server

September 19, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco is Here to Help! – Microsoft Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support

It is no secret that Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is reaching its end of support on July 15, 2015. After that date Microsoft will no longer provide fixes, updates, or technical assistance. Also, and very importantly, remember that end of support means no more security updates either.  So, what should you do? Well, let’s take […]

August 7, 2014

WIRELESS AND MOBILITY

Top Coders Win Cisco CMX Mobility Challenge

Over 30 registrants competed in an online global Cisco developer challenge to use the CMX Mobility Services API and CMX in a new app using a simulated environment for a meeting host to automatically launch a WebEx conference, based on the location of the conference room where the meeting is scheduled.  Guidance was provided in a previous blog post, […]

Are you up for the CMX topcoder Challenge?

Cisco CMX Mobility Developer Challenge is under way at topcoder. CMX Mobile Application SDK can be leveraged in a mobile application to provide indoor location and navigation for users. The SDK will connect with the CMX Mobile App Server to determine a user’s location, downloading maps, venues, point of interests, and determine routes for a selected […]

April 21, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Changing the Economics of the Datacenter at Cisco Live!

For those of you who follow the Cisco Data Center blog in general and my blogs in particular, you’re probably thinking it is time I updated you on this topic. You’re right! But it is almost time for Cisco Live and I will be presenting it there.

December 20, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS – Year End TCO Wrap-up

As the year comes to a close, I wanted to revisit the economics of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). Cisco UCS has fantastic technology. Technology that technical decision makers are demanding. But what about business decision makers? The question for them is how will UCS save them money?

October 18, 2013

DATA CENTER

Blade Server Architecture Comparison – Important Differences Abound

I recently wrote a blog titled Blade Server TCO and Architecture – You Cannot Separate Them and thought a little more on the architecture side would be a good thing.  With so much misinformation (dis-information?) about UCS running around in the ether, I thought the straight forward comparison offered here would be valuable. It is […]

September 13, 2013

WIRELESS AND MOBILITY

Enhancing the MSE User Experience: Backup & Restore, Menu-based Device Setup

Following the last MSE blog on CleanAir, today I wish to explain how we prioritize the Mobility Service Engine’s user experience. Listening to customers and implementing changes/features based on customer feedback has been a great strength of Cisco products. We from the Mobility Services Engine team strongly believe in this principle and make sure that […]

September 10, 2013

DATA CENTER

Blade Server TCO and Architecture – You Cannot Separate Them

I have heard this a lot over the years, in one way or another – “The only price that really counts is what I actually pay for my server.”  Alright, so why bother with a TCO analysis?  The truth is that server acquisition costs only contribute 20% (or less) to a 3 year server TCO.  […]