UCS

September 4, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco Solutions for EMC VSPEX: Collaboration Helps Build Momentum

Cisco and EMC continue to partner closely to speed our customers journey to the cloud via our “three paths to the cloud’ strategy. The strategy enables customers to implement custom-design infrastructures with best-of-breed products, validated reference architectures via Cisco solutions for EMC VSPEX, and pre-integrated converged infrastructure from VCE. In the last year, Cisco solutions […]

August 30, 2013

MANUFACTURING

Krones AG – Connected Manufacturing for Data Center and Operations

Krones boosts production efficiency in data center and executes safe migration from RISC platforms for mission-critical applications Here’s a great story about the Machinery and Engineering company Krones Group, out of Neutraubling, Germany. The company manufactures machinery and complete plants for process, bottling, and packaging technology. Millions of bottles, cans, and specially shaped containers are […]

August 27, 2013

DATA CENTER

Introducing Cisco SingleConnect Technology

When customers talk about why they like UCS they often sum it up in very concise terms. “It makes things a lot easier,” is a common refrain. But if you ask a Cisco technologist what’s good about UCS you’ll get a much more lengthy reply, probably more than you wanted to hear. 🙂 That’s because […]

August 20, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco OpenStack Installer for Grizzly

The OpenStack community recently reached a major milestone and celebrated its third birthday! The flagship open-source compute, storage and networking cloud platform has come a long way since the initial draft. Cisco is proud to be part of this community including participating as Vice Chair of the OpenStack Foundation and as Core Developer for Networking […]

August 19, 2013

DATA CENTER

Your VDI Checklist for VMworld 2013

With just a week ahead of VMworld 2013 in San Francisco, there’s a lot of planning to do.  For example: Saying “thank goodness it’s not Vegas” Finding a suitable bacon-themed party to attend (I’ll explain) Checking out some useful VDI content at VMworld So if you’re earning your trip to SF by doing some VDI […]

August 19, 2013

DATA CENTER

Redux: Yes, Cisco UCS servers are that good

Almost a year ago, I wrote my first blog post detailing what customers have been saying about their UCS experiences in our Case Studies, Solution Briefs, etc. The findings have been updated with the latest studies. While the percentages haven’t changed much, the number of customers reporting similar results (like Cisco’s market share) has gone […]

August 16, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

UC on UCS – The Invisible Servers

Cisco IT completely changed our voice and video infrastructure in the data center – and nobody noticed! We changed the systems that Cisco IT uses to run ALL our voice and video supporting: 200,000 voice endpoints in 540 buildings around the world, 87,000 voicemail boxes 1600 TelePresence units 8.6 Million Webex meetings per year Our […]

August 14, 2013

PERSPECTIVES

SDN in the Enterprise: aligning with business needs part 2

“I confess that in 1901, I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years . . . Ever since, I have distrusted myself and avoided all predictions.” — Wilbur Wright, 1908 In SDN in the Enterprise: aligning with business needs I highlighted one of what some people are claiming to […]

August 14, 2013

DATA CENTER

Join Cisco on the Road to Big Data

      Cloudera Sessions is coming to a City Near You! Have you registered for the upcoming Cloudera Sessions roadshow yet?  According to IDC Analysts, the market for Big Data will reach $16.9 billion by 2015, with an outrageous 40% CAGR. As the sheer volume of data continues to climb, enterprise customers will need […]