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Clearpath Update - April 2016

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 04:28 PM

 

Upcoming Events, Hosted or Sponsored by Clearpath

May 6, 2016 - Clearpath Movie Event: Captain America: Civil War - Reston, VA
Join us on May 6th for a private viewing of Captain America: Civil War in Reston, VA. The day will start out with breakfast and a brief and informative presentation on leveraging an active line of defense against cyber threats. Following the presentation and a short break for audience questions, we’ll be viewing Captain America: Civil War. Reserve your spot today!

May 6, 2016 - Clearpath Movie Event: Captain America: Civil War - Rockville, MD
Join us on May 6th for a private viewing of Captain America: Civil War in Rockville, MD. The day will start out with breakfast and a brief and informative presentation on EMC’s new hyper-converged appliance, VxRail. Following the presentation and a short break for audience questions, we’ll be viewing Captain America: Civil War. Reserve your spot today!

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Topics: VMware, News & Updates, Cisco, Zerto, AWS

Clearpath Update - March 2016

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 01:24 PM

Upcoming Events, Hosted or Sponsored by Clearpath

AFF_logo-blk-loresMarch 31 - April 3 - Annapolis Film Festival with Nimble and Clearpath - Annapolis, MD
Clearpath is a major sponsor of this year's Annapolis Film Festival and we'd like to invite you to join us for this special event. Tickets must be reserved in advance. We're also offering a limited number of VIP tickets which include access to special receptions, after parties, panel discussions and more. If you're interested in attending, please provide us with your information here and a Clearpath representative will be in touch with you. Learn more and reserve your ticket.

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Topics: VMware, News & Updates, Cisco, AWS

Cisco Launches Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Offering HyperFlex

Posted by Will Sauter on Tue, Mar 01, 2016 @ 01:33 PM

Cisco announced their new Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) offering earlier today. It is based on their tried and proven UCS compute platform combined with their HX Data Platform software (an evolution of the Springpath relationship). While one might think that there are enough HCI vendors in this space, Cisco is the first to bundle compute, storage, and networking in an easy to consume and predictable package.

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Topics: Cisco UCS, Cisco, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

7 Things to Remember the First Time You Configure a Nexus 7000

Posted by Eric Stuhl on Tue, May 08, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

The first time I logged into a Nexus 7000, I was a bit intimidated, as there were enough differences between it and the 6500s that I had been more comfortable with in the past. Here are some tips to try and make the transition a little easier.

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Topics: Cisco, Data Center, Nexus 7000

Interconnecting Data Centers through Overlay Transport Virtualization

Posted by Eric Stuhl on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 @ 02:47 PM

The concept of “Any Server, Anywhere” is becoming more and more ubiquitous, particularly in a world that is heavily dependent on VMware and the use of vMotion.  To build a true cloud architecture that allows virtual servers to be migrated between any host devices at any point in the network, transparently to the end user, one of two things must happen:

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Topics: Cisco, Data Center

Virtualization in the Nexus 7000 Platform

Posted by Eric Stuhl on Fri, Apr 06, 2012 @ 11:13 AM

The concept of network based virtualization has typically been focused around logical overlays placed on a consistent physical architecture. VLANs, GRE, MPLS, and VRF allow network engineers the ability to create constructs within the network to virtually segment resources.  While this is a powerful tool, the Nexus 7000 takes the capacity of the network to virtualize itself to a much higher degree.

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Topics: Cisco, Data Center, Nexus 7000

Thoughts on What's New in UCS Manager 2.0

Posted by Mike Rogers on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 @ 10:48 AM
Don’t you love it when new firmware ships for your iPhone or Android device?  New features and a great price—FREE!  The bad part?  Downtime.  While updating your device firmware, you’re down hard; Five minutes maybe - No calls, no email, no tasks, nothing.  Just you, the little spinning dial, and what seems like an eternity.  When it’s done—oh the joy—it’s like a new device.  Upgrading to UCS 2.0 is sort of like that, except the whole downtime part—the process is non-disruptive.
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Topics: Cisco

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