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Cisco UCS Servers Turn 5

Project California has transformed Cisco into a major server player.


Tags: Cisco, servers, Cisco Systems, UCS, Cisco UCS, Unified Computing System, Unified Computing, project California

Integrated Systems Market Jumps Nearly 70% in Q3 2013

VCE, Cisco/NetApp and EMC top the growing market for converged systems, according to IDC.


Tags: EMC, Servers & Services, Cisco, servers, IDC, NetApp, integrated systems, VCE, converged systems

Cisco Acquiring Whiptail for $415 Million

Cisco set to expand UCS server architecture with new solid state memory system vendor acquisition.


Tags: Flash, Cisco, WhipTail

Cisco CTO Warrior: Software-Only SDN Has ‘Limitations’

The Cisco executive’s comments reflect differences in approaches by Cisco and VMware after the virtualization vendor’s introduction of NSX.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, Cisco, VMware, IT infrastructure, enterprise networking, SDN

Cisco Expands UCS Servers for Microsoft

Cisco fast tracks support for Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization under Windows Server 2012.


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Cisco, Hyper-V, UCS, Windows Server 2012

VCE Advances Integrated Server Vision

The Cisco/EMC/VMware joint venture puts out new data center system bundles and introduces a management paradigm for systems management.


Tags: EMC, data center, Cisco, servers, VMware, VCE

Piston Cloud Raises $12.5 Million for OpenStack Cloud Tech

Open source OpenStack cloud vendor gets a little help from Cisco in a new round of funding.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cisco, VMware, hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Piston

Cisco Expands UCS and Cloud Management Control

The company's UCS Central platform can now manage up to 10,000 physical servers.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, cloud management, Cisco, UCS, server platform

Cisco Debuts Its Own OpenStack Distribution

The networking hardware giant releases a key open source cloud distribution.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, Cisco, OpenStack

Cisco Updates UCS with Intel E5

Cisco rolls out the third generation of its server platform with new unified management capabilities.


Tags: Intel, Cisco, Cisco UCS, Unified Computing System, intel e5

7 Blade Server Solutions to Transform Your Data Center

Boost your virtualization, private cloud or database-backed computing with these new blade servers. You'll save space, power and deployment headaches with high-density blade servers from your favorite manufacturers.


Tags: Oracle, IBM, Dell, Cisco, HP, server hardware, server blade, SuperMicro

Brocade Launches CloudPlex Stack

Brocade's new open cloud stack embraces OpenStack's open source cloud computing platform while also going after Cisco's vBlocks.
Tags: Cisco, Brocade, Vblock, OpenStack, CloudPlex

Cisco Gets Into Containerized Data Centers

An entire data center -- all in one big box. With its latest offering, Cisco enters the container data center biz.
Tags: data center management, Cisco, containers

HP Backs Intel Westmere EX and Itanium

HP is jumping on the bandwagon supporting the new Intel Xeon E7 chips, but that doesn't mean it's leaving Itanium behind.
Tags: Intel, Cisco, HP, Itanium, Westemere EX

Cisco, Cloud Computing and Open Source Software

What do Cisco, the cloud and open source software have in common? Much more than you might think.
Tags: cloud computing, Cisco, open source software, UCS, Rackspace Cloud

Grid vs. Cloud: What's the Difference?

Cisco's CTO for the cloud explains why 'cloud' isn't just another name for grid.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Cisco, grid computing, Cisco UCS

Public Cloud Not Widely Used -- Yet

A new Cisco sponsored study of public cloud computing usage found deployments are still in the early stages, as security and stability top the list of concerns.
Tags: cloud computing, Cisco, virtualization technology, server virtualization, public cloud

Cisco Takes Aim at the Virtual Desktop

Virtualization Experience Infrastructure is set to deliver a virtual desktop with new partnerships and technologies.
Tags: cloud computing, Citrix, Cisco, VMware, desktop virtualization

Cisco Makes Virtual Switches Very Real

Cisco's virtual switches were designed for converged environments. For many early adopters, this means a smooth path to the cloud.
Tags: virtualization, Cisco, Nexus, Cisco UCS, Virtual Switch

Cisco, EMC and VMware Going Orange

New Flexible 4 Business alliance aims to deliver turnkey cloud computing services around the globe.
Tags: cloud computing, EMC, Cisco, VMware, Orange

8 Conversations From the VMworld Show Floor

From cloud computing virtual to I/O and more, here are highlights of eight ServerWatch conversations had with vendors at VMworld.
Tags: Microsoft, Cisco, AMD, Novell, VMworld

Xsigo Takes a Punch at Cisco With New Virtual I/O Offering

Xsigo took up the fight for networking to the cloud with an Ethernet version of I/O Director.
Tags: Cisco, I/O, virtual I/O, VMworld, xsigo

