unified management

February 10, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco @StrataConf : Best Practices for Hadoop In Production-Panel Discussion

Hey data heads! O’Reilly Strata Conference kicks off tomorrow at the Santa Clara Convention Center. If you plan to go you better have tickets because the event is sold out. If you are attending the three days of sessions, keynotes, receptions and exhibits, please stop by the MapR booth for some face time with one […]

February 5, 2014

DATA CENTER

The Evolution of IT Process Automation: A Move Toward Service-Oriented Orchestration

Let’s talk about Cisco Process Orchestrator. We recently released version 3.0 — and there are a lot of exciting features that have been introduced with this new release of our IT Process Automation (ITPA) / Run Book Automation (RBA) software. Cisco Process Orchestrator is the foundational engine on which Cisco has built a number of data center-, […]

January 28, 2014

DATA CENTER

Introducing Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud 4.0

I’m at our annual Cisco Live Europe conference in Milan this week – it’s a great event and a great opportunity to introduce new innovations to customers.  In fact, today we announced the latest release of our cloud management software solution: Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (Cisco IAC) version 4.0. I recently wrote about the […]

January 27, 2014

DATA CENTER

Check out what’s new in the latest release of UCS Director!

Cisco’s award winning converged infrastructure management software solution just got even better!  In the latest release of Cisco UCS Director, we’ve added broader and deeper infrastructure support across the compute, network, storage and virtualization layers, as well making the product even more scalable.  The latest release also comes with new software development kits (SDKs) for […]

January 26, 2014

DATA CENTER

Data Center and Cloud Management Software at Cisco Live Milan

Ciao! The data center and cloud management software team is in Milan this week to showcase our Unified Management solutions in the Data Center and Cloud booth as well as the Cisco ONE Platform booth at our annual Cisco Live customer event in Europe. In particular, we’ll be showcasing new software releases including Cisco UCS […]

January 16, 2014

DATA CENTER

Introducing Cisco Prime Service Catalog version 10.0

I’m excited to announce the recent release of our next-generation service catalog software, Cisco Prime Service Catalog version 10.0. (Click here for a larger image.) As previously introduced in my colleague Song’s blog post, Cisco Prime Service Catalog is an industry-leading IT service catalog solution for any managing any type of service request – from […]

December 9, 2013

DATA CENTER

Come See How UCS Director Can Work For You!

Cisco UCS Director delivers unified orchestration and management for converged infrastructure solutions by abstracting the complexity of individual devices, hypervisors, and virtual machines.  This provides administrators with a holistic, converged infrastructure management experience. Some UCS Director advantages include: Open and flexible system, providing multi-vendor IT infrastructure management Turnkey solution, quick time-to-value via setup within an […]

November 26, 2013

DATA CENTER

New Independent Analyst Research on Private Cloud Software Solutions

In previous blog posts, my colleagues have written about Cisco’s leadership in cloud infrastructure (#1) and cloud professional services (#1). And as I’ve blogged about in the past, we have a growing portfolio of cloud and infrastructure management software solutions. Now Cisco is getting recognition as a strong performer in cloud software innovation and strategy. […]

November 12, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco IT Streamlines Big Data Operations with Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler

Like many IT organizations, Cisco’s internal IT department is deploying Big Data solutions to mine the ever-increasing data in-flow from a wide range of sources – and thus gain competitive advantage and insights. The typical environment includes an ecosystem of different tools and data sources that looks something like this (image courtesy of @TorstenVolk): Source: […]