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February 27, 2014

DATA CENTER

Managing Your Business Intelligence: Microsoft SQL Server on Integrated Infrastructures

      Business intelligence begets better, more informed decision making—and, ultimately, success. But how do you get effective business intelligence? It starts with your tools and infrastructure… With the proliferation of database and virtualization sprawl and the growing requirement for business insight that has increased I/O performance demand and complexity in the datacenter, enterprises […]

February 27, 2014

DATA CENTER

Things You Can Do in 16 Minutes: Pushing the VDI Performance Envelope with Cisco UCS, VMware Horizon View and EMC VSPEX

So what exactly can you do in 16 minutes?  Well, you can: Download and install your preferred tax prep software, because (if you’re in the US or Canada) April is coming Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame, then reminisce and/or lament about it for exactly 1 minute. Save 15% on your car insurance (you can […]

December 18, 2013

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S4|Ep8: VSPEX 101

In this week’s episode, everything you wanted to know about VSPEX but were afraid to ask. We’re talking VSPEX 101 with Chris Romano and Chad Dunn. They why, the how, and the use cases to back it up. Complete with a VSPEX unicorn, let’s watch: **The next shoot is last week of January at Cisco […]

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 16, 2013

DATA CENTER

SQL Server – Cisco & EMC leading the charge

Guest post by Txomin Barturen, Senior Consultant – CTO Office, EMC Corporation SQL Server provides customers with a vast array of technology options to address a diverse range of data and reporting requirements including extremely high throughput OLTP environments to bandwidth and time-sensitive reporting and DSS systems.  With choice comes the inevitable complexity of defining […]

September 4, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco Solutions for EMC VSPEX: Collaboration Helps Build Momentum

Cisco and EMC continue to partner closely to speed our customers journey to the cloud via our “three paths to the cloud’ strategy. The strategy enables customers to implement custom-design infrastructures with best-of-breed products, validated reference architectures via Cisco solutions for EMC VSPEX, and pre-integrated converged infrastructure from VCE. In the last year, Cisco solutions […]

August 2, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS in a converged world

After a refreshing summer road trip through the beautiful Michigan Upper Peninsula I am happy to be back at work.  I even got a fresh perspective on the phrase “cherry picking”.     The geek in me got to see the “Nuclear Energy” sculpture at site where Enrico Fermi’s Manhattan Project team devised a nuclear reactor to […]

July 18, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco at Microsoft WPC 2013 Video Collection

The Cisco Data Center team recently wrapped up a great week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2013. Cisco’s VP of Unified Computing Marketing, Jim McHugh took the opportunity to interview Cisco experts about how Cisco UCS provides an optimal platform for Microsoft oriented data centers and creates opportunities for channel partners to drive […]

July 8, 2013

PARTNER

Empowering Cisco and Microsoft Partners in the Data Center

Cisco and Microsoft are now offering joint partners a range of new resources and support tools to help capture opportunities in the data center.