Converged Infrastructure

May 21, 2013

DATA CENTER

Trends in the Oracle User Community

In April the largest conference for Oracle users, outside of Oracle OpenWorld, occurred in Denver.  With 6000 attendees “Collaborate”, the annual Oracle user conference sponsored by IOUG (Independent Oracle User Group), OAUG (Oracle Application User Group) and Quest International, is one of the best events For Oracle users, whether it is Oracle Database or any […]

May 7, 2013

DATA CENTER

Change is the only constant in data center infrastructure

By: VCE CTO Trey Layton at EMC World 2013     (@treylayton) Greek philosopher, Heraclitus said “change is the only constant in life.” And without question, change is the lifeblood to our industry and like any transition, albeit from VHS to digital, from board games to mobile apps, or even dare I say it, Tom […]

March 27, 2013

DATA CENTER

Unlock Your Converged Infrastructure’s Potential

Successful IT managers today and in the future need to quickly adapt to changing business strategies. But how does IT increase efficiency, support more applications and provide additional services with flat or decreasing IT budgets? In my previous blog, I discussed how Cisco, EMC, NetApp, and VCE introduced converged infrastructures to increase IT efficiency and […]

March 25, 2013

DATA CENTER

Outtakes from #VM13 (Varrow Madness): Cloud Views, Chicken and Waffles, and More

Just back from Varrow Madness 2013 (#VM13) in Durham, NC, a local event for me, and a great opportunity to connect with customers, partners, and cloud knowledge. Here are some highlights.   Rusty Buzhardt (Cisco), Jason Nash (Varrow), Elijah Stukenborg (Chiquita) Really enjoyed an inspirational keynote by VCE President Frank Hauck and the opportunity to […]

February 21, 2013

DATA CENTER

VCE: Converging on a better data center

Cisco’s Unified Data Center strategy is rooted in the idea that customers shouldn’t be put in the position of DIY technology integration.  It’s just an unfair ask given everything that IT and LOB leaders contend with above and beyond the infrastructure.   As technology has evolved, the component parts of the data center are decreasingly the […]

January 24, 2013

DATA CENTER

More of a good thing: Cisco and NetApp open the next chapter for FlexPod

FlexPod, by any measure, has been a great success.   2,100 customers worldwide have adopted the architecture and it stands today as one of the leading converged infrastructure solutions in the industry.   IT organizations want to modernize their operations, but they need to do it in a way that mitigates risk and lays down a solid […]

December 18, 2012

DATA CENTER

The Evolving Data Center : Perspectives from the Gartner DC Conferences

I have just come back from the Gartner Data Center conferences in London and Las Vegas where I got to witness the increasing relevance of Cisco in the data center. The critical role of the network to enable the world of many clouds has becomes evident, and Cisco continues to establish itself as an innovator […]