datacenter

January 20, 2017

DATA CENTER

It’s no use going back to yesterday’s storage platform for tomorrow’s applications

There’s a line in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland where Alice says “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” Some days I feel that way about my storage infrastructures as well. I fell down a particular rabbit-hole into storage management accidentally almost 20 years ago. I wouldn’t have seen […]

June 29, 2016

DATA CENTER

Chaos Monkey as a Service and other memorable moments at Velocity Conference

Last week was quite eventful, certainly unpredictable and some would probably say chaotic. I am a big soccer fan, so with the Copa America and the Euro 2016 tournaments happening, I certainly could scratch that itch. And as always, it is more art than science to predict the results (Iceland winning over England anyone?) and […]

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 […]

April 21, 2016

DATA CENTER

The Rounds: Industry Experts discuss Data Center, Cloud and Best Practices

There is something special about round tables. It gets people to open up, collaborate, and talk to everyone that sits at the table. Be it at home, in political discourse or in business, round tables help to solve problems, and foster the open exchange of ideas and thoughts.  It eliminates side or siloed conversations at the […]

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 […]