Microsoft

April 8, 2015

DATA CENTER

FlexPod Datacenter with Microsoft Private Cloud — A Premier Integrated Platform for Mission Critical Microsoft SQL …

This guest blog was authored by Frank Cicalese and contains summarized content from various articles that can be found on Cisco and NetApp’s sites.  Frank Cicalese is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco’s Data Center Architecture Team helping customers globally with their Microsoft solutions on Cisco UCS. Frank also worked at Microsoft for over 10 […]

March 31, 2015

DATA CENTER

ACI – Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure for Microsoft System Center, Windows Azure Pack and More

From the beginning Microsoft has been a strategic partner with Cisco in the development of our Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technologies and solutions. In fact Cisco...

March 17, 2015

CLOUD

SUMMARY: Hybrid – The Next Wave of Cloud Innovation

Due diligence can create an inaccurate impression that IT is slow to respond to the needs of the business. The next wave of cloud innovation will come in the form of open, secure connectivity that drives a globally connected network of clouds—a model which we call the Intercloud. The Intercloud is a hybrid cloud model […]

Cisco and Microsoft – Simplifying Scale-Up Cloud for Service Providers

As service providers strive to provide choices to their customers, we have made great progress in providing them with new ways to deliver cloud services. We’re helping them intelligently address all cloud opportunities with a portfolio of cloud solutions that meet customer requirements – for all types of cloud delivery models. That is why we […]

February 25, 2015

DATA CENTER

SQL Server 2005 End of Support on April 12, 2016 | Cisco UCS is here to help.

SQL Server 2005 end of support is on April 12, 2016. Many of our customers agree that it’s time to think about migrating/upgrading to something better and faster soon. If you are still using SQL Server 2005, here are some points to consider. SQL Server 2014 New Features This is a major upgrade packed with new […]

February 1, 2015

DATA CENTER

Unleashing IT – Microsoft Special Edition

The Lineup: Microsoft, Cisco, and Intel It’s no secret that tested and tried solutions will lead to a faster time to production, allowing you to stay at the forefront of innovation and, most importantly, stand out from the competition. The latest in our series of deep-dive examinations, our Microsoft-focused edition of Unleashing IT shows you how three […]

January 3, 2015

DATA CENTER

Cisco and Microsoft in 2014, the Year in Review

It’s a new year and we’re looking forward to an exciting 2015. Let pause to take one last look at 2014. For the teams from Cisco and Microsoft supporting our data center alliance, it was a very good year. We expanded our partnership, developed integrated solutions and aligned our field and partner teams to deliver […]

December 9, 2014

THREAT RESEARCH

Dridex Is Back, then it’s gone again

This post was authored by Armin Pelkmann and Earl Carter. Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group noticed a reappearance of several Dridex email campaigns, starting last week and continuing into this week as well. Dridex is in a nutshell, malware designed to steal your financial account information. The attack attempts to get the user to install the […]

December 8, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco Keynote – End-to-End Optimization for Today’s Modern Datacenters

Have a bit of free time this Wednesday morning? If so please feel free to sit in on a Cisco keynote delivered by Mark Balch, Director of Cisco UCS Product...