Why more clients will refresh W2K3 servers with Cisco UCS

Cisco UCS for Microsoft Applications

What? A refresh? But servers last longer than ever! That’s true, but unless innovation slows down (ha ha) they will reach an inevitable point where they are more venerable than valuable. In the data center, this means tough and expensive decisions must be made.

In this blog post, I argue for Cisco’s UCS as a stable platform for Microsoft applications. Especially if you’re looking at Microsoft System Server 2012 and especially if you need to migrate from Windows Server 2003.

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Everything you need to know about Cisco’s new UCS Mini

Cisco launched the UCS Mini for SMB'sMedia outlets are saying Cisco’s just-announced UCS Mini is the ‘blade runner’ of hyper-convergence, that Cisco just upped its UCS server game and that it’s the first truly disaggregated server in the world. So what is UCS Mini and why should you care?

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IBM Flex System: Enter Blades 2.0

IBM Flex System: Enter Blades 2.0

IT’s battle against inefficiency has been raging for years. Two thirds of companies go over schedule on their project/solution deployments. Technology complexity doubles every two years. And more than 70% of budgets are spent on operations and maintenance, a percentage which is growing. Blade servers were introduced as a solution to such problems. And while they did make headway, their basic architecture failed to resolve key underlining issues.

In the first article of this 2-part series, we examined the findings of IT analyst Clabby Analytics’ 8-page white paper A Comparison of IBM’s New Flex System Environment to Traditional Blade Architectures to address the most frequently asked questions we hear from customers. In this second entry of a 2-part series, we’ll look at some of the shortcomings of traditional blades, and why Clabby Analytics believes IBM Flex System is the best blade offering in the market.

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