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Software Defined Networking: Look Beyond the Hype

SDN has grown. Here’s why you should be paying attention.

by Tim Allen | 07.01.15

Less than a year ago, Gartner characterized the mainstream market action surrounding software-defined networking (SDN) as “mostly just tire-kicking.” That assessment of the market, however, is fast becoming old news. IDC has forecast  that the “worldwide SDN market for the enterprise and cloud service provider segments will grow from $960 million in 2014 to over $8 billion by 2018.”

Tags:CiscoITNetwork VirtualizationSoftware-defined networking

Windows Server 2012 and Cisco UCS Can Upgrade Enterprise Performance

There Are More Benefits to Migration than You Might Think

by Justin Zuill | 06.17.15

Many enterprises migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Server 2012 may be doing so only because Microsoft will cease support for its old server OS on July 14, 2015. For those reluctant enterprises, here’s some great news: A strong majority of businesses that have migrated to Server 2012 report numerous performance benefits. Read on to find out the three top benefits to migrating.

Tags:CiscoMicrosoftSecurityUCSWindows Server 2003

The Save-Big Strategy: Cisco UCS and Microsoft Server 2012

The Many Ways Migrating to Windows Server 2012 Reduces Costs

by Justin Zuill | 02.18.15

Moving from Microsoft Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 not only ensures your data center is running on a supported platform, it can save you money in a number of ways—and that’s always a good thing. 

Tags:CiscoCisco UCSCloud Serversconsolidate serversData CenterITMicrosoftSecuritySoftwaretoolWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Simplify Your Windows Server Migration with Cisco UCS

Make the Move to 2012 Easier

by Josh Feinberg | 02.12.15

Reduce complexity. Simplify operations. Cut costs. How many times have you heard those mandates?

Well, server migration could let many organizations not only streamline services to enterprise users but also reduce costs and increase productivity. Microsoft and Cisco are both giants in the data center, and each on their own has much to offer customers. Cisco has developed a groundbreaking data center architecture in Cisco’s Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and aligned closely with Microsoft in the market.

Tags:CiscoCisco UCSMicrosoftServer migrationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Are You Ready for the Windows Server 2012 Migration?

6 Server 2012 Facts to Help Get You to the Other Side

by Stacy Cote | 02.03.15

With Windows Server 2003 going end of support, it’s important for you to know where to go from a licensing and product stand point. Windows Server 2012 was designed with the advent of cloud strategy in mind. Servers need to run multiple applications at once, which is why some of the editions that were available have been eliminated from the line in favor of smarter solutions that cover more ground especially for heavily virtualized environments. Below are some basic things to note, that are essential to answer some questions you may have through your migration. 

Tags:CiscoCloudCoresData CenterDatacenterDellEnd Of SupportHPHPCHyper-virtualizedIntelLenovoLicensingProcessorRulesSoftwareSolutionsSQL ServerStandardTechnologyVirtualizationVirtualizedWeb Server WindowsWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012Windows Server Enterprise

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