New Cisco UCS Line Pushes the Envelope – Again

first_imgIt’s been a short five-and-a-half years since Cisco unveiled a new line of server gear that has since pushed the limits of what previously had been thought of as a stagnant market in IT. Cisco UCS changed the game for a new generation of IT infrastructure, built from the ground up for virtualization and high-density computing. In the process, UCS has helped build the foundation for converged infrastructure, which has coincidentally (or not so coincidentally) become a de facto standard for an application-centric view of IT designed for the cloud – demonstrated this year by Cisco1 and VCE2 both capturing industry-leading recognition by industry analyst firms.Cisco’s new UCS servers announced today are once again helping to redefine the world of data center computing as organizations move closer toward cloud models made for today’s mission-critical apps. Later this year Cisco will make available a number of new servers designed for cloud-scale, edge-scale and data-intensive, high-performance computing. Enterprises and service providers will have more options for architecting their cloud infrastructure, whether that be building out larger, more fluid private clouds or enabling hybrid cloud environments for maximum efficiency and scale.For VCE customers, this means there will be additional options available to optimize their Vblock Systems, built on Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure, to address their evolving data center modernization needs. The new UCS servers will simplify scale-out architectures for the most demanding applications and data analytics, enabling VCE customers to continue on their journey to the cloud. As always, VCE remains committed to being “first and best” in integrating these new technologies so that our customers can begin deploying them as part of their long-term cloud strategy as quickly as possible.VCE is excited once again to help Cisco usher in a set of new game-changing of technologies that will help us stay ahead of the innovation curve and enable transformational change for our customers.1] Report: Cisco Achieves Top Rank in Americas’ x86 Blade Server Market, Named No. 1 in Revenue Market Share: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, 2014 Q1, May 2014, Vendor Revenue Share ↩[2] VCE Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems: Gartner Market Share Analysis: Data Center Hardware Integrated Systems, Dec. 12, 2013 ↩last_img read more

#84: Dell EMC World Day 2, Getting Hands On

first_imgDell EMC The Source 84 – Hands on Labs at Dell EMC World 2017SPECIAL REPORT: It is time to Roll up your sleeves and get technical. The Dell EMC World hands on labs represent the heart of knowledge offered at Dell EMC World. Get in front of the technology, use it, learn it, get everything you need with access to Subject Matter Experts. It’s the perfect opportunity to deepen your skills.With over 40 Hands on labs, and instructor lead classrooms is it the perfect opportunity for you to prepare for a Dell EMC Proven certification, and invest in your future – and it’s all included in your Dell EMC World registration.I spent some time with Joe Correia (@JosephAtDell) and Maurice Harty (@MauriceHarty) in the lobby of the Hands on lab zone to get details. Be sure to follow the Hands-on Lab (@DellEMCHOL) for details.The Source Podcast: Episode #84: Dell EMC World 2017 Day 2, Getting Hands OnAudio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_84_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini) Dell EMC The Source 84 – Hands on Labs at Dell EMC World 2017last_img read more

Tennessee woman fatally shot during standoff with deputies

first_imgLENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a Tennessee woman has died of a gunshot wound after exchanging gunfire with deputies who were trying to serve an eviction order. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 56-year-old Tracy Hope Walter-Hensley of Lenoir City was found dead when a SWAT team entered the home. The agency says deputies from the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office went to the home shortly after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The TBI says Walter-Hensley fired a weapon, and deputies returned fire and retreated. Authorities did not immediately say whether she shot herself or she had been fatally shot by deputies. No officers were injured.last_img