Tag Archives: Cisco

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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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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Cols Guide to… VXLAN

Your indispensible guides to making your IT life simpler. So what is VXLAN and why do we need it? Well put simply it’s VLAN with an X in the middle :-) the X standing for eXtensible. VXLAN was a joint … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be a Cisco Champion?

Anyone with more than a passing familiarity with Twitter will no doubt have seen a hashtag whizz passed entitled #CiscoChampion or even #CiscoChampion(s) (more on the latter later) So what does this mean? well you may well be familiar with … Continue reading

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