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October 1, 2014

DATA CENTER

New Nexus 9300 Switches join the Nexus 9000 Series

It’s an exciting time in to be in our industry, especially as we witness how technology continues to reshape how we connect and communicate through a myriad of applications and devices...

December 4, 2013

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S4|Ep6: Closing the Management Gap!

Welcome back to Engineers Unplugged. In this week’s episode, we geek out with Cisco’s Roger Barlow and VMware’s Bhumik Patel (@bhumikp). The topic–how to close the management gap, featuring UCS and vSphere. They cover a variety of use cases and offer practical how-to: **The next shoot is last week of January at Cisco Live in […]

June 25, 2013

DATA CENTER

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 […]

February 5, 2013

DATA CENTER

Introducing First Services Module on Nexus 7000 Series

Cloud computing is part of the journey to deliver IT as a Service which enables IT to change from a cost center to a business strategic partner. Forrester Research recently published a report that concluded, “Cloud computing is ready for the enterprise… but many enterprises aren’t ready for the cloud.”1   Yet Cloud deployments are happening […]

February 4, 2013

DATA CENTER

Introducing Nexus 6000 Series – Industry’s Highest Density Layer 2/3 40 Gigabit Fixed Switch

The evolution of the applications environment is creating new demands on IT and in the data center. Broad adoption of scale-out application architectures (i.e. big data), workload virtualization and cloud deployments are demanding greater scalability across the fabric. The increase in east/west (i.e. server-to-server) traffic along with the higher adoption of 10GbE in the server […]

January 17, 2013

DATA CENTER

CLOUD COMPUTING IS READY FOR YOU. BUT ARE YOU READY?

Previously I talked about the growing demands and how the role of IT has to change from a cost center to a business strategic partner.  And we also looked at the journey you need to take to deliver IT as a Service. Cloud computing is part of this journey and it is happening – and I mean […]

January 8, 2013

DATA CENTER

The Journey You Need To Take To Deliver IT As A Service

Previously I talked about the growing demands and how the role of IT has to change from a cost center to a business strategic partner.  It’s important to acknowledge that getting an organization to the point where it can implement IT as a Service isn’t easy, nor does it take place all at once.  Every customer has […]

November 14, 2012

DATA CENTER

What Is Cisco UNIFIED FABRIC? Why Should You Care?

Is your network ready to help you transform and be the strategic partner that you can be? Let’s face it… Today’s data centers are challenged with siloed resources and facilities… Limited scalability… Poor resource utilization… Growing complexity…Perhaps the biggest challenge is time.  When 80% of your resources are dedicated to “keeping the lights on” and […]