FlexPod

October 31, 2013

DATA CENTER

Three Years On, FlexPod is Smarter, Faster, and Better.

This month marks the three year anniversary of Cisco’s partnership with NetApp and our development of FlexPod.  Over the years, we’ve experienced some tremendous growth, more than doubling new installations year-over-year, and now we have more than 3,000 customers globally. Following the success of FlexPod Datacenter, FlexPod Express and FlexPod Select the solution is capping […]

October 24, 2013

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Cisco UCS Director is Nominated for a ‘Storage, Virtualisation and Cloud (SVC)’ Product of the Year Award!

I’m happy to report that Cisco UCS Director (formerly Cloupia) has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Storage, Virtualisation & Cloud (SVC) Awards!  Please take a moment and vote for UCS Director at http://cs.co/SVCAward. This finalist nomination recognizes the innovation and differentiation that Cisco UCS Director provides for end-to-end converged infrastructure management — […]

October 9, 2013

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Why is Cisco at SAP TechEd

4 years ago, Cisco introduced a revolutionary server platform called Unified Computing System or UCS. Since that time it has become the number 2 blade server in the world. At the same time UCS was introduced, Cisco also elevated their relationship with SAP. Cisco was one of the first hardware platform certified for SAP HANA. […]

September 6, 2013

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My Experience at VMworld, San Francisco, 2013

This year at VMworld, San Francisco, I had a choice, to attend either as a Visitor or as a Demo Booth staffer. I quickly chose the latter, as I could...

August 2, 2013

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Cisco UCS in a converged world

After a refreshing summer road trip through the beautiful Michigan Upper Peninsula I am happy to be back at work.  I even got a fresh perspective on the phrase “cherry picking”.     The geek in me got to see the “Nuclear Energy” sculpture at site where Enrico Fermi’s Manhattan Project team devised a nuclear reactor to […]

August 1, 2013

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FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud – Best Practices Webcast

Cisco and NetApp continue to drive innovation with new FlexPod offerings that enable organizations to address their business needs while reducing risk and increasing IT efficiency and agility. FlexPod combines the Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Nexus data center switches, and NetApp storage components and provides a powerful platform for critical application workloads. With joint […]

July 30, 2013

DATA CENTER

Announcing Flexpod Select with Hadoop

Speed is everything. Continuing our commitment to make data center infrastructures more responsive to enterprise applications demands, today, we announced FlexPod Select with Hadoop, formerly known as NetApp Open Solution for Hadoop, broadening our FlexPod portfolio.  Developed in collaboration between Cisco and NetApp, offers an enterprise-class infrastructure that accelerates time to value from your data. […]

July 26, 2013

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Would You Like to Reduce Costs by $264,000?

Of course you would. In a recent Forrester report on the economic impact of FlexPod, that is exactly the cost savings estimated by utilizing centralized automation and orchestration. So I ask, what new projects or services could your IT organization deliver with cost savings of $264,000? To get a copy of the Forrester report, go […]

July 18, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco at Microsoft WPC 2013 Video Collection

The Cisco Data Center team recently wrapped up a great week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2013. Cisco’s VP of Unified Computing Marketing, Jim McHugh took the opportunity to interview Cisco experts about how Cisco UCS provides an optimal platform for Microsoft oriented data centers and creates opportunities for channel partners to drive […]