UCS

August 19, 2014

DATA CENTER

Announcing Cisco UCS Performance Manager: Performance monitoring and capacity planning for UCS integrated infrastructure …

Now get data center assurance for UCS integrated infrastructures and tie application performance to physical and virtual infrastructure performance. You can achieve deep granular visibility into UCS components to optimize resources and deliver better service levels to customers without having to resort to multiple tools and “swivel-chair” management.     If you are going to […]

August 11, 2014

DATA CENTER

500-Seat Reference Architecture with Cisco UCS C-Series and Citrix XenApp 7.5

With the World Cup games recently finished, I’m reminded of how rampantly soccer has swept across the U.S. in the last few years. Kids often start quite young — there are leagues for even five and six year olds! One element that helps younger kids enjoy their first soccer experience is that the balls are […]

August 5, 2014

DATA CENTER

IT Services Faster!

Most of us expect immediate delivery both as consumers and as employees. As employees, we are no longer willing to wait weeks for IT to deliver what we need. IT departments feel the pain that ensues from our urgency in the form of shadow IT.  Shadow IT results in the double trouble of higher risk […]

July 30, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco Achieves SAP HANA Certifications for Unified Computing Systems Mission-Critical Servers

Cisco Achieves SAP HANA Certifications for Unified Computing Systems Mission-Critical Servers Cisco has received SAP HANA certification for its Unified Computing Systems (UCS) mission-critical servers with the Intel Ivy Bridge chip set.  All of these products are now listed on the Product Availability Matrix from SAP.  These servers will accommodate memory sizes from 128GB all the […]

July 30, 2014

NETWORKING

Scaling NFV – The Performance Challenge

In the second part of my blog series I want to cover one of the main concerns that Services Providers are facing as they explore moving to NFV and that is performance and scalability. Common concerns I hear center around latency, throughput, queuing capabilities and security. These are valid concerns since SP’s have service level […]

July 30, 2014

DATA CENTER

If you bundle it, they will come!

Recently I was speaking to someone (Mike from New Jersey) at Cisco Live and they were raving about their journey to the Flexpod. They were seeking the best compute, networking and storage yet didn’t want to be boggled down with details when it came to the purchasing process. Converged systems like this are relatively new, […]

July 29, 2014

DATA CENTER

Decoding UCS Invicta – Part 3

In part one of this series we covered the internals of HDDs, in part two we went over the internals of SSD, In part three we continue reviewing storage concepts to refresh or learn the right lingo. Lets start by understanding “Redundant Array of Independent Disks” (RAID). There are RAID levels like RAID0 and RAID1 […]

June 25, 2014

DATA CENTER

What Cisco’s Top Cloud Infrastructure Means to You

Arguably 2014 is already turning out to be a big year for cloud. Some have even called it “The Year of the Cloud.” Cloud implementation continues to play an essential role in overall IT strategy: A recent report says 80% of cloud adopters saw improvements within 6 months of moving to the cloud. According to […]

June 18, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Blades #1 – Time in a Bottle (ne Blog)

Were you surprised?     Probably not.     Tracking Time with UCS – Last 3 Years of Market Share Growth:   5 years 3 months ago Cisco announced UCS 5 years ago, Cisco started shipping UCS. Today UCS is #1 in the US and in the Americas.     What made UCS so successful? What is the real story […]