First, let’s get the jokes out of the way: yes, it’s a technical blog post. No, I haven’t forgotten I had a blog. I know, I know.
One of the projects that I’ve been working on at SolidFire for the last few months is putting together the VMware and Cisco UCS reference architecture, and helping […]
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Finally. Finally. I’ve been waiting a while to put this post together.
Most of you have read about the dustup between Tesla founder Elon Musk and the NYT reporter who wrote a critical review of the car’s performance. What was interesting to me was that the conversation was immediately framed with […]
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You may have seen a few tweets last week, formally confirming that VCE has the ability to resell the Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC) solution directly.
I’ve been asked by a couple people why there wasn’t more of a formal announcement with regards to this, since there was no VCE press […]
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Last week’s announcement that Cisco has acquired Cloupia is one that I was excited about on a number of levels. First, the Cloupia team, including Raju Penmetsa, their CTO and Raju Datla, their CEO have been great to work with and I’m excited to see their hard work pay off. It couldn’t happen […]
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Chuck Hollis has a way of taking a good story and putting an interesting perspective, on it, and his latest post, a look into the long and fruitful partnership between EMC and Cisco is no different. When put into context and on a timeline, it’s informative to see how the companies have partnered for the […]
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One of the core value propositions of the Vblock is the reduction of risk and increase in speed-to-market for our customers as they build out their own private cloud or consuming it from one of our service provider partners. This reduction of risk comes as part of a process that is incorrectly labeled as a […]
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If you haven’t seen it, Rob Lloyd, the Cisco EVP for Worldwide Operations and Global Sales sat down with our good friends at CRN and gave a very insightful “state of the organization” interview. It’s a fascinating read in many ways, particularly to see how some of the promised changes at Cisco are […]
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For the next three weeks VCE is starting off 2012, and celebrating a pretty impressive 2011, by holding a series of sales/technical kickoff meetings in Dallas, Boston and London. These three day gatherings include a number of breakout sessions for the different teams, and include all new collateral, presentations and a first look at some […]
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I apologize that this post is so long in coming. Thanks to everyone who asked if I had more content coming, I’ll try and get everything dumped over the next couple days. I appreciate everyone’s patience!
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This topic has been discussed a lot, but Scott Lowe's posts here and here shows that the argument still has life. More importantly, some of the new hardware being released (Cisco UCS, HP ProLiant G7, etc…) is creating tension between the desire to conserve capital, and mitigate risk, especially with virtualization in […]
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Man, this has been one of those weeks where there's so much out there to comment on, that it's hard to keep up. Rather than try to put together a full post about each of them, I'll point out the stuff I've read and try to put some context on them from a service provider […]
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I've written a lot about the process we went through in the lab, and some of the challenges we faced from a business standpoint, but I wanted to try and give a straight technical review of the UCS platform. Regardless of your business model or focus, there's a lot to like there, and there are […]
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The next two weeks are going to be exciting for us, as we join both the EMC vSpecialist team (Chad's Army) and the EMC lab team in a green-field of a type 1 vBlock, complete with Cisco Nexus 7000-series 10GE switches and a pre-release version of the EMC Ionix UIM software.
This is a critically […]
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