Want to Join Webex Meetings from a Virtual Desktop? No Problem
We’re leveraging our VDI expertise and taking Cisco Webex Meetings to the next level. We are committed to continuing to enhance our VDI solution to deliver a first-class experience for real-time media communications.
Enabling the Business Value of Cloud Through Intelligent Infrastructure
The advent of the many clouds has now become a reality. Enterprises of all sizes and segments are embracing cloud solutions, whether private internal cloud, Virtual Private Cloud, Public Cloud, or some Hybrid. The number of workloads as well as cloud traffic are expected to grow exponentially in the next 5 years. The shift to […]
Educause: Bringing Together Technology and Education to Invest in Our Future
It’s amazing to think about the way a traditional classroom operated only a few years ago. As Renee Patton recently pointed out in her blog post, there were rules, there were barriers, and they were all kept within the confines of an educational institution. As technology has advanced, those rules have been challenged, barriers overcome, […]
VDI “The Missing Questions” #7: How memory bus speed affects scale
This was the test I most eagerly anticipated because of the lack of information on the web regarding running a Xeon-based system at a reduced memory speed. Here I am at Cisco, the company that produces one of the only blades in the industry capable of supporting both the top bin E5-2690 processor and 24 […]
VDI “The Missing Questions” #4: How much SPECint is enough
In the first few posts in this series, we have hopefully shown that not all cores are created equal and that not all GHz are created equal. This generates challenges when comparing two CPUs within a processor family and even greater challenges when comparing CPUs from different processor families. If you read a blog or […]
VDI “The Missing Questions” #3: Realistic Virtual Desktop Limits
So this is the Million Dollar Question, right? You, along with the executives sponsoring your particular VDI project wanna know: How many desktops can I run on that blade? It’s funny how such an “it depends” question becomes a benchmark for various vendors blades, including said vendor here. Well, for the purpose of this discussion […]
VDI “The Missing Questions” #1: Core Count vs. Core Speed
Choosing the right compute platform for your VDI environment requires both science and art. You have to balance CPU and memory characteristics against your expected workload profile and your desired density. At the end of the day, VDI has to meet some cost criteria in order to go from a fun science project to a […]
Introducing Cisco Domain Ten(SM) – Cisco Services’ Blueprint for Simplifying Data Center and Cloud Transform …
This week at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas, Cisco Services is unveiling Cisco Domain Ten(SM) – Cisco’s Framework for Simplifying Data Center and Cloud Transformation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnLFReBBV7c...