UCS

November 29, 2012

DATA CENTER

Xerox uses Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) as a Foundation for Cloud

Who doesn’t know the Xerox company ? As long as I can remember, Xerox products have always been part of my professional life . In fact, even before working for a company, I used a Xerox machine. Originally known worldwide as a print and copier innovator, Xerox today has established itself as a leading business […]

November 28, 2012

INSIDE CISCO IT

Upgrading Five UC Clusters to Cisco UCS Reduces Servers and Costs

In an earlier post, my colleague Reid Bourdet described how we migrated our largest Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Cisco UCM) cluster to a virtual machine environment running on Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) servers.  This was the 19-node (server) Cisco UCM cluster that serves the Cisco headquarters campus in San Jose, California; and we […]

November 28, 2012

SECURITY

Ask the Data Center Expert, Partner Edition: Southeast Asia and the Rapidly Changing Landscape

The following are excerpts from an interview with Wong IK Ming, Director, eSURIA MENTARI SYSTEMS SDN BHD. From halfway around the globe in fabulous Singapore, I was delighted to have the chance to interview Wong IK Ming, a Cisco Certified Partner covering Southeast Asian nations, to get his perspectives on data center security opportunities. Tell […]

November 26, 2012

DATA CENTER

Cisco Nabs Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards

Each year Windows IT Pro announces their Editors’ Best and Community Choice awards recognizing the hottest  products in the world of Microsoft. The Editors Best award highlight products that the Windows IT Pro editors and contributors believe are worthy of recognition. The Community Choice awards lets the Windows IT Pro readers from around the world […]

November 26, 2012

DATA CENTER

Just what we need on Cyber Monday – Cisco UCS Central

Total (consumer) spending for the (Thanksgiving 2012) weekend reached an estimated $59.1 billion, a 13% increase from a year ago, according to the National Retail Federation.  Online spending on Friday alone topped $1 billion for the first time, according to the data-analysis firm comScore Inc. We can analyze the seasonal patterns of traffic by studying the Alexa […]

November 19, 2012

DATA CENTER

James Bond and Data Centers??

This weekend I managed to see the new James Bond film, Skyfall.  The technologist in me noticed the transformation of the espionage industry to the cyber world.  More interesting were the Data Center scenes in which the equipment was neatly arranged with minimal cabling.  One blog even called it the data center of the future. […]

November 19, 2012

DATA CENTER

UCS Multihop FCoE In Under an Hour

With no prior experience with UCS Manager or vSphere 5.0, I managed to configure Multihop FCoE on the new UCS 2.1 release in under an hour.

November 14, 2012

DATA CENTER

Cisco + Microsoft: UCS PowerTool for PowerShell Quick Start Guide

A truly “Better Together” story is the pairing of two strong management utilities – Cisco UCS Manager’s PowerTool offering with Microsoft’s PowerShell solution. Together they afford UCS System Administrators the ability to quickly automate and customize a multitude of management tasks resulting increased efficiency and quality utilization of IT resources and staff. PowerTool is a […]

November 14, 2012

DATA CENTER

Cisco’s Day One for SAP Sapphire/TechEd Madrid

Cisco’s Day One for SAP Sapphire/TechEd Madrid Day one was a successful day for Cisco at SAP TechEd Madrid. Our booth was full most of the day with customers looking and discussing the solutions in our booth. We had a FlexPod and VBlock rack in our both which attracted quite a lot of attention. We […]