versastack

October 26, 2017

DATA CENTER

VersaStack adds new innovations to support a multicloud world

Cisco and IBM created VersaStack to help IT organizations simplify and speed the deployment of infrastructure and applications. The beauty of Cisco and IBM’s joint solution is that it integrates and validates the very latest compute, network, storage, and software technologies from both companies into proven solutions. This innovation engine helps VersaStack offer the foundation […]

March 17, 2017

DATA CENTER

Set a flywheel of innovation in motion and magic happens ASAP

We all heard the saying that time flies (when you are having fun). It certainly has been a busy start to 2017 in many aspects and when my colleague Emmeline Wong posted her blog about ‘2017 New Year’s Resolutions: Ideas for Data Center Pros’ a few months ago, it feels like yesterday.  With Cisco live […]

February 1, 2016

DATA CENTER

New VersaStack™ optimized for distributed workloads

It has been said that data is the new oil. Given the price of crude today, the metaphor seems to fit in that there is just too much data in the world, to the point we have no idea what to do with all of it. The data glut is driven by the sheer number […]

October 5, 2015

DATA CENTER

Cisco @ Strata-Hadoop World Wrap-Up: If we can make it there, we’ll make it anywhere…

  We made it…another successful Strata-Hadoop World show for Cisco’s Big Data & Analytics team. This year we had a few unique challenges – the Pope was leaving town when we arrived; then the UN General Assembly made traffic a bit more difficult than normal; finally towards week’s end the threat of ‘The Hurricane’ for […]

September 28, 2015

DATA CENTER

Thinking Bigger! Cisco + IBM – Collaboration of giants brings industry-leading solution for big data analytics

In December 2014, we announced VersaStack, an integrated infrastructure reference solution for enterprise applications that combines technologies from Cisco and IBM. Further extending this partnership, today we are announcing support for IBM BigInsights for Apache Hadoop on our Cisco UCS Integrated infrastructure for Big Data – an industry-leading platform widely adapted for enterprise big data application deployments. The joint […]

June 26, 2015

DATA CENTER

My take on the integrated infrastructure buzz

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February 10, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 5. VersaStack

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineers Jeffrey Fultz and Shiva Shastri about Cisco VersaStack. Our Cisco Champion guest host is Enda Cahill. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts […]

December 4, 2014

PARTNER

VersaStack Solution: Five Things Channel Partners Need to Know

The VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM will combine Cisco’s UCS Integrated Infrastructure—comprised of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), ACI-Ready Cisco 9000 Nexus switches, Cisco MDS switches, and Cisco UCS Director—with IBM Storwize storage systems.