vxi

Ferguson Group Ltd keeps an Eye on Operations with Cisco Physical Security

I remember growing up in the UK years ago during the UK’s  ‘North Sea Oil Boom’. It was a time of great excitement and opportunity for the nation. A whole industry was developed to deal with offshore exploration to ‘bring the energy home’. It was Aberdeen’s local ‘moon landing’ event –  just five months after […]

May 16, 2013

TECHWISETV

Jabber for Virtual Environments

TechWiseTV Spotlight on Jabber for Virtual Environments This spotlight takes a look at some of the continual advances being made for Jabber. In particular, we highlight technology where Jabber can run freely (and efficiently) in a virtual desktop environment These desktops, designed to be very thin on the equipment side, still need to be as […]

May 8, 2013

TECHWISETV

BizTech Production Notes – Virtualized Workspaces

This BizTech video is a first in a new series where I am hoping to find a middle ground that is certainly more business oriented than TechWiseTV but not so distant and high level that we can’t be specific. Storywise – these can be a challenge. Coming up with good visuals in a story like […]

April 26, 2013

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

MegaTrends: The Need for Securing Data Center Traffic

Data Centres are evolving rapidly, in response to the many industry IT Megatrends we have previously discussed. Services and applications are increasingly being delivered from very large data centres and, increasingly, from hybrid and public clouds too. Specifically, a good example of services being delivered from data centres is Hosted Desktops. I discussed in my […]

April 4, 2013

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Using TrustSec to simplify Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment

We recently discussed the perfect IT storm that is currently brewing in business. BYOD, Unified Access, Video, the Many Clouds, SDN… all happening at once, on current infrastructure, and yet demanding more. Some of the comments you made further emphasized the need to have an architectural approach. VXI/VDI deployments are no exception. Discussing VDI deployments […]

March 25, 2013

DATA CENTER

Real world ROI results with UCS servers – a detailed study at Loughborough University

I recently worked with Loughborough University on a financial impact study of their initial deployment of Cisco UCS. The study documents their findings of a dramatic improvement in IT efficiency, bearing out the advantages that attracted them to the UCS solution. Loughborough’s Customer Case Study has been revised with the results of this TCO study […]

March 13, 2013

DATA CENTER

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 […]

March 11, 2013

EDUCATION

EdChat with Cisco Experts on Technology Trends and Solutions

Education leaders and innovators around the world are transforming education today. Please join us on March 19th (Americas and EMEA) or March 20 (Asia Pacific), for the Cisco Virtual Forum for Education Leaders, to see how they are shaping the future of education. During this free global conference, which you can attend from the convenience […]

February 25, 2013

DATA CENTER

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 […]