UCS Manager

May 2, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Power Scripting Contest Update #3

Many IT organizations use Microsoft PowerShell to automate and accelerate data center management tasks. The Cisco UCS PowerTool module for PowerShell provides users a comprehensive list of cmdlets to manage all components of Cisco UCS.  Users can use these cmdlets to write PowerShell scripts to simplify, speed up, and error proof UCS management and deployment.

April 11, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Power Scripting Contest Update #1

The scripts have started rolling in and I wanted to update you on what’s been posted to date. Maybe you could use them in your environment? To review these scripts and participate in the contest, head over to the Cisco Communities.

January 27, 2014

DATA CENTER

IT – The rapid pace of changes we can expect in 2014

We are almost at the end of January in 2014 and Cisco Live is underway in Europe.   The IT landscape is changing rapidly, and we all need to adapt to it.  In a previous blog I had listed some of the high priority issues for IT in 2014, and in this blog I will […]

October 15, 2013

DATA CENTER

Get More out of your Data with Cisco at Strata Hadoop World October 28 – 30, 2013

  With enough hype to rival even the most popular of Superbowl’s, Big Data experts will converge on New York City in just a couple weeks!  But big data has good reason for all the hype as businesses continue to find new ways to leverage the insights derived from vast data pools that are continuing […]

October 3, 2013

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Design Zone Webinar: Unlock More Value from Big Data with Cisco UCS

    Big Data has become mainstream as businesses realize its benefits, including improved operation efficiency, better customer experience, and more accurate predictions. However, companies are often challenged by the complexities of traditional server solutions. In this webinar, learn how to unlock the value of Big Data with the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS). […]

October 2, 2013

DATA CENTER

The One and Only Cisco UCS Manager

I am often asked by customers why UCS has been so successful in such a short amount of time. My response is always the same in that it comes down to two things – 1) Cisco and our partners’ ability to understand and execute against customer needs and 2) A fundamental difference in the underlying […]

September 23, 2013

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Cisco UCS Migrates Server Identities Faster and Easier than HP

At some point, every data center has to migrate a complete server identity between two servers.  This could be driven by maintenance needs, server upgrades or DR/HA and SLA requirements.  For DR/HA, Business Continuity requirements mandate that this be done as quickly as possible, which means automation is critical to drive time to productivity restoration.  […]

September 17, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Management

As Cisco UCS enters a new phase of growth with Cisco’s entry into the top 5-server vendors list, let’s step back and take a look at how we manage infrastructure in the world of Unified Computing. UCS Management is a key ingredient of Cisco’s Unified Data Center, which unifies physical and virtual infrastructures across data […]

August 29, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS in an application centric world

Over the past few months I have been blogging about Cisco UCS in the context of various trends in the IT industry. Cisco UCS in an industrialized world Cisco UCS in a world with lotsa data Cisco UCS in the world of open source computing Cisco UCS in a world with windows Cisco UCS in […]