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Analysis – Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Tidal Software

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Analysis As I predicted in my Analysis of Cisco’s Unified Computing System Cisco was not done (nor are they done now). With this acquisition Cisco picks up (rather inexpensively) a vendor that specialized in automated remediation of issues affecting the operation of critical line of business applications like SAP. This is a very curious move for Cisco […]

The State of Virtualization Security – Part 1

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The current state of virtualization security is four-fold. Good configuration management, secure the Network, good auditing, and harden the virtualization host. Each of these means different things and guides for each of these often contain misplaced information that is often neither of these. Let us look at this in a bit more detail to answer […]

New Blade Server Is Key To Cisco Data Center Plan

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Cisco Systems Inc. has unveiled its first blade server, which will serve as the centerpiece of a system the company promises will make adding virtualization to corporate data centers easier — and less expensive. The the Unified Computing System, announced last week, includes the UCS B-Series blade server, a Cisco switch, VMware virtualization technology, and […]

Analysis of Cisco’s Unified Computing System Announcement

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Analysis Cisco has combined blade switching fabric, blades, and software from VMware (the virtualization layer), and BMC (BladeLogic for automated provisioning) into a compelling bundle. Cisco claims that this consolidated bundle will be 20% less expensive to buy and 30% cheaper to operate than the previous unbundled solution which would consist of neworking gear from […]

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