Posts Tagged ‘ Cisco ’

Digesting The Latest VCE News: Vblock 100 and Vblock 200

April 5, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

On February 21, 2013 VCE announced the re-addition of smaller Vblock models, Vblock 100 and Vblock 200, once again allowing the product line to cover the small & medium-sized opportunities in the market.

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Cisco Acquires Cloupia – Becoming a Management Software Vendor?

November 26, 2012
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Through a variety of initiatives including the Insime spin-in and the acquisition of Cloupia, Cisco is signalling that it is heading in the direction of becoming a management software vendor for virtualization and the cloud. This amounts a sharpening of the competitive knives with respect to VMware, and may position Cisco to become a factor…

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Vyatta: Building Block for Brocade SDN Plans

November 6, 2012
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Brocade has stated they will buy Vyatta for an all cash deal. This is good news for Vyatta and perhaps a way for Brocade to partake of software that could rival VMware's purchase of Nicira when Vyatta's own SDN features are married with Brocade Ether Fabric technology. Brocade has been in the software business for…

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Dell Planning New Storage Tech for 2013

October 29, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

Days after announcing its converged infrastructure platform, the Active System 800, Dell is already dropping hints about its future development path; confirming its intention to use the tech it acquired with RNA Networks to deliver new storage options.

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Dell Delivers UCS Beater (Dude, It’s a Converged Infrastructure!)

October 23, 2012
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Dell was in San Francisco last week to host its Enterprise Strategy Update, staking its claim to the x86 top spot with the announcement of its big converged infrastructure platform, the Active System 800.

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Cisco Nexus 1000v: Free unless you want Security

October 17, 2012
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VirtualizationSecurity

While not particularly new news, the next version of the Cisco Nexus 1000v will be free, unless you want the security features. This is an interesting shift from Cisco with respect to VMware vCloud Director, the Nicira purchase, furthering UCS, and Cisco within non-UCS data centers. However, given other announcements, with respect to OpenStack, perhaps…

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Appliance Makers Simplify VDI Adoption

September 18, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

The growing availability of prepackaged appliances is making VDI increasingly attractive for customers who value the benefits of VDI. It is not only customers that benefit from this increased simplicity, smaller system integrators lack the appropriate skills to size and sell complex in VDI infrastructure environments can take advantage of these appliance-based solutions to compete…

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2012: The Year of Software Defined Networking

August 15, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

The start of VMworld 2012 and the biggest Virtualization conference of the year is less than two weeks away and the surge of marketing emails have started to arrive about all the new and exciting offerings that the venders and 3rd party companies are planning on showing off at VMworld. This is one of the…

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Unified Computing: Collective Group or Single Responsibility

June 19, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

I have spent a great deal of time lately working with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). This computing platform is really quite impressive with its power and flexibility, but my expectations about the platform have really changed since I completed the UCS training. During the training classes that I attended, both the design and…

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