Cool Updates to UCS Mini and M-Series
Tuesday Girish blogged about the new UCS Innovations and at the end of this post there is a list of other blogs with more details on other updates. Today I’ll go a bit more in-depth on what’s new for UCS Mini & M-Series Modular Servers.
Composable Infrastructure Part 5: The Right Tool for the Job
We all know the importance of using the right tool for the job. Having the right tool can make the work much easier and faster. When you think about infrastructure to support the new cloud-scale applications, you also want the right tool. System vendors have offered a range of options for decades. Servers are designed […]
Composable Infrastructure, Part 3: “What is it??”
“Did you say compostable infrastructure? That means using a biodegradable cardboard chassis that can go in the compost bin, right?” 🙂 This conversation is more common than you think right now as people are introduced to this for the first time. So what exactly does composable infrastructure mean? Perhaps the best description I’ve heard […]
Composable Infrastructure, Part 2: What are the Benefits?
We recently sat down with IDC analyst, Jed Scaramella, to talk about an interesting and accelerating trend in data center technology: composable infrastructure. With UCS M-Series servers, Cisco has taken an important step forward in this space. To help frame things up, we asked Jed for his take on the market drivers and customer needs […]
Hard Choices !
Sorry .. I did not mean to steal the title of Hillary Clinton’s book. It so happened that we had to deal with “hard choices” of our own, when we had to decide on the management approach to our new M-Series platform. In the first blog of the UCS M-Series Modular Servers journey series, Arnab […]
UCS M-Series System Link Technology: The converged infrastructure story.
It almost feels like this blog entry should start with: Once upon a time…. Because it captures a journey of a young emerging technology and the powerful infrastructure tool it has become. The Cisco UCS journey starts with the tale of Unified Fabric and the Converged Network Adapter (CNA). Most people think of Unified Fabric […]
UCS M-Series Design Principles – Why bigger is not necessarily better!
Cisco UCS M-Series servers have been purpose built to fit specific need in the data center. The core design principles are around sizing the compute node to meet the needs of cloud scale applications. When I was growing up I used to watch a program on PBS called 3-2-1 Contact, most afternoons, when I came […]
UCS M-series – As little as possible but Absolutely NO LESS!!
Welcome back! Thanks for your interest in our journey from that painful “you wasted our engineering” moment to the product we announced on Sep 4th – UCS M-series Modular Servers. There’s good pain and there’s bad pain. This pain was the muscle ache after a hard game of flag football. We had wasted some energy […]
UCS M-series Modular Servers – Because wastage just plain hurts!
Last week we announced the UCS M-series Modular Servers. The launch represented culmination of an exciting journey for us that started two years ago. In mid 2012 just as UCS B-series blade servers were taking off in a big way, we noticed a group of our customers using our core technology very differently than customers in our primary […]