Cisco UCS has taken the server market by storm, with some analysts saying it's the "Apple" of the market, taking the majority of the profits with lower market share. Although UCS hasn't evolved as quickly as some competitors, that's all set to change this week with a new Cisco launch. Join me, Tech Field Day, and Cisco for the UCS "Grand Slam" event in New York and see what's … [Read more...] about Cisco UCS “Grand Slam” Event
Every day, I'm briefed by another company with a range of products from entry-level to high-end. And every day I try to figure out their naming scheme: It seems most IT vendors follow the naming schemes of car companies, but few use the same naming system! As Micron explained the logic behind their three SSD lines (e, m, and h for entry-level, midrange, and … [Read more...] about What’s In A Name? And Which Product Is Better?
Cisco made a massive strategic blunder in the last decade, aggressively moving into consumer devices rather than focusing on their core enterprise and service provider markets. It seems that Cisco is now in the process of rectifying this mistake, but charting a path to growth is an entirely different matter! Cisco's Consumer Blunder Cisco is not HP, Dell, or IBM. Cisco is … [Read more...] about How Will Cisco Recover From The Consumer Strategy Blunder?
VMware is jockeying to become the controller of the "Software-Designed Datacenter" of the future. But, just as the Wizard would be nothing without the consent of Oz, "Software-Defined anything" needs more than a controller. VMware must entice, cajole, and coerce an entire ecosystem of server and storage providers to create and implement remote control mechanisms. And the … [Read more...] about Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Software-Defined Future
I'm lucky enough to preside over the premier event in wireless networking, Wireless Field Day. As part of that event, I often get to witness cool new product and technology introductions, but the debut of 802.11ac Wi-Fi at WFD3 was perhaps the most notable. Unlike breathless press releases and premature product introductions, the Wireless Field Day delegates were treated to a … [Read more...] about 802.11ac Wi-Fi Hotness from Wireless Field Day 3