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Intersight: One-click UCS C-series configuration
Our rack server configurations were as varied as a bowl of jelly beans. With Intersight we’re limiting them to approved flavors. Cisco IT manages roughly 2,000 Cisco UCS C-series rack servers in multiple data centers around the world. Business teams use them for financial databases, security video storage, file backups, Hadoop, our on-premises private cloud, […]
Let’s Build Tomorrow Today: The Growth, Passion and Reality of IT Management
In my pre-Cisco Live US blog, I talked about my excitement and how I was greatly anticipating the event. I was both excited and nervous to present, wanting to participate in everything, and network with as many customers as possible. The week left me absolutely drained, but it was unlike any experience I have had […]
Let’s Build Tomorrow Today: The Growth and Passion of IT Management
The IT Management Program gets ready to launch its fifth installment at Cisco Live San Diego, June 7-11. The program has grown exponentially since its inception starting with a group of 50 people hearing about Cisco IT’s journey to a Services Organization. Fast forward to 2015, we expect 700 people to participate in IT Management […]
How We Migrate Hundreds of Applications to the New ACI Platform
I am in the trenches of our migration to an Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) platform, helping my team transition hundreds of applications. Cisco IT has broken down the migration process...
Agile Enterprise Architecture Increases IT Relevance
Five years ago, Cisco started on an enterprise architecture journey to unify business strategy with IT investments. Today, all of our planning and decision-making is based on an agile, well-defined architecture-based framework.
Enable Automated Big Data Workloads with Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler
In our previous big data blogs, a number of my Cisco associates have talked about the right infrastructure, the right sizing, the right integrated infrastructure management and the right provisioning and orchestration for your clusters. But, to gain the benefits of pervasive use of big data, you’ll need to accelerate your big data deployments and […]
How Is Cisco IT Benefiting from Application Centric Infrastructure?
Cisco IT has already started reaping the benefits of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) from our early internal deployments. Cost savings rank high, in decreased operating expenditures through automation...
Cisco ACI Fabric Simplifies and Flattens Data Center Network
On July 18th, Cisco IT turned on the first deployment of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric at its engineering data center in San Jose. By using ACI fabric to simplify...
Announcing Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler (TES) 6.2
Introducing New Adapter for Cisco UCS Manager, Lightweight Java Client, Multi-domain AD/LDAP Authentication & Runtime User Support for TES Workgroups Managing and automating mission-critical business process is key to the success of your enterprise. By managing the delivery of the right data to the right application at the right time you can ensure that everyone in your organization has the information […]