Posts Tagged ‘ UCS ’

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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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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Cisco VXI gets closer to Citrix and VMware, playing the field or looking for a long-term partner?

February 20, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Cisco surprised a few people on Monday morning with two press releases announcing that it was to start reselling both Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View.

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Taking a Look at VMware Feature Limitations

September 29, 2011
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Since the introduction of virtualization there has been sheer joy and excitement when having to work with application owners on the amount of resources they will need and not what they really think they want. I have seen all kinds of minimum, maximum, and special recommendation for all kinds of application over the years. In…

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The Progress of the Cisco UCS Platform

April 7, 2011
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It has been just over two years that the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) was announced and released to the world. I wanted to give my feedback on the progress of the platform and how it is fitting into the Cloud Computing space. When Cisco announced their Unified Computing Platform a couple of years ago,…

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The See-Saw Effect: To Scale-up or Scale-out

March 10, 2011
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One of the very first questions presented to the Virtualization Architects when planning and designing a new deployment, for as long as I have been working with virtualization technology. To scale up or scale out, that is the question and philosophy that has flip flopped back and forth as the technology itself has improved and…

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V-Block: Is this the beginning of Hypervisors embedded in Hardware?

December 4, 2009
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With the announcement of V-Block and Cisco UCS as a major component, is more hypervisor functionality going to end up in hardware? UCS adds some interesting features into the hardware that were traditionally within the purview of the hypervisor. Now it looks like V-Block is the assembly of myriad components that taken as a whole…

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EMC/Cisco/VMware Vblock Reference Architecture – Some Storage Details Finally Emerge for Vblock 1

December 1, 2009
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The problem is that neither VMware, nor any disk array vendor has explicitly announced support for it.

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