September 19, 2018


Miercom Verifies Performance of Cisco Branch Office Routers vs. Huawei and HPE

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Miercom’s evaluation found that Cisco’s 1000 Series ISRs not only outperformed the competition on robust throughput testing, but also demonstrated a compelling advantage in wireless features and ease of use.

February 8, 2017


Real Business Outcomes with Cisco

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Digital transformation is everywhere.  Read any technical site, blog or conference agenda.  You get can’t away from it.  But all the discussion has lead to one simple fact. Organizations that start their journey to digital position themselves to not only capture the benefits but regularly outpace industry peers.[1] For many organizations, their digital journey begins […]

October 31, 2016


Reduce Risk with Subscription

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The software market has changed radically over the last three or four years.  So have software license models.  Big Data, cloud and mobile have forced changes.  One of the most significant is the sun setting of the standard – the perpetual license. Perpetual licenses redirect scarce resources to negotiate pricing.  For both you and the […]

October 24, 2016


Monday Morning Sure Looks Fine

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You’re the head of IT facing the start of another week.   Another set of challenges.  Application teams going around IT.   Business teams expecting near-instant service.  Your company is growing fast.  Way beyond your ability to plan — let alone respond. You may think this is far-fetched.  I speak with a lot of customers and this […]

October 12, 2015


Composable Infrastructure – Beyond Blade and Rack Servers

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Guest Blogger: Jed Scaramella, IDC Research Director, Servers and Datacenters   Over the past several months Cisco, Dell, HP and other vendors have introduced a new category of servers called composable infrastructure. These subsystems are based on disaggregated server architecture. In a new video series and an IDC paper I explain what is driving the […]

April 10, 2015


OpenStack Podcast #27: Monty Taylor

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Few have been involved in OpenStack as long as Monty Taylor, who’s OpenStack path began at Rackspace and continues today at HP where he is a Distinguished Technologist. Watch or download this OSPod episode to hear Monty’s thoughts about: His love for Duke and his background in theater Nebula shutting their doors, and what it […]

“Wow, I had no idea Cisco had these products”

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As the product owner, one comment I get most of all is “Wow, I had no idea Cisco had these products“. This is the case even though we ship well over 20 million switch ports delivering hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue per year in this portfolio – to customers in all geographies, markets, […]

January 27, 2014


Check out what’s new in the latest release of UCS Director!

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Cisco’s award winning converged infrastructure management software solution just got even better!  In the latest release of Cisco UCS Director, we’ve added broader and deeper infrastructure support across the compute, network, storage and virtualization layers, as well making the product even more scalable.  The latest release also comes with new software development kits (SDKs) for […]