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April 6, 2010  1:31 PM

Cisco UCS news: Blah, blah, blah?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AMD, Cisco UCS, Data Center, Intel, x86 processor

Our sister site SearchITChannel has a story up today on whether Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) is as good a fit in existing data centers as it is in new facilities. Cisco, of course,...

March 18, 2010  4:26 PM

Cisco waiting for Intel Nehalem EX to announce Xeon servers

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AMD Opteron, Cisco UCS, Data Center, INtel Xeon, magny cours, nehalem ex, westmere

Cisco is apparently going to wait until Intel announces its eight-core Nehalem EX chip before it unveils its newest Xeon server hardware, which will be dubbed the "M2" server line. Most server vendors - HP, IBM, Dell, Fujitsu - made server announcements this week regarding the six-core

June 4, 2009  4:15 PM

Cisco’s timing for Unified Computing System – a tad off?

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Cisco Systems, Dell, Gartner Inc, Hewlett Packard, HP, IBM, server market, Unified Computing, x86 servers

Does anyone else think it is a bad idea for Cisco Systems to enter the server market when the industry is experiencing the most significant year-over-year sales decline in history? Worldwide server revenue declined 24 percent in the first quarter of 2009 and shipments dropped 24.2 percent...

March 20, 2009  3:27 PM

Is open source affiliation keeping upstart systems management tools out of the enterprise?

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, Hyperic, open source, Solar Winds, Systems Management

According to IT management blogger John M. Willis, upstart systems management vendors like Zenoss and Hyperic need to tone down their open source rhetoric and take a page from their...

March 17, 2009  5:36 PM

Cisco’s Unified Computing System strategy; smart move?

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
blade server, Cisco Systems, Cisco UCS, Cisco Unified Computing System, Intel Nehalem, Networking, Virtualization, VMware

I tuned in to Cisco's web-based news conference yesterday to hear about their first server platform within the Unified Computing System, and my eyes are still rolling today. Instead of showing off...

December 17, 2008  8:33 PM

Dell shipping Egenera PAN Manager on PowerEdge servers – finally

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Dell, Egenera, HP Virtual Connect, I/O virtualization, network virtualization, PAN Manager, PowerEdge servers, virtual machines

Dell announced today it has officially begun shipping Egenera's Processor Area Network (PAN) Manager...

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August 26, 2008  5:03 PM

Measuring application performance: Synthetic transactions vs. Real End User Monitoring

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, Performance Management

There are two ways of measuring application performance from the end user’s perspective: Synthetic transactions and real end user monitoring. With synthetic transactions, an admin performs typical user functions while on a scripting screen; those actions are captured and run across multiple...

August 20, 2008  6:27 PM

Application performance management tool selection: Monitoring vs. managing

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, Performance Management

Last week, while doing some background research for our application performance management tutorial, I got into a discussion with Julie Craig, a...

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August 6, 2008  12:21 AM

Next Generation Data Center/LinuxWorld 2008: Reporter’s Notebook

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Blade servers, cloud computing, Container Data Center, data center consolidation, DataCenter, I/O virtualization, LinuxWorld, network virtualization, server consolidation, server virtualization, virtual machines, Virtualization, Xeon processor

I expected this year's joint LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco Aug. 4-7 to be full of technology vendors, high-level technical sessions, product...

August 4, 2008  1:14 PM

Next Generation Data Center and LinuxWorld conferences

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
cloud computing, DataCenter, LinuxWorld, Networking, Virtualization

The second annual Next Generation Data Center (NGDC)/ LinuxWorld Conference &Expo takes place Aug. 4-7 at Moscone Center North in San Francisco.

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