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June 13, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud and On-Premises: The Best of Two Worlds

Let’s be honest, when most IT people are questioned about cloud, immediately they would mention either Amazon (AWS) or Microsoft Azure; some may also mention Google Cloud Platform, IBM SoftLayer or even Rackspace. All of them are Public Cloud providers with their own expertise and offering as well as market share. According to a Forbes recent article, the more AWS and Azure compete to win customers, the greater the innovation and growth in Public Cloud adoption. The article has some interesting data points but, for the purpose of this blog,

November 15, 2016

DATA CENTER

“P” is for Performance… The new Cisco UCS S3260 has plenty of it!

Earlier this month we introduced our new Cisco UCS S-Series Storage Servers, with the S3260 being first in market. The S Series is a new storage-optimized server category in the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (UCS) portfolio designed specifically to address the needs of data intensive workloads such as Big Data, and for deploying software-defined storage, […]

October 6, 2016

DATA CENTER

Business Insights Driven by Speed: An Olympic Size Example of Big Data

Last week the Big Data and Analytics world was focused on New York City as the annual Strata+Hadoop World event took place. Cisco, as is the norm these past few years, was one of the many sponsors of the event. With our sponsorship came various opportunities, one of which was the ability for us to […]

September 27, 2016

DATA CENTER

Strata+Hadoop 2016 New York City. Top 10 Reasons for Visiting Cisco. Booth #833

  In honor of David Letterman… we hope we did him proud: 10 –       Come Fly the Friendly Skies of Cisco. Hey, we are raffling off a drone end of day on Wednesday and Thursday. These are not just any old white box drones. These are custom Cisco branded drones. It’s a super limited […]

September 21, 2016

DATA CENTER

Cisco, Big Data, and Strata+Hadoop 2016. In a New York Minute…

OK, a New York minute? In less than 60 seconds let’s see what’s going on with Cisco at Strata+Hadoop 2016 New York City next week. The event is the largest Big Data event in the Americas and we look forward to attending each year. Cool Things… We have a lot happening with learning and listening […]

How to Get Your Piece of the $430B Analytics Pie

There is never a better time to get your piece of that $430 billion worth of increased productivity. Don’t be left behind.

July 15, 2016

COLLABORATION

Collaboration at #CLUS Wrap Up: Simplicity, Innovation & Bots

It’s Thursday and the sun has set in Las Vegas. That means it’s still hotter than blazes outside, but we’ve closed the books on Cisco Live 2016. It was a busy week of summer camp for geeks. How busy? CMO Karen Walker threw some mighty stats at the closing keynote crowd: The Cisco technical team […]

July 11, 2016

DATA CENTER

There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be 1st – Cisco, IBM Speed Up Big Data Performance

Being first definitely feels good! Once again our Cisco UCS compute family showcases its leadership capabilities with two new TPCx-HS benchmarks. Cisco was the first vendor to publish TPCx-HS (The industry’s first Big Data benchmark standard for Hadoop) results in 2015 and we continue this leadership trend today with more top tier results. Our new […]