UCS

May 21, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco recognized as a bona fide server platform for SAP HANA by Vishal Sikka at SAP Sapphire

Over the past three years, Cisco has vaulted from the not only the leader in the networking industry, but they have become the number two blade vendor in the US and number three world-wide. This has caused some pause on the part of the top platform vendors in the industry. Cisco is now making an […]

May 21, 2013

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Trends in the Oracle User Community

In April the largest conference for Oracle users, outside of Oracle OpenWorld, occurred in Denver.  With 6000 attendees “Collaborate”, the annual Oracle user conference sponsored by IOUG (Independent Oracle User Group), OAUG (Oracle Application User Group) and Quest International, is one of the best events For Oracle users, whether it is Oracle Database or any […]

May 16, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS – Changing the Economics of the Datacenter

Cisco UCS has fantastic technology that technical decision makers are demanding. But what about business decision makers? It doesn’t matter how great the technology is, the question for BDMs is how will UCS save me money? I set out to answer that question, connecting UCS technology innovations to TCO improvement, for the Unifying Your Data Center Roadshow […]

May 14, 2013

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Desktop Virtualization On Your Terms – Flexibility and Choice with Architectures That Fit

Desktop Virtualization On Your Terms – Flexibility and Choice with Architectures That Fit I recently had the opportunity to host several customers in a roundtable discussion, exploring their experiences in deploying desktop and application virtualization, the challenges encountered, and the benefits they’ve reaped.  It was an engaging dialog with organizations spanning mid-market, enterprise to large […]

May 14, 2013

DATA CENTER

Architecture Options for Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solutions

Today Cisco is introducing an expanded architectural portfolio and partner ecosystem in support of our successful desktop virtualization solution built on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).  Cisco UCS market traction has been phenomenal over the last 3 years. In fact, desktop virtualization has been one of the top workloads deployed on UCS as IT organizations […]

May 13, 2013

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Cisco UCS at EMC World 2013

We handed out a stack of these buttons for the Cisco booth staff to wear this year and that sums up my favorite part of EMC World:  it’s an infrastructure party.  This is a place where you’re going to talk with people at the heart of the data center and IT, and the conversations all […]

May 7, 2013

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What is Cisco and SAP doing together?

3 years ago Cisco entered the server platform market with the Unified Computing System (UCS). This server platform was built from the ground up for virtualization and immediately started making an impact and gaining market share. Today it holds the number 2 position worldwide for blades. At this same time Cisco began to deepen its […]

May 6, 2013

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Cisco and SAP inaugurate Co-Innovation Labs in both Singapore and Shanghai

Over 200 attendees were present for the opening of two different Co-Innovate Labs (COIL) recently. The COIL is charged with accelerating co-innovation within the SAP partner ecosystem. This lab is part of the company’s global R&D network and it offers a hands-on environment for SAP, partners and customers to work together on current and future […]

May 4, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS vs. HP BladeSystem Power Efficiency Comparison

Cisco’s server power engineering team recently compared the Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis with B200 M3 blade servers against HP’s BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure and HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 blade servers.