – A year in review for UCS Management! What will 2014 bring?

As we come to the end of 2013, there is a lot to look back at, and still more to look forward to in 2014.  Last year I speculated whether 2012 was the year of converged infrastructure and all indications are that it was true.  I was at the Gartner Data Center conference in Las Vegas […]

October 28, 2013

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Industrialization of IT – Are you ready for IT?

I was at the recent Gartner Symposium in Orlando and the topic of industrialization of IT services came up in some sessions presented by Gartner analyst, William Maurer. This is a timely and interesting topic given that the Centennial celebrations of the Ford moving assembly line were held earlier this month.  It was a hundred years ago on Oct 7 […]

October 2, 2013

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The One and Only Cisco UCS Manager

I am often asked by customers why UCS has been so successful in such a short amount of time. My response is always the same in that it comes down to two things – 1) Cisco and our partners’ ability to understand and execute against customer needs and 2) A fundamental difference in the underlying […]

August 4, 2013

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Will your Citrix XenApp infrastructure perform for thousands of mobile users?

The number of mobile devices in our companies are exploding  - and one of the fastest and best ways to deliver all those existing Windows-based apps to these devices is...

July 17, 2013

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Get it and save time: Multi-UCS Domain Management simplifies your administrative life

 Guest Blog: Jacob Van Ewyk,   Product Manager – Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco UCS Central One of the great benefits of the Cisco UCS solution is that it includes the management layer – Cisco UCS Manager – as part of the Fabric Interconnects  This ensures that any UCS server connected to a Fabric Interconnect has embedded management of all software […]