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December 3, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco: Your Strategic Cloud Partner

Cisco’s cloud software is a hot topic.  First Cisco UCS Director was voted the SVC award winner for best virtualization management software.  Then Forrester released a new Private Cloud Wave and both Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC) and UCS Director combined garnered Cisco the highest ranking for cloud vision and strategy as well as […]

June 19, 2013

DATA CENTER

MapR and Cisco and Forrester Discuss the Seven Architectural Best Practices to Productionizing Hadoop

On June 20th, Cisco and MapR will join with Forrester Research Big Data analyst Mike Gualtieri to discuss “productionizing” Hadoop. But what does it mean? Mike has developed a list of 7 architectural best practices that will help your enterprise quickly, and easily develop or move your Hadoop environment into standard data center processes. Following […]

February 11, 2013

TECHWISETV

Primer on Cloud Confidence

We had some sneak peeks at CiscoLive in London but as you probably know by now, this stuff was just formally announced last week.  Several demos worth looking at give you the foundation for what is important. Shashi Kiran is leading this effort and you can always count on a good quote: “Cisco takes Unified […]

February 4, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco Launches Nexus 1000V InterCloud – Part 1

In a recent post, I previewed some new hybrid cloud market research from Forrester that spoke to the business drivers and technical hurdles to cloud integration, and Shashi Kiran  has recently posted about lowering the barriers to hybrid cloud adoption. Today, as part of a larger cloud technology launch, Cisco is announcing a new hybrid […]

January 14, 2013

DATA CENTER

New Independent Research Study on Hybrid Cloud Business Trends and Technical Challenges

[Join Cisco for a Live Announcement Webinar on Cloud Innovations on February 5: Register Here] A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Cisco on Hybrid Cloud technology trends sheds light on many of the business drivers and technical obstacles to creating a seamless connection from the enterprise data center to cloud service […]

December 4, 2012

DATA CENTER

Cisco, Forrester, Xerox, Fico, address 5 foundational questions to build a successful cloud infrastructure

At the Gartner DC conference in Las Vegas, Cisco SVP and General Manager Data Center Group  David Yen delivered a key note speech yesterday highlighting the importance of a convergence infrastructure (starting with UCS)  for the deployment of cloud. (I will have very soon the opportunity to share more about David Yen’s presentation – Stay […]

November 29, 2012

DATA CENTER

Xerox uses Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) as a Foundation for Cloud

Who doesn’t know the Xerox company ? As long as I can remember, Xerox products have always been part of my professional life . In fact, even before working for a company, I used a Xerox machine. Originally known worldwide as a print and copier innovator, Xerox today has established itself as a leading business […]

November 12, 2012

EDUCATION

Cloud Bursts into Higher Education

Universities are embracing cloud computing services models for research, student engagement, and cross-university collaboration but struggle to determine the best way to use these services given high security concerns. As a result, there has been a strong interest and investment in private cloud solutions and interest in community clouds specific to the higher education sector. […]