Fast & Flexible – New 4th Gen Fabric Interconnect and VIC
Today, guest blogger Nikul Sheth, Sr. Product Manager for Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect writes about our new 4th gen fabric. Our next evolution of Cisco UCS Fabric provides...
Keeping It Simple While Keeping It Fresh
When you read the headline, you may think this blog is about a new restaurant or cuisine, but this post is about UCS management. The description may not sound like it has much to do with software, but stay with me. One of the challenges you encounter when you have more than 50,000 customers and hundreds of […]
How to get more SAN mileage out of UCS FI?
Mileage (miles per gallon) is one of the important criteria while buying any automobile and once bought, it is highly desirable to hit the maximum advertised mileage without significantly changing the driving habits or the routes (highway vs city mpg). Well, I have not been able to achieve that yet, so being a geek, I focused my […]
Cisco UCS Outperforms HP and IBM Blade Servers on East-West Latency
Virtualization, Private Cloud, Big Data, HPC, etc. have been steadily changing the landscape of data center architectures. Lower latency and higher performing server-to-server data traffic (East-West) have become key discussion points as customers look to modernize their infrastructures. Cisco specifically designed UCS unified fabric for this type of traffic to create a highly-available infrastructure with […]
Cisco UCS vs. IBM Flex System: Complexity and Cost Comparison
Complexity and Cost Comparison: Cisco UCS vs. IBM Flex System is report recently published by Principled Technologies. They evaluated both the technologies and costs of each solution and found a UCS solution is both less expensive to deploy and less complex to manage than an IBM Flex System. Off all the ways Principled Technologies shows […]