Cisco and Microsoft – Driving Data Center Modernization Forward
If it’s mid-July then it is time once again for Microsoft’s annual worldwide partner conference – WPC. For 2014, we find Cisco’s Microsoft team in Washington D.C. joining around ~16,000 other Microsoft partners. The partners come from all around the world and are of all partner types be they VARs, local System Integrators, Global System […]
Building a Private Cloud. Cisco and Microsoft – Optimized Infrastructure Strategies
This month the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), a Boston area based analyst firm, published a white paper commissioned by Cisco and Microsoft on the topic of the private cloud. In it ESG covers the best-of-breed technologies and solutions that Cisco and Microsoft bring to market together for Windows Server 2012 R2 / Hyper-V based private […]
#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep8: Nexus 1000V on OpenStack!
In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, Colin Lynch (@UCSGuru) and Giuseppe Paterno (@gpaterno) discuss Nexus 1000V running on OpenStack and the options this creates for the network engineer. It’s all about faster deployment and choice, let’s watch: Don’t miss the surprise unicorn ending! This is Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way […]
Cisco and Microsoft SQL Server 2014
This week Microsoft launched SQL Server 2014, their data management and business intelligence platform. SQL Server at Microsoft has grown tremendously over the years; it is far from its origins as a simple relational database that Microsoft licensed from Sybase years ago. For the 2014 version of SQL Server, Microsoft has focused on continuing their […]
Cisco Nexus 1000V: Simplifying and Scaling Virtual Networking in Microsoft Private Cloud Hyper-V Environments
Windows Server 2012 R2 is central to Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision; the operating system platform delivers enhancements and new features in virtualization, management, storage, networking, and more. Our Cisco server infrastructure solutions (UCS) as well as our management (UCS Director, UCS Manager, Cisco Intercloud) and network capabilities are purpose built for supporting Microsoft’s virtualization and […]
…And The Momentum Continues! New Nexus Data Center Innovations AND Customer Deployments!
You probably have already heard that during CiscoLive Milan, we have unveiled the new additions to our Data Center and Cloud networking portfolio: New Nexus 7706 and a high density F3 Series 1/10G module for Nexus 7700 provide increased deployment options for data center interconnect, core or aggregation. The next generation Nexus 5600 family offers VXLAN […]
Show Me the Money: Cisco UCS Success Stories in Microsoft Oriented Datacenters
Cisco continues to work closely on technologies and solutions around the UCS compute family so we can bring maximum value to you and your Microsoft oriented datacenters. The UCS family is well suited for Windows Server, Hyper-V and VMware based private clouds, and support for the key workloads of SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint. Recently […]
Availability of the Nexus 1000V Cloud Networking Platform for OpenStack Unveiled at Cisco live!
Last week at Cisco live! Milan, we announced another milestone in our OpenStack strategy with the availability this quarter of the Nexus 1000V virtual networking platform for Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor and integration with the commercial OpenStack distribution from Canonical (Ubuntu Linux and OpenStack). I had a chance to sit down in Milan […]
VXLAN Taking a More Strategic Role in Cloud Networks with Support across Cisco Fabrics and Switching Platforms
There’s been a lot of news and momentum surrounding VXLAN technology in the last several months, and there is no doubt that VXLAN is becoming a...