Cisco Validated Design (CVD)

April 10, 2013

DATA CENTER

Expanded Cisco Validated Design Options for Oracle Users

Collaborate 13, the largest independent Oracle user group (IOUG, OAUG, Quest International) event is the launch point for 3 new Oracle-based, Cisco Validated Designs (CVD).  With the Joint Cisco/NetApp “FlexPod” as the hardware platform, the new CVD’s include: Oracle RAC with Oracle Linux as the operating system Oracle RAC with Oracle VM as the hypervisor […]

February 1, 2013

DATA CENTER

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 with Microsoft Hyper-V on Cisco UCS

Recently our UCS Engineering team published this Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Cisco Validated Design (CVD). This validated reference architecture describes the performance of a medium-sized SharePoint farm using Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor on our Cisco UCS Rack Servers in a three-tier architecture – web, application, and database. A load generation framework developed by the UCS Solutions SharePoint […]

January 2, 2013

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

A Look Back at 2012: Evolution of Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI)

As 2012 came to a close, I found myself looking back not only on the events of world at large but also on just how much progress we have made here at Cisco with the Cisco VXI Smart Solution. I took a moment to reflect on the incredible value VXI delivered to our customers last […]

December 14, 2012

DATA CENTER

Cisco Validated Designs for Cloud -Part 4-Virtualized Multiservice Data Center 3.0

Over the past weeks, Tom Nallen introduced the concept and benefits of the Cisco Validated Design , then Laszlo Bojtos,  illustrated this concept with the Cloud Service Assurance for Virtualized Multi-Services Data Center 2.2 Cisco Validated Design, with a specific emphasis on the integration with Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud . Finally John Kennedy shared with us the latest news on Flexpod. […]

December 5, 2012

DATA CENTER

Engineers Unplugged (Episode 11): Hitachi UCP on UCS

On this week’s Engineers Unplugged, HDS’s Andrew Nielsen (@virtualkjell) and Cisco’s J Metz (@drjmetz) discuss a recent announcement and validated design, Hitachi UCP on Cisco UCS. Here are the basics:   Welcome to Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with a whiteboard. The rules are simple: Episodes will […]

November 28, 2012

SECURITY

Ask the Data Center Expert, Partner Edition: Southeast Asia and the Rapidly Changing Landscape

The following are excerpts from an interview with Wong IK Ming, Director, eSURIA MENTARI SYSTEMS SDN BHD. From halfway around the globe in fabulous Singapore, I was delighted to have the chance to interview Wong IK Ming, a Cisco Certified Partner covering Southeast Asian nations, to get his perspectives on data center security opportunities. Tell […]

November 9, 2012

DATA CENTER

Cisco Validated Designs for Cloud – Part 3 – Flexpod

Over the past two weeks, Tom Nallen introduced the concept and benefits of the Cisco Validated Design , then Laszlo Bojtos,  illustrated this concept with the Cloud Service Assurance for Virtualized Multi-Services Data Center 2.2 Cisco Validated Design, with a specific emphasis on the integration with Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud . This week I talked with John Kennedy, a […]