Xsigo Promises Bold Data Center Management Advance

With backers that include Dell and Salesforce, Xsigo will announce what it says will be a virtual I/O breakthrough for the data center.
Tags: Dell, Cisco, I/O, VMworld, xsigo

Case Study: A Cisco Data Center Convert

NightHawk Radiology Services uses Cisco UCS servers running virtualized workloads.
Tags: data center, Cisco, server room management, Cisco UCS

Raritan Data Center Management Solutions Support Cisco UCS

Raritan's solutions are designed to support high-performance data centers, such as those built on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS).
Tags: data center, data center management, Cisco, Cisco UCS

Cisco, Red Hat Integrate Virtualization Technologies

The two companies have integrated Cisco VN-Link and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for data center customers.
Tags: virtualization technologies, Red Hat, Cisco

HP's Bright Blade Server Future Includes 3Com Cameo

HP has become the market leader in bladed computers and plans to continue to push hard as virtualization takes off. It also has plans for 3Com in all of this.
Tags: virtualization, Cisco, HP, Unified Computing, blade server

Cisco, CA Expand UCS for Better Data Center Management

Expansion of a technology agreement between CA and Cisco may benefit Cisco UCS users with better data center management for both applications and networks.
Tags: Cisco, CA, UCS, Cisco UCS

CA Partners for Data Center Management, Optimization

The company has announced a new partnership with Cisco to streamline management of next-generation data centers.
Tags: cloud computing, data center management, Cisco, optimize

HP Details its 'Cisco-free' Data Center

Calling the technology 'Cisco-free', HP has announced its newest data center that uses HP/3Com equipment.
Tags: data center, Cisco, HP, 3Com

Hitachi Enters Unified Computing Stack Market With New Blade Server

It doesn't quite have all the pieces like Sun and Cisco do, but the Japanese systems giant is offering its own all-in-one blade server solution with a potent ally: Microsoft.
Tags: Cisco, Hitachi, Unified Computing, server blade, Storage

Better Data Center Management With Cisco 3.0 Refresh

Cisco's USC server upgrade is a part of the company's Data Center 3.0 lineup.
Tags: data center management, Cisco, Enterprise

Cisco UCS with Xeon 5600 Break Records

The Cisco Unified Computing System combined with the Intel Xeon 5600 achieves record-breaking performance results.
Tags: server, Cisco, VMware, UCS, Xeon 5600

Cisco Planning New Westmere-Based x86 Servers

A new series of Cisco's x86 servers said to provide double-digit performance gains will be formally announced in the coming weeks.
Tags: cloud computing, Cisco, UCS, x86 server, Westmere

Cisco to Offer Portable Data Center

Cisco offers portable data centers to rival HP and Oracle Sun.
Tags: server, data center management, Cisco, container, portable data center

Cisco's Foray Into Blades Starts Well

Who in the world would want to take on IBM, HP and Dell all at once? Cisco, the networking company, with its entry into the blades server business. So how is the company doing as we approach the end of year one?
Tags: virtualization, Cisco, HP, blades, Unified Computing

Cisco UCS Buyer's Guide

Cisco entered the server market in 2009 with its Unified Computing System, a series of blades and a chassis designed to simplify deployment, particularly for virtualized environments. See how its offerings compare to those of the more established players.
Tags: virtualization, blade, Cisco, buyers' guide, UCS

Cisco's UCS Gives Law Enforcement a Boost

Stun gun maker and law enforcement tech firm Taser reveals that UCS has real uses with its new, cloud-based evidence.com portal.
Tags: networking, virtualization, Cisco, UCS, project California

Liquid Computing Flows Into the Unified Systems Market

Hard-Core Hardware: Cisco Unified Computing System and HP BladeSystem currently lead in the all-in-one box market, but they may soon face stiff competition from upstart Liquid Computing.
Tags: Intel, Cisco, network, unified communications, liquid computing

Dell OEMs Juniper Gear

The networking vendor expands its footprint while continuing to challenge Cisco.
Tags: networking, Dell, Cisco, Juniper

Cisco Expands Virtual Ecosystem

Virtually Speaking: Cisco has added rack-mount servers to its unified computing system offerings. Will enterprises bite?
Tags: virtualization, blade, Cisco, Nexus

Cisco Repairs Massive TCP flaw

Cisco just released a critical patch for its IOS operating system. How concerned should we be?
Tags: networking, Cisco, DNS, TCP/IP

Cloud OS Divide Could Turn Friends Into Foes

Despite their deep partnership, Cisco and Red Hat are battling it out for the operating system in the cloud.
Tags: cloud computing, Red Hat, Cisco, OS, operating systems

HP Introduces the Matrix

HP's latest offering aims to simplify server blade deployments.


Tags: blade servers, Cisco, HP, BladeSystem, BladeSystem Matrix