datacenter

February 16, 2016

NETWORKING

Your Questions Answered re: the Cisco CSR 1000v on Microsoft Azure

This is a guest post by Matthew Packer. As you may or may not be aware the Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000v is now available on Microsoft Azure.  This is the virtualized version of the world’s most popular enterprise networking platform (ASR 1000, ISR 4000) available on Microsoft’s public cloud.  Now that the CSR […]

April 9, 2015

DATA CENTER

Road Trip! Cisco and Microsoft are going on a world tour!

We will be in Dallas, London, New York, Paris, San Jose, and Toronto the next two months. If you are in the area, register and come learn more about transforming your data centers to take advantage of the newest Cisco infrastructure solutions along with Microsoft’s Cloud OS and workloads. Yesterday’s data centers cannot keep up […]

April 8, 2015

DATA CENTER

FlexPod Datacenter with Microsoft Private Cloud — A Premier Integrated Platform for Mission Critical Microsoft SQL …

This guest blog was authored by Frank Cicalese and contains summarized content from various articles that can be found on Cisco and NetApp’s sites.  Frank Cicalese is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco’s Data Center Architecture Team helping customers globally with their Microsoft solutions on Cisco UCS. Frank also worked at Microsoft for over 10 […]

March 10, 2015

CLOUD

An Open Framework for Hosting Multi Data Center Distributed Applications on the Cisco Cloud

Authors Ken Owens (@kenowens12), Keith Chambers (@keithchambers), and Jason Plank (@_japlank_) Over the last few years, we’ve heard a lot about ways of designing new software applications. Out of this, we’ve heard a lot about “Microservice Architecture” as a way to design these applications as individual components to make up an actual application. Refer back […]

September 19, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco is Here to Help! – Microsoft Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support

It is no secret that Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is reaching its end of support on July 15, 2015. After that date Microsoft will no longer provide fixes, updates, or technical assistance. Also, and very importantly, remember that end of support means no more security updates either.  So, what should you do? Well, let’s take […]

September 18, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Memoir Systems

Today, I am pleased to announce Cisco’s intent to acquire privately held Memoir Systems, a company that develops semiconductor memory intellectual property (IP) and tools that enable ASIC vendors to build programmable network switches with increasing speeds. This acquisition will enable the proliferation of affordable, fast memory for existing Cisco switch ASICs and will help […]

September 3, 2014

SECURITY

Behind the Music: The New Threat Management with NextGen IPS CVD

If you’ve ever caught an episode of VH1’s Behind the Music, the TV series that profiles rock bands and personalities, you may agree with me that it can be fascinating. I especially like the interviews about the creative process. I’ve learned that great songs can come from just about anywhere. And that a talented group […]

Top Things to Know About DFA Before Cisco Live Milan

Two weeks ago, I presented a webinar on Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA) and went over the allocated 1 hour to cover the content.  Yesterday, as I was doing follow up with a hands-on demo, I went over time too. This illustrates how rich DFA is, and how much there is to say about it! Dynamic […]

October 31, 2013

DATA CENTER

Three Years On, FlexPod is Smarter, Faster, and Better.

This month marks the three year anniversary of Cisco’s partnership with NetApp and our development of FlexPod.  Over the years, we’ve experienced some tremendous growth, more than doubling new installations year-over-year, and now we have more than 3,000 customers globally. Following the success of FlexPod Datacenter, FlexPod Express and FlexPod Select the solution is capping […]