UCS

December 4, 2014

DATA CENTER

VersaStack Solution: A Foundation for Innovation

The growth of cloud, mobility, and Internet of Things is accelerating change in the data center. The challenge is to have IT infrastructure that can keep pace with this change. IT leaders want infrastructure that is easy to deploy, increases operational efficiency, and offers the versatility to meet the dynamic requirements of the business. In […]

November 12, 2014

DATA CENTER

Elasticsearch ELK + Cisco UCS turn massive data into massive insights

The Internet of Everything continues to gain momentum and every new connection is creating new data. Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data is helping customers convert that data into powerful intelligence, and we’re working with a number of new partners to bring exciting new solutions to our customers. Today, I want to spotlight Elasticsearch, […]

November 4, 2014

DATA CENTER

Why Implement Microsoft SQL Server on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)?

A Guest Blog by Cisco’s Frank Cicalese:  Frank is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco, assisting customers with their design of SQL Server solutions on Cisco Unified Compute System. Before joining Cisco, Frank worked at Microsoft Corporation for 10 years, excelling in several positions, including as Database TSP. Frank has in-depth technical knowledge and proficiency […]

October 29, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Play Ball! Giants vs. Royals Game 7: Last Game of First Live-Streamed World Series

Cisco technology helps enable first live streams of World Series action With the World Series wrapping up with game seven tonight and a new champion to be crowned, it’s a great time to reflect on the game and its impact on fans. Baseball is much more than a game in America.  For well over 150 […]

Connected Graphics on display at SEG 2014 by NetApp, Cisco, Citrix and NVIDIA

The coming week sees the SEG International Exposition and 84th Annual Meeting take place in Denver, Colorado. SEG is the Society of Exploration Geophysicists – those  scientists that are at the sharp end of finding oil and gas around the world. Despite the current boom in non-conventional drilling methods (fracking and horizontal drilling), these natural […]

October 16, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco to expand portfolio of SAP HANA Mission-Critical Platform Solutions

Cisco introduces an 8 Socket SAP HANA Server Today, Cisco expanded their portfolio of server products for SAP HANA Solutions with the certification of an 8 socket C880 SAP HANA Server.  This server will be used exclusively for SAP Analytics and Suite on HANA workloads. With this expansion of the server product line, Cisco provides […]

October 16, 2014

SECURITY

New Security White Paper: Unified Computing System (UCS) Hardening Guide

Check out the new Cisco UCS Hardening Guide white paper which is now released  and available on the Cisco Security Portal. The paper outlines and highlights security best practices for Cisco UCS. This paper provides information to help users secure Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) platform and provides guidance on how to harden Cisco […]

October 14, 2014

DATA CENTER

Changing the Economics of Desktop and App Virtualization at the Enterprise Edge

In my last post I discussed how Cisco UCS Mini is helping us expand beyond the traditional confines of the data center, to deliver desktop and app virtualization with exceptional user experience, manageability and TCO savings – at the enterprise edge. We’re only going to see more investment and focus in this space, thanks to […]

October 2, 2014

DATA CENTER

Enable Automated Big Data Workloads with Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler

In our previous big data blogs, a number of my Cisco associates have talked about the right infrastructure, the right sizing, the right integrated infrastructure management and the right provisioning and orchestration for your clusters. But, to gain the benefits of pervasive use of big data,  you’ll need to accelerate your big data deployments and […]