power

The San Diego “Chargers” Has a New Meaning as DistribuTECH Rolls Into Town

Over 11,000 of the world’s utilities industry leaders from over 75 coutries will descend on the San Diego Convention Center January 31 – February 2 for DistribuTECH.

February 29, 2016

SMALL BUSINESS

Cisco Small Business Wireless Update

I wanted to let you all know more about the new, exciting wireless access points coming out. So I asked the wireless Product Managers, Nasser and Brian to help me with this blog. Let’s do this. Cisco is expanding the wireless portfolio with four new models. Two 500 Series, one 300, and one 100 series. […]

January 8, 2015

DATA CENTER

A New Generation of Cisco UCS Power Calculator

We are proud to announce the new Cisco UCS Power Calculator and Estimation Tool. It features an all new User Interface (UI) and is currently live at http://ucspowercalc.cisco.com The tool contains many new features, including the ability to create templates and projects where configuration data is stored. Templates and projects improve agility as well as […]

Cisco helps Norway Utility Modernize Power Grid

You may not have heard about BKK AS. They are actually the second largest power grid owner in Norway with over 180,000 customers. Like many power and energy companies, some of their equipment has been around a long time. It works, but it’s getting old and it’s time to move on to something more cost […]

November 12, 2013

DATA CENTER

The Dirty Secrets of Server Power

Power efficiency remains a top decision point for many customers looking to modernize their data center. Customers searching for an accurate way to compare server power among vendors are often directed to use power calculators without taking into account the many factors that drive power utilization. This notion preys on the simplistic nature of the […]

May 4, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS vs. HP BladeSystem Power Efficiency Comparison

Cisco’s server power engineering team recently compared the Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis with B200 M3 blade servers against HP’s BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure and HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 blade servers.

November 21, 2012

INSIDE CISCO IT

Here Comes the Sun

When I was a kid, one of my neighbors had a solar radiometer.  It’s a glass bulb about the size of a baseball, with diamond-shaped panels connected to a spindle.   The panels, black on one side and silver on the other, would turn on the spindle when exposed to light. I enjoyed experimenting with the […]