data center

September 14, 2016

DATA CENTER

Deploying application tiers across both data center and cloud

So you want to deploy your database tier in the data center with an ACI managed network, and app server and web tiers in the public IaaS cloud? No problem. As applications are getting more complex, IT is getting more savvy about where individual tiers are deployed. With Cisco CloudCenter, you can automate application deployment […]

September 7, 2016

DATA CENTER

Cisco and Splunk Deliver IT and Security Analytics

Modern security and IT infrastructures are complicated. Efficiently managing these environments is hard. Gaining value from the massive volumes of data generated by these infrastructures is even harder. That’s why Cisco and Splunk have joined forces to deliver integrated solutions for IT Operations and Security Analytics that deliver end-to-end, real-time visibility across every infrastructure element. […]

Lift and Shift Is Necessary but Not Sufficient

Originally published in the book: Gray, Ken & Nadeau, Thomas. Network Function Virtualization, 1st Edition. (2016). Morgan Kaufman, also available here. This book by Ken and Tom on NFV is perhaps the first time they’ve laid out both a fantastic review of the vast landscape of technologies related to virtualized networking and woven in a subtle […]

August 30, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire ContainerX

I’m excited to share that today Cisco announced its intent to acquire ContainerX, Inc., Cisco’s first acquisition in the rapidly emerging container market. ContainerX is an early stage, privately held company focused on building technology to help enterprises manage, orchestrate and integrate containers across data centers. Many of our customers are starting to use containers […]

How to protect your video data center from digital thieves

The internet has finally made anytime, anywhere video consumption a reality. But for service providers that means facing down a new set of security challenges to keep content and customer data out of harm’s way. Things used to be simpler. There was a time when content providers and broadcasters had one pipe to manage. That […]

August 16, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Why the Fortune 500 is Fast Becoming the Digital 500 – Part 2

Learn how edge analytics can help the Fortune 500 address the rapid pace of technological change and transform them into the Digital 500.

August 15, 2016

DATA CENTER

5 Features To Consider When Buying a Top of Rack Switch

I was playing Pokémon GO the other day, and I realized how new technologies and applications are being launched every day, rapidly reshaping how we connect, play, and live. Technologies that were only dreams a few years ago, are now made into reality one after one in incredibly short amount of time, and becoming incredibly viral. […]

July 15, 2016

DATA CENTER

Commvault Data Protection for HyperConverged Environments

You might remember a blog from our own Todd Brannon called “All about that BaaS” which outlined a jointly tested reference architecture for “Backup as a Service” with Commvault software. That engagement advanced Commvault to preferred solution partner status to deliver our joint customers a solution that is fully tested for compatibility with Cisco UCS servers and also […]

July 11, 2016

INSIDE CISCO IT

How Cisco Tetration Analytics Helps Enable Cisco IT Migrate Applications to ACI

Cisco IT has made an initial implementation of the Cisco® Tetration Analytics™ solution as part of our plan to move all Cisco data centers to a Cisco Application...