data storage

February 14, 2017

HEALTHCARE

Cisco and Pure Storage Announce Epic Infrastructure Solution

The shift from paper to electronic health records (EHRs) has brought fundamental change to healthcare operations. Boosted by the 2009 HITECH Act, EHR adoption by hospitals is now near-universal at 96%, according to a HHS report. Digital medical records have helped streamline workflows, reduce errors, and improve coordination of care. Thanks to technology, we’ve said […]

November 22, 2016

DATA CENTER

AWS or Private Cloud or both, what’s your strategy?

Well we just opened up a hornet’s nest didn’t we?! Our recent announcement of the new Cisco UCS S-Series Storage Server definitely caused a stir in the industry. We launched into the emerging scale out storage market with a broad ecosystem of solution partners backed by amazing customers like Cirrity and Green Cloud who use […]

October 8, 2015

DATA CENTER

Life in the Fast Lane – The New Cisco UCS C3260 Rack Server

co-written with Richard Jacobik Cisco recently started shipping the newest member to the UCS family – the storage-optimized UCS C3260 Rack Server. Data centers these days are bursting at the seams with unstructured data from new emerging applications and services. According to IDC, 80% of data is unstructured and continues to grow at a 16.2% […]

April 14, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

High performance backup storage: Cisco UCS C3160

I don’t know about you, but the thought of using a “server” as a “backup storage” resource may sound a bit odd at first. After this post, you may change your tune. Let’s dig into this a bit. I’m sure you’ve heard of the Cisco UCS Unified Computing line of servers and their associated Fabric […]

September 9, 2014

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Two #IoTChat events this Wednesday Sep 10!

In the same way that the number of devices connected to the internet is increasing with Internet of Things, the discussions of IoT are likewise proliferating!  This week, there are two #IoTChats!  On our weekly #IoTChat (Wednesdays 11am PT / 2pm ET) we’ll be joined by Internet of Things World Forum Platinum Sponsor IBM for […]

July 29, 2013

SECURITY

Security Implications of Cheaper Storage

An advert from Byte magazine dating from July 1980 proudly offers a 10MB hard disk drive for only US$3495. Accounting for the effects of inflation, that equates to approximately US$10,000 in today’s prices. If data storage prices had remained constant, this would mean that the 1GB flash drive in my pocket would cost in excess […]