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Principal Consultant and Cisco UCS Subject Matter Expert

Cisco UCS New M4 Additions!

Following on from last weeks big announcements and the teaser on the new M4 line-up I am pleased to say I can now post the details of that new line-up. The new M4 servers, are based on the Intel Grantley-EP … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS: Major Announcement

Hi All It’s finally September the 4th which means only one thing, the biggest single day of Cisco UCS announcements since the products launch 5 years ago. The strapline of the launch is “Computing at every scale” And “Scale” both … Continue reading

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Unification Part 2: FCoE Demystified

As promised here is the 2nd part of the Unified Fabric post, where we get under the covers with FCoE. The first and most important thing to clarify is as its name suggests Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) still uses … Continue reading

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Unification Part 1: The Rise of the Data Centre Admin.

This is the first of a 2-Part Post: Part one is a non-technical primer. Then in part two we have some fun sorting out your LLDP from your DCBX with sprinkles of ETS, covered in a PFC sauce topped off … Continue reading

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OTV doesn’t kill people, people kill people.

I was designing a Datacentre migration for one of our clients, they have two DC’s 10km apart connected with some dark fibre. Both DC’s were in the south of England but the client needed to vacate the current buildings and … Continue reading

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Cisco UCS has had a baby (Mother and Daughterboard doing well)

As many of you know I am now in full CCIE Datacenter study mode, and as such, I never seem to have as much time to blog and answer posted questions as I would like. However I felt compelled to … Continue reading

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The King is Dead, Long live the King!

Huge congratulations to Cisco for achieving number 1 in the x86 blade server market in only 5 Years since launch. According to the latest IDC worldwide quarterly Server Tracker (2014 Q1) Cisco UCS which turned 5 years old this year … Continue reading

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#EngineersUnplugged ACI Edition with Colin Lynch and Hal Rottenburg

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Colin Lynch and Joe Onisick Talk Cisco ACI

Listen to Cisco Champion radio with Joe Onisick @jonisick and Colin Lynch @UCSguru on Cisco ACI and Nexus 9000 hosted by Amy Lewis @CommsNinja http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-132150/TS-828758.mp3

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Behind The Cisco Service Request

Ever wondered who’s on the other end of your Cisco Service Request? well wonder no more as I put on my CiscoChampion hat and play journalist for the week at Cisco Live Milan

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