Hard Choices !
Sorry .. I did not mean to steal the title of Hillary Clinton’s book. It so happened that we had to deal with “hard choices” of our own, when we had to decide on the management approach to our new M-Series platform. In the first blog of the UCS M-Series Modular Servers journey series, Arnab […]
UCS M-Series System Link Technology: The converged infrastructure story.
It almost feels like this blog entry should start with: Once upon a time…. Because it captures a journey of a young emerging technology and the powerful infrastructure tool it has become. The Cisco UCS journey starts with the tale of Unified Fabric and the Converged Network Adapter (CNA). Most people think of Unified Fabric […]
#EngineersUnplugged S6|Ep11: #UCSGrandSlam from Admin View
In this week's episode of Engineers Unplugged, Roving Reporter Lauren Malhoit (@malhoit) talks to Adam Eckerle (@eck79) about #UCSGrandSlam and UCS as a platform. Great view of the tech from...
UCS M-Series Design Principles – Why bigger is not necessarily better!
Cisco UCS M-Series servers have been purpose built to fit specific need in the data center. The core design principles are around sizing the compute node to meet the needs of cloud scale applications. When I was growing up I used to watch a program on PBS called 3-2-1 Contact, most afternoons, when I came […]
UCS M-series – As little as possible but Absolutely NO LESS!!
Welcome back! Thanks for your interest in our journey from that painful “you wasted our engineering” moment to the product we announced on Sep 4th – UCS M-series Modular Servers. There’s good pain and there’s bad pain. This pain was the muscle ache after a hard game of flag football. We had wasted some energy […]
UCS M-series Modular Servers – Because wastage just plain hurts!
Last week we announced the UCS M-series Modular Servers. The launch represented culmination of an exciting journey for us that started two years ago. In mid 2012 just as UCS B-series blade servers were taking off in a big way, we noticed a group of our customers using our core technology very differently than customers in our primary […]
#EngineersUnplugged S6|Ep8: #UCSGrandSlam Edition!
In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, Cisco’s CTO, Padmasree Warrior (@padmasree) and Satinder Sethi (VP, UCS Product Management and Data Center Solutions) whiteboard the UCS Grand Slam announcement, and what it means for customers and for the modern data center. Don’t miss this one! It wouldn’t be Engineers Unplugged without a unicorn challenge, and […]
Next Generation Applications and Data Analytics
I was speaking with a customer today at VMworld and, unlike many discussions, which are focused on the infrastructure (servers, storage, networking), this one turned primarily on the application. This person was describing to me his need to match the server to a new set of applications he is being asked to support and then […]
The Next Wave of Innovation: Cisco UCS Fall Launch Sept 4th
In 2009, the course of data center technology changed forever with the introduction of a groundbreaking architecture designed for IT innovation and business acceleration. With the Unified Computing System, Cisco answered the needs of customers embarking on the industry transition to data center virtualization and cloud. This innovation led Cisco to becoming #1 blade server […]