tco

March 6, 2018

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Cisco UCS – Helping You Laugh All the Way to the Bank

How much could you save by switching to Cisco UCS? Our Public TCO Tool can give you guidance.

April 17, 2017

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Cisco HyperFlex vs. Public Cloud

Late last year, I compared Cisco’s S3260 Storage Server to Amazon’s S3 service. The results shocked a lot of people and spurred a lot comments on the blog.

November 22, 2016

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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 […]

November 1, 2016

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Understanding the Cost Premium of Public Cloud for Active Data

If you’ve read any of my past blogs, you’ll know I focus a lot on the economic impact of Cisco UCS. Today I’m comparing the TCO of hosting data intensive workloads on-prem vs. in the public cloud. What started out as a 2RU rackmount consolidation discussion (more on that next week) turned into a public cloud […]

February 12, 2016

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The Business Value of Cisco Big Data Solutions

Since it’s inception five years ago Cisco’s Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) offerings have consistently driven positive technical and business value for our customers at many levels, some examples: • Cisco UCS regularly delivers top-level performance as showcased via our leading benchmarking results. • In their datacenters our customers have recognized material gains in operational […]

September 23, 2015

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Cisco and Platfora Delivering on the Promise of Enterprise Scale Analytics

Analytics will continue to take center stage as the volume of data generated by embedded systems increases and vast pools of structured and unstructured data within and outside the enterprise are analyzed.  — Gartner Big Data will continue to be important, but it’s critical to first understand how businesses can quickly gather relevant insights from […]

June 3, 2015

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Why I Love Big Data Partner Series 2: Reduced Downtime, Happier Customers and Improved TCO with SAP, Hortonworks and Cis …

Following the Hortonworks Blog, we are lucky to have James Gold from SAP as next blogger in the Why I love Big Data guest partner series. James explains how customers experience is greatly improved via predictive maintenance in a connected factory. James Gold, Director, Global Technology Partner Marketing, SAP SE Jim is an enterprise software veteran who’s […]

December 16, 2014

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The Economic Impact of a VersaStack Solution

I’ve written a number of blogs on the economic value of Cisco UCS and how it is changing the economics of the datacenter. Now, for the first time we performed a TCO comparison of our new VersaStack solution and how it stacks up versus the competition. The VersaStack solution combines the innovation of Cisco UCS […]

August 27, 2014

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#EngineersUnplugged S6|Ep6: Is AWS Cheaper?

In this highly engaging episode of Engineers Unplugged, Andy Sholomon (@asholomon) and Damian Karlson (@sixfootdad) break down the hidden costs of cloud in the enterprise space. You don’t want to miss this one. This is Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with a whiteboard. The rules are simple: Episodes […]