unified management

October 28, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco @ Strata Conference + Hadoop World

Cisco is a Zettabyte sponsor at this week’s Strata Conference + Hadoop World in New York, NY, October 28-30. Everyone’s talking about big data, but who’s actually doing it right—and how? Find out at Strata + Hadoop World, where big data’s most influential decision makers, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of […]

October 24, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Director is Nominated for a ‘Storage, Virtualisation and Cloud (SVC)’ Product of the Year Award!

I’m happy to report that Cisco UCS Director (formerly Cloupia) has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Storage, Virtualisation & Cloud (SVC) Awards!  Please take a moment and vote for UCS Director at http://cs.co/SVCAward. This finalist nomination recognizes the innovation and differentiation that Cisco UCS Director provides for end-to-end converged infrastructure management — […]

October 22, 2013

DATA CENTER

Delivering IT-as-a-Service with Cisco Prime Service Catalog and FlexPod at Steria

I’d like to share with you some insights from the recent deployment of Cisco Prime Service Catalog from one of our customers: Steria. Steria is a leading provider of IT-enabled business services with 20,000 employees worldwide. Steria serves private and public sector organizations across the globe – with operations across 16 countries throughout Europe, India, […]

July 17, 2013

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S3|Ep4: Unified Roles vs Tools in an FCOE or Unified Fabric World (Part 2)

In this week’s episode of Engineer’s Unplugged, we take a practical look at some of the business challenges presented when storage, network, and compute teams are asked to work together. Cisco’s Andrew Levin (@AndLevin) and NexusIS’s Paul Sferratore (@MadItalianATL) approach some of the questions in the unified fabric strategy in terms of roles. Should roles […]

July 11, 2013

DATA CENTER

Why Cloud Financial Management is a Requirement for Cloud Computing Success

Guest Blog: David Linthicum, Cloud Computing Visionary, Author, Speaker Cloud Cruiser and Cisco have partnered to provide an out-of-the-box cloud financial management system for Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud. Through this partnership, Cloud Cruiser provides visibility into the costs of physical, virtualized, and cloud resources, as well as storage, network, application, and non-compute IT resources. […]

June 25, 2013

DATA CENTER

Introducing the Cisco IT eStore and a Service Catalog for BYOD

Cisco IT has always encouraged employees to use the tools that help them work most efficiently from anywhere on any device. As the range of IT services we offered has increased, we noticed that the process of acquiring the various tools became complex and confusing. We had a number of different internal sites (aka “stores”) […]

June 24, 2013

DATA CENTER

Data Center and Cloud Management at Cisco Live Orlando, 2013

We’re excited to showcase Unified Management solutions in the Data Center and Cloud booth at Cisco Live Orlando this week! There are a wide variety of opportunities to meet and engage with Data Center and Cloud Management experts at Cisco Live, and learn about the latest developments in data center management and automation software solutions. […]

June 19, 2013

DATA CENTER

MapR and Cisco and Forrester Discuss the Seven Architectural Best Practices to Productionizing Hadoop

On June 20th, Cisco and MapR will join with Forrester Research Big Data analyst Mike Gualtieri to discuss “productionizing” Hadoop. But what does it mean? Mike has developed a list of 7 architectural best practices that will help your enterprise quickly, and easily develop or move your Hadoop environment into standard data center processes. Following […]

June 7, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco Achieves #2 Worldwide in the x86 Blade Server Market

Nobody thought the ‘plumbers’ could succeed in compute … The numbers are in – across the board Cisco is posting strong results and tracking unprecedented momentum in the server market.  With Cisco’s Q3 financial earnings announcement reporting 77% Y/Y growth in Data Center and now the latest IDC Server Tracker results [view UCS Advantage], Cisco […]