Customers require flexible, agile and easy to consume IT solutions to succeed in business. With those requirements in mind, IBM recently announced PureSystems. Harvard Research Group (HRG) has taken a closer look at PureSystems and and how it compares to Cisco UCS.
Two years ago Clabby Analytics wrote a report that evaluated Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) and revealed shortcomings in the UCS design, stating that Cisco blade environments are “good enough” computing environment. Since then Cisco made improvements to their system design, but the blade market didn’t stand still waiting for them to catch up as IBM announced a new system design: the IBM Flex System. Continue on to this new assessment from Clabby Analytics that compares Cisco’s UCS blade server offering to IBM Flex System’s in a soup-to-nuts evaluation. Also find out how these two major players compare to the competitors in the blade marketplace.
Clabby white paper that highlights the benefits and advantages that IBM brings to the market with its breakthrough technology and products, providing the right solution and value for customers' issues compared to Cisco UCS.
A though leadership white paper discusses how virtualization, cloud computing, and the proliferation of smart devices are helping companies meet their goals and be more effective with their IT investments but are placing increased demands on the datacenter network. Organizations can no longer afford to treat the datacenter network as an afterthought, and it is not sufficient to simply throw more ports or bandwidth at the problem. IBM offers a portfolio of datacenter network planning, integration, and management services designed to maximize customers' DCN success. By working with customers to plan and implement the appropriate network design at the beginning of an IT project, IBM can help customers meet their business requirements, minimize operating costs, and build in flexibility for the future.
Your users are ready for multigigabit wireless. The real question is: Is your network? Don’t miss this opportunity to get a first-hand look at the solutions you’ll need to achieve data rates that make it easier for your people to share, stay informed, and make smart decisions.
• Join hosts Robb, Jimmy Ray, and networking experts as they dive deep into the technical details of delivering exponentially faster 802.11ac Wave 2 access through the current Cat5 cable you already have.
• Hear all about Cisco’s founding membership and participation in the NBASE-T Alliance, the team that’s driving the standardization of 2.5 Gb/s and 5 Gb/s Ethernet speeds in campus access.
• Discover the access point and switch technology you’ll need to ensure that your wired access layer does not become a stumbling block for your continued mobile growth.
This guide will provide the steps necessary to configure a Microsoft Fast Track Small Implementation cloud built on EMC VSPEX, which is built on Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC VNXe technologies.
IT organizations are focusing on supporting growth, boosting revenue, advancing innovation, and delivering new customer experiences. Their mission is no longer about managing and troubleshooting technology. It’s about transforming business processes and driving new business outcomes.
This Technology Spotlight examines key trends and discusses the role that Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) plays in addressing these ongoing challenges for enterprise IT and network managers.
In the following pages, you’ll learn why applications are increasingly crucial to businesses (page 4). You’ll get unique perspectives from industry analysts and software automation visionaries (pages 10 and 15). and you’ll hear from companies that are already taking advantage of aCI, like acxiom (page 8), Netapp (page 12), and Symantec (page 14).
Big data presents tremendous opportunities for every company in every industry. It’s purely a matter of finding the right use cases, the right strategies, and the right partners that can turn those opportunities into real business value.
This edition of Unleashing IT highlights the strategies, solutions, and providers that can help you unlock your competitive edge.
Solutions like Cisco's Common Platform Architecture based on UCS with Intel Xeon processors provide a predictable, flexible, and open infrastructure on which companies can build a broad portfolio of BDA solutions while minimizing capital and operating costs.
Comparisons to the invention of the printing press and Gutenberg’s Bible might be slightly exaggerated—but only slightly. The era of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is upon us and IoE will inevitably change the way companies operate. But too much of the discussion about IoE glosses over the skills and capabilities required of data engineering.
Increasingly, clues to what is happening with critical enterprise business processes will be found in data supplied by underlying infrastructure; indeed, the network can tell a story of how quickly and reliably customers are being served, operations are being run, or fraud or security threats are being repelled.
In March 2014, Cisco Systems commissioned Forrester
Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study
and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the Cisco UCS on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated
with a Cisco UCS implementation, Forrester interviewed
several customers with multiple years of experience using
Cisco UCS. Cisco Unified Computing System and servers
unify computing, networking, management, virtualization, and
storage access into a single integrated architecture
Enterprises are using applications to gain competitive advantage.
Success in this technology-based environment requires agility and
flexibility. And if IT wants to be the primary technology solution partner
for the business, the IT staff needs processes and tools in place to
deliver solutions at a much faster pace.
As digital services propel more and more business processes, cloud
technology is proving to be a crucial addition to the IT services portfolio.
It is far more scalable, and in many cases more cost effective, than its
predecessors. Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and softwaredefined
data center technologies—virtualized computing, networking,
and storage—have helped IT address the “fast IT” challenge.
Pulsant is a United Kingdom-based IT infrastructure services
provider focused on the small and medium-sized enterprise
market. It offers public, private, and hybrid cloud services and a
variety of managed, collocation, and professional services.
Pulsant was one of the first cloud service providers to embrace
software-defined networking (SDN) as a way to simplify its IT
infrastructure, unify control of physical and virtual environments,
and reduce capital expenses (capex) and operating expenses
(opex). After evaluating a number of vendors, Pulsant chose
Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) as the best SDN
solution for delivering its hybrid cloud services.
It’s not easy to revolutionize
longstanding technology norms. It
takes vision, knowhow, determination,
and most of all, industry acceptance.
This edition of Unleashing IT
showcases the groundswell of
momentum surrounding Cisco®
Application Centric Infrastructure
(Cisco ACI™), which fundamentally
transforms the way technology is
delivered in support of business
priorities. Hundreds of organizations
are already using the year-old
architecture, and we could not have
achieved such rapid and widespread
adoption without the enthusiasm and
support of Intel®, our networking and
application partners, and customers.
In a world characterized by increased virtualization, cloud computing, software-defined networking (SDN), and DevOps — and now containers and microservices — having comprehensive visibility into every flow and packet metadata is essential. This paper examines the need for and business value of pervasive, real-time visibility across the datacenter network. It also looks at the role of Cisco in the market for real-time datacenter analytics solutions.
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