Scaling to PB within Minutes – The Road to Full Automation for Scale-Out Storage with Cisco UCS
Building Scale-Out Storage solutions can be now fully automated to reduce the overall amount of work and to easily scale software-defined storage environments within minutes. Partners and customers can begin to leverage this capability using Ansible modules and playbooks for UCS Manager.
Cisco & MapR set a Software Defined Storage World Record
Cisco and MapR have been setting records since we published the industry’s first Big Data benchmark in 2015. Now we use an HDFS-compatible platform to blow away all SPEC SFS benchmarks.
Struggling with scaling data storage? You’re not alone!
In this new digital economy, data is king and storing it requires a well-funded army. At least it does when you maintain the status quo with legacy storage solutions. In this scenario, cost and complexity often impede a business’s ability to scale and adapt to these new digital demands. This signals the need for a […]
Heading to New Orleans for VeeamON 2017 this year? So is Cisco at Expo booth #104!
Heading to New Orleans for VeeamON 2017 this year? So is Cisco and we would love to talk to you about what we have been doing in the data protection space with Cisco Unified Computing! This is our second time at VeeamON, we were a proud sponsor of Veeam’s inaugural customer event in 2015. Our […]
Is Facebook’s new storage platform performance hungry?
I promised a follow up in my recent blog about Facebook’s new Bryce Canyon storage platform. While the title of this blog may sound like it questions the new platform’s capabilities. It like the previous blog aims to help you understand why it is perfectly suited for Facebook’s unique needs. The first blog was focused […]
New Facebook storage platform looking more like Cisco UCS
A few weeks ago, this year’s Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, California concluded. I personally love this event to see what all the big massive scale data center operators are doing. I have been following the program since it’s inception and unfortunately missed this year’s event but you can definitely be sure I was […]
AWS or Private Cloud or both, what’s your strategy?
Well we just opened up a hornet’s nest didn’t we?! Our recent announcement of the new Cisco UCS S-Series Storage Server definitely caused a stir in the industry. We launched into the emerging scale out storage market with a broad ecosystem of solution partners backed by amazing customers like Cirrity and Green Cloud who use […]
Data Unstored: The Story Behind the S-Series … and Workloads
What does Data Unstored mean? It begins with connecting the unconnected. That the world is undergoing digital transformation is without question. Billions of devices are connected to the internet, and billions more will be connected by 2020. Over three and a half billion people have internet access today with another billion and a half […]
Do you need more storage but fewer servers?
Last week, I discussed the economics of on-premises storage using the S3260 Storage Server vs. the cloud. Net net, the S3260 is 56% less expensive. Today, I wanted to talk about server consolidation of multiple 2RU rackmount servers on to a S3260. Yes, I’m going to try and sell you fewer servers. 2RU rackmount server […]