FlexPod

July 6, 2016

CLOUD

Red Hat Summit 2016: What You May Have Missed

In case you missed the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, it was most certainly an event well-worth attending …. there was even a wedding! Yes, that is not a typo. During the second day general session, Red Hat held an actual wedding ceremony. If you needed any tangible sign to convince yourself of the […]

May 31, 2016

CLOUD

OpenStack Can Be Complicated .. But It Does Not Have To Be

Another debate is over … and I am not referring to the US presidential election … I am referring to the growing maturity of OpenStack and its level of adoption in the marketplace. Over 7,500 people attended the last OpenStack Summit in Austin, TX. The energy at the event was palpable. Various organizations stepped forward […]

May 16, 2016

DATA CENTER

Accelerate your Path to Digital Workplace Transformation with Desktop and App Virtualization

We’ve all heard that digital business transformation is upon us. Organizations are transforming processes and business models in order to get to market faster and foster innovation. Disruptive business models are replacing established players, from Netflix vs. Blockbuster to Uber and the taxi industry; we’re all familiar with the many proof points. An important step […]

October 21, 2015

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for OpenStack: Enabling Reliable OpenStack Cloud for Enterprises

Companies are going through a change in the way they conduct their businesses and digital transformation is paving the way. IT services and applications are distributed and beyond the traditional boundaries of the data center. Cloud adoption is a big part of the transformation. Enterprises are looking at multiple cloud technologies from established and emerging […]

October 14, 2015

DATA CENTER

Celebrating Five Years of FlexPod Success and Innovation

    Five years ago, Cisco and NetApp released FlexPod, combining Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure and NetApp storage, with the goal of increasing IT responsiveness to business demands while reducing cost and risk. We started with solutions focused on virtualized infrastructure and desktop virtualization and experienced great success. We have continued to integrate new technologies […]

August 4, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 30. Flexpod, the flexening!

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about Flexpod, an integrated computing, networking, and storage solution developed by Cisco and NetApp. Its configurations and workloads are published as Cisco Validated Designs. Our SME is Cisco Technical Marketing Manager, Chris O’Brien. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco […]

June 26, 2015

DATA CENTER

My take on the integrated infrastructure buzz

I recently created a playlist of my favorite 80’s, 90’s and current songs. Listening to the playlist in shuffle mode, I noticed the stark contrast and evolution of the recording...

May 3, 2015

DATA CENTER

Microsoft Integrated Infrastructure Solutions. Deploy, Deliver, and Scale with FlexPod and VSPEX

Like many of us I am in the wonderful city of Chicago on a warm sunny day preparing Cisco’s presence for Microsoft Ignite 2015. Starting Monday in booth #122 at McCormick Place we’ll be showcasing our leading solutions for the Microsoft stack.  Stop by if you are here! Our Ignite focus will be on our […]

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 […]