data center

April 12, 2016

CLOUD

3 Keys to the Multi-cloud Maze

Cloud is king, right? Democratizing IT to the masses. Speed, speed, speed. But wasn’t it supposed to simplify everything too? With business convenience and agility came an IT spaghetti chart of systems. SaaS Silos. IaaS sprawl. Legacy data integration nightmares. Throw in some Big Data and Hybrid Cloud initiatives. Sound familiar? This spaghetti chart is […]

March 28, 2016

DATA CENTER

3 Reasons 10 Million Is A Big Number

  10 Million is a big number. How big? To put it in perspective, 10 million minutes is a bit over 19 years…Which is about 15 years longer than it took the Nexus 3000 to reach 10 million ports sold. Said differently, the Nexus 3000 is the Top of Rack switch of choice for lots […]

March 18, 2016

DATA CENTER

MapR Big Data Everywhere 2016

According to IDC, The Big Data technology and services market will grow from $16.55 billion in 2014 to $41.52 billion in 2018. 
Big data will continue to transform businesses everywhere. Together, Cisco and MapR enable customers to take full advantage of structured and unstructured data throughout your business. Sort petabytes of information with record-breaking speeds […]

March 17, 2016

DATA CENTER

Server Density Fine Print…

The role of IT is to maximize business capacity, and refreshing your servers is an opportunity to increase capacity, reduce hardware and most importantly, lower costs for the business. It is reasonable to assume that packing more physical servers into less rack space helps you accomplish these goals. Here is the problem: If you increase […]

March 4, 2016

DATA CENTER

From Applications to ASICs in 3D: Changes, Part Three

3D: Digitization and Disruption in the Data Center This week at Partner Summit, Cisco made major headlines with Data...

March 1, 2016

PARTNER

Power(ful) Partnerships in the Digital Age

This blog is co-authored by Michelle Chiantera, Senior Director of Global Partner Marketing. Today, Cisco Partner Summit 2016 kicked off in sunny San Diego. We’re energized and ready for the great week we have planned for our 2,200 partners joining us onsite from around the world. Moments ago, during the general session keynote, Chuck Robbins, Kelly Kramer […]

March 1, 2016

DATA CENTER

Introducing Cisco HyperFlex Systems

Introducing a new Cisco product family, and the next generation of hyperconverged infrastructure: Cisco HyperFlex Systems. Cisco HyperFlex represents true hyperconvergence, combining innovative software defined storage and data services software with Cisco UCS, the proven system that unifies servers and networking like no other.

February 26, 2016

DATA CENTER

Changes, Part 2 – So, What Do We Do With That?

Last week, in part 1 of this 3 part series, we discussed how Digitization* is driving change. We also covered how Changes (cue** David Bowie) are manifesting themselves in...