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June 25, 2014

DATA CENTER

Decoding UCS Invicta – Part 1

Storage 101 Less than a year ago, October 29th 2013, Cisco acquired Whiptail , a high performance scalable solid-state memory system. Shortly after its acquisition, the product lines were renamed UCS Invicta. The idea behind UCS Invicta and its market positioning is application acceleration. This is not to be considered a traditional storage but instead […]

June 23, 2014

DATA CENTER

High performance Splunk with VMware on top of EMC ScaleIO and Isilon

I recently did a project involving several moving parts, including Splunk, VMware vSphere, Cisco UCS servers, EMC XtremSF cards, ScaleIO and Isilon. The project goal was to verify the functionality and performance of EMC storage together with Splunk. The results of the project can be applied to a basic physical installation of Splunk, and I added VMware virtualization […]

June 19, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

Summary: High performance Splunk with Vmware on top of EMC ScaleIO and Isilon

I recently did a project involving several moving parts, including Splunk, VMware vSphere, Cisco UCS servers, EMC XtremSF cards, ScaleIO and Isilon. The project goal was to verify the functionality and performance of EMC storage together with Splunk. The results of the project can be applied to a basic physical installation of Splunk, and I added VMware virtualization […]

June 19, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

We all start at Square One

I’ve been thinking about what to write for a while now.  I’m involved in some really cool projects right now, pervasive wifi in a theme park, using CMX with many zones at that same theme park and upgrading some public schools to newer equipment with full coverage wifi in the classrooms.  I think each of […]

June 12, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

How forward thinking cites are using the Internet of Everything to fix their economies

Chicago was recently announced as the host city for the Internet of Things World Forum this autumn, following Barcelona’s excellent performance as host last autumn. This forum is important...

June 5, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

What does it take to make change?

May 2014 was a big month for me! I had a long trip to Australia and San Francisco for Cisco Live. This was my 2nd Cisco Live that I’ve attended, and the global event is making a positive impression on me. I’ve been to scores of events, many for my role here at Veeam (a […]

May 29, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

The Value of Cisco Live – 7 reasons you need to go

I’m back from my first Cisco Live which was in San Francisco. It was a great experience and I hope to be back for many more events. Why should one go to Cisco Live? Here are my reasons: 1. Sessions – Cisco Live has a great variety of sessions with amazing speakers such as Denise […]

Autonomic Networking: Where Do We Go From Here?

It's great to be back at another Cisco Live event, this time in the great city of San Francisco.  This is the last day of the event, and if you...