FlexPod

May 29, 2013

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Cisco Datacenter Solutions at Microsoft TechEd North America 2013

Please visit Cisco’s TechEd web site to learn more about what we have going on at the show and visit www.cisco.com/go/microsoft to learn more about Cisco’s Microsoft capabilities.   I first attended Microsoft TechEd in 1996 in Los Angeles. What a learning experience it was. This year, I’ll be there staffing the Cisco booth (#1701) […]

May 27, 2013

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Cisco’s Microsoft Tech Ed 2013 Primer: All You Need to Know for New Orleans and Madrid Events

Next week in New Orleans Microsoft’s trade show season kicks off in earnest with Microsoft Tech Ed North America which will be followed a few weeks later with Microsoft Tech Ed Europe 2013.  Cisco will be a gold sponsor at each event showcasing our datacenter assets. Cisco continues to double-down on investments for Microsoft oriented […]

April 11, 2013

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Microsoft on UCS: Simplify Your IT and Transform Your Business

We’re at the final day of Microsoft’s Management Summit 2013 (MMS 2013) here in Las Vegas. We’ve handed out ~1,500 t-shirts; performed hundreds of demos on our technologies Nexus 1000V, UCS Manager, VM-FEX, and Cisco PowerTool; evangelized our Microsoft Cloud OS solutions FlexPod and VSPEX; and generally interacted with most of the 5,000+ attendees here. […]

April 10, 2013

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Expanded Cisco Validated Design Options for Oracle Users

Collaborate 13, the largest independent Oracle user group (IOUG, OAUG, Quest International) event is the launch point for 3 new Oracle-based, Cisco Validated Designs (CVD).  With the Joint Cisco/NetApp “FlexPod” as the hardware platform, the new CVD’s include: Oracle RAC with Oracle Linux as the operating system Oracle RAC with Oracle VM as the hypervisor […]

April 10, 2013

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FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud : A Guest Post from our Partner NetApp

Note: This guest blog is from our partner NetApp.  VDI Reference Architect Rob Briggs introduces ExpressPod for the Microsoft private cloud as well as comments on FlexPod successes. Rex.  FlexPod, ExpressPod, and Windows Server 2012 RDS – “It’s in the Box!” I’ve seen a lot of great discussion and buzz this week at the Microsoft […]

April 9, 2013

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Vive la Nexus 1000V on Microsoft Hyper-V!

At Microsoft Management Summit 2013 in Las Vegas this week, Cisco is showing a host of new technology innovations and integrated solutions for the virtualized data center. By bringing Cisco virtual networking and UCS solutions together with Microsoft cloud solutions, we are expanding the market for our technology, while providing more technology options and flexibility […]

April 7, 2013

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Cisco UCS Management and the Microsoft Management Summit 2013: Where Imagination Rules the World

It’s late Sunday night in Las Vegas as I write this from my hotel room – Cisco’s day one MMS 2013 blog post. It has been a long day already here at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center getting set up for the show… Our Cisco booth is complete; UCS, Nexus 1000V, FlexPod, and VSPEX Engineers […]

March 27, 2013

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Unlock Your Converged Infrastructure’s Potential

Successful IT managers today and in the future need to quickly adapt to changing business strategies. But how does IT increase efficiency, support more applications and provide additional services with flat or decreasing IT budgets? In my previous blog, I discussed how Cisco, EMC, NetApp, and VCE introduced converged infrastructures to increase IT efficiency and […]

March 13, 2013

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Secure Solutions Delivered Through the Cloud

Lockheed Martin has a vision for the cloud that delivers reliable and secure functionality, yet is developed to fit customer-specific business models. To do so seamlessly and as efficiently as possible, the IT provider turned to Cisco, Intel, NetApp, and VMware to integrate technologies to enable this vision. Lockheed Martin’s solutions-as-a-service cloud approach is called […]