UCS

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 […]

August 1, 2013

DATA CENTER

Learn More About Data Center and Cloud Adoption Challenges With Cisco Services Magazines

Since around the turn of the year, specific to each region of the world, we in Cisco Services have established magazines (available in both printed and online formats)...

Short message latency and NUMA effects

I’ve previously written a bunch about the effects of location, Location, LOCATION! on MPI applications. Here’s another subtle NUMA effect that a well-tuned MPI implementation can hide from you: intelligently distributing traffic between multiple network interfaces. Yeah, yeah, most MPI implementations have had so-called “multi-rail” support for a long time (i.e., using multiple network interfaces […]

July 18, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco at Microsoft WPC 2013 Video Collection

The Cisco Data Center team recently wrapped up a great week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2013. Cisco’s VP of Unified Computing Marketing, Jim McHugh took the opportunity to interview Cisco experts about how Cisco UCS provides an optimal platform for Microsoft oriented data centers and creates opportunities for channel partners to drive […]

Ultra low latency Ethernet (UCS “usNIC”): questions and answers

I have previously written a few details about our upcoming ultra low latency solution for High Performance Computing (HPC).  Since my last blog post, a few of you sent me emails asking for more technical details about it. So let’s just put it all out there.

July 16, 2013

DATA CENTER

Serious Simplification Advancement

Recently I spent time at Cisco Live Orlando where I caught up with Trey Layton, CTO, VCE. We had an opportunity to talk about automation and orchestration of Vblock with Cisco UCS Director (formerly Cloupia). Over recent months, we have been doing even more work for our customers, collectively between our companies, to do deeper […]

July 9, 2013

DATA CENTER

Relationships, Relationships, Relationships: Cisco at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

When I think of why technology solution providers should attend Microsoft’s WPC, I decided to pay homage to one of Steve Ballmer’s mantras with my blog title. Last year, at Microsoft’s WPC in Toronto, I was approached by KEMP Technologies (a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner). They gave me an elevator pitch on their products and […]

July 8, 2013

PARTNER

Empowering Cisco and Microsoft Partners in the Data Center

Cisco and Microsoft are now offering joint partners a range of new resources and support tools to help capture opportunities in the data center.