data center

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...

July 1, 2016

CLOUD

Abstract Away NFV Complexity – Collaboration with Intel and Radware to simplify NFV deployments for Service Providers …

We got together with Intel and Radware over 6 months ago with the idea of not only simplifying NFV deployments, but also pushing the envelope on NFV performance and cloud computing.  The end result was spinning-up a 225 Gbps Radware Alteon ADC within minutes using a GUI, CLI, or REST API. Cisco’s Data Center NFV […]

June 29, 2016

DATA CENTER

New! Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data and Analytics with Cloudera and Apache Spark

Well, we do not stand still for long…at least our R&D teams don’t! The breadth of our solutions for Big Data and Analytics continues to grow, as we are pleased to introduce Cisco’s UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data and Analytics with Cloudera and Apache Spark.  Working with one of our key Big Data ISV […]

June 24, 2016

DATA CENTER

Cloud is King

I live in the Hill Country outside Austin where one of our local storytellers, Shake Russell, wrote a song for the Texas sesquicentennial in which he proclaims, “Cotton is King.” He subsequently amends it to say, “Cattle is King,” followed by “Oil is King,” before finally settling on “Willie is King.” I cannot dispute his […]

June 21, 2016

GOVERNMENT

Customer Spotlight: Orlando Utilities Commission

As the second largest municipality in Florida, Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) is responsible for providing its 310,000 customers across Orlando, St. Cloud, and Orange counties water and electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because the utility serves such a large number of customers across a wide range of cities, OUC management found […]

June 21, 2016

PERSPECTIVES

Cisco Tetration Analytics – #CiscoChampion Roundup #KnowTheNow

Cisco Tetration Analytics “Cisco Tetration Analytics provides pervasive and unprecedented visibility across the data center, via a mix of network/hardware sensors that monitor every single packet at line rate and server/software sensors with very low overhead (<1% CPU).” Cisco Tetration Analytics: Data Center Visibility on a Whole New Scale by Chuck Robbins Tetration Analytics: A […]

June 17, 2016

DATA CENTER

Visibility Into Tetration Analytics, Part 2

These 5 key use cases illustrate how Tetration Analytics provides pervasive visibility in your data center -- and demonstrate why we call it a Data Center Time Machine.