Nov2014

News: SimpliVity Announces GA of OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS

On November 24, 2014, SimpliVity announced the general availability of its Cisco-certified solution, SimpliVity OmniStack. Fully integrated with Cisco UCS, this product is based on the C240 M3 model. Since the latter’s launch in August of this year, the hyperconverged …
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Oct2014

Cisco: Post-VCE, Is It a Wounded Bear?

In its October 2014 quarterly earnings statement, EMC2 announced that it was taking VCE under direct control and moving it under the umbrella of its federated companies by buying back a significant proportion of Cisco’s share in the company, leaving …
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Oct2014

With New NSX Hires, VMware Guns for Champions League

If there was ever any doubt that VMware was taking SDN seriously—I mean, the $1.26B acquisition of the startup Nicira was just a tax write-off—you just have to look at the galácticos they are hiring: it looks like a team …
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Aug2014

News: Arista and VMware Extend Strategic Partnership

VMware and Arista Networks have a longstanding partnership that has been very beneficial to both partners. Begun in 2010 to allow closer integration between VMware’s vCloud Director and Arista’s Extensible Operating System, this partnership was further expanded in 2012 with …
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Jun2014

Out of the Cloud and Into the Fog: Cisco, Fog Computing, and the Internet of Things

We have all heard the hype that the cloud is the way forward in the twenty-first century, and I am sure you have heard the claim from cloud advocates that at some point 100% of computing will reside in the …
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