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Citrix: MTM & the Power of Their Citrix Partnership

Citrix Systems
Our customer was in absolute technological pain. Citrix partner and specialist, MTM Technologies, recently worked with a large Midwestern news organization that helped them realize the value of having multiple Citrix specializations. According to Bill Kleyman, MTM vice president of strategy and innovation, the news organization had an outdated datacenter, old virtualization solutions and lacked effective centralized access. […]

Nexenta Joins Cisco Solution Partner Program and Achieves Cisco Compatibility Certification

Nexenta Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage Now Runs on Cisco Platforms; Joint Reference Architectures for Petabyte-scale Configurations Nexenta (@Nexenta(link is external)), the global leader in Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) solutions, today announces that its NexentaStor 4 has successfully achieved Cisco compatibility certification with CISCO C240 M4(link is external). The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, […]

New! Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop on FlexPod Express with Cisco UCS Mini

For companies that have geographically dispersed offices, such as remote offices/branch offices (ROBOs) or other satellite locations, a turnkey solution for desktop virtualization can speed deployment at the enterprise edge. A new Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop uses a predesigned, self-contained platform—the FlexPod Data Center with Cisco UCS Mini—that makes it […]

Veeam Availability on Cisco UCS

Over the last few months, I have become intimately familiar with the UCS C3160 server. (See Figure 1.) This high-density rack server has 62 drive bays, holds 60 large form factor (3.5”) hard disk drives and has room for two SSDs. Dual Intel Xeon processors, up to 512 GB of RAM and all of that […]

Using Citrix XenApp and Local Storage for Service Provider DaaS

Citrix Systems
At Citrix Solutions Lab we are always looking at ways to deploy Citrix software that take advantage of what Citrix offers and what our competitors cannot always accomplish. In the recently released Citrix Service Provider Solution on Microsoft Hyper-V and Cisco UCS Design Guide, we took a different approach to Hosted Shared Desktop (HSD) VMs […]

DataCore Software Advances to Preferred Solution Partner within the Cisco Solution Partner Program

DataCore, a leader in Software-Defined Storage, today announced it is now a Preferred Partner within the Cisco® Solution Partner Program. The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, data and things to enhance the relevancy of network connections. As a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program, DataCore is able to quickly […]

Installing VMware vSphere 6.0 ESXi Hosts nested – Preconfiguration

INSTALLING VSPHERE 6.0 ESXI HOSTS NESTED – PRECONFIGURATION Introduction After covering the installing of the vCSA in the last article, we now care about the ESXi 6.0 Hosts installation and integration. I need to run the ESXi hosts nested as virtual machines themselves as this will be a testing environment. All systems installed are based on […]

Deploying VMware NSX on Cisco Nexus 9000 & Cisco UCS Infrastructure

As VMware NSX gains broader adoption, we have heard many customer requests for guidance to help them run NSX on top of the latest Cisco infrastructure, namely Cisco UCS and Nexus 9000 series switches. With customers choosing the benefits of VMware NSX along with the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), the underlying hardware (Ethernet fabric, […]

The Might of UCS Mini for VDI – UCS+Nimble+Citrix

Citrix Systems
Today, we’re pleased have a guest post–The Might of UCS Mini for VDI – UCS+Nimble+Citrix–from Frank Anderson, Solutions Architect and Desktop Virtualization Performance specialist with Cisco’s Computing Systems Product Group. You might have heard some of the buzz around one of Cisco’s newest offerings – the Cisco UCS Mini. It’s got all the power of Cisco Unified Computing […]

First impressions of Cisco UCS Central 1.3

Cisco released version 1.3(1a) of UCS Central. Cisco UCS Central integrates management of one or more UCS domains in a single management solution. This release has the following new enhancements: HTML5 UI: New task based HTML5 user interface. KVM Hypervisor Support: Ability to install Cisco UCS Central in KVM Hypervisor Scheduled backup: Ability to schedule […]

Thoughts on Huawei, DataCore: A new hyper-converged infrastructure?

Jon Toigo explores the renewed interest in software-defined and hyper-converged storage, and an important partnership between Huawei and DataCore Software? “It’s stunning how the server vendor landscape has shifted from HP and IBM over the last couple of years. Now Lenovo and Huawei have become the third and fourth largest providers of servers by volume, […]

How to upgrade Nutanix firmware – a very short blog post

Reading Derrek Hennessy’s thorough blog post last week about how to perform a UCS firmware upgrade prompted me to see what Cisco had to say on the subject. It turns out that Cisco has published even more detailed instructions. And here’s an informative post that Kevin Houston wrote last year about lessons learned regarding UCS […]

DataCore Teams with Cisco to Certify UCS Platform, Expand Enterprise Use Cases and Extend Storage Services Infrastructure-wide

“Cisco UCS has become a leading force in enterprise computing infrastructure, and DataCore is excited to extend its capabilities to include the delivery of Tier-1 enterprise storage services to business customers.” said Steve Houck, COO of DataCore Software. “Software-Defined Storage allows organizations to have greater choice while protecting their existing investments. SANsymphony-V and Cisco UCS […]

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