Cisco is striving to shed its image as a purely proprietary company by launching a software release for its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) that extends integration with its software-defined networking rival VMware as well as in Microsoft environments. The San Jose, Calif.-based networking leader is also adding support for Docker containers. (more…)
Cisco Systems Monday disclosed plans to acquire privately held ParStream, developer of a distributed, massively parallel processing columnar database that’s designed to analyze and filter billions of records in sub-second time. (more…)
Chuck Robbins held his first earnings call as Cisco’s new CEO on Wednesday, reporting record revenue of $12.8 billion for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 with a solid uptick in its commercial business. (more…)
Cisco Systems makes no secret of its plans to stake large claims in the cloud and software markets, but its recent moves in the security space have some partners and analysts thinking it is poised to take a big chunk of that space as well. (more…)
Cisco Systems is shaking up its channel management team, tapping Wendy Bahr as its next global channel chief.
Bahr, a 15-year Cisco veteran who has spent the bulk of that time in leadership roles within the vendor’s channel management team, will become the next senior vice president of Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization on July 27, Cisco confirmed. She replaces Bruce Klein, who has held the role for the past three years. (more…)
GDT’s own Software Defined Network Engineer Brett Kugler was a valued contributor in recent research to evaluate the technology paradigm of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). Thank you, Brett, for representing us well, again!
This technical design guide from GDT System Engineer Richard Kiles provides a detailed overview and design recommendations for integrating network switches running Cumulus Linux with Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects. The examples presented provide a highly available and redundant network fabric to support systems and services residing within a Cisco UCS compute environment. This design guide also outlines a framework for interconnecting multiple pods of UCS compute environments using Cumulus Linux switches configured in a Layer 3 CLOS fabric, providing a cost effective solution for an immensely scalable and predictable network architecture. (more…)